Daily Announcements

LCAP Community Meetings

John Swett Unified School District will be reviewing and updating the district's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) this spring as an element of our budget development process for the 2015-2016 school year.  As you may recall, the LCAP is the required accountability mechanism for the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) for California public schools.  School/community stakeholder participation is an integral part of the process.  Similar to last year, the District will host a series of meetings in February to discuss the current plan and funding updates from the State, as well as looking ahead to planning for the next three years, as required by the State.  The schedule of meetings is as follows:

Thank you to the students, parents, staff and community members and partners that attended the LCAP meetings in February.  Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.  The District will hold a Public Hearing regarding the LCAP on Wednesday, June 10th.

Suggestions or comments for the LCAP can be emailed to lcapjsusd.org

Emergency Phone Numbers for District Sites

With the storms continuing, the following phone numbers may be used to contact school sites and the District Office in case of a power outage. 
Please, the numbers are for emergency use only.

Rodeo Hills                    (510) 940-6556
Carquinez                      (510) 943-2554
JSHS                             (510) 943-9306
Willow                            (510) 940-6754
District Office                 (510) 943-9890

Daily Announcements


9:05-3:05     9/10 Intervention Hoy

9:30-1:00     Willow Class Nelso

The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month the Intervention class is dismissed at 2:10 p.m. 

Welcome  to the Willow Alternative Education Campus Website.  We are very excited to kick off the 2014-15 school year on August 26th.  I am honored and thrilled to lead this school and be part of this extraordinary community.  Most importantly, I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as a role model/mentor to our students and have a positive impact on their lives. 

Willow High School  offers a variety of educational programs designed to meet the needs of our students.

  • The Willow Continuation High School program is for 11th and 12th grade students with an emphasis on credit recovery and graduation from Willow High School (190 credits).
  • The Willow Intervention program is designed for 9th and 10th grade students with an emphasis on preparing them to return to and graduate from John Swett High School (220 credits).
  • The Community Based Instruction program prepares special needs students ages 18-22 life skills and experiences that prepares them for the real world by living independently and becoming a productive member of the community.
  • The Independent Study/Home Hospital program is a voluntary program.  In Independent Study, the student assumes the primary responsibility for his/her education.  Students accepted into Independent Study are required to meet with the assigned teacher for a minimum of one hour per week.  All students are on an individualized contract stipulating the academic work that is expected for each semester.

I have spent the past 18 years working in a variety of educational settings gaining teaching and leadership experience in K-12 education.  I spent the first part of my career as a high school Social Science teacher at Granada High School in Livermore, CA.  I then moved on to begin my administration career at California High School in San Ramon, CA where I was an Assistant Principal.  I then spent the next 4 years as the Principal of Hidden Hills Elementary School, also located in San Ramon.  I currently live close by in Martinez with my wife Tamee and my 11 year old identical twin boys, Jake and Luke.  I believe my vast educational and life experiences have prepared me to take Willow High School to the next level by bringing a caring and supportive approach to help students become successful in the 21st century world. 

I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Willow High School and to work with you as a partner in education to insure your child's success.  I am looking forward to meeting all of the students to find out what motivates them to succeed.

I feel that my responsibility as the Principal is to make sure all students know that we care, will challenge them, and that they receive a quality education within a safe, respectful environment.  The entire staff at Willow Alternative Education Campus shares this same passion.

I am a firm believer in the home/school/community connection.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or just to introduce yourself.  As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input.  Working together only enhances your child's educational experiences.


Ken Nelson


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