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Portola-Butler Continuation High School

2017 Graduates

Principal's Message

Well it is that time again and we are preparing for our students to arrive on Monday, August 7, 2017. This past spring the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visited our school to see how we were doing here academically, socially and how we were working with the community at-large. The WASC Team was very pleased with what we were doing her at Portola-Butler High School. They reinstated our last four years of the present term and we are now fully accredited through 2021. I want to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication to our school.
The one area of concern for the WASC Team was with our parent involvement and how we can do better job with getting our parents involved with our School Site Council (SSC) and our English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). We will be having several parent nights this year at Portola-Butler to get the message out on what we do here at the high school.
Finally, I want to again take this time to let you all know how much I look forward to working with all of you this school-year. They say it takes a village to have positive change and this is very true, but I want us all to become the village builders as we create opportunities for our students to become productive members of society. All of us working together can make this happen. Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” I have an open door policy, so please stop by and see me anytime. Thank you…
Dr. Steven James, Director

Portola News


The South Monterey County Joint Union High School District is requesting your input for the District's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). We value your opinion and we hope that you will take the time to complete this survey.

El Distrito Escolar South Monterey County Joint Union High School District le gustaría solicitar su entrada para la actualización del Plan de Responsabilidad llamado Plan de Cuentas de Control Local (LCAP). Valoramos su opinión y esperamos que usted se tome el tiempo para completar esta encuesta.

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The South Monterey County Joint Union High School District Board of Education is committed to the success of all students irrespective of their immigration status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, sex and gender identity, socio­economic status or beliefs.


La Mesa Directiva de South Monterey County Joint Union High School District se ha comprometido al éxito de todos los estudiantes sin importar su estado migratorio, etnicidad, raza, religión, orientación sexual, capacidad, sexo, e identidad de género, nivel socioeconómico, o sus creencias.

Disclosure of Student Information and Records

The California Department of Education (“CDE”) is currently engaged in litigation with two non-profit associations comprised of parents and guardians of children with disabilities. The plaintiffs in that litigation have requested numerous documents, as well as student data collected and stored by CDE, which may include personally identifiable student information. This litigation impacts all school districts across the state, including South Monterey County Joint Union High School District.

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