Weed High School is located in the town of Weed, California. Looming in the background of the school is the majestic 14,162 ft. Mt. Shasta. The mountain overlooks a town that was once a vigorous lumber-producing community. The economics have changed, but the environment still boasts the beauty of the Eddy mountains, the clean, crisp water of the Sacramento, Shasta, and Klamath rivers, and a multitude of wildlife that awe hunters, fishermen, and naturalists alike. This environment still affords some timber harvesting and invites plenty of outdoor recreational activity. Breathtaking scenery surrounds the campus and access to more natural beauty is never very far away. The school is far removed from urban life, but is fortunate to possess a diverse ethnic population of students. The student population mirrors the natural aesthetics of the school. The multi-ethnic, multicultural students at Weed High School respectfully and harmoniously relate to one another, giving a stunning campus an even greater sense of beauty.
Weed High School received a six year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 2012.
PREPARING OUR STUDENTS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Weed High School has incorporated a one to one computer to student ratio. All students are given a chromebook that they use during their high school career. Students are learning to use the computer as a tool to access curriculum and teacher developed assignments and projects. Part of this experience teaches research, collaboration, and communication skills that will be necessary for their future college and career choices.
Weed High School also provides all students with college and career exploratory experiences during each of their high school years. The following is an outline of these experiences:
Freshman: Interest inventories, future college and career exploration, Develop College and Career Plan, College visit Sophomore: Continue College and Career Plan, College visit, Job Shadow experience Junior: Continue College and Career Plan, College and Career tour, Interview Fair Senior: Continue College and Career Plan, Senior Project, College and Career application and placement
WE CARE ABOUT THE WHOLE STUDENT
We have an Athlete Committed Program that focuses students on healthy lifestyle choices in the areas of: avoiding drugs and alcohol, nutrition, sleep, effective training and recovery, leadership and sportsmanship.
Personal well being
Relevant and rigorous education
Intervention, enrichment and support
Current instructional practice and technology
The process of learning
Social skill development
Parent and community involvement
GEAR-UP @ WHS
Weed High School is a GEAR-UP school. As a GEAR-UP school, students are provided with additional college and career planning and academic support to help ensure success with their post high school plans and options.
Weed High School is a safe and respectful community that promotes the skills and habits for lifetime success. We provide our students with opportunities to help them develop and discover their passion and purpose. Through good times and bad, we work together and we persevere because We CARE.
Character - It’s what each individual brings to the table in our community.
Academics - We offer rigorous programs that prepare students for college and career options.
Relationships - We build strong relationships that foster acceptance and empathy.
Excellence - We encourage our students and our staff to strive for excellence in everything we do.
We CARE about who you are and where you are from.
We CARE about your future and who you will become.
You might wonder…
Why are we pushing you? Because we CARE about hard work and expect you to give your all.
Why do we practice? Because we CARE about you reaching your maximum potential.
Why are we disciplining (coaching/guiding) you? Because we CARE about your safety and the safety of others.
We CARE about having a positive impact on your life, which is why we are excited to be sharing in this journey with you!