NEWPORT BEACH/COSTA MESA : Plans to Restructure High School Unveiled

After four years of research, Corona del Mar High School officials have designed a plan to take the school into the next century.

The school board tonight will review performance standards and other proposals put together by parents, teachers and community members with the goal of ensuring that the high school’s students can compete in the 21st Century.

“Each of our high schools is looking at restructuring in different ways,” said Mac Bernd, superintendent of Newport-Mesa Unified School District. “Corona del Mar was first to seriously begin to implement change.”

One of the proposals is a four-day school week. That would be combined with a tutorial program and weekly staff development period with the goal of improved learning, attendance and discipline, the plan states.


The board meets at 7 p.m. in the Harper Community Center, 425 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa.