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|Atascadero High School|
1 High School Hill
|School district||Atascadero Unified|
|Student to teacher ratio||21.43|
Atascadero High School is an American public high school located in Atascadero, California. Atascadero High School is 1 of 2 high schools in the Atascadero Unified School District. The school receives its students mainly from the Atascadero Junior High School and Atascadero Fine Arts Academy, and also attracts students from outlying areas of northern and eastern San Luis Obispo County. The mission of Atascadero High School is to provide educational opportunities which empower students to reach their fullest potential, and participate as responsible and productive citizens in a continuously changing world. All students have access to personal support services, activities, and opportunities, and have equal access to the school’s many programs.
The school offers different paths of study, from trade-based programs to a wide variety of college prep, honors, and advanced placement courses. The school has a rigorous, relevant, and coherent standards-based curriculum using a broad range of educational opportunities in order to meet the growing needs of the students.
The school's biggest athletic rival is Paso Robles High School. Both schools are part of the CIF Southern Section PAC-8 League and have faced off over the years within the California Individual Finals.
The High School offers many clubs and allows students to form their own clubs. Some of the clubs are listed as the following:
- Lit Club
- SkillsUSA Automotive Club
- Rugby Club
- Key Club
- California Scholarship Federation Club (CSF)
- National Honor Society Club
- Choir Council
- Bike Club
- Future Farmers of America Club
- Astronomy Club
- Sci-fi Club
- Yoga Club
- Earth Club
- K-pop Club
Atascadero High School also is home to one of the county's strongest performing arts departments, led by theater director Sabrina Pratt, band director Nate Conrad, and choral director Carry Jones.
Atascadero High School is home to FIRST Robotics Competition Team 973, recently one of the most competitive teams in the nation. In 2009 and 2013, the team won the Los Angeles Regional competition, and were selected second in the draft at the World Championship. In 2011, Team 973 was one of the three winners of the FIRST Championship in St. Louis. In 2017 and 2019, Team 973 won the FIRST Championship in Houston.
Atascadero High School SkillsUSA Automotive teaches students how to work on their cars, and how to get a career in the Automotive service industry. Atascadero High School Competes in Region 2, which serves Fresno, Kern, Kings, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and Tulare counties. Students compete in Automotive Service Technology and Maintenance and Light Repair. In 2017 at the SkillsUSA State Conference in Ontario, California, the team earned a 3rd place medal in Automotive Service Technology.