CITRUS HILL SHOWS IT BELONGS
Perris Citrus Hill didn’t win it’s season-opener against Moreno Valley Rancho Verde, but the Hawks came away with a moral victory of sorts: they showed they can play with the “big boys.”
Citrus Hill has averaged more than 12 wins per year and won four CIF-Southern Section championships since 2006, but their success was discounted by those who pointed to tame nonleague schedules, a weak Mountain Pass League, and the fact the titles were won in the lower-tier Eastern and East Valley Divisions.
The Hawks significantly beefed up their nonleague schedule this year, beginning with the opener against Rancho Verde, the top-ranked team in the Inland Division. Citrus Hill demonstrated its could play at Rancho Verde’s level from the get-go, as the Hawks led for chunks of all four quarters and outgained the Mustangs 470-424.
“Our kids played tough,” Citrus Hill coach Eric Zomalt said. “On the road, first game of the season against a great team that’s been to the finals four years in a row, we had some obstacles to overcome and we had our chances. We’ll learn from it and grow from it.”
With the difference in the game just a field goal in the final seconds, the Hawks proved to themselves and others they can hold their own against some of the region’s elite.
“The Citrus kids and coaches were first class,” Rancho Verde coach Pete Duffy said. “They were really good all the way around I thought.”
KYLE GLASER PE.COM
Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to an exciting new year at Citrus Hill High School, where our motto is to Be The Change. I am extremely humbled and honored to have this opportunity to serve as your new Principal. I have many experiences growing-up and living in this great community. They are the reason I have worked hard and continue to work hard for students, staff, and this special community.
Citrus Hill High School is a Comprehensive High School where 97% of our seniors passed the CAHSEE and received diplomas in 2014. Citrus Hill truly offers something positive for just about every student. Students enjoy attending this great school, Citrus Hill has the highest attendance in the district for secondary schools. I encourage all students to get involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities during their high school years. As a result of student dedication and sacrifice, combined with adult expertise and direction, Citrus Hill High School has many outstanding programs. Academically, our CH Scholars program offers the most challenging curriculum to our most gifted students with 100% of the Scholars seniors getting acceptance to 4-year universities. Also the AVID program continues to help students reach their goal of higher education with over 96% of our AVID seniors getting acceptances to 4-year universities.
We also have had an increase in the number of students taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes and the overall pass rates of all AP Exams continue to improve. More specifically, in 2013-14 the amount of AP Courses taken was increased by 34%. These are some of the most rigorous college level courses offered.
Furthermore, we offer excellent Band, Dance, Theater, Clubs and Cheerleading programs as well second to none Athletics. Among some of our special recognitions include: our Drama Program has received awards through Drama Teacher Association of Southern California, our Robotics Program received first place in the Robotics Competition, our Aquaponics Program received the Golden Bell Award, and our Football Program won CIF, again.
At Citrus Hill High School, we are committed to offering the best experience for all students. This year, our motto remains the same: BE THE CHANGE. We will practice this by staying focused on our clear vision:
- Our shared purpose is to be the best high school for our community by providing our students the finest in rigor, school culture, enrichment, innovation, intervention and preparation.
- Our shared values include:
- Focusing on the things we can control.
- Whenever possible, refusing the tyranny of “or” by embracing the genius of “and.”
- At all times, making decisions based on what is best for students.
- Building respectful, supportive, collaborative relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
- Our shared goals include:
- Citrus Hill High School will earn a 6-year WASC Accreditation.
- Citrus Hill High School will successfully meet AYP and API goals.
- Citrus Hill High School will successfully implement Common Core standards.
- 100% of all Citrus Hill High School students will pass the CAHSEE.
- Citrus Hill High School will successfully increase the 10th grade pass rate in CAHSEE by 5% in both ELA and Math.
- Citrus Hill High School will increase the overall number of students taking Advanced Placement classes and exams by 5%, as well as increase the overall number AP qualifying scores by 5%.
- Citrus Hill High School will increase its A-G Completion Rate by 10%.
- Citrus Hill High School will increase overall attendance by 1%.
What is your personal contribution to our shared purpose, get involved and let’s make it another great year!
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