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High School Inc. Academies Foundation

 365 Clinton Street, Ste B
 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
[P] (714) 241 x 6592
[F] --
www.highschoolinc.info
[email protected]
Mary Tran
FOUNDED: 2007
INCORPORATED: 2012
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Organization DBA High School Inc. Foundation
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 45-3003419 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of High School Inc. is to empower youth and strengthen communities through education and business partnerships.
 
High School Inc.'s vision is to prepare high school students for a 21st Century workplace and equip them to be contributing employees, successful entrepreneurs and life-long learners. Through a focus on college and career readiness, we work in and out of the classroom to support students in traditionally at risk communities with the tools to become successful graduates. High School Inc. also strives to support businesses with a workforce equipped to help increase productivity and profitability, stimulate job growth, and renewed sense of pride for communities.

Mission Statement

The mission of High School Inc. is to empower youth and strengthen communities through education and business partnerships.
 
High School Inc.'s vision is to prepare high school students for a 21st Century workplace and equip them to be contributing employees, successful entrepreneurs and life-long learners. Through a focus on college and career readiness, we work in and out of the classroom to support students in traditionally at risk communities with the tools to become successful graduates. High School Inc. also strives to support businesses with a workforce equipped to help increase productivity and profitability, stimulate job growth, and renewed sense of pride for communities.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2020
Projected Expenses $400,000.00
Projected Revenue $400,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • High School Inc. Academies

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

The mission of High School Inc. is to empower youth and strengthen communities through education and business partnerships.
 
High School Inc.'s vision is to prepare high school students for a 21st Century workplace and equip them to be contributing employees, successful entrepreneurs and life-long learners. Through a focus on college and career readiness, we work in and out of the classroom to support students in traditionally at risk communities with the tools to become successful graduates. High School Inc. also strives to support businesses with a workforce equipped to help increase productivity and profitability, stimulate job growth, and renewed sense of pride for communities.

Background Statement

High School Inc. started in 2007 as a collaborative effort between Santa Ana Unified School District and Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce with the belief that students needed a better culture of achievement and success in school. For this purpose, a high school academy program was founded on the core American value of opportunity.

 
Education and business leaders studied and toured successful schools throughout the United States for three years before there was a commitment to the High School Inc. design. The Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce initiated and paid for a research study to determine the business areas most in need to help with the local economy. These areas became the six High School Inc. Academies. Each academy promotes multiple pathways for success that contain the coursework necessary to prepare students for additional education after high school. The Santa Ana school district and chamber of commerce spent one year in preparation of the faculty and facilities before High School Inc. welcomed its first ninety students.
 
High School Inc. continues to strengthen this unique partnership through advisory meetings, business partner forums, yearly curriculum and business standards assessments, and retreats with educators, students, parents and representatives from business and higher education. All stakeholders have been participants in the design, implementation and monitoring of the performance of the High School Inc. Academies.
 
Today, the six original High School Inc. Academies still reflect the same growing local industries in need of a trained workforce. Due to this, the academy model now includes over 1500 students and continues to expand each year.



Impact Statement

High School Inc.'s CHANGE Academies (Culinary, Healthcare, Auto, New Media, Global Business, & Engineering) have thrived largely due to support from strong business partnerships and the collaboration between faculty and industry mentors. Providing support for more than 1400 students during the 2018/2019 school year, High School Inc. prepares young adults for both college and career success. 

2018/2019 High School Inc. Academy Data
- 95% High School Graduation Rate for 3 & 4 year Participants
   (state average: 83% & county average: 91%)
- 181 Internships Secured
- 511 Industry Certifications Earned
- 179 Students Attended HSI Leadership Camp
- 56 Internship & Academic HSI Scholarships Provided


Needs Statement

1. All students have the opportunity to participate in a HSI Academy, expanding the need for capacity building and financial support
2. Increase the number of industry partnerships and mentors supporting each HSI Academy
3. Achieve 2019/2020 Funding Goal of $500,000
4. Provide internship opportunities for 200 students during the 2019/2020 school year 
5. Provide certification opportunities for 250 students during the 2019/2020 school year

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

 WAYS TO DONATE:1. Online at http://highschoolinc.info/get-involved/donate 2. Mail a check to HSI Foundation CPA's at:      High School Inc. Foundation      c/o Hall & Company CPA      111 Pacifica, Suite 300      Irvine, CA 92618     VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: There are 6 Academies in High School Inc. representing the acronym CHANGE:1. Culinary and Hospitality2. Healthcare3. Automotive, Transportation, and Logistics4. New Media5. Global Business6. Engineering and Computer Technology Each academy offers various ways for an organization, business professional, or an individual to participate as little or as much as they prefer.  The best way to find out what's available and where there's a fit is by logging onto the website at www.highschoolinc.info or by calling the High School Inc. Program Director at either (714) 241-6592 or (949) 220-6644.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County

The High School Inc. Academy program is currently located in an at risk and low income community, centered at Valley High School in Santa Ana, within the Santa Ana Unified School District., 1801 S. Greenville St., CA, 92704.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Secondary & High Schools
  2. Employment - Job Training
  3. -

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Programs


High School Inc. Academies

​​High School Inc. CHANGE Academies

Through a partnership between the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, High School Inc. Academies Foundation, and Santa Ana Unified School District, High School Inc. provides College and Career Readiness opportunities through six on campus academies. Students attend core academic classes required for graduation in a Small Learning Community with a focus in one of six subjects: Culinary Arts & Hospitality; Healthcare; Automotive, Transportation & Logistics; New Media; Global Business; Engineering & Computer Science.

In these pathways, students acquire the specific skills needed to secure employment in high-growth industries and concurrently gain competencies and leadership training in preparation for enrollment in college/higher education. Multiple paths to student success are made possible by the coordinated efforts of industry-led community partners and a specially trained faculty and administration. Together, we provide educational experiences relevant to today’s world—including mentorships, skills competitions, industry certifications, internships, and job shadowing—that are intended to capture student’s imagination and inspire success.
Budget  $400,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Partnerships in Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success  By the end of the 2019/2020 school year, over 70% of the available student population at Valley High School will be a part of the High School Inc. program, the graduation rate will remain constant or grow from 95%, and the number of students accepted to college will increase. 
Program Long-Term Success  The program's long term success would show 100% of the secondary student population in the Santa Ana Unified School District being reached by High School Inc. programs and opportunities within their active school day. The graduation rate for our programs would remain constant or grow as we continue to expand, at 95%, and the community would begin to see positive employment changes in the quality of employee that was coming out of Santa Ana coupled with a growing college attendance rate and graduate return rate. 
Program Success Monitored By  Survey reports are collected from the students after HSI Academy events and activities in order to collect data to asses the value of the programs. Graduation rates and college acceptance rates are also used as success points. Literacy goals are set and tracked based on state standards. Tracking surveys are also conducted will all seniors and both one and two year graduate students as a monitoring system. 
Examples of Program Success 
The growth rate from a 62% graduation rate in 2007/2008 when the program began to a 97% graduation rate in 2016/2017 is a perfect example of success! With over 181 internships completed throughout the 2018/2019 year, 511 industry relevant certifications and over 3500 volunteer hours committed, our students are continuously moving toward success. Also, this year High School Inc. this gave 179 Academy students the chance to explore their own confidence and creativity through a leadership development camp in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America and Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, helping to create one of their most successful camps to date.

High School Inc. Academies Foundation was the recipient of the 2016 Recipient of the OneOC “Living is Giving” Award. High School Inc. and one of its many Business partners, Tom’s Truck Center (Automotive Academy) was select out of 37 submissions as the “Best” and most unique partnership between a non-profit and business partner. In addition, High School Inc. received the 2018 AACE Citation for Career Education Initiatives Award of Excellence and Innovation. 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mary Tran
CEO Term Start Dec 2017
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Dita Shemke 2014 2015
Donnie Crevier 2012 2014

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Career Education Initiative Award of Excellence and Innovation American Association for Careers Education 2018
Living is Giving Award OneOC 2016

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 226
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

 

Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Donnie Crevier
Board Chair Company Affiliation Crevier Classic Cars
Board Chair Term July 2015 - June 2021
Board Co-Chair Mark McLoughlin
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation J. Crain Corporation
Board Co-Chair Term July 2015 - June 2019

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Matt Bays Lab Clean, Inc. Voting
Donnie Crevier -- Voting
Peter Dorsch Venture Strategic Inc Voting
David Elliott Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce Voting
Paula Garcia-Arsenault Habitat for Humanity Voting
Brie Griset-Smith Discovery Museum Voting
Greg Jason Amusement Park Voting
Daniel Lee -- Voting
Mark McLoughlin -- --
Jack Oakes -- Voting
Ramiro Ochoa -- Voting
Richard Porras ATT Voting
Mavel Ramos Wells Fargo Bank Voting
Dr. Rigoberto Rodriguez SAUSD Board of Education Voting
Larry Tenebaum -- Voting
Shanshan Xia Hall & Company Voting
Cory Youngberg Hall & Co. Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 5
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 13
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 80%
Board Orientation No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Advisory Board / Advisory Council
  • Audit
  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • By-laws
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Marketing
  • Nominating

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $400,000.00
Projected Expenses $400,000.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

Audit Documents

2016 Audit Report

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $306,120 $243,259 $153,188
Total Expenses $187,250 $181,178 $166,137

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$306,052 $243,217 $153,129
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $68 $42 --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $150,816 $58,458 $166,137
Administration Expense $36,434 -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.63 1.34 0.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses 81% 32% 100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $262,414 $116,447 $59,274
Current Assets $262,414 -- $59,274
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- $0
Current Liabilities $28,502 $1,405 --
Total Net Assets $233,912 $115,042 $59,274

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 9.21 0.00 inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Documents


Other Documents

High School Inc. Handout (2016)

No Other Documents currently available.