Lucia Mar Unified School District ARROYO GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL A California Distinguished School 495 Valley Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 – Telephone (805) 474-3200 – Fax (805) 473-4222

2015 – 2016 Arroyo Grande High School SCHOOL PROFILE 1.

SIZE OF COMMUNITY IN WHICH AGHS IS LOCATED:

46,600 (Five small cities)

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SCHOOL DATA:  Total enrollment: 2,184 th  Size of 12 grade: 524  Association accredited by: WASC  Pattern of school year: August through June  AGHS IS A COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL

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SIGNIFICANT COLLEGE RELATED INSTRUCTIONAL CHARACTERS  Marking System: A = Excellent D = Below Average NC = No Credit B = Above Average F = Failing NG = No grade/lacks community C = Average CR = Credit service hours Each semester class = 5 credits; students must have 235 credits in order to earn a diploma. 

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Graduation requirements 4 years English 3 years Mathematics 2 years Science ½ year Health

3 years Social Studies 1 year Fine Arts or Foreign Language 2 years Physical Education (PE)



Other Requirements: 3 Competency Tests: Math (Algebra I or A, B, C, D), CAHSEE- English/Math 20 Hours Community Support- required for 11th and 12th grade Completion of a program of study- three course CTE sequence or completion of A-G



Method of computing GPA and RIC: Overall GPA: All courses 9th through 12th grades RIC: Comparison of overall GPA’s listed by number and percentile State GPA: 10th – 12th grades, all courses except PE and Work Experience



Policy of Class Rank: Done for all 9th through 12th grades; listed on transcript

THE STAFF  Number of teaching faculty: 104 full and part-time  Number of credentialed counselors: 4 full time and 1 part-time career counselor

5. SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE CURRICULUM: AP and Pre AP courses English:

English 9 Pre-AP English 10 Pre-AP AP English Language/Composition, AP English Literature/Composition

Foreign Language: AP Spanish Language AP French (not offered in 2015-16)

    5.

Social Sciences:

AP American Government AP European History AP Human Geography AP Macro/Micro Economics AP Psychology AP US History

Mathematics:

Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB & BC

Science:

AP Biology (not offered in 2015-16) AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science AP Physics AP Physic- 2yr program

Visual & Performing Arts:

AP Art History AP Music Theory (not offered in 2015-16) AP Studio Art

Academies: Agriculture, Architecture/Engineering/Animation, PG&E Independent and off-campus study Advanced Projects can be arranged in all academic areas. Concurrent enrollment in college and high school acceptable

RECENT SCORES – 12TH GRADE  Percent of all 12th graders taking tests: 44% SAT / 37% ACT 

Average score of each of the tests (2014/2015): SAT – Critical Reading SAT – Math SAT – Writing ACT – Composite

535 543 524 23.8

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PERCENTAGE OF SENIORS CONTINUING EDUCATION  Four-year college– 32%  Work/Trade School- 14%  Two-year college- 50%  Military– 4%

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RANGE OF PROGRAMS OFFERED BY AGHS  College preparation: including honors and AP classes courses, AVID for all four grade levels  English Language Development  Special Education- RSP and SE support classes  Vocational pathways with specialized CTE courses  VPA pathway for Art, Dance Company, Drama, and Music programs

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