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加州17所高校擠進全美前50名公立學校


anonymous    04/22     5621    
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很多人感觉最好的高中非私立学校莫属,但数据显示,事实并非如此。公立学校在培养学生进入大学或职场方面完全能提供世界一流的教育。专业数据库(niche )专家们根据下列因素得出全美前50名“最靓”公立高中。 17所加州公立高中榜上有名。
1. 州水平测试成绩,
2. 就读大学,
3. AP考生注册数和得分,
4. 高中毕业率, 和
5. 标准考试(ACT/SAT)得分
 
 
48 Campolindo High School – Moraga, California
SAT composite range: 1920-1970
Students at Campolindo High School receive exposure to an academic core and a well-balanced smattering of arts and technical classes. The school is often frequented by a number of in-state and out-of-state college recruiters, including Yale and the US Military Academy at West Point.
 
44. Dougherty Valley High School – San Ramon, California
SAT composite range: 1920-1970
Dougherty Valley High School offers a variety of college-prep classes, including 22 Advanced Placement courses and nine honors courses. Students are well prepared for exams, too, with 92% of students scoring three or higher on AP exams.
 
43. Los Altos High School – Los Altos, California
SAT composite range: 1980-2010
Sixty percent of students are involved in the AP curriculum. The school has an extensive college-readiness program. The school encourages students who aren't ready for college to get involved in an enriching gap-year program; LAHS even hosts a gap-year fair so students know their options.
 
35. Palos Verdes High School – Palos Verdes Estates, California
SAT composite range: 1860-1910
PVHS is a relatively new high school; it closed in 1991 because of declining enrollment, and reopened in 2002, turning itself into one of the best high schools in America. The school has a bring your own device (BYOD) policy, enabling students to use tablets, e-readers, laptops, or even smartphones in class for taking notes and looking up information.
 
34. University High School – Irvine, California
SAT composite range: 2020-2070
University High School serves students in grades 9 through 12. The home base for students enrolled in the Orange County Deaf and Hard of Hearing program, "Uni" fully immerses kids of all abilities in the same curriculum. The school puts an emphasis on critical thinking and developing an ability to strategically solve real-world problems.
 
31. Redwood High School – Larkspur, California
SAT composite range: 1920-1970
The high school teaches a number of specialty classes in addition to the state-required ones, like music performance workshops, theater directing, micro- and macroeconomics, and advanced journalism, which produces the school's highly acclaimed newspaper, The Bark. Raywood also hosts a lunchtime series for students called Career Conversations, in which Redwood parents come and present and answer questions about their career paths and what they do for a living.
 
26. Palo Alto High School – Palo Alto, California
SAT composite range: 2020-2070
Many tech founders and Silicon Valley greats live in Palo Alto, so you could reasonably expect to find some of their kids here. More than 47% of the class of 2015 have unweighted GPAs of 3.6 or higher, and 54% of the class of 2013 received a 5 (the highest possible grade) on AP exams.
 
22. San Marino High School – San Marino, California
SAT composite range: 1980-2010
An overwhelming 72% of students participate in the AP curriculum at San Marino High School. The tech-savvy school has Apple TV hookups in each classroom, and the campus is completely wireless. San Marino places as much emphasis on developing students as good citizens as it does on developing them as scholars, and gives students grades in each subject based on academics as well as citizenship.
 
21. Miramonte High School – Orinda, California
SAT composite range: 1980-2010
Miramonte High School has made it its mission to "provide a high level of intellectual, social and personal growth in each individual." About 98% of students attend college after graduating. Miramonte believes public speaking is a crucial skill for high schoolers, and has developed an extensive public-speaking program, which includes seven public-speaking classes, two teachers, five coaches, and more than 200 participating students.
 
20. Troy High School – Fullerton, California
SAT composite range: 2020-2070
Troy High School participates in the International Baccalaureate program — a prestigious educational program, similar to AP, that is the school's most rigorous offering. Troy High School has one of the best STEM programs in the country, and its computer-science program was named No. 1 in the world.
 
19. Pacific Collegiate School – Santa Cruz, California
SAT composite range: 1920-1970
This charter school prepares students for life in the 21st century. Classes in modern technology and foreign languages and cultures are mandatory, as is community service. Though not a requirement, 80% of students who took AP courses also sat for the corresponding AP exams.
 
18. Mission San Jose High School – Fremont, California
SAT composite range: 2080-2130
MSJHS celebrated its 50th anniversary during the 2014-2015 school year. The school has a 100% graduation rate, with 80% of students on the honor roll. More than 20 AP courses are offered, on whose exams 95.5% of students receive scores of 3 or higher.
 
16. Corona del Mar High School – Newport, California
SAT composite range: 1980-2010
This upcoming fall, Corona del Mar High School will debut educational path called Signature Academies. Run through the Newport-Mesa school district, the Signature Academies at CdM High School will give gifted applicants a unique opportunity to craft their own signature education in either global studies or performing arts and multimedia.
 
12. Monta Vista High School – Cupertino, California
SAT composite range: 2080-2130
Monta Vista High School is ranked No. 8 in the country by U.S. News for its STEM programming. Almost 100% of graduates go on to attend college every year; some of the colleges attended by students from the class of 2014 include Stanford, Yale, Columbia, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, and the US Air Force Academy.
 
10. Saratoga High School – Saratoga, California
SAT composite range: 2020-2070
Thirty-two percent of the class of 2015 are either semifinalists or commended scholars in the National Merit Scholarship program. Saratoga, where the school is located, is a hub for Silicon Valley-area students, and many enroll in AP computer science and other STEM courses. The school's STEM programming is No. 11 in the country, according to U.S. News.
 
8. Henry M. Gunn High School – Palo Alto, California
SAT composite range: 2020-2070
Another Palo Alto school, Henry M. Gunn High School offers free private tutoring by peers and qualified community volunteers. Gunn does everything to make sure its students are ahead of the game, from SAT boot camp prep courses to the small learning community, a program for freshmen who, selected through a lottery, engage in leadership opportunities and a more integrated curriculum.
 
7. Lynbrook High School – San Jose, California
SAT composite range: 2080-2130
Almost 50% of students at Lynbrook High got the top score of 5 on AP exams in 2014. LHS has a number of applied academics subjects available (including business education, industrial technology, and career technology) to give students an academic background combined with useful workplace skills.