Hesperia High School

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Hesperia High School
Hesperia High School's Logo.png
Address
9898 Maple Avenue
Hesperia, California 92345
United States
Coordinates 34°24′00″N 117°20′48″W / 34.4°N 117.346531°W / 34.4; -117.346531Coordinates: 34°24′00″N 117°20′48″W / 34.4°N 117.346531°W / 34.4; -117.346531
Information
Established 1984
School district Hesperia Unified School District
Principal Michelle Estrada
Faculty 79
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1992 (2012-2013)[1]
Campus Suburban
Campus size 60 acres (24 ha)[2]
Color(s)     Vegas Gold
     Black
Mascot Scorpion
Rivals Sultana Sultans and Oak Hills Bulldogs
Newspaper The Sting
Video Hesperia Broadcasting
Website

Hesperia High School is a public four-year high school within the Hesperia Unified School District located in Hesperia, San Bernardino County, California. It is one of three comprehensive high schools in the district.

The school currently is enrolled with less than 2,000 students in grades 9–12. Twice has the school's student body swelled to 4,000, forcing the HUSD to open Sultana High School, in 1995 and Oak Hills High School, in 2009. The school's official mascot is the scorpion and the colors are Vegas Gold & Black.[8] Hesperia High School was the first high school to open in Hesperia, California in the fall of 1984, making it the oldest high school in the Hesperia Unified School District.[9]

The high school is currently transitioning into an academy like structure. This academy will allow students to earn college credit; however, instead of going to a separate campus students will be able to attend during school hours. This provides the advantage for the students, because they will simultaneously earn college credit and their A through G requirements in order to graduate from high school. This is the first campus to offer this type of opportunity in the high desert.[10]

Hesperia High School was featured in a documentary called Shakespeare High about its drama department's success in the Shakespearean Festival in Southern California.[11]

Alma Mater[edit]

   To thee we hail Hesperia
   Courageous, proud and bold
   Forever let our colors fly
   Victorious black and gold
   We'll go with courage 
   Toward our goals
   However far they seem.
   Our western star will
   Guide the way
   And lead us to our dream.
   Our hearts are filled
   With loyalty
   And as we leave your door
   Our pride will stay 
   And we will be   
   Scorpions forevermore! [12]

Demographics[edit]

Data from School Year 2009-2010.[13]

  • Hispanic - 61%
  • White - 21%
  • Black - 9%
  • Asian - 2%
  • Other 2%

Graduation Requirements[edit]

All students who attend Hesperia High School must meet the following criteria to graduate.[14]

  • 4 years of English (40 credits)
  • 3 years of Social Studies (30 credits)
  • 2 years of Mathematics (20 credits)
  • 3 years of Science (30 credits)
  • 2 years of Physical Education (20 credits)
  • 1 year of either a Performing Art or a Foreign Language (10 credits)
  • 70 credits worth of electives
  • Pass the CAHSEE

Overall, a student must have 220 credits accumulated from these subjects to graduate. As of the 2011-2012 school year, Hesperia High school has a graduation rate of 89.6%. (May be old so ask your counselor to make sure this is correct) [15]

Academics[edit]

Hesperia high school has many opportunities for a student to academically challenge themselves through rigorous courses, by which it accomplishes through offering both Honors and AP courses.[16]

AP Courses[edit]

Honors Courses[edit]

  • English I Honors
  • English II Honors
  • World History/Geography/Cultures Honors

Sports[edit]

Hesperia High School offers a wide variety of sports to its students. Among them are:

  • Baseball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Cheer
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Girls Soccer
  • Boys Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

The school owns 8 tennis courts, 3 soccer fields, 2 softball fields, 2 baseball fields, and a football stadium recently constructed in 2006.[17] In the athletic department, Hesperia High School won the 1985 girls cross country CIF championship [18] and the 2007 softball CIF championship.[19]

Clubs Offered[edit]

[20]

  • Art Club

Advisor- Jennifer Campbell

  • AVID

Advisor- Stacey Barnes

  • Black & Gold Regiment

Advisor- Sean Portanova

  • Broadcasting Club

Advisor- Mark Smith

  • BSU/Step

Advisor- Jenee D'Oyen

  • Cheer Club

Advisor- Casey Mines

  • Choir Club

Advisor- Amanda Graley

  • Christian Club

Advisor- Amanda Graley

  • CSF

Advisor- Kate Gentilucci

  • Drama Club

Advisor- Yvonne Flack

  • Engineering Club

Advisor- Randy Lockie

  • French Club
  • German Club

Advisor- Connie Moore

  • Interact

Advisor- Michelle Rodriguez

  • Latin Culture Club
  • Mock Trial

Advisor- Terry Maxwell

  • Modeling Club
  • National Honors Society

Advisor- Gayle Kassabaum

  • Orchestra Council

Advisor- Sean Portanova

  • Otaku Club

Advisor- Ray Anderson

  • Peer Assistance Club

Advisor- Traci Lanning

  • Photography Club

Advisor- Jessica VanOverBeke

  • Scorpion Science Club

Advisor- Jon Evans

  • Spanish Club
  • Sting (Journalism)

Advisor- Devon Bostock

  • Yearbook (Scorpion Tales)

Advisor- Devon Bostock

Hesperia Broadcasting[edit]

[21]

Hesperia Broadcasting is the production company of the Broadcast Journalism class offered at Hesperia High School. Starting from the school year 2013-2014, Hesperia Broadcasting was the first in the high desert to have their newscast, Scorpion News, deliver their news with a live anchor in high definition. The first live episode was aired October 31, 2013. Not only does Hesperia Broadcasting air Scorpion News to the high school, they also film other events such as the annual sophomore Poetry Slam and Mr. Scorpion competition.

Scorpion News[edit]

Scorpion News is a student-run newscast that films and edits video to give video announcements to the students and staff and highlight Hesperia High School. Scorpion News is part of Hesperia Broadcasting productions and was created in the 2010-2011 school year by the Broadcast Journalism teacher, Mr. Smith. Four years after its first season, it began airing news live.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Career College Resource Center[edit]

Hesperia High School offers a Career, College, and Resource Center in order to assist students in finding the right path toward a better future. This includes assistance with finding the appropriate career, finding the appropriate college, receiving help with signing up for financial aid, etc. The CCRC is open to all students and any questions they may have concerning a college or career that interests them.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enrollment by Grade for 2013-2014". California Department of Education Educational Demographics Unit. California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "School Accountability Report Card Reported for School year 2009-10" (PDF). Hesperia Unified School District. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Student Handbook" (PDF). Hesperia High School. p. 3. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Student Handbook" (PDF). Hesperia High School. p. 3. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Student Handbook" (PDF). Hesperia High School. p. 3. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Student Handbook" (PDF). Hesperia High School. p. 3. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Student Handbook" (PDF). Hesperia High School. p. 3. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "MaxPreps-Hesperia High School Football". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Pete Delagardelle, Vice Principal's Message". Hesperia High School. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.hesperiasting.com/#!news-2/c1wcg The Sting
  11. ^ Stephen Holden (March 8, 2012). "Theater Competition Rescues Students From Their Own Dramas". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Student Handbook" (PDF). Hesperia High School. p. 2. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Hesperia High School Information". Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Student Handbook" (PDF). Hesperia High School. pp. 20–21. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "California Department of Education". Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "School Profile" (PDF). Hesperia High School. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "Scorpion Country- Athletics Home". Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "The San Bernardino County Sun". Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Pat Brooksher, Head Coach's Message". Hesperia High School. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Scorpion Country- Activities". Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  21. ^ "Hesperia Broadcasting-Home". Hesperia High School. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  22. ^ "Scorpion Country- CCRC". Hesperia High School. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 

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