West Ranch High School welcomes the Western Association of
Schools and Colleges (WASC) Visiting Committee to our school
Monday through Wednesday of this week!
Open enrollment has been extended until further notice.
*All Events Subject to Change
Wildcat Sports This Week (Subject to Change)
- Monday, March 10 Boys Varsity Golf Calabasas Inv @ Calabasas CC @ 12:00 Noon
- Monday, March 10 Boys JV Golf Lancaster @ Rancho Vista @ 1:00
- Monday, March 10 Frosh Baseball vs Rio Mesa @ 3:00
- Monday, March 10 Lacrosse vs. Royal @ Royal Varsity @ 6:00 JV @ 7:30
- Tuesday, March 11 Varsity Golf @ Valencia CC @ 1:00
- Tuesday, March 11 JV Golf vs Valencia @ Hanson Dam @ 1:00
- Tuesday, March 11 JV & Varsity Baseball vs Newbury Park @ 3:00
- Tuesday, March 11 Volleyball vs Taft @ Taft Fr: 4:00 JV: 5:00 Varsity: 6:00
- Wednesday, March 12 Boys Tennis Varsity vs Campbell Hall @ Campbell Hall @ 3:00
- Wednesday, March 12 Boys Tennis JV vs Campbell Hall @ WR @ 3:00
- Wednesday, March 12 Frosh Baseball vs Crespi @ 3:00
- Thursday, March 13 Swim Visitor/WR @ Ventura @ 3:15
- Thursday, March 13 Softball vs Moorpark @ Moorpark Varsity @ 1:30 Freshman @ 3:30
- Thursday, March 13 Softball vs Moorpark @ JV @ WR @ 3:30
- Thursday, March 13 Volleyball vs Camarillo @ Camarillo Fr: 4:00 JV: 5:00 Varsity: 6:00
- Thursday, March 13 Varsity Golf vs Ventura @ RR – Mtn @ 2:00
- Thursday, March 13 JV Golf vs Canyon @ Elkins @ 12:00
- Friday, March 14 Varsity Baseball vs El Camino Real @ USC @ 3:30 and 6:00
- Friday, March 14 Varsity Boys Tennis vs Rowland Heights @ WR @ 3:00
- Friday, March 14 Softball Varsity High Desert Classic @ Lancaster CP Time: TBA
- Friday, March 14 Softball JV La Canada Tourney @ La Canada Time: TBA
- Saturday, March 15 Softball Varsity High Desert Classic @ Lancaster CP Time: TBA
- Saturday, March 15 Softball JV La Canada Tourney @ La Canada Time: TBA
- Saturday, March 15 Softball Freshman vs Royal @ WR 1:00/3:00
- Saturday, March 15 Lacrosse vs Crespi @ WR Varsity @ 9:00 JV: 11:00
WRHS Self Study 2014
Every 6 years, all high schools participate in an intensive study of all aspects of their school to ensure that students are receiving the highest quality education and that they are preparing students to be successful in their future college and career endeavors. After the school writes their Self Study report, a team of educators visits the school for 4 days to validate the report and provide recommendations for the school's next steps. This process is facilitated by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). West Ranch received its first accreditation in 2008 for a full 6 years. We have just completed the year long Self Study process, and on March 9-12 we will have our formal WASC visit. Use the following link to read the Self Study report.
Self Study Report
Spring Standardized Testing Information
California Assessment of Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
California Assessment of Performance and Progress (CAASPP) was signed into law as Assembly Bill (AB) 484 on October 2, 2013. This is the new assessment system that replaces the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. Please click on the image for more details.
From Tuesday, April 22nd to Thursday, April 24th, West Ranch High School will have reverse minimum day schedules. Please click on the link for important CAASPP testing schedule information.
Please click on the link below to see a film on the test.
California Department of Education Video on Computer Based Standardized Field Test
Take a Practice Test Here
Presenter: Dan Williams
Date of Event: March 10, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: West Ranch Theater
In conjunction with the West Ranch Parent Advisory Council, We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for you and your family. Dan Williams has been helping students and families at West Ranch for the past 10 years. Dan has written several books and his latest book is entitled, We, Inc. The book will be released in September 2014, but Dan is offering a free copy of his book to those families that attend this free event designed to help families. You won't want to miss this event, so save the date now.
Keep Track of Grades Via Smart Phone App
Infinite Campus Mobile App Information
The Infinite Campus Mobile Portal App is available for Apple and Android devices. The Mobile Portal App enables students and parents to check the Campus Portal on mobile devices, such as phones and tablets.
The Hart District ID for the Infinite Campus App is FJCWMK.
Letter From The Principal
February 10, 2014
Dear West Ranch Students and Families,
Last Friday I submitted my letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement. It is hard for me to believe that I will be leaving West Ranch High School at the end of June. The thirty-eight years I have been an educator for the William S. Hart Union High School District have flown past. By far the most rewarding years of my career have been having the honor of being your principal at West Ranch High School from 2003 – 2014. My first year as your principal was spent building the school and hiring the staff. In the summer of 2004, West Ranch opened in 12 portable classrooms and some borrowed classrooms at Rancho Pico Junior High School. Every day as students came to school they watched the construction of their 52 acre, 80 million dollar campus being built across the street.
Over the past 10 years West Ranch students have accepted our mission of Relationships, Rigor, and Relevance, and we quickly grew to be an academic powerhouse earning the highest test scores in Northern Los Angeles County.
I am so grateful for the relationships that we have built over the years and for the positive impact you have had on my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The position of Principal at West Ranch High School will be posted in early March and a selection should be made by the end of April.
It is with a grateful heart that I leave knowing that I have done my best and now it is time for others to do better.
All the best,
West Ranch High School
Relationships, Rigor, Relevance
Latest News & Information
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, also known as WASC, will be visiting our school for four days this week. The visiting committee will arrive on Sunday afternoon and depart Wednesday afternoon. The seven member team will be visiting classes and speaking with our staff about our Self-Study WASC report which is posted on our website. Please feel free to speak to the members and give them a warm West Ranch welcome!
Safe Rides Needs Your Help!
Who: HS Students 5 -18 years of age; especially license drivers
When: Saturday, March 15th 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita City Activities 20880 Centre Pointe
Pkwy 91350 (Google Map It)
Cost: $25.00 Training Fee Cash or Check to Safe Rides
Call: 661 259 6330 for more information or see the
postings behind the glass case outside Administration and also in the Counseling Office.
If you are interested in taking summer school courses through OFL, registration materials are now available in the counseling office or online.
There will be an informational meeting for any junior or senior who is interested in applying for the ROP Cosmetology program. The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 11 at brunch in the ROP office.
The counselors have put together our first recorded webinar to provide you with an introduction to College Admissions. This way you can access an overview of what to expect as you begin your journey through the college admissions process, from the comfort of your own home. Please visit our West Ranch Counseling Website (College Page) or Naviance to access our full length workshop designed for 11th grade students but 10th graders who want a little preview can benefit as well.
The Jacob Zamora Memorial Scholarship is due tomorrow (Tuesday) to Mrs. Cazan. Applications are available
on Naviance or in the Main counseling office.
The SCV Zonta Club Scholarship application is due Friday, March 14th. It is open to young between the
ages of 16-19, who have shown interest and leadership in public affairs. See Mrs. Cazan for an application.
The SCV Education Foundation is offering $10,000 worth of scholarships to Santa Clarita Valley's graduating
Seniors who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career related to education. Applications are due next Friday and are available on Naviance or from Mrs. Cazan in the main Counseling Office
Attention Seniors: College Admissions results are starting to roll in and the counselors would love to
celebrate your success. Please stop by the Administrative Counseling Office to list your college acceptances
in the notebook located on Mrs. Smith's counter so we can put your name up on our map.
Senior Spiritwear can be purchased in the ASB office: Shirts - $5 for t-shirts, $10 for crew neck sweatshirts, and $15 for hooded sweatshirts.
New this Semester! Juniors and Seniors will be able to print their own OFF CAMPUS APPLICATION for the 2014 Spring Semester. To redeem your Off Campus Form, watch WRTV the 2nd week of school for times and locations to acquire your stickers. To leave campus the 1st week of school you MUST show BOTH your ID card and schedule to leave at lunch and/or your open period.
Download Off-Campus Pass Form HERE
Extra Help sessions for Common Core skills, specifically writing and critical thinking are available the
following dates and times:
Saturdays- March 22
Mathematics (Room 501): Session 1- 9:00-10:10
Session 2- 10:20-11:30
English (Room 212): Session 1- 9:00-10:10
Session 2- 10:20-11:30
Newsweek has published their list of the top 2,000 public high schools in the nation – those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready graduates. West Ranch High School is number 521 out of the top 2,000 schools. There are about 30,000 public high schools in the United States. That means that West Ranch is in the top 1.8%
Club and Sports News
Pokemon XY Tournament – “Wanna be the very best that no one ever was”?
*Sign ups in room 211 during brunch and lunch
*$2.00 sign up fee
*Win a $25 gift card to Game Stop
*Event going on March 13-14
ASL Club meets today (Monday) at lunch in room 540 all are welcome!
Comic Book Club will be meeting today at lunch in room 507, we need people in art, graphic arts, English, and
web development to do marvelous things!
Lifeline Christian Club will be meeting this Tuesday at lunch with pizza and an amazing guest speaker! Bring
Solar Panel Information
Follow the link HERE to see the West Ranch HS solar panel output and information.
Mission Statement and ESLRs
West Ranch High School Mission
West Ranch High School is committed to challenging and motivating each student to
achieve excellence and become a responsible and valuable member of society.
Through relationships, rigor, and relevance, West Ranch High School
promotes integrity, distinction, and vision.
Expected Schoolwide Learning Results
Expected Schoolwide Learning Results are statements that describe what each student should know, understand and be able to do upon exit from the school. West Ranch High School ESLRs are based on the concepts of Relationships, Rigor, and Relevance found in our school mission statement.
View List of ELRs Here
API Score Results
The state of California has released the Academic Performance Index (API) scores for the 2012-13 school year. The Wildcats earned an API score of 853.
Since the opening of West Ranch High School, the Wildcats scores have been among the highest API scores of all of the comprehensive high schools in the Hart District and in Northern Los Angeles County.
West Ranch was the first Hart District Comprehensive High School to earn an API score of over 800.
Last year 864 West Ranch Advanced Placement students took 1,533 AP Exams. No other school in Northern Los Angeles County comes close to these numbers!
Unofficial transcripts are now available through the Campus Portal! Unofficial transcripts may be used for reference, college applications, car insurance discounts, grade reports, etc!
All Official Transcript requests must be in writing. You may come to the Registrar’s Office in the main Administration Building and fill out a request card or you may print out the Online Transcript Request form and mail it to:
West Ranch High School
26255 Valencia Blvd
Valencia CA 91381
There is no charge for Official Transcripts used for college or employment for one year following graduation. Official Transcripts for personal use, or after one year of leaving, are $3.00 (cash or money order). Unofficial transcripts may be requested from the student’s counselor or in the Registrar’s Office during school hours. All transcripts will usually be processed within 24-72 hours.
Parking Pass Information
Student Parking Permit Information
View Parking and Student Drop-Off Information
Parking Lot Update
On July 11th we added twelve speed bumps to our student parking lot. Please, be aware of the change. As always, stay aware and safe in our school parking lot.
Parking permits must be purchased the day before you park at school.
If you park without a current parking permit, you may receive a citation.
Parking permits are available in the SRC (200 Bldg.) during tutorial, brunch and
Reminder: Do not park without a valid permit. Vehicles improperly parked will be cited.
Parking privileges are extended to seniors and juniors of West Ranch High School who hold a valid California driver’s license. If the student has unpaid parking citations, the fines must be cleared prior to purchasing a new parking permit.
Parking pass applications will be sent home in the summer registration packet and are also available, during the year, in the SRC located in the 200 building.
How to purchase a Parking Permit:
- Bring the WRHS Parking Permit form filled out with your parent’s signature on both sides of the form.
- Bring your ID card.
- Bring the current vehicle registration.
- Bring your current proof of insurance.
- Bring your driver’s license.
- The parking permit is $25.00 and ONE permit per student will be issued. Payment needs to be CASH or a SEPARATE CHECK. The permit may be replaced one time for $30.00 and a second time for $50.00
When can I purchase the Parking Permit?
Parking permits may be purchased during summer check-in and, during the school year, in the 200 building
Student Responsibility Center during tutorial, brunch or lunch. Permits will not be sold during class time.
**A PARKING PERMIT MUST BE PURCHASED THE DAY BEFORE YOU PARK ON CAMPUS**
Parking without a parking permit may result in receipt of a parking citation.
A PARKING PERMIT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE STUDENT A PARKING PLACE AT ANY GIVEN TIME.
1—Vehicles must park headed into the space.
2—Speed limit in the lot is 5 MPH.
3—Students may not park in any area for STAFF, VISITORS, RED ZONE, PLANTERS, CURBS OR NO PARKING AREAS.
4—Parking permits are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Violation of this rule will result in forfeiture of parking permit for, at least, the remainder of the school year.
Violations are processed in the Student Responsibility Center by the Administrator of the Day.
A parking permit DOES NOT GUARANTEE the student a parking space at any given time. However, no car will be admitted to the parking lot without a permit prominently displayed by hanging it on the rear view mirror with the permit facing the front of the car.
**CITATIONS MAY BE GIVEN FOR THE FOLLOWING VIOLATIONS:
- VEHICLE PARKED WITHOUT A VALID PARKING PERMIT - $20
- VEHICLE PARKED OUT OF DESIGNATED PARKING AREA - $20
- VEHICLE PARKED IN FIRE LANE - $20
- VEHICLE PARKED IN VISITOR PARKING SPACE - $20
- VEHICLE PARKED IN DISABLED PARKING - $20
- VEHICLE PARKED IN STAFF PARKING ONLY AREAS - $10
- VEHICLE PARKED WITHOUT CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR PARKING PASS PROPERLY DISPLAYED - $5
1—Parking privileges are only on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot will be closed when it is full.
2—Students will only be allowed in the front parking lot (east of the main school entrance).
3—Lots on the side or behind the school are for faculty use only.
4—The parking lot is CLOSED to ALL students during CLASS PERIODS and during PASSING PERIODS.
5—Students who use the student parking lot do so at their own risk. The Wm. S. Hart UHSD and West Ranch High School are not responsible for any loss or damage.
Follow West Ranch on Twitter
Now you can get important information about West Ranch High School through Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, you can follow us on any or all of the following:
--WestRanchHS - general information about events at West Ranch
--WRCareer - School to Career, Career Paths, and Career Center Speakers
--WRCounseling - College application and scholarship information