Woodbridge High School (Irvine, California)

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Woodbridge High School
Woodbridge High School.jpg
Address
2 Meadowbrook
Irvine, California 92604
Information
School type Public High School
Founded 1980
School number 051274
Principal Chris Krebs
Vice principal Scott Sodorff
Belinda Averill
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2300
Language English
Color(s)           Red and Gold
Mascot Warrior
Team name Warriors
Newspaper The Golden Arrow
Website

Woodbridge High School is a public high school located in Irvine, California, serving grades 9-12. Founded in 1980, it has an approximate enrollment of 2,200 students. Woodbridge has many athletic teams (baseball, cross country, volleyball, basketball, tennis, swimming, etc.) which have participated in numerous CIF competitions. The school also has a very competitive Marching band (which won many state championships and a national championship led by directors Joslyne Blasdel and Brad Harris) and an orchestra. Woodbridge High School was built with intentions of having it become a shopping center if student enrollment was low, as Principal Tom Nelson said in Fall 2003. In the past two years, new administration has been added that includes all of the current Vice Principals: Jason Viloria, Sheila Adams, and Belinda Averill. In March 2008, Tom Nelson announced retirement and Vice Principal, Jason Viloria, became the new principal.

Woodbridge is currently undergoing many improvements and renovations. A recent example is the new Aquatic Center which contains a 50 meter by 25 yard swimming pool, portable bleachers, restroom facilities and locker rooms.

Of note, the 1989 movie Gleaming the Cube starring Christian Slater was filmed partially at Woodbridge High School.

Academic Teams[edit]

Woodbridge offers a strong array of extracurricular academic organizations and hosts an annual Academic Teams Banquet.

Woodbridge has a notable Model United Nations team, which has won many significant awards (Best Delegate, Commendations, Research). The Woodbridge MUN team has competed in numerous local high school and college conferences as well. Woodbridge is currently in the planning stages for its own conference, which will be the first ever conference that Woodbridge has hosted.

Woodbridge's Academic Decathlon team reached the state finals of the California Academic Decathlon in 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2014. It was ranked as the first-place team in Division III in 2012 and the first-place team in Division II in 2014.[1]

The school's chapter of the National Junior Classical League is one of the top in the nation. Woodbridge hosts an annual Certamen invitational and regularly hosts Southern California Regional Amici Madness and the State Latin Convention.[2] Multiple Woodbridge students have served as officers at the state and national levels of JCL.[3][4]

The Woodbridge High Entertainment Corps represented the state of California in 2010 in the Field Show Internation competition held in Washington D.C., taking first place in the Nation.[5] The school's percussion ensemble is also considered one of the best in the nation. In 2012 the ensemble swept the World Championships in the concert division with a record setting score of 99.6 out of 100.[6]

Woodbridge also sponsors National History Day, Mock Trial, Science Bowl, Ocean Sciences Bowl, Science Olympiad, and FIRST Robotics Teams. In January 2012 the Science Bowl team won first place at the JPL regional competition and went on to compete nationally in Washington DC that April.

Academic support[edit]

Woodbridge High School has an support for English Language Development as ELS for English learners.

They also have an after school tutoring center in the library.

Athletics[edit]

Woodbridge High School offers a variety of athletic teams [7]

Fall Sports: Golf (Girls), Cross Country, Football, Tennis (Girls), Water Polo (Boys), Volleyball (Girls)

Winter Sports: Basketball (Girls and Boys), Soccer (Girls and Boys), Water Polo (Girls), Wrestling

Spring Sports: Lacrosse (Boys and Girls), Softball (Girls), Baseball (Boys), Track (Boys and Girls), Swimming (Girls), Tennis (Boys), Golf (Boys), Volleyball (Boys)

Visual and Performing Arts[edit]

WHS offers a variety of programs in the Arts. Performing arts include vocal music, instrumental music, and theater. Additionally, WHS offers a range of visual arts, including ceramics and photography. There is also a film production program, which is a part of FilmEd* Academy of the Arts.

Requirements[edit]

High school diploma requirements

English: 4 years

Mathematics (including Algebra1): 2 years

Science: 2 years

World Studies: 1 year

U.S. History: 1 year

Political Science: 1/2 year

Economics: 1/2 year

Fine art or foreign language: 1 year

Health: 1/2 year

Physical Education: 2 years

Elective: 70 Credits as 7 full year classes

Passage of California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

4 year college requirements

English: 4 years

Mathematics(Must complete Algebra 2): 3 years

Laboratory Science: 2 years

World Studies: 1 year

U.S. History: 1 year

Political Science: 1/2 year

Economics: 1/2 year

Foreign Language: 2 years

Fine Arts: 1 year

Academic Electives: 1 year

Physical Education: 2 year

Health: 1/2 year

GPA[edit]

A (Excellent) 4 points

B (Above average)3 points

C (Average)2 points

D (Below average) 1 point

F (Failed) 0 point

Plus and minus do not effect the GPA. Honors and AP course will receive extra GPA points.

Notable alumni[edit]

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