Welcome to California High School, a 2005 California Distinguished School, and 2006 National Blue Ribbon School, where students, teachers, administrators, support personnel, and parents are dedicated to academic excellence. Since 1973 our school has taken pride in providing a well-rounded and rigorous academic program that is designed to meet the challenges of the future.
Our commitment to a standards-based academic program delivered through a Professional Learning Community model is reflected in a strong college preparatory program, which includes many honors and Advanced Placement courses. Students also have the opportunity to take accelerated classes at the University of California, Berkeley, Diablo Valley College, and Cal State East Bay Hayward.
As a comprehensive high school, California High School also offers courses in technology, art, business, choral and instrumental music, drama, and physical education. We also encourage students to explore the courses offered at California High School by our Regional Occupation Program.
A well-rounded high school experience includes active participation in co-curricular activities. Again, we encourage you to become involved in our athletic programs, academic competitions, visual and performing arts programs, student government, and student clubs.
We encourage you to invite your parents to join a parent club/organization that supports our school’s academic and extracurricular programs. We have PTSA, Academic Boosters, Athletic Boosters, Choral Music Boosters, Drama Boosters, and the Instrumental Music Boosters. Each of these organizations provides financial support for our students and teachers.
Our staff and community are committed to providing a safe and positive environment that promotes respect, productivity, and active participation in school activities. This student handbook is the product of the entire school community. We encourage you and your parents to read carefully through the rules, procedures, and useful information for the school year.
The administration and counseling department is student oriented. If you experience problems or simply want to talk, we encourage you to visit our offices. Set high standards for yourself, work hard, and be proud that you achieved your goals at California High School.
Mark Corti, Principal