Maria Carrillo High School, home of the Pumas, has been serving the community of Santa Rosa since its opening in 1996. From the first year on, it has been widely acknowledged and recognized as a rigorous, academic secondary school as well as a high-performing one.
The collective focus of the school is to provide learning experiences in varied environments within a positive school climate for students and staff alike. Teachers actively engage students in their learning, offering opportunities for solving complex problems, showcasing creativity and employing higher order thinking skills. Through disciplined, substantive inquiry students are expected to demonstrate and exhibit generative knowledge they acquire; ongoing assessment of this learning is embedded throughout their study.
One hundred percent of MCHS core subject area teachers are highly qualified in their respective credentials by NCLB standards. Teachers in the core subject areas align curricula to respective standards and then implement them in the classroom through a wide variety of instructional strategies and resources to insure all students at MCHS are successful.
MCHS’ Expected School-wide Learning Results identify that each graduate will be a powerful producer, a universal citizen, a masterful communicator and an active learner.