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ARCHIVES: Reopening of Our Schools Community Meetings

The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District initiated an internal Task Force to begin exploring the reopening of our schools in the 2020-21 school year based on the new guidelines released from the California Department of Education and the California Department of Public Health. The guidelines require schools to consider hybrid schedules in order to limit the total number of students on campus at one time and ensure that students are kept at least 6 feet apart where practical.  MPUSD held four community Town Hall meetings to provide information, answer questions and to hear input from families.
MPUSD offers meals during the summer

Summer Feeding Programs

MPUSD's Summer Feeding Program offers meals to students during the summer months at six school locations. Learn more about the locations and times by clicking the title link.

Class of 2020 Speeches

We invite you to view our principal messages, valedictorians, and salutatorians messages for Central Coast High, Marina High, Monterey High and Seaside High.

Monterey County Herald: Guest Editorial PK Diffenbaugh: State Budget Must Reflect Our Values: Invest in Schools

Educators will be forced to overcome this budget challenge — offering services despite the lack of adequate resources. We shouldn’t have to. It is a reflection of our societal values that we continue to underfund our schools while relying on them to be the primary institution responsible for meeting the needs of our most vulnerable populations. Read more in this weekend's Monterey County Herald (click headline link).

Implementation of Proposed Changes in Grading System and Graduation Requirements

The COVID-19 global health crisis has forced the closure of schools across the country and prompted sudden shifts to Distance Learning. In response, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education discussed and approved Resolution #19/20-25: Implementation of Proposed Changes in Grading System and Graduation Requirements for spring semester 2020 at their regularly scheduled Board meeting on April 14, 2020.

Enrollment for 2020-21 School Year

Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year is underway. Due to COVID-19, we have updated the ways you can register your child in an MPUSD school. This applies to all NEW STUDENTS (attending MPUSD for the very first time or students who were not enrolled with MPUSD in 2019-20). Learn more by clicking the headline link.

Distance/Online Learning & School Closure Update

Spring Break was very different this year as compared to other years, but we hope you had an opportunity to find some joy and rest. As our Spring Break comes to an end this Friday, March 27, I wanted to provide you some important information about school closures and our transition to online/distance learning. Today, the Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Deneen Guss and county district superintendents decided that all schools within Monterey County will be closed until at least May 4th.

Welcome to Monterey High School

Xavier Rodriguez, Tom Newton, & Chelsea Warner
Greetings Green Machine!

It is my pleasure to welcome you back for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year.  We have a very busy quarter coming up and it will be important to stay aware of upcoming activities and deadlines but also to get the semester kicked off well. 

In the third quarter we have SBAC Interim Assessments in ELA and Math in February.  These should help our students and teachers know strengths and areas of growth in preparation for the upcoming summative assessments in the 4th quarter.  Additionally, it will help our students get familiar with the unique testing format of the state assessment which is taken entirely on their Chromebook.  

We have ELPAC testing coming up this quarter which provides our English Learner (EL) students an opportunity to show their growth and redesignate as English Language Proficient.  We are excited for our EL students and hope that the entire school community wraps around them as they take the next steps in their success at Monterey High School.  

Parents and guardians, please have conversations with your students about what classes and pathways they would like to join in the coming year as course requests with our counseling staff is on the horizon.  Your student’s educational pursuits should be a family decision and we hope our website with academies, pathways and courses listed helps to provide insight on the direction your student would like to take.

Parent Teacher Conferences take place February 25-27th, and they will operate as they did in the Fall semester with scheduled appointments for the first two days and an open invitation to all parents on Thursday.  The times will be 1:45 - 3:45 pm both Tuesday and Thursday and Wednesday will be from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

It is my pleasure to announce that Monterey High School was named by Newsweek Magazine to be a Top STEM High School in the country, the first time in our history we have been recognized as such.  We are proud to be the only ADA school in Monterey County to be recognized, and we would like to congratulate all our students and staff for their hard work. 

Finally, thank you Green Machine for being a part of this great educational tradition that is Monterey High School.   Go Dores!
 
Tom Newton
Head of School
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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