The first day of school is Tuesday, August 25, 2015!
Vicente Martinez High School
Briones Independent Study School
Once again we will be using the Aeries Parent Portal to update student information online. All parents should go to http://www.martinezusd.net/reg.html and complete the steps below before Monday, August 24. Families are welcomed to use a computer and printer in our front office to complete this process.
Click the link under "Returning Students."
Login with your email address. If you’ve forgotten your password (or never received it) simply click the “Forgot Password?” link on the login screen and it will be sent to your email.
Please note: If your email address has changed or is incorrect, please call the office manager at 228-9232.
After logging in, you will see a message stating “You have not yet completed the Student Data Confirmation Process, Click Here to confirm…” Click the link.
Verify the registration information on each of the tabs. When you get to the documents tab, please print the "Annual Rights Notification Signature Page" and submit it in person at the Vicente/Briones campus before Monday, August 24 between 8am and 3pm daily.
Please note: You must click on each tab (Contacts, Medical Information, etc.) and confirm or correct all the data before you can complete the process.
Click “Save” on the “Final Data Confirmation” tab.
Please note that if you have more than one student enrolled in the district, it will be necessary to complete this process for all other students by clicking the “Change Student” link, selecting the next student, and repeating the steps above.
If you experience any technical difficulties with this process, please call our technology help desk at 335-5940. If you need to update your email address, please call the office manager at 228-9232.
For current Alhambra High School students wishing to transfer to Vicente or Briones, you must meet with your counselor at AHS before transferring.
Briones Independent Study School is a WASC accredited school. Students at Briones earn a WASC accredited diploma. There is a 220 credit requirement for graduation and six Briones courses have been approved by the University of California for A-G Requirements. Briones Independent Study School is a K-12 school that provides an educational option that fosters students' academic growth, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. The school provides all students with individualized learning plans which take into account diverse needs, individual learning styles and interests.
Students are required to meet with their assigned teacher for one hour per week and also complete 25 hours of course work independently each week. Students in K-8 must have a parent/guardian available to work with the student at home on assignments that are based on California state grade level standards. Students who are successful in independent study are those students who are independent learners, organized, and motivated to complete work on their own. Enrollment in Briones is voluntary. However, if a student does not complete the required work or meet with his/her teacher as scheduled, the student will be referred to another school on the third infraction.
The values of the Briones School culture are:
Trust, respect, dedication, positive outlook, motivation, energy, and responsibility.
Briones School schedules periodic evening events for students as well as field trips.
New Leaf: A Sustainable Living Collaborative
New Leaf is part of Briones School; however, students apply for admittance and there is an interview process for admittance. The New Leaf program has 24 students who work collaboratively on teams on a variety of community based projects. There is a school attendance expectation and required independent study course work to be done at home to remain in the program once admitted.
New Leaf is a program that works to create socially-empowered agents of change who work toward the nourishment and restoration of healthy life-styles, land, community and schools through service, education, and outreach.
The core values include:
Respect, inclusion, community action, honesty, teamwork, cooperation, social and environmental justice, dedication, commitment, engagement.