About Azusa High School
Azusa High School is a comprehensive 9-12 public high school and an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school. AHS is located in Azusa California, 27 miles northeast of the city of Los Angeles. The community of approximately 47,000 residents is predominantly middle to working class and 19% of the residents in poverty.
AHS is accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC). The student enrollment is currently 1,115 students with a senior class of 278. Currently this senior class has GPA’s that range from 0.28 to 4.6. The composition of the current student population by ethnicity is 94% Latino, 2% White, 1% African-American, 1% Asian, and 2% other. The school serves a lower socio-economic base with 83% of the student population identified as socioeconomically disadvantaged.
AHS Alma Mater
Marching proudly ever forward
To victory and to fame
Azusa High, our alma mater,
Glorious is thy name.
Through the years our
Hearts will cherish
Time we spent with you.
Memories will never perish.
We’re forever true!
A total of 220 credits are required for graduation
English 40 credits
Mathematics 30 credits
Life Science 10 credits
Physical Science 10 credits
Social Science 30 credits
World Language or Fine Arts 10 credits
Physical Education 20 credits
Career Related 5 credits
Electives 65 credits
Total 220 credits
All courses are included in computing GPA and class rank. Grades are weighted in honors, dual enrollment, and AP course.
Grades Basic Honors AP
A = 90-100 4.0 5.0 5.0
B = 80-89 3.0 4.0 4.0
C = 70-79 2.0 3.0 3.0
D = 60-69 1.0 1.0 1.0
F = 59 or below 0 0 0
ACT (American College Testing) Average Scores:
# students tested
Advanced Placement, Honors Classes and IB Classes:
Advanced Placement (AP) courses prepare students for AP tests, which many qualify them for college credit and/or exempt them from freshman-level college courses. Currently AHS offers 18 of the following AP courses:
*English Language and Composition *Principles of Engineering
*English Literature and Composition *Psychology
*Human Geography *Calculus (AB)
*World History: Modern *Calculus (BC)
*United States History *Statistics
*Biology *Spanish Language and Culture
*Physics C: Mechanics *Spanish Literature
*Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism *French Language and Culture
*Computer Science Principles *2-D Art and Design
Azusa High School offers six Honors classes which include:
*Accelerated Integrated Math 1
*Accelerated Integrated Math III
Azusa High School offers sixteen International Baccalaureate (IB)courses which include:
*Theory of Knowledge (TOK) *Math Analysis SL1
*English 1 *Math SL2
*English HL2 *Math Study SL1
*United States History HL1 *Math Study SL2
*History of the Americas HL2 *Visual Arts SL
*Biology HL1 *Psychology SL
*Biology HL2 *French SL
*Spanish Literature HL2 *Physics SL
International Baccalaureate (IB): International Baccalaureate (IB) offers a highly respected program of international education that develops the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The International Baccalaureate programme is relatively new to Azusa High School with two IB cohorts having graduated in 2018 and 2019. There are currently seventeen 11th grade students and sixteen 12th grade students enrolled.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)/Engineering Academy/NAF Academy
Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for Azusa High students. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. NAF’s Academy of Engineering answers an acute need for engineers in the United States. Our high school students learn about the principles of engineering and prepare to pursue opportunities in this growing field. The AHS Project Lead The Way Pathway to Engineering Curriculum courses include: Introduction to Engineering Design, AP Computer Science Principles and Principles of Engineering. This program began in the 2015-2016 school year.
AVID: AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is a program dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and postsecondary opportunities. AVID courses utilize research-based strategies to develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills.
- To provide students with academic instruction and other support, in preparation for eligibility to a four-year college or university.
- To develop students’ college level entry skills.
- To motivate AVID students to seek a college education.
- To increase the students’ levels of career awareness.
- To increase school-wide learning and performance
Currently, there are a total of 174 students in grades 9-12 in the AVID program at AHS.