About Our School
The Gladstone High School staff prepares each student to successfully enter college and a career. We start by giving all incoming freshmen an individual orientation by their Link Leader, their upper-classman mentor, and our counselors personalize a learning plan for each student.
Our school works closely with parents. Two parent conferences are scheduled each year for all parents to meet with their children’s teachers. Parents volunteer in a number of ways, and serve on advisory committees, such as Site Council, and are active in athletic and music booster clubs. All parents are encouraged and welcome to participate.
Our college-preparatory curriculum offers a rigorous academic challenge through honors courses. Advanced Placement courses include Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, World History, U.S. History, English Literature and Composition, Studio Art, English Language and Composition, U.S. Government and Biology. For students wanting the excitement of academic competition, the Academic Decathlon team competes against other high schools in L.A. County.
Gladstone is proud to offer a comprehensive visual and performing arts curriculum, including two student drama productions each year.
Electives include Spanish, Spanish for the Spanish Speaker, French, American Sign Language, Forensics, Administration of Justice, business courses, fashion and culinary arts, auto mechanics, computer-aided drafting, leadership, athletics and an award-winning activities program.
We are particularly pleased to offer the new Gladstone Medical Pathway for preparation in the health care industry or medical professions. Students completing the pathway will qualify for the Medical Assistant certification prior to graduation.
Army JROTC actively affords students opportunities to practice leadership, study military history, earn academic awards, excel in physical fitness and acquire orienteering proficiency.
Our daily 25-minute tutorial program, Advisory, is available to all students, and is a requirement for students with less than a 2.5 grade- point average. This intervention by teachers has been one of our keys to success. In addition, we offer Test Prep each Saturday.
Gladstone High School is truly a comprehensive high school meeting the needs of all students.
Gladstone High School will prepare its graduates to be:
Responsible for their own success through:
- Accountability for one’s own learning
- Demonstrating socially acceptable behavior and speech
- Punctuality in submitting work and in attendance
Academic achievers who:
- Meet or exceed Azusa Unified School District’s standards for proficiency in English, mathematics, science, social studies and other subject areas
Planners for the future by:
- Preparing for education beyond high school
- Becoming a life-long self-improver who sets and meets achievable goals