Quincy Junior/Senior High School is located in Plumas County in the small, rural town of Quincy, which is situated in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The school serves 302 students in grades seven through twelve. Quincy Junior/Senior High School opened its doors in 1910 and is one of eight schools in the Plumas Unified School District. Quincy is the county seat and has a population of approximately 5500 people. It lies close to the center of a mountainous 1.2 million-acre national forest with many recreational opportunities. The economic base is closely tied to timber, with the Sierra Pacific Industries log mill and Plumas National Forest being primary employers. Local government and the educational entities (Plumas Unified School District, Plumas County Office of Education, and Feather River College) are also major employers, as well as the regional Plumas Bank, and Feather Publishing.
Quincy Junior/Senior High School implemented a number of changes in the 2017-2018 academic year. One important change is the addition of a full-time opportunity teacher in order to provide individualized instruction and meet the needs of a select group of students with the goal of ultimately helping them to be successful in a mainstream setting. Another significant change is the addition of a formal independent study program. This blended program will allow students to meet their academic and credit needs independently, but also allow them to take advantage of the CTE programs, electives, and extracurricular activities at QJSHS. We also implemented a new schedule that provides for a 30-minute tutorial period for all students two days per week, where students can work on homework, read, receive additional instruction, or makeup assignments and tests..
The vision of the school is one in which staff, parents, community, and students work together to encourage and develop citizenship, responsibility, integrity and enthusiasm for lifelong learning. The mission of the school is to inspire personal achievement in learning and citizenship for all students, every day. To that end, QJSHS offers a solid college preparatory curriculum, including six Advanced Placement classes. A successful vocational program includes auto shop, culinary arts, digital academy, pastry, wood shop, gardening, welding, and yearbook. The 7th-grade curriculum offers a “school within a school” with block scheduling in science/math and social studies/English. The junior high electives consist of art, culinary arts, Spanish, band, music appreciation, and keyboarding.
Quincy Jr/Sr High School fully supports Plumas Unified School District's mission to collectively inspire every child, in every classroom, every day.
We are excited about the launch of a new program called WEB. WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs” is a Junior High school orientation and transition program that welcomes 7th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their Junior High school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains mentors from the 10th grade class to be WEB Leaders. They lead an orientation where they are paired with students and continue to interact with them during the year. They also go into the 7th grade classrooms throughout the year and lead follow up lessons.
As positive role models, WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 7th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 7th grade success. This bond not only supports student success it in turn promotes those 7th grade students to want to be WEB leaders in the future.We are so excited to bring this new program to QJSHS and our 7th grade students had a wonderful time at the orientation on Tuesday.