Yosemite High School is hosting a parent information night for new students, including incoming freshmen and all transfer students, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the school's on campus theater.
Yosemite High School has a proud, rich tradition of excellence in academics, and is one of just 88 California high schools that offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program.
The IB program is built upon a foundation of rigorous curriculum and assessment that encourages students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners. A measure of IB's success is its recognition by such diverse and prestigious institutions as Cambridge, Harvard, University of California, and the California State University system. Students may elect to participate in the full diploma program, or simply take individual IB courses at YHS.
International Baccalaureate is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Yosemite also offers other rigorous academic programs, including Advanced Placement (AP) and career technical education in the areas of automotive technology, agricultural welding, athletic training, culinary arts, small animal veterinary science, digital video production, and criminal justice.
YHS also encourages students to participate in rigorous academic co-curricular programs like Mock Trial and Academic Decathlon, two programs that have a long history of county, regional, and state success.
Other programs students can participate in include the Badger Band & Percussion teams, theater arts, choir, chamber singers, and art. Students may also opt to participate in the California Cadet Corps.
Clubs and organizations at YHS include Future Farmers of America (FFA), Future Homemakers of America (FHA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Key Club, Interact, Leo's Club, New Life, International Club, Snowboarding Club, Spanish Club, Art Club, the Yosemite Running Club, and the California Scholarship Federation.
In addition, male and female YHS students have numerous opportunities to participate in interscholastic athletics, offering athletic competition in 22 different sports, including cross country, golf, tennis, football, volleyball, cheerleading, water polo, basketball, soccer, wrestling, baseball, softball, track & field, swimming, and diving.
Parents of students who will be new to Yosemite High for the 2014-2015 school year are encouraged to attend the informational event to learn about the many programs offered at the school.
Beginning on Jan. 24, the YHS guidance counselors will visit Coarsegold Elementary, Rivergold Elementary, Oak Creek Intermediate, Wasuma Elementary, and Raymond-Knowles Elementary to meet individually with students and their parents to develop individual YHS academic plans.
For more information regarding Parent Information Night or YHS registration, contact school counselors Greg Hill or Stephanie Samuels at (559) 683-4667.