Welcome to the Ranch
I am excited to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year and join Rancho Alamitos High School as your Principal. It is an honor to join a community of teachers and staff who are dedicated to providing our students with the best possible high school experience.
I look forward to continuing Rancho’s long standing traditions and also being a part of an innovative and creative school staff that consistently looks to the future and what our school community and students can become. We are committed to providing an exceptional education that is grounded in our District Goals (Spanish, Vietnamese). Here students will be empowered to excel academically and supported and inspired to learn. Each day, students will gain the Academic Skills needed to find success in the classroom and engage in a rigorous curriculum. They will build their Personal Skills and become creative and critical thinkers with a love for lifelong learning. Our graduates are well prepared for Lifelong Success.
In their time at Rancho Alamitos each student will create a plan to meet their educational and career goals and be supported by our counseling team in taking the steps necessary to follow a clear path to life after high school. There are outstanding opportunities for coursework in multiple professions through our CTE program. These include Graphic Arts, Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management and Automotive Diagnostics, Services and Repair. Our partnership with Cypress College provides coursework in Cybersecurity and students enrolling in this course will earn college credit while exploring this fast growing career. Throughout their four years, students will engage with a challenging curriculum that promotes high level thinking through engaging lessons and research based instruction. Rancho’s teachers are dedicated to providing high level instruction in an environment that motivates students to grow in their thinking and supports them as individuals
We enter the school year with a brand new synthetic turf field and synthetic track that will be home to all of our field sports, Marching Band, ColorGuard and Track and Field teams. Please come out to enjoy watching our athletes compete and musicians perform in this beautiful facility. Our summer programs for athletics, performing arts and academics have had a very busy and productive few months and enter the school year ready to put their practice into play. Rancho’s extensive array of extracurricular activities and sports is an integral part of students’ lives. I look forward to seeing all that our students do outside the classroom and meeting their family and friends who come out to support them.
Family Involvement is key to our students’ success both in and outside of the classroom. When our students' home and school communities come together, great things happen for them. You will be hearing from me throughout the year when opportunities for you to join us arise. I look forward to working with our students and families throughout their amazing High School experience at Rancho Alamitos!
With Vaquero Pride,