Channel Islands High School
|Channel Islands High School|
|1400 Raiders Way
Oxnard, California, 93033
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Home of the Raiders|
|School district||Oxnard Union High School District|
|Superintendent||Dr. Bob Carter|
|Principal||Ms. Maricruz Hernandez|
|Assistant principals||Mr. Sam Cijvanovich
Mr. Mark Contreras
Dr. Norman Sauce
Mr. Randy Ortiz
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Pacific View League|
Channel Islands High School (CIHS), is a secondary school located in Oxnard, California. It is known as the "Home of the Raiders". The school colors are royal blue and gold. CIHS is under the jurisdiction of the Oxnard Union High School District. It had a student population of 2,608 during the 2006-2007 school year. Bijou Beltran, an assistant principal from Pacifica High School, replaced Dr. Rocky Valles, Jr. as principal for the 2008-2009 school year. Superintendent Jody Dunlap announced she would step down in June 2010 and will be replaced by a new principal. Ms. Maricruz Hernandez became principal of the 2010-2011 school year and is still principal today.
Accomplishments in the Performing Arts
In 1988, Channel Islands High School made history as the first high school to enter a drill team featuring men into competition at the famous Miss Drill Team USA competition in Santa Monica California. The team qualified to compete in the Novelty division and took 2nd overall in the category, setting the stage for other schools to begin incorporating males into their drill teams and eventually the evolution of the 'All Male' divisions.
Channel Islands High School has many Squads: Short Flags, All Male, All Female, Banners, Islander Drill, Drumline, Coed Dance, JV & Varsity Cheer. These squads all participate in various competitions locally, nationally, even internationally, earning recognition and taking top honors at competitions such as USA Nationals and Miss Dance/Drill Team USA. Channel Islands' very own Short Flags has celebrated an unprecedented 15-year first place winning streak at Drill Team USA from 1980–1995, as well as having the honor of being the very first school to 3-Peat at USA Nationals (2001–03). Coed Dance & Islander Drill have also taken home nationals titles from USA Nationals & Miss Dance/Drill Team U.S.A.
In its first year, Channel Islands All Male 1995-96 were undefeated champions (13-0), taking home first place trophies from the prestigious Drill Team USA and USA Nationals competitions. Ever since, Channel Islands has been a top contender and an innovator in the All Male Division. Ten years after its inception, the All Male team of 2004-05 also earned the honor of undefeated champions.
Drumline also received the Golden drumhead at DAC competition in 2004-05.
The All Female Dance team has also recently won the Miss Dance Drill Team USA competition led by Captain; consequently winning the highest awarded points in the medium division. Currently making them Undefeated champions of 2008-09 after only 4 years of existence.
Advanced Placement Courses
- American Government AP (HP) - Ramos
- Biology AP (HP) - LaForge
- US History 3 AP (HP) - Cole
- English 3 AP (HP) - Grennan/Davis
- Chemistry AP (HP) - Lucas
- Psychology AP (HP) - Kochel
- English 4 AP (HP) - Madonna
- Macroeconomics AP (HP) - Ramson
- Calculus AB AP (HP) - Lopez
- Statistics AP (HP) - Chavarin
- Studio Art AP (HP) - Cardinez
- Physics C AP (HP) - LaForge
- Spanish Language AP - Blanc
- Spanish Literature AP - Blanc
- European History AP (HP) - Bankert
- Mountain Biking
- Girls Softball
- Boys & Girls Tennis
- Boys & Girls Basketball
- Boys & Girls Water Polo
- Boys & Girls Soccer
- Boys & Girls Volleyball
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Swim & Dive
- Marching Band
- Maria Echaveste: Former U.S. presidential advisor to Bill Clinton and White House Deputy Chief of Staff under the second Clinton administration.
- Fernando Vargas: Former world champion boxer.
- Jacob Cruz: Outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds.
- Terry Pendleton: Former MVP of Major League Baseball.
- Blaine Saipaia: Offensive Lineman Detroit Lions.
- Ricky "Rick Rawk" Cole: Dancer in Mos Wanted Crew America's Best Dance Crew.
- Lloyd Lucin: Dancer in Academy of Villans America's Got Talent