USA California, USA
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Torrance High School

City
Beach

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    2257
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Fall Year

School Description

DISTRICT PROFILE
Torrance High School offers students an authentic American high school experience as the oldest high school in the state of California. The district was listed as a 2017 California Honor Roll School District.

FACILITIES
The 9-acre campus features over 100 classrooms, 2 gyms, 5 computer labs, and many athletic fields. The school’s 100th anniversary in 2017 was marked by extensive upgrades and renovations. The school is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

SPORTS AND ARTS
Torrance High sports teams have earned numerous titles in baseball, football, golf, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Several professional athletes have graduated from the school, particularly MLB players.
In addition to various arts courses such as drumline and photography, students can participate in over 50 clubs and extracurricular activities such as fashion and ukulele.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Torrance High School was named a California Distinguished School by the U.S. Department of Education and he district was named a 2017 California Honor Roll School District.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Torrance, California is located one hour south of Los Angeles. It boasts warm temperatures and low humidity year-round. The city is listed as one of the top 30 best cities to live in America by Niche.com. Students can explore many museums, beaches, bike paths, and skate parks. Torrance is a coastal community with 1.5 miles of Pacific beaches.

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:20
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Football, Football, Golf, Martial Arts, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling
Arts
Art, Art, Film Academy, Photography
Music
Band, Concert Band, Concert Band, Drumline, Instrumental Ensemble, Music Theory, Piano
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, Data science, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Government and Politics, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Physics 1, Psychology, US History, World History
Languages
Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
American Red Cross, Anime Club, Baking, Book Club, Chess, Christian Culture, Christian Movement Group, Female Empowerment, Gay-Straight Alliance, Guitar and Ukulele Club, Hip Hop, Human Relations, Interact, Japanese Culture, Korean Club, Latino Culture, Muslim Student Association, Pacific Islander, Palm Guard, Science fiction club, Scientific Olympia, Scottish-Irish Culture, South Asian Culture, Surf Club, UNICEF
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
-18
ELTiS Required
215
TOEFL Required
50

Testimonials

I will always remember how living in the US was a huge goal of mine, it was a dream that I thought I would never be able to reach, but here I am living my dream with amazing people around me.

Raphaela E.

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