Laguna Creek High School
|Laguna Creek High School|
|9050 Vicino Drive
Elk Grove, California, Sacramento County, 95758
|School district||Elk Grove Unified School District|
|Principal||Douglas L. Craig|
|Vice principal||Hasan Abdulmalik|
|Vice principal||Chantelle Albiani|
|Campus type||Closed Campus|
|Fight song||"On Wisconsin"|
|Rival||Elk Grove High School|
Laguna Creek High School is a 9th-12th grade college preparatory high school located in Elk Grove, California, a large suburban community near Sacramento, California. The school was established in 1994 as part of the Elk Grove Unified School District. It is home to various organizations and programs, including the Business Career Academy (BCA), Green Energy Technology Academy (GETA) and the Manufacturing Production Technology Academy (MPTA).
Business Career Academy
The Business Career Academy (BCA) is a program that allows students to study for careers in business. Students study basic business procedures in their first year in the Academy, and later they get hands-on experience at the school student store. Students ranked in the school's top 1% occasionally get a class period (work experience) that permits them to leave school early and go to local businesses such as Apple, Safeway, and The Habit to work in $25-an-hour internships.
Green Energy Technology Academy
Students of the Green Energy Technology Academy (GETA) study the technology of renewable energy. These GETA students explore the concepts of energy extraction, conversion and transmission processes through complex, hands-on, project-based work. Depending on a their post secondary plans, students who graduate from the Green Energy Technology Academy will be prepared to enter two or four institutions of study, enter a technical training program or go directly to work in the Energy Sector.
Manufacturing Production Technology Academy
The Manufacturing Production Technology Academy (MPTA) program prepares students for a career in crafts work and engineering. Projects range from helpful community projects such as developing and manufacturing toys for children with cerebral palsy to developing basic engine automobiles. The department allows selected MPTA students to enter a program that provides hands-on opportunities.
Sports Career Academy
The Sports Career Academy (SCA) focuses on exposing students to careers in the sports industry, specifically Sports Medicine. Additionally, sports-related themes are woven into academic classes to address students' interests.
Lambda Delta Rho
Lambda Delta Rho is an honor society developed within the Sports Careers Academy. This honor society promotes the principles of Leadership (Lambda), Discipline (Delta), and Respect (Rho) as the foundations for academic and personal success. Students may qualify for this honor society based on their academic performance each term, and may earn rewards as a result. To attain status in the honor society, students must earn a 2.5 GPA or higher and earn no F grades or Unsatisfactory marks in behavior. Within the honor society, there are 3 different levels. The lowest qualifying level is Rho status. A student may qualify for Rho status if they earn between a 2.5 GPA and a 2.99. The second level is Delta Status. A student may qualify as Delta for earning between 3.0 and a 3.49 GPA. The highest level is Lambda status. Students must earn a qualifying GPA of over 3.5 to achieve this level.
Every amazing athlete must be a hardworking student first.
Many students on campus take a wide selection of collegiate-level courses. 35% of AP test takers on campus score 5s on their exams, and 83.6% of the test takers pass their exam. Historically, the high school has been able to send an impressive number of students to America's top universities year over year. The school is Elk Grove Unified School District's first and only International Baccalaureate school, graduating its first group of IB diploma students in 2012.
Laguna Creek High School is home of the Cardinals. They are part of the Delta Valley League conference. Since its opening in 1994, Laguna Creek has not only been academically inclined, but athletically inclined as well. In the 2008-2009 football season, they became Delta Valley League Champions. They finished the season with 9 wins and 4 losses (9-4). Laguna's cross town rival is the Elk Grove High School Thundering Herd.
Laguna Creek's fight song is to the tune of "On Wisconsin"
"Onward Cardinals! Onward Cardinals!
Plunge right through that line!
Run the ball clear down the field,
A touchdown sure this time.
Onward Cardinals! Onward Cardinals!
Fight on for her fame
Fight Cardinals! fight, fight, fight!
We'll win this game!"
- Casey Weathers - member of the 2008 Summer Olympics United States baseball team.
- Brad Kilby - former pitcher of the Sacramento Rivercats & the Kane County Cougars He now pitches for the Oakland Athletics
- Danny Castillo - UFC/WEC Fighter Alpha Male
- Jeremy Ross- Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver
- Official website
- LCHS Cardinal Football
- Laguna Creek High School Marching Band and Auxiliary Website