Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, CA is a wonderful school with many opportunities for all students. The school offers AP and Honors courses, five CA partnership academies (Culinary, Business, Agriculture, Public Safety, and Engineering), dozens of electives (even Driver's Ed is taught here, free!). Coming Fall 2013 CHS will start their IB program with MYP for 9th and 10th graders and in Fall 2014 a full menu of DP classes will be available for Jrs. and Srs. Also, Fall 2013 CHS will offer USAF JrROTC classes as part of the impressive elective program. CHS has a SpEd program that is second to none covering everything from SH, ILS, Autistic, and Mild/Moderate learning disabilities. The ELD program is quite comprehensive and has been in place since the late 70s for the SE Asian newcomers, through the Eastern European migration in the 80s and 90s, and now the program is continuing services for a large Hispanic population. In addition to all the academic programs, sports, clubs, music, dances, rallies, and a great community who continue to pass school improvement bonds all make for wonderful school for children of all walks of life to learn.
Bottom line, this school gets a bad rap. The campus isn't flashy like it's Folsom counterparts, and the community that attends there definitely covers the racial and socioeconomic spectrum a lot wider as well. That being said, a large number of the teachers there are alumni, or would teach no where else. Both of my kids have gone there, they are both incredibly involved, and aside from the high school drama found anywhere, there have been no serious issues. Like everywhere, there is trouble to be found, but it isn't looking for you. The legacy of this school is something to be proud of, and amazing things are happening there all that time. It's a great community of caring students and faculty.
Soon to be an International Baccalaureate School. It's nice to see an interationally accalimed program to be adopted at this well deserving high school. Less than 200 IB World Schools in California, and there's one in our region. IB Schools have to go through a difficult application process in order to become a world IB School. Cordova will be giving it's first IB certificates to the class of 2014. Very highly recommended school. Beautiful large campus, open grass fields with trees. Only school in our region that has an outdoor amphitheater that seats a whole school. FCUSD is in the process of reshining their prized gem of the decades. Shall be great in the years to come.
I graduated in 94 and Cordova is a wonderful school. Best year of my life.
Best school I had ever been to... the most greatest moments in life Happen there..great people who live it up,fun classes,big enough to enjoy,this school knows how to have fun."once a lancer,always a lancer"
I was a student at the school and thank god my family took me out of this school before my third year I went to Homestead high school in Cupertino Ca I loved that school, I tracked from. I was there first and second year. I got stuck with a old looking, unsafe school. I felt so ashamed and not safe by the school. There was one teacher in prepciular was a amazing history teacher. The school learning just sucked in academics and only thing turely cared about was football. They high gradution rate but non existence college rate. I went to that school but I felt I was a lancer but at homestead high school I feel I am a mustang for life. Class of 2010 of Homestead High School!!!
I remember it as being the most incredible part of becoming a man who would later decide to become a teacher.
I definitely LOVE this school, i believe that there are some some children that are not the best role models, but they DO NOT make up most of the student body... the students at Cordova High School are loving and caring, the teachers are amazing too, although there are some teachers that can help A LOT more the school has after school tutoring available for all subjects that the school teaches. The School Spirit is very high especially during Homecoming. This school also has a great History being one of the older schools in Rancho cordova 'The Lancers' take pride in what they do and always never disappoint.
Cordova is a great school. It has much diversity and many opportunites for going to college. The faculty cares a lot about students learning. Go Big Red!!! c/o 2013
Cordova is an amazing school. I transferred this fall as a Junior and thought CHS was a bad school, but after my first day I had totally changed my mind. Cordova just has a bad rep for who knows what reason. The teachers are incredible, sports, clubs and student government is beyond great. If you live in Rancho, (or not) Cordova is the place to go! :-)
i love it to its the best place to raise kids and the schools are great
Cordova is a wonderful school compared to some others I've been to. My mom graduated in '92 which was a huge inspiration for me to do the same. She even knew Mr. Wells!!!!!
cordova is the best place that i've ever been to. i love it and the people there. i would do it all over again if given the chance. goooo c/o 2008!!
I am a parent of a Cordova HIgh school student. At fierst I was not so sure of my daughter goping to a school with -not the best reputation- but now after three years that my daughter has attended that cordova i have change my mind. Cordova used to be a power hose. Built by the pride honor and respect of the students,teachers,faculty and parents. Now it has been moraly niglected and students do not feel the same. but it still has honorable teachers that support our students and the fact that they come from cordova. my daughter calls herself 'lucky ' to be a lancer. and is part off a group of students dedicated to keep up lancer pride.
Alot of people rag on CORDOVA. I think that the people that do are the ones who never tried in class, ditched rallys, and looked for trouble. We have a spirited and diverse school, with awesome acedemic and extracurricular activities. Comments like that bring a distorted image of CORDOVA.CORDOVA brings the community together. GO BIG RED!
Very impressive. Principal and staff are very caring, and are very involved with the success of the children.
I graduated from Cordova in '03 and now I'm sending my brother-in-law there because he was failing at his previous school and I know he'll have a better opportunity at Cordova. I am a military brat and I have been to many schools (rich, poor and government funded). I was a little disillusioned when I started at Cordova, but the teachers that I had taught me so much. I admit some of the teachers shouldn't be educators, but if anyone ever has a problem with the teaching then moving a student to another class was never a problem (as it is in other schools). The staff makes a point of trying to be accomodating. The diversity is important because it helps foster acceptance and understanding among the students. I am about to finish a B.A. degree from CSUS and I owe my success to Cordova.
I was at the school, and the entire time I was there, I didn't feel like I was learning anything of real use, despite the fact that these were similar classes to my previous years. In fact, I voluntarily took some of them over again since I had not learned some properly in the past, and I ended up learning less in Cordova than in any of my other high schools. As far as I know, there were few parents involved, and the art programs seemed to be only when teachers felt like they wanted to take the time to plan things. All in all, I think there are better schools the students of the area could go to.
Cordova High School is a wonderful school. I was very impressed at the latest technology they use in the classrooms. The teachers are great, very motivated and enthusiastic. There is a plethora of opportunity for our children at Cordova High.
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