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American High School (California)
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|American High School|
36300 Fremont Boulevard
|Coordinates||37°33′53″N 122°00′57″W / 37.5645917°N 122.015947°W Coordinates : 37°33′53″N 122°00′57″W / 37.5645917°N 122.015947°W|
|Motto||Diversity and Dedication |
Enhance Learning and Education.
|School district||Fremont Unified School District|
|Teaching staff||80.88 (on a FTE , basis)|
|Enrollment||2,093  (2015-16)|
|Student to teacher ratio||24.54|
|Campus size||42.79 acres (173,200 m2)|
|Color(s)||Red, white, and blue (navy)|
American High School (AHS) is a public secondary school located in Fremont , California , United States. It is one of five public high schools within the Fremont Unified School District .  The school receives its students through the American High School attendance area boundary set by the district. It was a California Distinguished School from 2005 to 2009.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus and facilities
- 2.1 Athletics
- 3 Notable alumni
- 4 References
- 5 External links
History[ edit ]
The school opened in 1972 as an open campus with 9th, 10th and 11th graders under Principal Joseph Tranchina. The Class of 1974 was the school’s first graduating class, and the Class of 1976 was the first four-year class.
Campus and facilities[ edit ]
2012 Map of facilities and permanent buildings at American High School. Three major wings (300, 500, 700) and the rotunda, which form the main building. The cafeteria is now in its own building.
American High School was separated into three main wings under its original design. When opened in 1972, the 300 and 500 wings were open areas, with individual classrooms being separated by portable dividers. By the time of the thirtieth anniversary, those wings had been remodeled to a traditional permanent wall arrangement.
Classes have been organized according to the wings. The 300-wing has traditionally served as the home of English, social studies and foreign language departments. The 500-wing has traditionally served as the home of the mathematics and science classes. The 700-wing has generally been reserved for the arts: music, theater, photography, art, sculpture, and architecture.
There are two theaters. Theater 50 is similar to a college lecture hall, while Theater 70 serves as the theater for the fall play and spring musical. When built, there were two additional theaters, Theater 30 and 31, which through the use of a retractable wall, could be converted into one larger theater. These theaters were later remodeled into classrooms.
The 400 wing is a series of two computer labs between the 300 and 500 wings. Between the 500 wing and the 700 wing is 600 wing, which is a series of three classrooms, one of which is now a kitchen for the cooking ROP classes. The classrooms of the 600 wing open up to the former cafeteria, now an open area. A new cafeteria-multipurpose building was built next to the gym in 2010. The 900 wing is a fenced complex of four classrooms just beyond the 700 wing. During the 2017-18 school year, the school opened two new double-storied buildings which feature 8 classrooms and 10 science labs. 
Athletics[ edit ]
American High School’s mascot is the American Eagle and its colors are red, white, and blue. Unique at the time, the school’s incoming students in 1972 were polled and chose the school’s name, mascot, and colors.
American High School belongs to the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) .
The following sports are offered at American High School: cross country , football , volleyball , water polo , tennis , basketball , soccer , wrestling , baseball , track and field , golf , softball , swimming , and badminton .
Notable alumni[ edit ]
- Yousef Erakat (2008), YouTube personality (over 10 million subscribed followers)
- Robert Flynn , lead vocalist and guitarist for the metal band Machine Head
- Steve Lewis (1987), 400-meter gold medalist at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea
- Len Wiseman , director of Underworld (2003) and Underworld: Evolution (2006) and former husband of Kate Beckinsale  
References[ edit ]
- ^ “American High” . National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
- ^ http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&SchoolID=061440001654&ID=061440001654
- ^ Fremont Unified School District Home Page
- ^ “New Buildings Open at American High School” . Fremont Unified School District . Retrieved 2018-08-28.
- ^ Len Wiseman, Biography, Filmography, Photos – MSN Movies UK
- ^ Len Wiseman Biography – Yahoo! Movies
External links[ edit ]
- American’s official website
- Educational institutions established in 1972
- Fremont Unified School District
- High schools in Alameda County, California
- Education in Fremont, California
- Public high schools in California
- 1972 establishments in California
- Coordinates on Wikidata
- This page was last edited on 29 October 2018, at 16:23 (UTC).
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