Advanced Academics (Gifted and Talented/GT) Program
Students are identified through a testing process after they have been nominated by a teacher or a parent.
Kindergarten - Middle School
Each elementary campus has an Advanced Academics (AA) Teacher who...
...Works with the inclusion teachers to plan lessons, give ideas, and give support. These classroom teachers then differentiate their curriculum for the (AA) students within their classrooms in terms of depth and complexity.
...Regularly pulls out the elementary and 6th grade GT students and works with them by either grade level and/or content area.
The goal of PreAP/AP
instruction is to prepare a maximum number of students for success on
the Advanced Placement exam. AP courses include AP English III, AP
English IV, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Macroeconomics, AP Government,
AP Spanish, AP French, AP U.S. History, AP World History, AP Statistics
and AP Computer Science.
Bilingual Education Programs
provides all students the opportunity to become academically proficient
in two languages. CISD offers two models of bilingual education
One-Way Bilingual Education Program allows English
Learners (EL) to fully develop and maintain their native language while
learning English. The subject areas are taught in the native language
with daily instruction in English. Instruction in English increases
gradually until students reach the same level of proficiency in both
Two Way Dual Language Program allows an equal number
of English Learners and English speaking students to be taught together
in an effort to develop full academic bi-literacy for both groups. All
participating students receive instruction in language arts and content
subjects in English and Spanish beginning in kindergarten.
enrolled in grades seven through twelve are guided in their process of
planning for the future by selecting one of seven career pathways:
• Agricultural Science and Technology
• Communications and Media
• Business and Marketing
• Human Development, Management and Service
• Health Science and Technology; Industrial and Engineering Technology
• Personal, Protective and Public Service.
students begin making pathway decisions, they are individually
counseled to ensure courses selected match their interests and
Culinary Arts Program
CISD provides a program
of study in the Culinary Arts field. The program provides training
opportunities in employment, food service, hospitality and tourism
industries. Training is designed to develop knowledge and skills in the
area of culinary arts for students.
Distinguished Achievement Program
Canutillo Independent School District promotes participation in the
Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) by providing several options and
educational opportunities for students to earn this extraordinary
education distinction. The DAP requires high levels of academic
performance beyond the expected of students in high school Students who
wish to complete the DAP and have the accomplishment recognized on their
transcript must complete all required courses and four advanced
Diversified Career Preparation
Students in their
senior year are given the opportunity to participate in work-based
learning experiences. DAP students serve in paid or unpaid internships
under the supervision of a teacher who coordinates a training plan with
employers while students are taking a class to strengthen their
knowledge of the world facing today's workforce.
Paso Community College offers fundamental core courses to qualified
high school juniors and seniors at Canutillo High School in the areas of
English and History. Students receive both high school credit and
college credits for the courses they take in the dual credit program.
The college class is a replacement rather that an addition. Students
take just one class-the college class-and get both high school and
college credit for it. The courses are taught by certified college
school instructors who have been approved by the appropriate El Paso
Community College Academic departments. Dual credit courses offered at
CHS include: English III, English IV, U.S. History, Government/Economics, Pre-Calculus and Education 1300.
Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps
learn and practice the traits and principles of leadership,
self-confidence, discipline and responsibility. Cadets also receive
instruction in Leadership Theory and Applications, Wellness, Fitness,
First Aid, Geography, Earth Science, Citizenship, American History,
marksmanship and Map Reading.
Ninth Grade Initiative
Ninth Grade Initiative program is designed to reduce dropout rates,
increase academic performance and attendance and to emphasize basic
skills that are essential for student success while at CHS. Support
services including individualized instruction and academic interventions
are provided on a daily basis.
athletic trainers are exposed to the care, prevention, recognition and
rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illness. This course is a
hands-on class assisting all Canutillo High School athletic teams with
the prevention and care of injured athletes during practice and games.
Texas Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish Language Middle School Program
AP Spanish Language Middle School Program is designed to raise the
academic expectations of native Spanish-speaking students to engage them
in early preparation for college success. This program gives students
the opportunity to earn up to 3 high school credits and 1 college credit
in Spanish before leaving middle school.