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Kings Canyon High School Vision


The vision of King Canyon High School is to provide high quality, effective instruction in every classroom and to meet the needs of all students ensuring their academic success.  We strive to develop graduates of both positive values and character and to prepare every student for success in a post-secondary school or job training program, career, and community.  


Kings Canyon High School's Mission


The mission of Kings Canyon High School is to provide an educational environment with academic and social supports to ensure all students can access and engage in rigorous, college and career readiness standards based instruction. 


Kings Canyon High School Values


                                .  The student is the heart of our purpose

                                .  Education is a necessity of a democratic society

                                .  Quality of life is improved through education

                                .  Learning is a lifelong process

                                .  The desire to learn should be encouraged

                                .  Everyone has the right to pursue his or her life goals through education

.  Educational institutions must respect and accommodate the diversity of individual backgrounds,    abilities, and interests


Kings Canyon High School Philosophy


KCHS promotes the philosophy that students can achieve academic success if education is adapted to their learning abilities and needs. The educational model implemented at Kings Canyon High School is common core standards-based teaching and individualized instruction based on the needs and abilities of students. Success in academics and teacher modeling improves self-esteem, attitude and behavior. Our student-oriented approach, coupled with a highly-qualified staff and a small school environment, allows for instructional services to address the diverse range of student needs and abilities.  



At Kings Canyon High School we want all students to have access to the most effective instructional best practices and behavioral interventions possible.  Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a framework that guides selection and implementation of evidence-based behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for students.  KCHS was most recently recognized by the Fresno County Office of Education as a Gold Level Model School in May of 2018.

PBIS is a preventative approach to working with students demonstrating behavior difficulties.  The primary focus of PBIS at KCHS is to establish and teach rules, routines, and physical arrangements to prevent initial behavior incidents from occurring, rather than waiting for them to happen and respond.  Our PBIS positive reinforcements for students include snack bar tickets, KC Cash, and incentive trips/events, to name a few.  Students and parents appreciate that teachers care about student success and that they work to motivate students to stay interested and engaged in school.  

Each month, the Wildcat PBIS team meets to discuss observations, surveys, and behavioral data and to action plan next steps to continuously improve behavior and overall academic success at Kings Canyon High School.  The team consists of both certificated and classified staff, students, and parents.  KCHS reduced the number of suspensions and office referrals of students in 2017-2018 by 40% and 80%, respectively, as a result of our commitment to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.  

The Wildcat Way

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Caring


KCHS staff and students demonstrate The Wildcat Way in all they do.  We recognize that graduating from high school is not only about academics, but also about the development of strong character to prepare students for career, community, and college.  



Behavior Expectations – The Wildcat Way



Be Responsible

Be Respectful

Be Caring


  • Attend class.
  • Be on time to class.
  • Listen and follow instructions.
  • Bring all necessary class materials.
  • Complete all class assignments
  • Follow classroom rules on a daily basis.
  • Listen when others talk.
  • Be engaged and ready to learn.
  • Support each other with praise and recognition.
  • Use appropriate voice volume and language.

·  Use work time wisely.

·  Be friendly and tolerant of others.

·  Work quietly

·  Be considerate of others


  • Wash your hands before leaving the restroom to promote good health.
  • Return to class promptly and quietly.

·  Use toilet, soap, sinks, and dryers for their intended purpose.

·  Keep restrooms clean.

·  Keep restrooms clean for your peers.

·  Report any cleaning needs to an adult.



  • Stay in line.
  • Dispose of garbage and recyclable materials.
  • Keep tables and areas clean.
  • Walk directly to class after bell.
  • Be patient while waiting in line.
  • Use appropriate language.

·  Use lunch time wisely

·  Help others who need help.

·  Respect others property and privacy.



  • Stay in authorized areas.
  • Be a good Wildcat role model.
  • Follow school rules.
  • Speak with appropriate language, tone, and volume.
  • Respect other’s property and privacy.

·  Help others who need help.

·  Keep the school beautiful.


  • Stay seated and keep the aisles clean and clear.
  • Keep food, candy, and beverages in your bag or purse.
  • Protect the bus and its equipment.

·  Follow the directions of the bus driver.

·  Board and exit the bus carefully.

·  Use appropriate language

·  Report damage and other issues to the bus driver.

·  Avoid conflicts or distractions.

·  Throw away trash in trash container.


Behavior/Academic Goals 2019-20



Behavior Goal

By the end of the 2019-20 school year, the total number of suspensions will decrease by at least 20% school-wide when compared to the 2018-19 data.

Note: Baseline data for 2018-19 is 16 suspensions. Goal for 2019-20 is less than 13 suspensions.



Academic Goal


By the end of the 2019-20 school year, 80% of the students will have achieved at least 80% of their possible credits.