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Welcome Back to School for the 2017/18 School Year

I encourage you to take a drive around the community to observe the changes resulting from the voter approved Measure H-12 bond and other resources secured by the school district.  Thanks again to the community for trusting us with your tax dollars.  Our students will enjoy the benefits of our projects for decades to come.


The solar projects at Vineyard Elementary and Templeton High School are well underway and should be completed by the end of August.  The new Science, Engineering, and administration building at Templeton High School is on track for a grand opening in spring 2018.  Energy savings projects made possible by Proposition 39 will lead to better exterior lighting, more efficient air conditioning units, a smaller carbon footprint and significant electrical savings for the next twenty years.  I wish to recognize Chris Bonin, Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation Director, for his leadership in implementing our Facility Master Plan.  

Templeton Unified Announces a New Program for High Achieving Students

Are you interested in having your student attend a prestigious four-year university like Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo?  If so, Templeton Unified School District has a unique program to support you in this endeavor.  As the county’s academic leader for the last decade, Templeton has the faculty, resources and track record to deliver the excellent outcomes required to secure acceptance to these competitive institutions.  Using research-based practices and the principles of the highly successful Endeavor Program and Biotech Institute, Templeton is opening the Academic Achievement Academy in the fall of 2017-18.


Templeton’s Academic Achievement Academy or Triple A is a Transitional kindergarten- grade 12 program explicitly designed to maximize your student’s educational outcomes.  Students may enter Triple A at any time but will enjoy the greatest success by enrolling early in the primary grades.  Triple A is available to any local resident demonstrating the skill and disposition to meet the rigorous demands of the program.  Participants are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and an attendance rate of 95%.  Interested families should contact their principal for specific details.


Unlike other school districts that provide a few of the components of the Triple A program at some school sites, Templeton’s grade configuration and size allows us to provide the following to all students accepted into the program:


Elementary components:

  • Parent involvement
  • Lowest primary class sizes in the north county
  • Primary language arts instruction occurring in skill-based flexible groupings
  • After school extensions for advanced learning
  • Summer school programs focused on applied and enriched learning
  • Incentive programs for independent reading and mastery of basic math facts
  • Public speaking requirement at the end of all grade spans
  • Student led conferences focused on displaying mastery and ownership of educational outcomes
  • Evening programs devoted to extension projects in science, engineering and math
  • Social science and English related choir and drama performances
  • Music instruction, including strings, leading to every student reading notes

Middle School components

  • College Board approved pre-Academic Placement in English
  • Algebra math acceleration that doesn’t compact or eliminate critical content standards
  • Foreign language courses which satisfy A-G requirements
  • Concurrent enrollment in advanced high school courses
  • Flipped, paperless classrooms
  • Instrumental music for students and opportunity to join high school marching band
  • Engineering and Maker Space courses align with high school CTE pathways

High school components

  • The most rigorous graduation requirements in the county
  • Widest range of Advanced Placement courses
  • College Board approved Capstone courses earning diploma distinction
  • Dual enrollment at any community college in the state, including Cuesta
  • Lowest ratio of students to counselors ensuring individualized college application process
  • Community service, internship and volunteer requirements differentiate participants from other college applicants
  • Two free periods to pursue additional coursework or enrichment opportunities
  • High school math sequence yielding two-three AP courses prior to graduation
  • Required to take English, math, science and social science all four years of high school
  • Senior project or thesis publicly presented to expert panelists

Limited space is available for non-residents who wish to pursue this unique opportunity using the inter-district transfer process.  Triple A meets one of the criteria required by the county Board of Education in order to secure release from your district of residency.  The deadline for non-residents to apply for the program is June 1, 2017.  Act now in order to avoid missing out on this exclusive and unique program which will deliver the premier educational experience for your student.


PowerPoint Presentation from May 8 Community Forum


Templeton High School Mathematics Flow Chart


Templeton High School CTE Pathways 



The Templeton Unified School District will be convening the District Budget Advisory Committee for the 2017-18 school year.  The committee will study the TUSD budget and develop recommendations for reducing/eliminating the projected budget deficit.  Volunteer parent participants are being sought for this committee.  Meetings will be held from 3:30 to 5 pm on Wednesdays, approximately once monthly, between October 2017 and January 2018.  Please contact Aaron Asplund at 434-5810 or if interested.



TUSD Organizational Goals

2017/18 Departmental Mission Statements 

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT - Institute instructional practices, rigorous content and data systems to measure student achievement leading to college and career readiness.  


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES - Use the systems and protocols established for recruiting, hiring, and empowering to develop and promote high performing staff members while minimizing the negative impact of underperforming employees.  


FISCAL INTEGRITY - Involve stakeholders in developing and adopting a balanced budget that implements the reinvestment plan, creating the greatest organizational outcomes from revenue returning to our system.    


FACILITIES - Continue implementing the Recovery and Reinvestment Plan and Prop 39 energy efficiency improvements, and complete projects stemming from Measure H-12 revenue leading to improved classroom environments, sustainable energy and enhanced educational offerings.  


TECHNOLOGY - Continue to incorporate new technology into existing infrastructure thus improving access and effective use by stakeholders enabling staff and students to achieve 21st century learning goals.  


COMMUNICATION - Utilize systems to provide regular two-way communication between stakeholders to facilitate decision-making and the evaluation of organizational systems.  

Title IX Participation Stats

Templeton High School Athletics Participation Rates:


Males at THS:  348

Females at THS:  376


Total Female participants:  207 (236 counting cheer) 

Total Male Participants:  268 


Total number of teams:  


Male Freshmen teams:  0

Male JV teams:  8

Male Varsity teams:  10


Female Freshmen teams:  1

Female JV teams:  8 (including cheer, 9)

Female Varsity teams:  8  (including cheer, 9)  



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TUSD Vision

TUSD is an educational system where stakeholders are empowered, respected and adequately resourced to deliver broad-based and effective pathways from which student and employee outcomes are self-determined as a result of individual talents, interests and choices.  The fundamental values of integrity, perseverance, excellence and local control are apparent in all interactions between staff members and during interactions with the public. 

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Si usted necesita hablar con un empleado del distrito,  en español,  por favor llame a TES en nuestra línea telefónica  al (805) 434-4027 y hable con Annette Calcote, profesora del Desarrollo de Ingles (ELD).  Si la llamada no es contestada, por  favor deje un mensaje con un buen número para comunicarse con usted.  Intentaremos de contestarle durante las horas de 1:30-2p lúnes a viernes, o hasta las 9:00 de la noche el mismo día. Sus preguntas e inquietudes son muy importantes para nosotros, y queremos asegurarse de que ustedes pueden conseguir sus preguntas relacionadas a la escuela.


Jill Southern, Directora TES y Annette Calcote, Profesora de ELD

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Are you wondering whether an address is within the Templeton school district?  Click on the link below, enter the address and it will tell you whether it is within our boundaries. 



If you're new to our district and your address is within the district's boundaries, contact the school site directly to enroll your children. 

If you're address is not within the Templeton school district, please contact Cheryl Parks at (805) 434-5805 for further information on the process for obtaining an interdistrict transfer. 


Are you looking for more information on our awesome little community?  Look no further.  The links below provide direct access to local organizations that can show you what we mean by "awesome little community." 


Templeton Community Services District


Templeton Chamber of Commerce


The students of Templeton Unified are fortunate to have a dedicated group known as the Templeton Education Foundation (T.E.F.) working to support our schools.  This organization raised more than $65,000 this past year.  That doesn't happen without the involvement of community members like yourself.  If you would like more information on the Templeton Education Foundation or if you are interested in volunteering your time to this worthwhile cause, please join in their efforts.  Questions may be directed to Brian Weiss using the link below.  More information is also available on their website

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