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Important CalFresh Nutrition Benefits

Many of our MPUSD students and their families participate in the CalFresh Nutrition Benefits, and we want to share IMPORTANT information that may impact our families. Please NOTE: February CalFresh benefits will be deposited into EBT accounts in January. These are NOT ADDITIONAL benefits. They are February benefits provided early due to impacts from the federal government shut down. Additionally, March benefits may not be available if the federal government shutdown continues. Click headline for more.

2019-20 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year begins January 9, 2019 and runs through Friday, February 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Dates, times and locations of the Facilities Community meetings.

Facilities Bond Projects: Tell Us What You Think

We invite you to a community meeting to provide input on how you'd like the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District to prioritize its school facilities bond projects. Join us this week in one of our learning communities. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you. Can't make it, take a moment to provide your feedback in a brief online survey. Even if you complete the survey, we'd love to hear from you in person, too.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Have you completed your student's free and reduced meal application? Even if your child does not participate in the program, your child may be eligible for reduced fees on SAT, Advanced Placement, and college admissions. Complete the online form (also available at your school site) today! It can help your child’s school qualify for grants to pay for transportation on field trips, as well as receive extra funding from the state to support academic programs. Click the link below to complete the form online or download a PDF.

2018-19 Parent/Guardian and Student Handbook

The Parent/Guardian and Student Handbook is an important tool that guides families through various policies, protocols and guidelines. This handbook is available upon request in hard copy version at your school site or District Office. You may view the entire booklet in English or Spanish by clicking the headline link above.

A Message of Thanks from the Superintendent

Thanksgiving is the perfect time of the year to celebrate with family and friends, and reflect on the blessings we receive throughout the year. It is also a time to give thanks to our MPUSD team and let you know that every person matters. Read more (click title link)

Welcome to Monterey High School

Xavier Rodriguez, Tom Newton, & Chelsea Warner
It is my pleasure to welcome back the Green Machine for the 2nd semester!  There is much to be excited about and much to celebrate.  We had a very successful 1st semester in the classroom and out in the community and we look to build on those successes for the remainder of the year.
Back in November we welcomed our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme authorization officers to our school for classroom visits and interviews with teachers, district staff and community members.  It was a very positive visit and we look forward to hearing our results in the upcoming weeks.
We are currently accepting Diploma Programme applications for our first ever cohort and we will be welcoming another group of authorization officers in early Spring.  We are very excited about the opportunities that we are offering our students and look forward to seeing what they are able to achieve.
In December we brought all of our English Learner students on their first program-wide college visit. They were able to attend our home school of CSUMB and also took a drive north to San Jose State University.  It was an eye opening experience for them and we hope to inspire them to continue to pursue higher education and equip them with the skills to succeed there.
There are many more exciting developments coming!  Our new scoreboard should be in place in the next weeks and demolition/construction of the new Science and Innovation Center will begin in the months to follow.  Our Winter athletic season is in full swing with boys and girls basketball, soccer and wrestling all off to promising starts.  
SBAC testing will once again be in April and this will provide us with another opportunity to see our growth in Math and English.  These tests are an indication of the hard work our Math and ELA teachers have been putting into preparing our students and also of the focus and effort that students have brought to their learning. 
We look forward to continuing this year building off our past successes and would like to partner with your families to create the best conditions possible for your student’s academic success and maturation. Thank you for all you are doing to support our school community and we look forward to seeing you at one of our many student events.
Life to the Fullest
Thomas Newton
Monterey High School

Our School At A Glance

  • form73% A-G Graduates
  • gradcap97% Graduation Rate
  • 43% of student body takes an AP course
  • getinvolved74% of student body enrolled in a pathway
  • transcripts3.04 average GPA for freshmen enrolled in CSU
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