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    The School

    SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
    Agoura High School is located in Los Angeles County, just west of the San Fernando Valley. One
    of two high schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Our students reside in the cities
    of Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, and Calabasas, as well as unincorporated areas of the Santa
    Monica Mountains. The expansive, open campus mimics the surrounding hills and trails. The
    area is suburban, residential, and includes varied socioeconomic levels. There is a wide range
    of professions represented by AHS parents, from small business owners to those in the
    entertainment field. Agoura is a California Distinguished School, an honor which identifies
    approximately 5% of the most exemplary and inspiring public schools in our state. AHS is also
    Gold Ribbon School. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) awarded Agoura
    High School its highest level accreditation in 2014 of six years and clear. Agoura High School
    was named an International Baccalaureate World School in February 2009, joining 84 other
    schools in California with this distinction.

    AHS is extremely proud of the fact that 95.61% of the Class of 2018 met the requirements for
    graduation. According to our high school exit survey, 90.3% continued on to higher education,
    with 34.1% attending two-year and 56.2% attending four-year colleges and universities.
    Additionally, 9.7% went into the military, will be working or traveling.

    The total enrollment at Agoura High School is 1992 with 556 seniors. The distribution of our
    students by ethnicity has been consistent over the past ten years: Caucasian-75.3%, Asian-5.6%,
    Hispanic-12.2%, African-American-1.5%, Filipino-0.61%, American Indian-0.76%, Pacific Islander-
    0.20%, Multi-Ethnic – 3.7%.

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    Current Administration

    Dr. Stephanie McClay, Principal
    Mr. Joe Nardo, Assistant Principal (Curriculum and Instruction)
    Mr. Garrett Lepisto, Dean of Athletics (Athletics and Discipline)
    Ms. Mary Hazlett, Assistant Principal (Activities and Service Learning)

    Counseling Staff:
    Mrs. Rochelle Gagliardi, Counselor/Dept. Chair
    Ms. Judi Craven, Counselor
    Mrs. Marianne Pall, Counselor
    Mrs. Cathy Latty, Counselor
    Mr. Mike Lipka, Counselor
    Dr. Linda Ordin, Counselor

    Director of Activities
    Ms. Kristen Rogers

    Athletic Directors
    Ms. Natasha Capretta & Mr. Clint Cummings

    Registrar
    Lena Goryoka

    College and Career Center
    Mrs. Marcy Heider, College & Career Center

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    Student Activities

    AHS hosts more than 70 activities and clubs including the Associated Student Body (ASB), Link Crew, Mock
    Trial, International Thespian Society, English Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Tutoring Club, Key Club, Comedy
    Sportz, Competitive Dance. In addition, there is a wide range of groups focusing on academics, the arts, community
    service, politics, religion, sports, social issues, contemporary topics, and more. Students are encouraged to develop
    and organize clubs to support individual and group interests.

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    Special Features

    Agoura High School is on a schedule which includes a "0" period and a Student Support period prior to classes that meet every other day for 100 minutes. The "block" schedule has been very effective in increasing the hands-on experiences of our students in lab-oriented classes and has allowed faculty to expand instructional strategies for critical thinking in the classroom. The "0" period has allowed the school to offer an optional seven period day. The Student Support period offers academic help for all students.

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    Graduation Requirements

    Math - 20 credits
    Health - 5 credits
    Science - 20 credits
    Foreign Language/ Fine Art or Practical Art (2 of 3) - 20 credits
    Social Science - 35 credits
    Physical Education - 20 credits
    Electives - 70 credits
    English - 40 credits

    Total Credits: 230 Total

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    Valedictorian & Salutatorian

    To honor superior academic achievement, graduation ceremonies shall include recognition of a valedictorian and salutatorian.  The valedictorian must have a 4.2 total weighted grade point average (g.p.a.) or higher by the end of the first semester of 12th grade and must have completed 26 semesters of honors or Advanced Placement classes by the end of the senior year.  The salutatorian must have 4.1 total weighted grade point average (g.p.a.) or higher by the end of the first semester of 12th grade and mjst have completed 22 semesters of honors or Advanced Placement classes.  If no student reaches this mark, the top student shall be valedictorian and the second student shall be salutatorian.

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    Honors Classes

    Agoura High School offers the following honors classes:

    • Algebra II
    • Geometry
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • English I, II
    • French IV
    • Math Analysis
    • Physiology
    • Spanish IV
    • Wind Ensemble

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    Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

    Agoura High School offers the following AP classes:

    • American Government
    • Calculus AB, Calculus BC
    • Chemistry
    • Chinese V
    • Computer Science, Comp. Sci. Principles
    • English III, English IV
    • Environmental Science
    • European History
    • French V
    • Human Geography
    • Physics I, Physics II
    • Spanish V
    • Statistics
    • Studio Art 2D, Studio Art 3D
    • U.S. History

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    Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

    In 2014, 413 students took 671 Advanced Placement tests.  Sixty-eight percent passed with scores of three or better. The numbers of students achieving scores of three or higher on the 2014 Advanced Placement examinations are as follows:

    • Art - Gen. 16
    • Biology 36
    • Calculus ABC 78
    • Chemistry 108
    • Computer Science 33
    • English Language and Composition 63
    • English Literature and Composition 32
    • Euro. History 61
    • Environmental Science 13
    • GovPol. US 33
    • Psychology 3
    • Physics 31
    • Spanish Lang. 7
    • Statistics 50
    • U.S. History 57

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    Student Expectations

    Most of Agoura High School graduates attend college. The numbers attending two and four year colleges and universities for the last seven years are:

    Class 2 Yr Colleges
    4 Yr Univeristies
    Total
    2008 45% 53% 98%
    2009 45% 53% 98%
    2010 45.6% 54% 99.6%
    2011 36% 58% 94%
    2012 34% 60% 94%
    2013 37% 56% 93%
    2014 36% 57% 93%

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    SAT Scores

    61-67% of Agoura High School seniors take the SAT each year. The seven-year, recentered mean scores are as follows:

     
    2008
    2009
    2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
    Math
    577
    581 598 587 578 578 584
    Reading
    559
    564 572 560 560 560 568
    Writing 569 579 586 583 574 572 578
    Mean
    1705 1724 1756 1730 1712 1710 1730

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    ACT Scores

    Composite scores for seniors over the last seven years are as follows:

     
    2008
    2009
    2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
    AHS
    25.1
    25.3
    25.9 25.8 25.9 26.1 26.0

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