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Career Prep Fall Awards Celebration
Thursday, November 19, 2015
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Chess Club
Anyone interested in playing chess after school is welcome to come to Mr. Larivee's room on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00pm. The club is closed on early release days. Snacks and drinks are usually available and maybe even some chocolate! It's a lot of fun, and at times even a teacher or two may drop in to try their luck!
Come and learn how to play chess or simply watch a chess match with food in your hands. All are welcome from Beginners to Advanced Chess Players. SEE YOU THERE!!!
This website has information for parents, teachers and administrators in terms of interpreting score reports coming out in November and understanding the impact of PARCC on school grades, teacher evaluations and graduation.
After School Tutoring
There will be After School Tutoring Tuesday - Friday. Room assignments are as follow:
     Tuesday - Mr. Chee
     Wednesday - Ms. Noble
     Thursday - Mrs. Ocampo
     Friday - Mrs. Mizell

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Phoenix of the Month:


Brandie Lee    SENIORS    Kendric Ford
Ms Brandie Lee is one of those fine examples of a Phoenix that really appreciates her teachers and her parents for keeping her on track so she can finish high school this year with flying colors. Brandie is committed to graduating in May and will meet her most important goal. As the eldest sibling in her family, she wants to be a role model to her brother and sisters and show them how it is possible to succeed with hard work and determination. With success just around the corner, Brandie can be proud that she has passed on a positive message to her little brother and sisters. Maybe Brandie gets those positive traits from her dad who she admires and looks up to because, “He is the type of person that knows what he is doing.” Brandie, too, is a New MexiCAN. She can and will do what she needs to do to graduate high school become a welder and use her much needed skills to travel to new places someday. Her advice to her fellow classmates is “Remember the Moment.” Kendric Ford is getting close to reaching his goal of graduating from high school and going on to college. He thanks Career Prep for helping him finish school and get that long awaited diploma. Kendric admires his father more than anyone and he’ll be happy to make him proud on graduation day. Kendric wants his classmates to know what he learned here at the home of the Phoenix’s, “Never Give Up.”
Nominating Teacher: Ms. Buche Nominating Teacher: Mr. Chee

Angelica Etsitty    JUNIORS    Bryan Begay
It would be hard to find a more grateful and appreciative young lady than Angelica is for what Career Prep has done for her in providing a caring daycare staff for her child and caring teachers who have made it possible for her to reach for her goals of graduating, and going on to a cosmetology major in college and finally to own her own business. Motherhood has taught Angelica to admire her own efforts in spite of all her struggles as a teen mom. Angelica is proud and determined not to let any obstacle block her future plans. She has always looked up to her sister who is currently studying Crime and Justice at Utah State University. She says her sister is “smart, outgoing, and funny.” Angelica wants to finish her junior year with excellent grades and good attendance. Her message for other Phoenix’s is: “Even though times are rough, there is always a better tomorrow.” Bryan is the kind of guy that has always had to figure things out on his own. He is a true Phoenix that wants that diploma and wants to thank Career Prep for helping him earn back the credits he lost last year while he was leading life without the direction he now has. He wants to show his brothers and sisters and all the other little kids behind him that it’s never too late, but like he warns his classmates, “One thing you can’t get back is wasted time.” The best thing about Bryan is he wants to help his nation in a positive way. Hey, maybe he’ll be President someday. You just never know.
Nominating Teacher: Security Nominating Teacher: Mr. Felis

Jade Woodis    SOPHOMORES    Kee Becenti
Jade is happy to be at career prep because she gets the help she needs to break the topic down so that she can understand it and do her work. More than anything she wants to visit all fifty states and graduate from college. She wants her siblings to see all the hard work she has done and be proud of her efforts so they can follow in her footsteps. Jade admires her Mom and dad for finishing school even though they had her at a young age and had many hard times. They encourage her to do her best in school so she can have the best possible choices in life. Jade is striving not just to graduate but graduate with good grades. She has this advice for her classmates: “I you ever need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it. Never give up because it’s hard. You can do it.” Kee says thank you to Career Prep for not “letting him go.” They helped him finish and helped him with his schoolwork so that he can be a great chef who travels the world. It is his goal to be the first in his family to get a high school diploma. He really wants to be everything he can be for his hero his Mom who raised he and his sister alone and always encourages him to “see the world.” She went through a lot in his life and he wants her to see him go to the Denver Culinary Arts Academy. He tells his classmates to "keep moving forward, and never give up.”
Nominating Teacher: Mrs. Hamilton Nominating Teacher: Mr. Chee

Taylorshaye Lott    FRESHMEN    Zachary Johnson
Taylorshaye knows what is important. She knows that graduating from college and getting a job that you enjoy is a key step to success. She says that Career Prep is helping her to finish high school and give her the chance she needed. Taylorshaye really looks up to her older sister who left home at a young age, but still managed to finish school, get a good job so she could own her own home, and car and provide for her family. Taylorshaye wants her freshmen year to finish with decent grades because like she wants to tell her classmates: “Keep on persevering in school. It’s hella important!” Zachary Johnson takes life one step at a time. He doesn’t let the past inhibit his progress towards the future. He is grateful that Career Prep gave him a chance to be back in school because he knows that a diploma is the only way to earn the income he admires in others. He particular admires his older sister who is the one out of eight in his family that got her high school diploma. He wants to have a successful freshmen year so that he can make that two out of eight. Zachary has a message for his classmates: “Stay in school, or have fun with the struggle!!” Take it from one who knows.
Nominating Teacher: Mrs. McCarthy Nominating Teacher: Security

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Post Office Box 3514
West Hwy. 64
Shiprock, New Mexico 87420
Phone: (505) 368-4980
Fax: (505) 368-5703

PRINCIPAL.............................................Mrs. Staci Gallaher
COUNSELOR.............................................Mr. Dwayne Manus
ATTENDANCE SECRETARY..................................Ms. Regina Benally
REGISTRAR/LIBRARIAN...................................Ms. Joann John
DAYCARE DIRECTOR......................................Ms. Laurinda Warren-Draper
SCHOOL HEALTH NURSE...................................Ms. Ann McCarthy
WORK EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR...........................Ms. Bunny McComb

Mission Statement:
The mission of Career Prep High School is to provide students with the opportunities necessary to earn a high school diploma. This will be accomplished by creating a positive learning environment, maintaining high expectations and challenging students to make choices that will result in life-long learning, career development, cultural awareness and community involvement.

The complex is located on West Highway 64 just past Eva B. Stokely Elementary School and the Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center.
Turn at the light by the City Market shopping complex heading North/West and proceed past Dine College West, Shiprock High, The Phil, EBS, and turn at the CPHS digital sign.
The entrance to Career Prep is near the flag poles.

Since it opened in 1994 as the alternative school for Central Consolidated School District, Career Prep High School has been serving students who have needed a different approach to education.
With its smaller learning community, focus on relationships with students, and a career focus, CPHS students find an opportunity to excel. Student interests guide their course selection towards a career program of study. Faculty advisors assist them in pursuing their career goals and overcoming barriers to success in school.