Welcome to Armijo High School for the 2012-13 school year. Armijo High School is the oldest of the
three comprehensive high schools in Fairfield; the class of 2013 was the 119th
current site is the third location for the school. The campus consists of two separate school sites that
have been connected to form on campus. The school site covers approximately 63 acres of land. It was
built in the 1950’s and had modernization in the early 2000’s. In 2011 a new 14,500 sq. ft. library was
added and currently we have a new building being constructed. The new building will house the main
office, counseling center and teacher’s staff room.
The construction we currently have going on around campus has caused some inconveniences for
students and staff alike. Our available parking spots has been decreased during construction but will
rise to almost the same level as pre construction once the job is completed in March of 2014. The
biggest inconvenience so far has been the access between campuses being cut in half. The architect and
facilities department are working diligently to reach a compromise plan that will relieve the congestion
as students pass between campuses.
AHS is also having a new Multi-Media lab built to house the Business and Technology Partnership
Academy. Students in the academy will have access to courses that will teach them many skills in the
area of multi – media, ranging from producing the daily bulletin, filming and editing programs on site
and around the city. They also work to produce the schools video yearbook.
During the past 4 years the Academic Performance Index (API) has risen over 43 points. The graduation
rate and CAHSEE pass rates have shown increases during this span. The International Baccalaureate
Program has grown to almost 35% of our schools total student body. The graduating seniors received
over $2,400,000 in scholarships, grants and tuition credits for the 2012-13 school year.
During the 2013-14 school year AHS staff and students are preparing for many changes both in the
classroom and out. Inside the classroom staff are preparing lessons to meet the rigor and expectations
of the new “Common Core State Standards”. Staff are working hard on these new lessons and will
continue to attend professional development opportunities to make the transition as smooth as
possible. Our counselors are working with a new program called “NAVIANCE”. This will help students
and families in many ways from tracking classes to helping with the college admissions process.
California schools will be under a new testing and accountability systems beginning this year. Our 11th
grade students will take tests in Math and English. The testing will be done on computers. This is the
first year of the electronic testing. We are excited to enter into this as we will get scores back in a timely
fashion and will be able to use the scores for placement purposes for next years classes. Students in
grade will take a California Standards test in their science classes. The California High School Exit
Exam (CAHSEE) census test will still be given to 10th
did not pass the census test will still be provided multiple opportunities to pass the exit exam in the
Testing results and how they figure into the schools Academic Performance Index (API) is still being
worked out at the state and federal levels. We do know that this year the CAHSEE scores will play a
major part in the calculation of our schools API. The staff has put together many preparation tools for
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Principal Armijo High School