Dear Citrus High School Students/Parents,
Hello, I am Mr. Campbell and I am the new principal here at Citrus. My tenure at Citrus began on July 1, 2016. Prior to my arriving at Citrus I have served as the Principal at Eric Birch High School since March 2015. In fact, I will be serving as the Continuation Schools Principal for the Fontana Unified School District which means I will be the Principal for both Citrus and Birch.
As we begin the 2016-17 school year I will be starting my 20th year in education. This is my 6th year in administration after spending 14 years in the classroom as a teacher. Overall, during my first 19 years in education I have served as a teacher, a coach, an athletic director, a dean of students, and a Vice Principal and of course now as your Principal. I can proudly say that all of my time in education has been spent at the secondary level.
For the last 10 years of my career I have been involved in some facet of Alternative Education (so I understand the challenges facing our students as they transition from a Comprehensive campus to a Continuation School). Whether as a teacher, a program builder or an administrator, the foundation of my career in education has focused on helping students that find themselves in need of the two most basic things Citrus can offer them: the opportunity to rebuild their academic portfolio (the proverbial second chance) and to create a real future for themselves upon their graduation from High School.
Finally, please allow me to share with all of you three major requirements to success for all Citrus students: (1) attend school on a daily basis (this includes the concept of arriving at school on time every day, prepared to actively participate in the daily lessons for each class); (2) pass all assigned classes the first time students take them at Citrus; and (3) follow all classroom and school rules at all times. Failure to meet any one or all three of these requirements will ultimately lead to a student falling further behind and thus may result in the student missing their true graduation date. In short, at Citrus, we feel privileged to be able to offer every student the opportunity at success, however it is up to each student to seize the second chance at completing high school they have been afforded on a daily basis.
As the start of the 2016-17 school year is quickly approaching, I just want to say how excited I am about serving as your Principal here at Citrus. I look forward to helping our students to become responsible and educated contributors to our community.