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  • 1. Modesto High School www.modesto.monet.k12.ca.us School Profile 2009-2010 CEEB Code 051985 Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, six years granted 2012 Jason Manning: Principal Marie McDonald: Associate Principal, Curriculum and Instruction Marcie Dillon: Assistant Principal, Pupil Services Richard Fonseca, Jenny Solis: Assistant Principals, Student Supervision Susan Elliott: International Baccalaureate Coordinator Amy Chavkin: AVID Coordinator Donald Wallace: Athletic Director Counselors Renee Argain, Jose I. Guerrero, Kimberly Martinez, Jerry Ochoa, and Linda Zoslocki College Counselor: Amy Switzer Founded in 1883, Modesto High School was the first public secondary school in the city of Modesto, a community currently home to over 200,000 people. Located in the fertile San Joaquin Valley of north central California, much of Modesto’s economy revolved around agriculture. With the San Francisco Bay area some 90 miles to the west, many commuters from various career areas have recently established residence in Modesto contributing to a 50% increase in population since 1980 and causing a greater diversification of socioeconomic levels. Modesto offers many of the cultural opportunities and urban recourse of a metropolitan city, but many residents feel that it still maintains an atmosphere of small town charm and hospitality.
  • 2. Curriculum and Graduation Requirements Courses for students of all abilities are provided in a comprehensive curriculum ranging from Special Ed to AVID to International Baccalaureate. We have 124 certificated staff members, 44 with multiple credentials, 25 with master’s degrees, 2 with doctorate degrees, 1 with an MBA, and 1 with a law degree. We have over 2,900 students. (The special education subgroup is included in the General and CP Band. IB and AVID students are included in the CP Band.) 8% (Full Diploma)  65%  23.8% 9.5% Required Courses Semester/Credits English 8/40 Social Science 7/35 Mathematics 6/30 (Must pass Algebra) Science 4/20 Visual Performing Arts or 2/10 Foreign Language Physical Education 4/20 Practical Art 1/5 Health 1/5 230 credits required for graduation. • More than 31 languages represent the array of Mother tongues spoken by 57% of students. • 19.8% are designated English learners. • 66% receive free or reduced lunch.
  • 3. Grading System and Scheduling Modesto High operates on a seven period traditional schedule (49 minutes) each day, with two overlapping lunch periods. Students may opt for a zero or an eighth period class from limited offerings including computer lit, jazz band, marching band, advanced P.E., or leadership classes. The grading system for all classes is based on a five-step scale: A-Outstanding, B-Above Average, C-Average, D-Below Average, F-Failing. Grades are determined by student achievement relative to the objectives of the designated instructional level and the teacher. Class Rank Senior unweighted class rank is determined by the cumulative unweighted GPA that is based on grades 9-11, and all classes including P.E. Weighted class rank is determined by the weighted GPA that is based on grades 9-11, and all classes including P.E., with an extra point for honors and IB/AP courses in which the student earned grades of A, B, or C. CAL Grant GPA on the transcript refers to the college GPA for grades 10 and 11. SAT/ACT Data Modesto High Class of 2009 SAT ACT Verbal Math Mean 525 533 Composite 23.7 75thPercentile 590 600 75th Percentile 27 CA Mean 500 513 CA Composite 22.2 National Mean 501 515 National Composite 21.1 The Class of 2009 has 2 National Merit Semi-Finalists, 1 National Hispanic Recognition, and 7 Commended students. International Baccalaureate Courses IB Course Offerings IBHL English 1,2 IBSL Spanish IBHL Biology 1,2 IBSL/HLPsychology HL Hist of Americas 1,2 IBHL Visual Arts 1,2 IBSL French IBHL Music 1,2 IBHL Math IBSL Math Methods 1 IBHL Theater Arts 1,2 IBSL Math Studies 1 IB Theory of Knowledge IBSL Chemistry IBSL Anthropology IBSL Physics IBSL ITGS Modesto High offers the only IB program in the county. Students who choose to apply must go through a rigorous application process during the 8th grade year in order to qualify for participation in the IB program. The program began with the class of 1998. The Class of 2009 had an 79% pass rate. Our class of 2010 has 74 full IB seniors. We are extremely proud of our diploma pass rate and have consistently surpassed both state and national averages.
  • 4. College Acceptance and Matriculation Class of 2009 Seventy eight percent of the class of 2009 intends to pursue post secondary training at four-year or two-year colleges and universities, or vocational trade schools. Twenty-seven percent will attend four-year universities; fifty percent will attend two-year colleges or vocational schools. Academy of Art Clark Atlanta Paine College Adriens Beauty College Colgate Patten University Alabama State Cornell Paul Mitchell Alabama A & M Concordia University University of Portland American Drexel Princeton U of Arizona Domincan Providence Art Institute of California Dillard University of Puget Sound U of Auckland University of Denver Reed Azusa Pacific DeVry University Rice Bejing Normal University De Paul University of Rochester Baldwin-Wallace College Duke Sacramento City Berkeley City College Earlham College Saint Josephs Boston University Embry-Riddell Saint Mary’s of Moraga Brandeis Emerson San Diego State Brigham Young University Emory San Francisco State California College of the Arts Fashion Institute of Design U of San Francisco California Institute of Technology Fordham San Joaquin Delta UC Berkeley George Washington San Joaquin Valley UC Davis Georgetown San Jose State UC Irvine Grambling Santa Barbara City College UCLA Harvard Santa Clara University UC Berkeley Heald Savannah College of Art and Design UC Riverside Hobart and William Smith Savannah State UC San Diego College of the Holy Cross Sonoma State UC Santa Barbara Holy Names U of Southern California (USC) UC Santa Cruz Johns Hopkins Stanford University Cal Poly Pomona Kaplan Syracuse Cal Poly San Luis Obispo La Sierra Texas Southern University CSU Bakersfield Lewis & Clark Tuskegee CSU Channel Islands Lincoln University Washington University, St Louis CSU Chico Livingston College Western Career College CSU Dominguez Hills University of Maine Whitman CSU East Bay Macalester College William & Mary CSU Fresno Marin Military Academy Xavier CSU Fullerton MIT CSU Long Beach Millikin CSU Los Angeles Mills College CSU Monterey Bay Modesto Junior College CSU Northridge University of Nebraska CSU Sacramento University of Nevada CSU San Marcos New York University CSU Stanislaus North Carolina Chapel Hill Capital University Northwestern Carleton Notre Dame Carnegie Mellon Oberlin University of Chicago Occidental City College of San Francisco University of the Pacific