(Willma E.) Cavitt Junior High is located in Granite Bay, California. Cavitt School enjoys a reputation as having a strong academic and enrichment program with a capable, caring staff and administration. Cavitt School's vision encourages staff, community, and students to work together developing student responsibility, integrity, and an enthusiasm for learning. Cavitt has an enrollment of approximately 370 seventh and eighth grade students.
Cavitt provides students with the latest in technology due to the support of parents, ESF, the Intel partnership and site monies. Cavitt has two traditional IMac computer labs, a Media Center, two class sets of laptops in a mobile cart with one dedicated to the the Science department and one to the Mathematics department, as well as interactive whiteboard andvoice enhancement system in every room. Additionally, as instructional techniques have changed to meet the learning needs of our students and Common Core Standards, each English classroom has their own class set of Chromebooks. Teachers utilizing Google Docs to further support student achievement and opportunities for teacher/student feedback in the virtual setting. Cavitt has two gyms. The larger gym contains a full length basketball court and a performing arts stage. It has all the classrooms and facilities needed to give students the optimum learning experience.
Cavitt Junior High School has a large, diverse schedule to offer its students. Along with the core departments of science, math, history, english, and physical education, Cavitt has many other enrichment classes. Cavitt School offers Art, Band, Ceramics, Computers, Coding, Digital Publications, Tech Arts, Life Skills, Band, Jazz Band, Spanish (8th Grade), CTV: Media and Woodshop. Courses are modified or revamped to meet the ever-changing needs of students based on instructor input.
Principal Jennifer Platt and Assistant Principal Laurie Beyer lead a devoted staff of approximately 20 teachers and 15 classified employees. Everyone is dedicated to academic excellence and are responsive to the needs of each individual learner. Parents play a very important role with participation and involvement in their individual students education as well as in leadership roles in School Site Council and PTC and volunteering in graduation, dances, athletic events, and during special events.
Focus on Readying Students for College and Careers
(Willma) Cavitt Junior High School is a Gold Ribbon school focused on STEM in an environment focused
on readying students for their College & Careers. As a comprehensive junior high, we also provide
an outstanding music program that includes a symphonic band, jazz band and before-school choir.
We provide a strong academic program with a caring, experienced and innovative staff and administration. Cavitt is excited about our academic growth and our support of all learners - both academically and emotionally. When the last API score was assigned by California, we were the 2nd highest achieving middle school in Placer County with a score of 932. In every class on campus, staff are focused on creating learning opportunities that utilize skills that are imperative for students to have in the 21st Century. Teachers focus on implementing the California Common Core State Standards within units of study that take into consideration relevant and challenging content. We implement Challenge 21 Projects as part of the Vision of the Eureka Union School District which supports the rigorous expectations the Cavitt Staff has for students.
In addition to our rigorous core curriculum and excellent enrichment courses, we are pleased to offer courses which earned us the Gold Medal Model School distinction. Seventh grade and eighth grade Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) electives. The 7th grade STEM class is focused on Forensics, Comparative Anatomy, includes a Challenge 21 Multimedia Body Systems project and a PLTW Biomedical unit. The 8th grade STEM class, Science Tech, includes Project Lead the Way curriculum, including VEX robotics and a module on Design and Modeling, Lawrence Hall of Science lab-based realistic investigations, Engineering and Rocketry. Both of these two-trimester elective courses and the single-trimester STEM enrichment courses heavily enhance our Challenge 21 and University Readiness focus. For students that do not choose to take a two-trimester elective course, students may be assigned to one of our other S.T.E.M enrichment courses Forensics or Science Explorations.
Cavitt Junior High School’s vision encourages staff, community, and students to work together
developing responsibilities, integrity and an enthusiasm for learning.