Tulare Joint Union
High School District
Tulare Joint Union High School District
Sarah Koligan

A Message from Our Superintendent

Tony RodriguezWelcome to Tulare Joint Union High School

I welcome you to the 2019–2020 academic year. It is an honor to be serving as the superintendent of the Tulare Joint Union High School District (TJUHSD). As a district we commit to the vision and mission established by the Board of Trustees:

Vision: Our students will have the 21st-century skills and knowledge through meaningful and relevant learning opportunities to empower them to contribute to a global society productively.

Mission: Our mission is to empower all students to graduate with college, career, and life readiness skills.

There are some exciting changes and new programs for TJUHSD in 2019–2020. 

The first is the implementation of the new school starting time. The new starting time for our schools is 8:30 a.m. The only school with a different starting time is Sierra Vista Independent Charter School since students come at various hours.

The Tulare Joint Union High School District will implement a Pro-Youth After-School program in 2019–2020. The District received a grant to provide additional support and enrichment to students during and after school hours. The schools participating in this program are Tulare Union, Tulare Western, Mission Oak, and Accelerated Charter High School. Each school site will offer academic support and enrichment classes such as cooking and guitar lessons. We will offer classes based on student demand. It is with excitement we provide these support classes to our students.

On the facilities side, the TJUHSD is constructing two new classroom buildings. The completion of the new classroom building at the district’s High School Farm will be at the end of August 2019. The second classroom building is a two-story classroom building at Tulare Union High School. This building will add new science and world language classrooms to the school site. The completion date for this project will be at the end of December 2019. 

We continue to put the safety of our students as our number one priority and ensure that our sites remain safe and secure.

Best wishes to all for a successful year!