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Principal:  Martin O. Gomez

Assistant Principals:  Lorraine Pegorari, Rob Velasco

Counselors:  Ana Sanchez, Class of 2020               Jackie Hoke, Class of 2022                           

                        Crystal Mejia, Class of 2021               Dave Lewis, Class of 2023                            

 

School Profile:

Azusa High School is a comprehensive 9-12 public high school and an International Baccalaureate (IB) world  school.  AHS is located in Azusa California, 27 miles northeast of the city of Los Angeles.  The community of approximately 47,000 residents is predominantly middle to working class and 19% of the residents in poverty.

AHS is accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC).  The student enrollment is currently 1,115 students with a senior class of 278. Currently this senior class has GPA’s that range from 0.28 to 4.6. The composition of the current student population by ethnicity is 94% Latino, 2% White, 1% African-American, 1% Asian, and 2% other.  The school serves a lower socio-economic base with 83% of the student population identified as socioeconomically disadvantaged.

Graduation Requirements:

A total of 220 credits are required for graduation

English                                                                 40 credits

Mathematics                                                       50 credits

Life Science                                                         10 credits

Physical Science                                                10 credits

Social Science                                                     30 credits

World Language or Fine Arts                      10 credits

Physical Education                                          20 credits

Career Related                                                   5  credits

Mathematics                                                       50 credits

Electives                                                               65 credits

Total                                                                      220 credits

Grading:

All courses are included in computing GPA and class rank.  Grades are weighted in honors, dual enrollment, and AP course.

Grades                  Basic                      Honors                 AP

A = 90-100           4.0                          5.0                          5.0

B  = 80-89             3.0                          4.0                          4.0

C = 70-79              2.0                          3.0                          3.0

D = 60-69             1.0                          1.0                          1.0

F = 59 or below   0                              0                              0

Testing Profile:

ACT (American College Testing) Average Scores:                           

Class

# students tested

English

Math

Reading

Science

Composite

2016-17

73

17.2

18.7

18.9

18.5

18.5

2017-18

18

16.5

19.1

18.2

17.9

18.7

2018-19

28

16.1

17.7

17.0

18.8

17.5

 

Advanced Placement, Honors Classes and IB Classes:

Advanced Placement (AP) courses prepare students for AP tests, which many qualify them for college credit and/or exempt them from freshman-level college courses.  Currently AHS offers 18 of the following AP courses:

*English Language and Composition                                                        *Principles of Engineering

*English Literature and Composition                                                        *Psychology

*Human Geography                                                                                        *Calculus (AB)

*World History: Modern                                                                                *Calculus (BC)

*United States History                                                                                    *Statistics

*Biology                                                                                                                *Spanish Language and Culture

*Physics C: Mechanics                                                                                    *Spanish Literature

*Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism                                                     *French Language and Culture

*Computer Science Principles                                                                      *2-D Art and Design

Azusa High School offers six Honors classes which include:

*English I

*English II

*Accelerated Integrated Math 1

*Accelerated Integrated Math III

*Biology

*Chemistry

Azusa High School offers sixteen International Baccalaureate (IB)courses which include:

*Theory of Knowledge (TOK)                                                                       *Math Analysis SL1

*English 1                                                                                                            *Math SL2

*English HL2                                                                                                      *Math Study SL1

*United States History HL1                                                                          *Math Study SL2

*History of the Americas HL2                                                                     *Visual Arts SL

*Biology HL1                                                                                                     *Psychology SL

*Biology HL2                                                                                                     *French SL

*Spanish Literature HL2                                                                                *Physics SL

Special Programs:

International Baccalaureate (IB): International Baccalaureate (IB) offers a highly respected program of international education that develops the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world.  The International Baccalaureate programme is relatively new to Azusa High School with two IB cohorts having graduated in  2018 and 2019. There are currently seventeen 11th grade students and sixteen 12th grade students enrolled. 

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)/Engineering Academy/NAF Academy

Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for Azusa High students. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. NAF’s Academy of Engineering answers an acute need for engineers in the United States. Our high school students learn about the principles of engineering and prepare to pursue opportunities in this growing field. The AHS Project Lead The Way Pathway to Engineering Curriculum courses include: Introduction to Engineering Design, AP Computer Science Principles and Principles of Engineering. This program began  in the 2015-2016 school  year.

AVID: AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is a program dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and postsecondary opportunities. AVID courses utilize research-based strategies to develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills.

AVID Objectives:

  • To provide students with academic instruction and other support, in preparation for eligibility to a four-year college or university.
  • To develop students’ college level entry skills.
  • To motivate AVID students to seek a college education.
  • To increase the students’ levels of career awareness.
  • To increase school-wide learning and performance

 Currently, there are a total of 174 students in grades 9-12 in the AVID program at AHS.