St. Paul High School

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School Profile

Principal: Mrs. Kate Aceves
Dean of Guidance: Susan Rosales
College Counselors: Anna Dickan, and Susan Rosales

Accreditations

Western Association of Schools and Colleges * Western Catholic Education Association

School History

Founded: 1956
Colors: Navy Blue, White and Red
Mascot: Swordsmen
Patron: St. Paul the Apostle
Motto: "Christ Lives In Me"
Crest: Sword, Shield, Scroll and Laurel Wreath

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The following courses are approved and meet the a-g requirements for admission to the University of California and California State Universities.

Graduation Requirements
After four years, a student must achieve:

Passing grades for each semester
One hundred (100) hours of Christian service to the community
240 units of credit during the school year, according to the following chart:

 Religion  40
 English  40
 Social Studies  30
 Mathematics  30
 Science  20
 Foreign Language  20
 Fine Arts  10
 Health    5
 Physical Education  10
 Technology    5
 Electives  30


Academics & Grading

The academic year is based on two semesters and a traditional A – F grading system is used (A=90%, B=80%, c=70%, D=60%, F=59% or lower). Students are ranked by total G.P.A. Our current student body is 570 in grades 9-12. Tuition for the 2012-2013 school year is $6930.00.

School Demographics

The majority of our students come from the neighboring cities of Whittier, La Habra, La Mirada, Pico Rivera, Norwalk, Downey, and Montebello.  The economic profile of our families is vast, ranging from professional to domestic.  Our beautiful diversity includes students from different creeds and races including Filipino, Asian, African-American, Native American, Caucasian, with the majority of students being of Hispanic descent.

Athletic Program

In accordance with our philosophy of education, we encourage all students to participate in some form of athletics. St. Paul High School is a member of the Camino Del Rey and Mission Leagues and is subject to their constitutions and bylaws.
 
The school fields nine sports for boys (football, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, wrestling, and track and field) and seven sports for girls (volleyball, cross-country, basketball, soccer, softball, golf and track and field).

Activities

Students are required to participate in our Christian Service Program and they attend class retreats (Kairos for seniors). Students can participate in ASB, Band, Drill Team, Pep Squad, Chorus, Drama, Yearbook, School newspaper and Homecoming.
 
School honor societies are National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation and Spanish Honor Society. Traditional clubs include Recycling Club, Intra-mural Club and Rotary Interact Club. Each year new clubs are formed, driven by student interest.

College Acceptances

Every year, over 98% of St. Paul High School graduates enter college upon graduation. Listed below are the four-year colleges that many attended.

Alabama University
Arizona State University
Art Institute of Los Angeles
Art Institute of Las Vegas
Art Institute of Orange County
Assumption College, Ma
Azusa Pacific University
Ball State University
Biola University
Boise State University
Boston College
Brigham Young University
Cal Lutheran
Cal Poly, Pomona
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
California State University, Bakersfield
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Chico
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
California State University, San Diego
California State University, San Jose
California State University, San Marcos
California State University, Stanislaus
Chaminade University, Hawaii
Chandler-Gilbert College
Chapman University
Concordia University
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dixie State University
Dominican University
Drexel University
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Fordham University
Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
Hawaii Pacific University
Hofstra University
Holy Cross College
Holy Names University
Hope International University
Humboldt State University
Johnson & Wales University
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School
Loyola Marymount University
Marymount College
Menlo College
Mills University
Mississippi Valley University
Mount St. Mary’s College
New Mexico University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Notre Dame University of California
Occidental College
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State
Pepperdine University
Point Park University, Pennsylvania
Purdue University
Rutgers University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
St. John’s University
St. Katherine’s University
St. Mary’s College of California
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Dallas
University of La Verne
University of Hawaii, Manoa
University of Michigan
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of New Hampshire
University of Notre Dame
University of Redlands
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Washington
Waldorf College
Wake Forest
Washington State University
Weber State
Wells College
Whittier College
Woodbury University