Rosary High School (Fullerton, California)

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Rosary High School
1340 North Acacia Avenue
Fullerton, California, (Orange County) 92831
United States
Coordinates 33°53′2.5″N 117°53′53″W / 33.884028°N 117.89806°W / 33.884028; -117.89806Coordinates: 33°53′2.5″N 117°53′53″W / 33.884028°N 117.89806°W / 33.884028; -117.89806
Type Private, all-female
Motto Forward. Thinking. Women.
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1965
CEEB code 051007
Head of school Jen Almand
Grades 912
Enrollment 453 (2015-2016)
Campus two-story
Color(s) Red and gold         
Athletics conference CIF Southern Section Trinity League
Mascot Royals Crown
Team name Royals
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper The Royal Reporter
Tuition $14,450 (registered in Catholic parish);
$15,835 (other students)

Rosary Academy is a Roman Catholic all-girls college preparatory academy located in Fullerton, California, United States. It is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association. Rosary's brother school is Servite High School and its sister school is Cornelia Connelly High School. Students are required to take an entrance exam in order to be admitted.

Rosary was opened in 1965 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and was originally administered by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. In 1976 it came under the direction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange at the latter's creation.[2]

Rosary offers a needs-based scholarship program as well as scholarships in various areas to incoming freshman students.

Red and Gold[edit]

One of Rosary Academy's most novel traditions is that of "Red and Gold", an annual school-wide, student-run musical competition. From January to March, the students are divided into two teams (the Red and Gold teams) which each have student captains in the categories of script, drama, choral, dance, drill, props, publicity, media, fashion, historian, house manager, and stage tech, as well as two overall producers. A neutral ("White") team also participates, made up of ASB members as well as representatives from the junior and senior classes. The White team helps to facilitate the logistical portion of the production and announces the winner at the end of the last performance. The goal of the annual Red and Gold competition is to feature the talents of students and also to instill leadership skills and promote teamwork across all grade levels.

Stage collapse[edit]

On March 8, 2014, the theater stage in the associate Servite High School collapsed during the performance of a stage play, injuring 25 young students.[3] The group of Rosary actors were performing the comedy Theatrical at the time the collapse.[4] 250 persons had been on the platform.[5]

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