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El Camino Real Charter High School

Established: 1969
STEM
Beach
Blue Ribbon

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    3600
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE
El Camino Real Charter High School offers over 20 AP courses along with dual enrollment and honors options. It also offers a variety of academic opportunities such as the Careers in Entertainment Academy, the Fashion and Design Academy, the Junior Engineering Technical Society (STEM), and the award-winning Academic Decathlon team. Notable alumni of the school include actresses Tiffany Haddish and America Ferrera.

FACILITIES
El Camino Real Charter High School’s modern facilities include a performing arts theater, a library, computer labs, a gymnasium, tennis courts, and new sports fields.

SPORTS AND ARTS
The school has one of the most outstanding athletic programs in the area with almost all of the fall sports teams making the playoffs in 2015. Teams have won recent championships in cross country, boys and girls soccer, and boys tennis.
El Camino Real Charter High School is also know for its award-winning Visual and Performing Arts program as well as its Fashion and Design Academy. Students can also take interesting and unique fine and visual arts courses such as calligraphy and cartooning.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The school is designated a prestigious California Distinguished School. The Academic Decathlon Team has won eight championships in the school’s history, recently winning 55 individual medals.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Woodland Hills is a suburban area of Los Angeles that is home to many celebrities and professional athletes. It borders the Santa Monica Mountains to the north and is 45 minutes West of downtown Los Angeles. The school is less than half an hour from the beach.

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School News

El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills won the 2018 U.S. Academic Decathlon, officials said. The winner was announced early Saturday at a ceremony in Frisco, Texas. More than 600 students from the U.S., Canada, China and the UK.


Famous Alumni

America Ferrera - actress
Chris Mintz-Plasse - actor
Brad Garrett - actor
Michael Bucall - writer, actor
Randy Wolf - baseball player
Jamal Anderson - football player
Connor Jackson - baseball player
Orr Barouch - soccer player

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 28 acres Campus Size
  • 2% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:25
SAT Average
1130
ACT Average
24
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
Speciality Programs
● ALTERNATIVE​ ​EDUCATION​ ​PROGRAM:​ ● AVID:​ (Advancement Via Individual Determination) A program that offers underrepresented students, academic and motivational support while preparing them for college eligibility. ● CAREERS​ ​IN​ ​ENTERTAINMENT​ ​ACADEMY​ ​(CEA):​ Exposes students to different career paths in the entertainment industry, such as film production and animation. ● HUMANITAS​ ​GLOBAL​ ​STUDIES​ ​ACADEMY​:​ A program designed to correlate fields of English, science, social studies, music and art. ● INDEPENDENT​ ​STUDY​ ​PROGRAM:​ An academic program designed to accommodate students who are unable to attend school five days a week.
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling
Arts
Broadcast Journalism, Drama, Drawing and Painting, Film Television, Graphic Design, Interior and Exterior Design, Studio Art - Drawing, Studio Art: 2D Design, Studio Art: 3-D Design
Music
Band, Band, Choir, Chorus, Guitar, Jazz Band, Orchestra
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Psychology, Seminar, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Languages
French, Sign Language, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Academic Decathlon, Anime Club, Art Club, Bible Club, Biotechnology Club, Chinese Club, Comic Book Design, Diagramming, Finance, French Honors Society, Friendship Culture, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Investment Club, Jewish Club, Kite Flying Society, Mock Trial, Model United Nations (Model UN), Mu Alpha Theta, Muslim Student Association, National Honor Society, Parkour Club, Peace In The Middle East, Poetry, Programming, Robotics and Engineering, SAT Skill Building, Speech and Debate, UNICEF, Urban Dance, Zombie Survival
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
-18
ELTiS Required
215
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Admisions for Chinese students are waitlisted until June. Students can't extend their semester from January to August. All students must take California state English exam (CELDT) upon arrival. Admission process will begin in January.

Testimonials

Being an international student in California completely changed me; I became way more independent, I learned how to solve all my issues and problems without the help of my parents, I understood that I can do whatever I want and that the only limits are in my head.

Matilde D. from Italy

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