Del Campo High School
|Del Campo High School|
|Fair Oaks, California|
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||San Juan Unified School District|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Color(s)||Blue & Gold|
|Rivals||Casa Roble High School, Bella Vista High School|
|Website||Del Campo High School Online|
Del Campo’s academic program is validated by an Academic Performance Index increase of 56 points over a three-year period. In 1995, Del Campo adopted the 4X4 Block Schedule which enables students to focus on four ninety-two-minute classes each term. This allows students to complete eight more classes than others would on a traditional schedule and are well-prepared for the academic demands of a university. In 1996, Del Campo High School received California Distinguished High School honors. All students are encouraged to challenge themselves in college prep classes, which may include honors classes in English, Science, and Social Studies, as well as Advanced Placement classes in Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, Microeconomics, English Language, English Literature, French, Spanish, Statistics, U.S. Government, and U.S. History. Tutoring is a component of the AVID program and after school tutoring is available for all students.
Del Campo has a number of exemplary co-curricular and extra curriculum programs that foster the positive learning environment. Students who are members of the yearbook, the Decamhian, or the newspaper, the ROAR, as well as cadets in the Air Force JROTC program, have been nationally recognized for performance in the programs. Del Campo’s athletic program is one of the finest in the Sac Joaquin section. An extended Fine and Performing Arts program affords students opportunities in music, art and theater. Del Campo also has an excellent Academic Decathlon program, the school has performed well in the Sacramento County competition since the 1980s under the leadership of coach John Davis. The school finished 3rd behind Folsom High School(2nd) and Bella Vista High School(1st) in the 2008-2009 competition year.
Air Force JROTC CA-863rd Cadet Squadron - The JROTC unit has established a record on inspections and extra curricular activities. Colonel Robert A. Dominguez, USAF (Ret.) and Master Sergeant Noah Dula, USAF (Ret.) currently run the program. Colonel Farney & Master Sergeant Raymond Crouse, USAF (Ret.) started the program in 1986. The Honor Guard is composed of the most disciplined and "the best of the best" of the CA-863rd Cadet Unit and performs in prestigious events that range any where from Presenting colors at dinners held to honor fallen veterans and soldiers at the Fallen Warriors dinner ceremony to Presenting Colors at our school events like football games and rallies. The Honor Guard has won awards at drill competitions and in many parades that they perform in throughout the year.
Yearbook The Decamhian - Del Campo's yearbook, the Decamhian (short for Del Campo High Annual), is the proud recipient of 16 National Pacemaker Awards and 13 National Scholastic Press Association All-American Awards, as well as 14 Gold Crown Awards and 2 Silver Crown Awards awarded by Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The yearbook students published the 50th anniversary edition in 2013.
Newspaper The ROAR - winner of a Gold Medal from the American Scholastic Press Association, as well as a six time winner of the prestigious Columbia Press Association’s Gold Medal, placing seventh in the nation in 1998.
AVID Del Campo is a National Demonstration school. It usually graduates the AVID class with 100% college enrollment.
DCTV DCTV is a private channel only able to broadcast to television sets inside the school's campus. DCTV content airs Tuesday and Thursday mornings during second period. DCTV only airs during the second semester. DCTV is used to bring announcements to Del Campo students with video and static clips.
- Dusty Baker - former Major League Baseball player and manager.
- Jason Barnes - Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver.
- Matt Barnes - Sacramento Kings forward who has played for six NBA teams.
- Brad Becker - Brigadier General, United States Army (Class of 1982)
- Betsy Butler - California State Assemblywoman. Class of 1981.
- Donald Butler - linebacker for the San Diego Chargers drafted with the 79th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft (Class of '06)
- Tom Johnson - PGA Tour golfer.
- Kurt Knudsen, Former professional baseball player
- Laura Ling - American journalist and writer. Host and reporter on E! Investigates. Class of 1994.
- Lisa Ling - television personality and host of National Geographic Channel's Explorer.
- Pat McClain - 5 time Barron's Top 100 Investment Advisor, Investment News Philanthropist of the Year (2013), Chairman of the Board, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (Class of 1981)
- Cristina Mendonsa - KXTV channel 10 news anchor.
- Rick Schu - nine-year MLB infielder.
- Spencer Stone - Staff sergeant of the United States Air Force, known for foiling a terrorist attack.
- Rene Syler- former host of The Early Show on CBS. Class of 1981.
- Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox - co-founders of Smosh. (Class of '05)
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