Reseda High School

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Reseda Charter High School
Location
Reseda Charter High School is located in San Fernando Valley
Reseda Charter High School
Reseda Charter High School
Reseda Charter High School is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Reseda Charter High School
Reseda Charter High School
Reseda Charter High School is located in California
Reseda Charter High School
Reseda Charter High School
Reseda Charter High School is located in the US
Reseda Charter High School
Reseda Charter High School
18230 Kittridge Street, Reseda, Los Angeles, California 91335
Coordinates 34°11′24″N 118°31′51″W / 34.189964°N 118.530886°W / 34.189964; -118.530886Coordinates: 34°11′24″N 118°31′51″W / 34.189964°N 118.530886°W / 34.189964; -118.530886
Information
Type Charter
Established 1955
School district Los Angeles Unified School District
Principal Melanie Welsh
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,720 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s)

Navy, Columbia blue, White

              
Athletics conference Valley Mission League
CIF Los Angeles City Section
Mascot Regent
Website

Reseda High School, established in 1955, is located in the Reseda section of the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, United States. In the fall of 2018 the school became a charter and is now Reseda Charter High School.

The charter school is now home to The Academy residential school, an International Dual Language Center (Spanish), a School for Advanced Studies: PLTW Biomedical Science CTE pathway, the Arts, Media & Entertainment Magnet: Film Production and ManagementMagnet, the Police Academy Magnet Magnet, and the Reseda High School Science Magnet: PLTW Biomedical Science & PLTW Engineering Magnet.

History[edit]

Reseda High was the first complete high school to be built in the San Fernando Valley after World War II.[citation needed] Reseda opened with complete academic and science buildings, gymnasium, track & field, Industrial shops, including an automotive repair facility. Reseda High School has a three-color system of navy, Columbia blue, and white.[citation needed] It was one of few high schools in the San Fernando Valley to have a complete auditorium when it was built.

Academic programs[edit]

Reseda Charter programs include The Academy residential school, an International Dual Language Center (Spanish), a School for Advanced Studies: PLTW Biomedical Science CTE pathway, the Arts, Media & Entertainment Magnet: Film Production and Management CTE Magnet, the Police Academy Magnet CTE Magnet, and the Reseda High School Science Magnet: PLTW Biomedical Science CTE and PLTW Engineering CTE Magnet an award winning arts program including: animation, marching band, dance, graphic art, jazz band, orchestra, stagecraft, studio art, and theater arts Academic Decathlon program, Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Chapter of Health Occupations Students of America, Science Bowl. In addition, Reseda Charter has a competitive flag and drill team performing and competing with the marching band.

Reseda Charter has the only robotics program in the San Fernando Valley competing in the FRC national robotics program and was in the 1st place alliance in the spring of 2018 in Pomona, CA.[2]

Sports[edit]

Reseda Charter fields teams for boys & girls in football, basketball, cheerleading,soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, golf, track & field, cross country, water polo, swimming & wrestling. The teams have won CIF Championships in sports including football, basketball, track & field, soccer, volleyball, cross country and tennis.

Football[edit]

The Reseda football team won league championships in 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1993, 2010 and 2011 seasons for three different leagues. The Regents were 2-A CIF champions in 1986 and 3-A champions in 1995.

Reseda's football field is dedicated to former head coach Joel Shaeffer, who died in early January 2013. Schaeffer coached the Regents from 1976 to 2000, in which the team won 6 league titles and 2 CIF championships.[3] The team's current Head Coach, Alonso Arreola took over the team in the 2005 season and won consecutive league Championship titles in the 2010 and 2011 seasons led by Quarterback Kwamhe Davis.

Reseda Charter Science Magnet[edit]

The Reseda Science Magnet provides students with a strong background in science, math and social responsibility/community service. The program prepares students to be successful at the college level in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, engineering, geology and environmental science. Students develop a strong competency in both math and science.

Students are offered two pathways: PLTW biomedical or PLTW engineering option.

School shooting[edit]

On February 22, 1993, 15-year-old Robert Heard shot and killed 17-year-old Michael Shean Ensley in a corridor of Reseda High School. Although police declined to characterize the shooting as gang-related, they did say both boys were involved in tagging.[4]

School in film[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reseda Senior High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Reseda Regents Robotics".
  3. ^ "Ex-Reseda coach Joel Schaeffer dies".
  4. ^ Kaplan, Tracey (1993-06-05). "Fatal Shooting at School Prompts Project to Spread Anti-Weapons Message - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  5. ^ Images of locations used for “The Secrets of Isis” TV show: Reseda High School

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