Campolindo High School
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|Campolindo High School|
|300 Moraga Road
Moraga, California 94556
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Acalanes Union High School District|
|NCES School ID||060165000033|
|Color(s)||Red and blue|
Campolindo High School is a public high school located in Moraga, California, and is in the Acalanes Union High School District. Campolindo offers an advanced education system in the Acalanes School District, with particular emphasis on its participation in the Advanced Placement Program.
In 2013, Campolindo was ranked 18th in California (and 131st nationally) by U.S. News & World Report.
Campolindo has been a strong school for sports. The Cougars play in Division III, and have programs in women's volleyball, men's football, men's basketball, men's baseball, men's/women's water polo, men's/women's cross country, men's/women's track and field, men's/women's swimming and diving, men's/women's soccer and Men's Volleyball.
Men's Winter Sports: basketball, soccer, and wrestling
Women's Fall Sports: water polo, cross country, golf, volleyball, and tennis
Women's Winter Sports: basketball and soccer
Women's Spring Sports: softball, swimming, diving, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, and lacrosse
Campolindo's Academic Decathlon Team has seen a rise to prominence since 2010. Under the direction of Coach Paul Verbanszky, the Cougars were victorious in the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Contra Costa County Academic Decathlons and advanced all three years to the state championship in Sacramento, California. After finishing sixth at the Division III state championship in 2011 and 2012, the Cougars won the Medium Size Schools state decathlon award in 2013, advancing to the online national championship while placing third in Division III and winning a most improved team award in the process. At the 2013 Online National Championship held April 4 and 26, the Cougars won first place, in the process earning the first national title for Campolindo in any competition and the first national championship in Academic Decathlon for any school in Northern California.
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The school's main rival is Miramonte High School in the neighboring town of Orinda. Students at Campolindo often wear t-shirts that read "Stomp the Mats" (Miramonte's mascot is the Matador, or Mat for short).
Soda Aquatic Center
The Soda Aquatic Center opened to the public in 1999 and has three pools: a 3.5-foot-deep (1.1 m) pool, a diving well 10 to 13 feet (4.0 m) deep with two 1-meter springboards and two 3-meter springboards, and a competition pool. The 50 meter by 25-yard (23 m) competition pool is considered to be one of the fastest pools in the country.
The Soda Center is the annual host of:
- The Water Polo Premier League
- The Orinda Moraga Pool Association's Swimming Championship Meet
- The DFAL Swimming and Diving Championship Meet
The center replaced a large blacktop area which was known by students as the "backlot", where some students (sometimes called "backlotters") would congregate in large numbers during breaks to smoke and socialize.
The Campolindo High School gymnasium was the location of a Grateful Dead show on May 17, 1969. A poorly recorded portion of this exists and circulates among traders of Grateful Dead Live shows. The spring of 1969 also included a show by Santana a few months before they performed at Woodstock (with the Grateful Dead) and their first album that fall. B.B. King also performed in concert there in 1969. Other notables of that era that came to Campolindo were Joy of Cooking and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
The cafeteria was also the location of notable early concert by the Dead Kennedys, on the evening of December 19, 1978. The band, who had just made their first appearance 5 months earlier, performed under the pseudonym of "The Creamsicles". The DKs were preceded by a set by The Zeros and openers The Liars, a punk-pop band from Berkeley. The concert, promoted as "The Whittler's Ball", was produced by a group of Campolindo students. A recording exists of the concert.
From 1990 to 1992, a student band named Code Blue, featuring Sub Pop and Brushfire Records recording artist Zach Rogue (of Rogue Wave) and Beluga Heights record label founder and hip-hop record producer JR Rotem, often performed at lunchtime.
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