What an exciting time to be a Sea Hawk!
Why, you ask?
First, let's start with our facilities. We are at the tail end of construction, which means our students will enjoy a brand new Student Union (cafeteria) with a healthy and appetizing selection of food made on the premises in a state-of-the-art kitchen. Fingers crossed that seniors will get to enjoy the Student Union before they graduate. Students, you will have the chance to bless our fully renovated Library Media Center this year -- a place where you can do research, study, work with your peers, and relax your mind before an exam in the Library Courtyard. Our Science, Industrial Arts, and Art buildings and classrooms are in the process of being renovated this year. Next year (2013-14), students will explore science in new labs, have an opportunity to create works of art in a new ceramic wheel room, and produce Sea Hawk newscast in a new broadcast room. RUHS makes me want to start high school over again.
Students, academically, you have the opportunity to select from a variety of classes, discover and explore your interests further before going to college, and stretch yourself (responsibly) in Honors and Advanced placement classes with teachers who have engaging and stimulating lessons and an impressive AP pass rate. What other school has open access to AP courses and an 83%pass rate with 677 students taking 1371 AP exams (2012 results)? Unbelievable!
Sea Hawks, you attend a great school that will continue to grow and achieve new heights. This year, students will discover growing industries and future careers with our new STEM Program, which includes Biomedical Science, Engineering, and Environmental Science pathways. In addition, we are pleased to add AP Chinese and Expository Reading and Writing, a course sponsored by CSU that waives the English placement exam and guarantees placement into freshman English (as opposed to remedial English) if admitted into an CSU. We look forward to exploring new courses and pathways, as our students prepare for college and pursue their postsecondary goals.
Last but not least, I would like to commend our students and staff for bringing a spark of positive energy and school spirit to RUHS every single day. Redondo has over 100 years of impressive history and it is an honor to attend RUHS. With that in mind, I ask all students to stand up to theft, mistreatment, vandalism, and anything that you know grandma would not approve. Students, you attend a beautiful school that many dream of attending. Let’s work together to maintain our facilities, prestigious reputation, and competitive edge. We are a team and I am excited about meeting and working with you.