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Edison HS

1425 S. Center Street
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 933-7425
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Announcements 11/20/14


Good Morning EHS, please excuse this short interruption.


  • Attention students and staff: Tomorrow is the last day for the canned food drive. Get those cans into your 3rd period. Every can makes a difference! The class with the most cans by Friday will earn a donut party after Thanksgiving Break.
  • Yearbooks are on sale for $60.00 for only 3 more weeks. Come to room 34 to purchase your yearbook! Seniors - ad space will be going on sale soon with limited space available...stay tuned.
  • If you plan to play sports this Spring, stop by the health center to make an appointment for a sports physical.  Clinics will be held on December 4th and 10th. 
  • There will be MESA quiz bowl practice everyday this week in MOC after school.
  • The winter sport parent meeting is tonight at 6:30 in Taggart.  If you are playing a winter sport, you and your parent must attend.


Thank you and have a great day vikes!

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Breaking News

AVID WORLD NEWS: Edison hoping to become showcase school for college-readiness system

STOCKTON — Just a few short years after becoming the first high school in Stockton Unified to embrace a system that has equipped virtually every one of its traditionally underrepresented students to succeed in college, Edison is poised to mark another milestone.

District and board leaders toured classrooms Tuesday that were incorporating Advancement Via Individual Determination learning strategies for the first time as Edison held a dress rehearsal in hopes of being named an official showcase school for the college-readiness system next spring. The designation is all but certain, Edison officials say.

AVID National Demonstration Schools serve as exemplary models of campuses that have successfully implemented the system schoolwide and undergo a rigorous validation process. Only about 5 percent of the nearly 5,000 K-12 AVID schools nationwide earn the distinction of being named a demonstration site; only a handful of those are in California.

That designation will prove hugely beneficial not just for outside districts interested in implementing AVID in their own schools; for Stockton Unified, which plans to broaden the program districtwide over the next four years, Edison willserve as a blueprint for success.

“We really don’t fit the ideal mold of a demonstration site, so we really want to get rid of that stereotype,” Edison Principal Brian Biedermann said, noting the stigma south Stockton still faces among many outsiders. “Our kids can, too. We’re coming from a school that was considered to be low-performing into a school that is performing.”

The numbers tell the real story: 100 percent of AVID students apply to college; last year, 86 percent were accepted, Biedermann said. And many of those colleges, such as those in the University of California system, are the most competitive in the nation. “It’s based on data. It’s not based on anybody’s opinion, it’s what our data has taught us.”

The basic premise behind AVID is that every kid, given the proven tools and support, can succeed. “We put our best teachers where kids need them the most — some schools don’t do that,” he said.

“That’s our mission — for the district and for our school,” said Kristi Lee, AVID coordinator for Stockton Unified’s 17 AVID schools — 15 K-8s, plus Edison and Chavez High. “The key word is all — we understand that not all kids are going to go to college, but we’re going to give them every opportunity to get there, open up college and career opportunities for everybody. That’s what we’re about.”

Tuesday’s walk-through will give Edison officials a sense of what they need to work on ahead of the official demonstration site evaluation visit in March. At that time, AVID officials will look at 11 essentials ranging from how AVID components are embedded in lessons to how well the program recruits those underserved students to how committed students, teachers and parents are to the program.

What makes AVID stand out from other educational models is that the system pulls kids who might have been steered away from college under the old tracking system.

AVID, rather, creates a cultural shift on campus where college is practically a given.

“It raises the expectations of all students,” said Anna Lotti, Northern California director for AVID, who’s been partnering with Edison for the past decade as the school transitioned to the college-readiness system.

“This is what sets us apart — we focus on 2.0 to 3.5 (GPA), the middle-of-the-road kid,” Lee said. “We’re looking for the average kid, the first generation to go to college, underserved populations, average on their test scores, those kids that have overcome obstacles These are the average kids, which most of our population is. With a little support we get them into college, so it’s really, really powerful.”

Contact reporter Elizabeth Roberts at (209) 546-8268 or eroberts@recordnet.com. Follow her on Twitter @eroberts209.

Posted by: Kerena Skillman
Published: 11/6/14

E-HOUSE Students have SOUL...

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Succeed by achieving academic and personal goals.

Organize information to think and communicate effectively.

Use knowledge to prepare for future academic and vocational experiences.

Lead by making positive choices.

Mission Statement

Thomas Alva Edison High School will deliver challenging and meaningful instruction within programs that are designed to prepare all students for a variety of post-secondary opportunities.

Vision Statement

Thomas Alva Edison High School will be a locally and nationally renowned learning environment where students, staff, parents, and community members collaborate to ensure that all students are  college and career ready.

At Edison High School, student achievement is of foremost importance.  A wide assortment of courses is offered to meet the needs of all students, from support and intervention to Advanced Placement.  The school is also the home of the Career Pathway Program (formerly the Magnet Academy of Mathematics and Science) and five Smaller Learning Communities (SLCs).

Students at Edison have the opportunity to recover credit deficiencies through APEX, an online credit recovery program that is available on the campus after school.  AVID is another influential program on campus that has successfully prepared students for college year after year. 

The strong Edison athletic program and the YMCA program give students numerous opportunities to develop talents and interests outside the regular school day.  All extra-curricular enrichment activities help students make positive choices and focus on achieving both personal and academic goals. 

The faculty of Edison High is committed to providing meaningful educational opportunities to every student on campus.  We thank you for your interest in our school and in the welfare of the young adults we serve, whom we regard as Soul Vikes.          


Brian Biedermann


Brittony Billingslea

Assistant Principal

Kerena Skillman 

Assistant Principal

Osman Zarif 

Assistant Principal

Assistant Principals

Assistant Principals are assigned students according to the first letter of the student's last name, as listed below:

Brittony Billingslea............ALL

Kerena Skillman...............A-M

Osman Zarif.....................N-Z

Counselor Breakdown


Counselors are assigned students according to the first letter of the student's last name, as listed below:
Justin Nelson...............AVID

Monica Madrid.............A-E

Julio Perez...................F-Mc

Pam Freeman..............Me-S

Barbara Greenwood...T-Z


Today: 11/21/14

Homecoming 2014


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Posted by: Kerena Skillman
Published: 10/1/14

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