Student, Parent and Community Involvement
We welcome the community to visit our classes, meet with our administration, and ask questions concerning our goals and vision for our learners.
CPHS College, Career, and Service Fair is held in early October each year so students and parents can meet local agency and business representatives, college admissions personnel, and volunteer coordinators. Additionally, for parents of graduating seniors and juniors, we offer evening seminars for the family to discuss the demands of higher education, financial aid and scholarship information, and the college application process.
The school website features school programs, upcoming events, a calendar and information concerning the different departments and activities of CPHS.
Each Career and Technical Education program at CPHS collaborates with the local community to provide real-world experience for students. Some students are employed in a job related area during their study. In addition, business and professional people regularly serve as resource speakers.
The Air Force Junior ROTC program has developed a partnership with Joint Base Lewis-McChord through which our JROTC cadets participate in field trips, drill competitions and classroom resources. Year after year, they have been recognized as an Outstanding Unit by the Air Force. As a group, they are actively involved in: Cities and Schools Fund Raiser; Caring for Kids Food Drive; Make a Difference Day; Pierce County Special Olympics; Lakewood Clean-up Day; and support the Chamber of Commerce with military appreciation events.
Student involvement has many forms at CPHS. The Associated Student Body of CPHS invites students to develop leadership skills that can be applied responsibly in school. Nearly seventy juniors and seniors serve as mentors to incoming ninth grade students, participating in a middle school visit, hosting a transition day at the high school in the spring, and hosting a 9th grade academy before school begins. They also serve as mentors throughout students' 9th grade year. The Science Club works with the Clover Creek Clean-up Project and Cascade Blood Services. As a member of the Lakewood Community, Clover Park High School also has youth representation on the Lakewood City Council.
Clover Park High School’s Arlington Project, which memorializes American service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, continues to be of significant importance to the Lakewood community and service members stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. CPHS will continue to honor the dignity and courage of those men and women who have served and sacrificed themselves in the name of freedom and liberty. Meaningful community service and commitment will remain as the guiding principle by which CPHS measures the success of students and graduates.
School Improvement Plan
- By June 2018, CPHS will personalize education by refining the smaller learning communities within CPHS. A ninth grade academy will promote student academic and social success to help ready students for excellence.
- By June 2018 CPHS students:
- Who participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment will meet or exceed all required test areas..
- Will meet the state required participation rate of 95%.
- Will be citizenship, career, and college (education after high school) ready as measured by increasing the extended graduation rate by 2% annually–from 85% to 87% in 2018.
- By June 2018, CPHS students who participate in the writing and reading Smarter Balanced Assessment will have 50% reduction in the gap between school scores and state average scores.
- By June 2018, the climate at CPHS will be improved by raising the level of mutual respect, trust and pride for all stakeholders through the utilization of Safe and Civil Schools best practices as measured by the Center for Educational Excellence climate surveys.
- By June 2018, a culture of rigor/high expectations for student achievement will be developed in the classroom by modeling, establishing norms, setting rubrics, and implementing professional development through implementation of Common Core State Standards and the Danielson Evaluation model, and other training.
- By June 2018, CPHS will have implemented AVID Elective classes for the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades as well as implementing AVID aligned core instructional strategies school-wide.
Clover Park High School facilities and adjoining athletic fields are used extensively for community programs. The gymnasium has been thoroughly revamped and a new, state-of-the-art score board has been installed to enhance the reporting of statistics, game play, and results in volleyball, basketball, and wrestling. The baseball field has been recently renovated.
Through the City of Lakewood, the Clover Park pool is used for recreational swimming programs, including lessons. A community-based basketball program is conducted on weekends in the gymnasium. The Performing Arts Center hosts many community events each year, including variety shows, dance recitals, concerts, and church services. The baseball and soccer fields are used through much of the year by youth and recreational leagues. Information about facility usage is available by calling the CPHS main office.
Basic/Voc Ed - $6,833,897
Title 1/LAP - 258,922
CTE - 1,126,478
Other allocations - 33,644
Total budget - 8,252,941
District average per-pupil expenditure in 15-16.................................. 14,950.00