Exploring the Schools of Huntington Beach: High School Edition

Exploring the Schools of Huntington Beach: High School Edition

Exploring the Schools of Huntington Beach:

What You Need to Know About HB High Schools

According to the Huntington Beach Union High School District’s data, high school students are assigned to one of six comprehensive high school facilities based on their home address. Once a high school is assigned, the student may begin to explore the limited open enrollment options available to him or her by contacting the Guidance department of their geographical home school. If you are considering a move to Huntington Beach and will need to enroll your son or daughter (or both) in a high school-level curriculum, you can first determine his or her geographical home high school and then contact the Guidance department at that school to discuss enrollment and/or transfer options, if they exist.

Within the Huntington Beach Union High School District are six standard high schools offering comprehensive curriculum programs for students in grades nine through 12. Let’s take a closer look at these now:

Edison High School

Located at 21400 Magnolia Street and lorded over by Principal Jennifer Graves, Edison High is celebrating its 50th year in Huntington Beach in the 2018 to 2019 school year, continuing to run deep in tradition and pride. The school’s main focus remains on preparing students for the 21st century, bolstered by a vision that imagines all graduates to be great communicators, critical thinkers and collaborators and creative individuals. Edison High offers a myriad of opportunities that allow students to “get connected,” based on studies that show the more connected and involved students are in high school, the more successful they will be. Whether through outstanding Honors and/or Advanced Placement courses – or one or more of its academic pathways and programs including CIBACS (Center for International Business and Communication Studies), MUN (Model United Nations), ASE (Academy for Sustainability and Engineering), CTE (Career Technical Educational pathways) and SAC (Special Abilities Cluster program) – Edison students are encouraged to challenge themselves.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

Fountain Valley High School

Located at 17816 Bushard Street in Fountain Valley and wholly supervised by Principal Morgan Smith, Ed.D., Fountain Valley High is committed to maximizing the learning, growth and development of every student through the mentoring efforts of a dedicated and caring staff, in partnership with parents and the community. The students here become critical thinkers, effective communicators, self-directed learners and, ultimately, responsible members of society. Fountain Valley High enjoys a rich historical legacy in the Huntington Beach area, having opened on September 12, 1966 with 2,300 students and being named for the city of Fountain Valley.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

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Huntington Beach High School

Centrally situated at 1905 Main Street and headed by Principal Daniel Morris, Huntington Beach High’s mission is to educate, prepare and inspire students to change the world via learning objectives that revolve around the “holy trinity” – learn, thrive and give. In so doing, students learn to inquire and innovate, collaborate, think critically, communicate, adapt and persevere, reflect, engage ethically, show empathy and give back. Programs offered by Huntington Beach High include APA, AVID, ROP, MUN, HBHS Photography, Workability and Digital Journalism amongst a plethora of other activities and athletic opportunities.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

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Marina High School

Located at 15871 Springdale Street and headed by Principal Jessie Marion, Ed.D., Marina High’s vision is to inspire and empower students to be responsible and successful citizens who are able to meet personal, local and global challenges. The school’s staff approaches this via a mission to provide students with a rigorous, relevant educational experience in a supportive environment that promotes critical thinking, creativity, innovation and community. As a result, graduates of Marina High are effective communicators who use the conventions of language correctly, collaborative workers who share ideas and points of view, responsible citizens who demonstrate the ability to assist others, critical thinkers who apply knowledge creatively and self-motivated learners who set achievable goals.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

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Ocean View High School

With Principal Courtney Robinson, Ed.D. at the helm and beautifully situated at 17071 Gothard Street, Ocean View High boasts a set of core values defined as beliefs that drive all that the school does in terms of what opportunities it provides, what relationships it builds and nurtures and what kind of community members it strives to be. The school’s administrators believe in leadership through example, integrity, moral and academic excellence and hard work, understanding the importance of preparing for life beyond high school. As such, teachers provide the training and guidance required to enter into that life with confidence and success, stressing positive interactions, self-discipline, responsibility for one’s actions and acceptance.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

Westminster High School

Located at 14325 Goldenwest Street in Westminster and headed by Principal Joe Fraser, Westminster High’s vision imagines globally-responsible and empowered citizens, encouraged via a mission to engage students through a rigorous curriculum and diverse extracurricular experiences – all accomplished by cultivating a positive school culture. Schoolwide learning objectives for attendees of Westminster High encompass the PRIDE protocol: (P)repare for college and career, (R)ead and write daily, (I)nquire and collaborate, (D)emonstrate digital literacy and (E)ngage in school culture.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

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NONE GEOGRAPHIC HIGH SCHOOLS:  OPEN TO EVERYONE

In addition to these standard high school facilities, the Huntington Beach Union High School District also plays host to three alternative education schools, including:

Valley Vista High School

Centrally situated at 9600 Dolphin Avenue in Fountain Valley and headed by Principal Kerry Clitheroe, Valley Vista High is a place where a new beginning creates new opportunities, an operating philosophy bolstered by a powerful mission to engage all students in their education, promote mutual respect and provide opportunities for acquiring life skills. With a student population between 280 and 320 attendees and a teacher roster of 14 general and special education faculty members, Valley Vista offers premium education for those in the 11th and 12th grades.

 

Huntington Beach Adult School

Principal Steve Curiel heads Huntington Beach Adult School, located at 17231 Gothard Street, an institution wherein lifelong learning is promoted via 21st century educational programs to prepare students for success in postsecondary education, the workforce and the community. Courses are open to any person 18 years of age or over who can benefit from instruction with open, ongoing enrollment in most classes; high school students may arrange to take adult education courses through their high school.

 

Coast High School

Also located at 17231 Gothard Street and lorded over by Principal Angela Harding, Psy.D., Coast High represents an alternative school of choice with coursework comparable in length, content and rigor to a tradition high school facility. Learning options here are strategically aligned to cutting-edge state standards and include rigorous A-G college preparatory courses implemented by highly-qualified teachers leading to a fully-accredited high school diploma. Advanced Placement and NCAA-approved curriculum options are also available.

The Huntington Beach Union High School District has gained notoriety for providing a full spectrum of special programs and alternative settings for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) including the Special Abilities Cluster (SAC) and Pathways and Endeavors. Students with special needs have the opportunity to receive instruction in accordance with their individual demands and to participate in activities all these comprehensive facilities have to offer.

Preparing for college – and one’s future – has never been as clearly defined as in Huntington Beach!

 

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If you have any questions about any of these schools I would love to help and be a great resource for you.  Don’t hesitate to reach out at either 714.340.5481 or Email me at Malakai@tmsg.me.  If you or anyone you know are looking to buy a home in Huntington Beach or Orange County I would greatly appreciate you giving me a call or passing along my info.  This is how I can continue to create valuable content like this for you and the community.

Malakai Sparks
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