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Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Mt. Shasta High School will be closed Monday, November 23rd through Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving week holiday.
Have a great week with your family!
Winter Weather School Closure and Late Start Information
As we head into the winter months we'd like to remind you about our processes for school closures or late school starts. We do our best to contact parents when we know a school start is delayed due to weather as well as when we must close school early due to weather or power outages.
Our first choice is to use our updated Parent Connect autodialer. It allows us to make automated calls and automated emails to your primary phone listed in the school database and the email that is on record. We also post information on the high school web page, send a message via our Mt. Shasta High School Emergency Notification Facebook page, and notify local radio stations. Sometimes we are limited due to our own technology and power issues so we get information out as many ways as possible.
If for some reason we need to close school once school has already begun, we will make every attempt to let the public know in advance. School closures are coordinated through the district office and transportation staff; if it starts to look dangerous for bus transportation or if electricity is off for an extended period of time we officially close school.
We all know that the roads can be icy, snowy, and often dangerous during our winter season. Please take your time and get your children to school safely, you are important to all of us!
Siskiyou Union High School District Noted as Top 10 Best in California
Siskiyou Union High School District is one of the top 10 Best School Districts for your Buck in California according to a nerdwallet.com analysis. The analysis included affordability of the area, test scores, class size, and college readiness. Siskiyou Union is ranked up there with Davis, Palo Alto, Scott Valley, and Shasta school districts. Congrats!
Mount Shasta Students Score High on SAT and AP Tests!
Mount Shasta seniors continue to score higher than schools in the rest of California on both Advanced Placement tests and SAT college placement tests. 32% of the seniors took SAT tests last year with an average score of 1543—better than the average California score of 1492. Good going Bears! SAT measures student knowledge of mathematics, critical reading, and writing. The maximum possible score is 2400.
A quarter of the juniors and seniors at Mount Shasta High School took Advanced Placement tests last year. The Average score for Mt. Shasta students was 3.2 compared to the state average of 2.87. A score of 3 or higher can earn college credit for students. 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!!
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