Sports: Football, soccer, volleyball, cross country, track and field, basketball, tennis, wrestling, baseball, softball and golf. Click here for more information.
Signature field trips: College tours, club trips
Clubs: Key Club, Interact, National Honor Society, Film Club.
The arts: Drama, band
West Campus High School is a college preparatory school serving academically motivated students who reside in the culturally and economically diverse neighborhoods of Sacramento. West Campus is a diverse community striving for excellence with the single purpose of preparing students to attend college and perform successfully at the
post secondary level.
The West Campus community provides college bound students with a small, diverse and supportive environment focused on the development of academic skills with an emphasis on Leadership, Math and Science. The West Campus graduates will be College Bound, Effective Communicators, Contributing Citizens and Life-Long Learners.
SCUSD is considering moving up the start of school to August next year to be in alignment with all other districts in the region and most districts in the state. The number of school days would remain the same: School would start earlier and end earlier.
SCUSD is now gathering feedback from the community on this issue at seven community forums and with an online survey.
Editor’s note: Great schools begin with great people, and Sacramento City Unified has no shortage of talented educators leading our campuses. The eConnection will be profiling principals new to their campuses this year to help our community get to know our administrative team. Today we chat with David Rodriguez and Christie Wells-Artman.
David Rodriguez, Principal, West Campus High School
The West Campus Percussion Ensemble, which competes in the Northern California Band Association (NCBA) intermediate class, recently completed their winter season and the students placed first in all six of the competitions.
On March 28, the group won the NCBA Championship Trophy at Rosemont High School.
The West Campus Ensemble is led by band teacher John Ousley with assistance from Noah Clark, Joseph Baldridge-Drill and Tom Reilly and help from parents Maria Sullivan, Lou and Sandy Correia and Noly Batalla.
Zafrin Dhali is a senior at West Campus High School. She would like to major in Bioengineering. She chose the field of bioengineering because it fulfills her enjoyment with the subjects of math and science. She is a passionate writer who has been published in the Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans annually. She won medals for MESA- Mathematics, Engineering and Science Academics and her team won first place last year at the regional competition.
West Campus High School students Elaine Romano and Meghan Nealon won first place in the Biological Sciences division of the the Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair held in March. Congratulations!
This is an exciting 6-week program that gives incoming 9th grade students the privilege of helping out their community through service learning opportunities that address community issues and concerns. After completing 120 hours of service, students will earn 5 high school elective credits. Free breakfast and lunch provided daily. Program includes Field Trips, performances, and an end of the summer Showcase!
Dates: June 22- July 30, 2015
Times: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Locations: C. K. McClatchy, John F. Kennedy, Luther Burbank, Rosemont and West Campus High Schools
West Campus High School has been named a 2013 California Distinguished School, a prize that recognizes the innovative magnet school for its excellent teaching, college-going culture and dedication to closing academic achievement gaps.
“I am thrilled that our school has been recognized and proud of our hard-working students and staff,” said Principal Greg Thomas.“This award reflects their commitment to high academic achievement for all students.”
Three phenomenal SCUSD scholar-athletes — Makenzie Fong of John F. Kennedy, Amanda Meroux of West Campus and Derek Taylor of C.K. McClatchy — have won the Dale Lacky Scholarship from the California Scholastic Federation.
The scholarship honors students for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. Each student was awarded $600 towards college fees.
The West Campus High School Moot Court Team came in first place at the 34th Annual Gordon D. Schaber County Moot Court Competition. The win was announced by the Sacramento County Office of Education on March 4.
Led by teacher Raoul Bozio, the team of Valencia Scott, Hannah Jakobsen, Zafrin Dhali, Alex Florin, Tala Ataya and Lory Aboudiab beat out 18 teams from Sacramento County high schools — including two teams from Bella Vista — and four teams from neighboring counties. C.K.McClatchy High School came in fourth place.
Nervous murmurs inside the West Campus High School gym turned to silence and then tears on Wednesday, November 14, when several hundred juniors and seniors got a gripping lesson in the dangers of drinking and driving.
The students participated in Real DUI Court, a program that brings men and women arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) onto campuses for sentencing before a Superior Court judge.
The first phase of West Campus High School’s volunteer-led beautification project has been completed. Coordinated by SCUSD’s Center for Green School fellow Farah McDill, the work has greatly improved the “curb appeal” of the campus. Support for the project is being provided by Starbucks, State of Being, the Sacramento Tree Foundation, West Campus students and staff and SCUSD’s Maintenance and Operations department. The second through fourth phases of the work will involve sprucing up hallways and the main quad.
West Campus High School’s girls soccer team captured its third consecutive Division V Section Championship in a 3-0 victory over rival Dixon High School on May 19. Under the guidance of Coach Rogelio Rubio, West Campus has played in 4 consecutive Section Finals games. Student Sarina Somera, a junior, has been a member of all three section finals winning teams. West Campus will move up to Division IV, as a result of winning three consecutive section titles.
West Campus High School junior Celeste Romano won first place in the Senior Division in the category of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Sacramento Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at Rosemont High School on March 24. Her project, “The Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Students’ Ability to Discern Facial Emotions,” compared high school students’ ability to recognize expressions before and after lengthy physical activity and sleep deprivation. This student-designed experiment also displayed gender differences under these conditions. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the John F. Kennedy High School girls basketball team for winning the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship game on Saturday against Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills!
The Cougars won 62-58 in double overtime, earning Kennedy its fifth section championship since 2001. Sports writer Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee called it “as good a championship game as has been played at Power Balance Pavilion/Arco Arena.” (Read the Bee story)
Kudos, too, to the West Campus girls team for their great season, which led them to the Division IV championship game on Saturday.
Both Kennedy and West Campus will now advance to the CIF Northern California Regionals. Kennedy will play Castlemont of Oakland at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Kennedy. West Campus plays Anderson also at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at home. Read about West Campus’ accomplishments.
Advanced Placement (AP) college-level courses and exams offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credit, stand out in the competitive college admission process and prepare for the rigors of college through challenging classes.