Rancho Cotate High School
|Rancho Cotate High School|
|5450 Snyder Lane
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
|School district||Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Blue, Red and White.|
Rancho Cotate High School "The Ranch" for short, is a four-year comprehensive high school in Rohnert Park, California. It is located at 5450 Snyder Lane, adjacent to the campus of Sonoma State University.
It was established in 1966 and named after the Rancho Cotate land grant. It serves the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District. Enrollment in the 2006-2007 school year was about 1800-1900 students. A new football stadium was built in 2008.
The high school is fed by Lawrence E. Jones Middle School.
Rancho Cotate High School curriculum follows California State and Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified District guidelines. The school district has adopted content standards and Multiple Measures assessments. These assessments allow teachers, students and parents to see where individuals are in reaching and/or exceeding District Standards. The measures determine whether a student has successfully learned grade level standards. The results of these measures enables teachers to teach to the individual student's needs and strengths.
Rancho Cotate High School course offerings include academically rigorous courses, innovative electives, and award-winning art, music and journalism programs. Extensive vocational classes are offered such as animation, web design, accounting, digital photography, video production, and a full range of autoshop and woodshop classes.
Advanced Placement and Honor Courses are offered at RCHS in specific subject areas, such as Social Studies, Math, Science, English, French and Spanish. Students can earn college credits or waive certain courses depending upon their scores and their school of attendance. The school also offers a program called AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), designed to help under-achieving high school students prepare for and succeed in colleges and universities.
Students have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of sports and extra curricular activities. There are over forty organizations on campus, and more than eighteen different sports are offered.
One of the most highly notable extracurricular activities is journalism. The journalism program produces the student-run publication for the school, which has received recognition on the local, regional, and national level. Such accolades have been awarded by the Press Democrat, Society of Professional Journalists, and Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association.
- Brandon Morrow (Class of 2003) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher. Drafted by the Seattle Mariners, he now plays for the Toronto Blue Jays.
- Brande Roderick (Class of 1992) is an American model and actress.
- "Contact us". Retrieved September 25, 2009.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rancho Cotate High School