Oak Park Unified - Oak Park High School
School DescriptionDISTRICT PROFILE
Oak Park District’s Oak Park High School is a suburban California Gold Ribbon School and US News and World Report Silver Medal School near the Pacific Coast. In addition to four foreign languages, students have the opportunity to choose from over 20 Advanced Placement Courses.
Facilities include a performing arts center complete with theater and music rooms, modernized science classrooms, an arts and technology building, sports fields, classrooms with Smartboards, and campus-wide wireless internet.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Oak Park students can choose from several sports including cross country, lacrosse, golf, and American football. The Volleyball team recently won the California State Championship.
Oak Park offers various arts courses such as architecture and industrial arts, drawing, and painting. The school's choir program is also successful, winning many awards over the past couple years.
The suburban community of Oak Park is located less than an hour west of Los Angeles and less than 30 minutes from famous beaches such as Malibu, home to the prestigious Pepperdine University. Students can enjoy warm, sunny weather all year.
Visit School Site: Oak Park Unified School District
Visit City Site: Oak Park, California
Awards and Accomplishments Of School
California Distinguished School for 2018-19 School Year; Oak Park Unfiied School District named an Exemplary School District for 2018-19 School Year;
California Department of Education named Oak Park High School a California Distinguished School for the 2018-19 school year. Oak Park School District was also 1 of only 18 districts in California to be named an Exemplary School District for 2018-19.
Zack Thornton - Baseball pitcher;
Bryan Weitzman - UCLA Offensive Lineman
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 47 acres Campus Size
- 1% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size30
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Speciality ProgramsEngineering Partnership with NASA
Accepting Students in GradesYes
Other - Eligibility Requirements?All students must take California state English exam (CELDT) upon arrival. Admissions process starts in February
Similar Schools (3)
Chino Valley Unified School District
DISTRICT PROFILE Chino Valley Unified School District’s has four high schools that accept international students. The distinguished district has some of the best schools in California and offers unique academic programs such as STEM and engineering, veterinary studies, and agriculture. The district boasts test scores and graduation rates that exceed state and national averages as well as over 35 AP options. International students make up 2% of the student body. FACILITIES The district’s high school campuses have large-scale athletic facilities, including fields for football, baseball, and soccer; synthetic running tracks; gymnasiums; and aquatic centers. Campuses have an extensive network of computer labs. One high school offers agriculture students access to a working farm. SPORTS AND ARTS The district’s strong athletic reputation is upheld by their many graduates who have gone on to become professional basketball, football, soccer, and American football players. Students can also participate in sports such as golf and water polo. Schools in the district offer fine and performing arts such as drama, jazz band, and wind ensemble, as well as digital and media arts such as digital imaging, graphic design, video production, and fashion design. AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS The district is home to 19 California Distinguished Schools and a National Blue Ribbon School. Schools in the district have also received the California Distinguished School and California Gold Ribbon School awards. COMMUNITY INFORMATION The city of Chino, located 45 minutes east of Los Angeles, is home to Chino Community Theater and a lively downtown area with a weekly farmer’s market. With a sunny year round climate, Chino was selected as one of the 100 Best Communities for Youth and was ranked 34th in Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live 2012. Visit School Site: <a href="https://www.chino.k12.ca.us/">Chino Valley Unified School District</a> Visit City Site: <a href="https://www.cityofchino.org/">Chino, California</a>
Morgan Hill Unified School District
DISTRICT PROFILE The Morgan Hill Unified School District’s two high schools accepting international students serve about 3,300 students. The curriculum offers over 20 AP options and various unique art courses as well as honors courses and competitive athletic programs. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cB4vjMpKhsM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> FACILITIES Campuses include classroom buildings, theaters, auditoriums, athletic centers with full sized gymnasiums, and aquatic centers. One of the high schools has recently undergone major renovations and technology infrastructure upgrades. New facilities include a theater and amphitheater area, locker rooms, and a new digital marquee. SPORTS AND ARTS The schools’ DII sports teams including girls soccer and volleyball have won many championships in recent years. The district’s Drama Guild has earned repeated recognition from the American Musical Theater’s Honors program. Students can also take unique courses such as floral design and culinary arts. COMMUNITY INFORMATION Morgan Hill is 25 minutes from the culturally diverse city of San Jose in the southern part of Silicon Valley, a globally recognized technology hotspot. Located less than an hour from the scenic Pacific Coast, the region’s pleasant weather allows students to enjoy the beach, hiking, bike riding, and other outdoor activities year-round. Visit School Site: <a href="http://mhusd.org/">Morgan Hill Unified School District</a> Visit City Site: <a href="https://www.morganhill.org/">Morgan Hill, California</a>
Los Angeles Unified School District
DISTRICT PROFILE The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was founded in 1853 and today is the 2nd largest in the US. The district has 900 schools with about 640,000 students. LA schools boast 12 winners of the United States Academic Decathlon championships which is more than any other District in the country. Add to those impressive victories, the school has outstanding individual student and team achievements in: science, mathematics, social studies, language arts, foreign and dual languages, business and entrepreneurial skills, the visual and performing arts, and athletics. FACILITIES LAUSD currently has more than 21,000 buildings in the district. More than 19,600 school modernization projects have completed construction in recent years to provide upgraded facilities to improve the learning environment for students. SPORTS AND ARTS The district competes in a long list of sports, and often wins championships, including golf, soccer, and water polo. The All District High School Honor Band is world renowned, drawing the finest musicians from all its high school band programs. The band has marched in every Tournament of Roses Parade since 1973 and often performs in Bandfest, at Disneyland. COMMUNITY INFORMATION Famous for being the motion picture and entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the US. The metropolitan area is home to nearly 13 million people. Nicknamed L.A., it’s one of the most prominent cultural, technological, media, business and international trade centers on the planet. Los Angeles offers residents and visitors world-class theater, museums and music, shopping, and dining. Visit School Site: <a href="https://achieve.lausd.net/">Los Angeles Unified School District</a> Visit City Site: <a href="https://www.lacity.org/">Los Angeles, California</a>