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End of First Quarter and Minimum Day
The first quarter report card period ends on Friday, October 31st. Report cards will be mailed home on November 7th.
Friday the 31st is an All-8 Minimum Day for students. 1st period starts at 8:00 and 8th period ends at 12:20. See the complete schedule here.
...and the support continues
Quilters from the Shasta Lily Quilt Guild delivered 'Linus Quilts' to the high school for us to distribute to those affected by the Boles Fire. Each quilt came with a heartfelt sentiment stating that it was created to wrap those in "love, comfort and friendship." We live in a wonderful community.
Mount Shasta Students Score High on SAT and AP Tests!
Mount Shasta seniors continue to score much higher than schools in the rest of California on both Advanced Placement tests and SAT college placement tests. The latest available data shows 34.7% of the seniors took SAT tests in 2012 with an average score of 1,605--better than any other school in our county and much higher than the national average of 1,498. SAT measures student knowledge of mathematics, critical reading, and writing. This test is used for application to 4 year universities. The maximum possible score is 2400. For more information and to see how we compare with other top schools in the state check out this website:
Over a quarter of the seniors at Mount Shasta High School took Advanced Placement tests in 2012 and over 75% of the tests received scores that can earn students college credit. AP exams give high school students the chance to engage in challenging curriculum and earn college credit. Mount Shasta high school offers multiple Advanced Placement courses in English, science, math, art, music, Spanish and psychology.
MSHS Recognized for California Distinguished High School Award
Mt. Shasta High School has been recognized as a California Distinguished High School for 2013 -2016. This is a great reflection of the dedication to excellence, hard work, and persistence of our students and staff! MSHS is one of 218 middle schools and high schools throughout the state that earned this special distinction. Way to go Bears!
PROUD to be a MSHS Bear!!
Mt. Shasta High School-- 2014 National Silver Medal School
Mt. Shasta High School received a Silver Medal again this year in U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools in America. Out of 19,411 high schools in the nation Mt. Shasta was ranked #1,514. We are in the top 8% of all high schools ranked in the nation and the top 16% of high schools ranked in the state. U.S. News and World Report in conjunction with American Institute for Research uses a three-step process to determine the Best High Schools. The first two steps score schools on how well they serve all students, using performance on state proficiency tests as benchmarks. Schools that make it through the first two steps are then assessed on the degree that students are prepared for college-level work. Congratulations Mt. Shasta! For more information check out this website.
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