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I cannot think of a more exciting time to be a Cardinal! We are a part of a long and proud tradition dating back to 1909. We recently celebrated our 103rd commencement ceremony with the class of 2015! As a Cardinal, students have many opportunities to succeed and reach their full academic potential. Many of our graduates are attending top universities such as: Stanford, Cornell, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UD Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, Fresno State, and many community colleges like College of the Sequoias, Reedley College, Fresno City, and many more.  Our school motto is "Dream big - work hard - give back."

I am happy to share with you that Orosi High School was named a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School. This means you will be attending a school on the move and a school doing all the right things for students. The staff has been working extremely hard to make learning rigorous, relevant and fun. Please understand you will be pushed to the best of your ability academically and in everything that you do at Orosi High School. You will be expected to demonstrate mastery of your own learning in every class. Our goal is to ensure that our students graduate Orosi High School college and career ready and able to compete and succeed in the 21stCentury Global Economy.

The staff is committed to helping every student succeed in meeting the challenges of a rigorous academic program. In addition to academics, we offer competitive sports, clubs, student leadership, visual and performing arts, career-technical education, and many more opportunities for students to grow and develop into well-rounded individuals.

This fall parents will have an opportunity to participate in the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE). It is a nine week parent involvement program in which classes take place once per week for 90 minutes. In this program parents will learn about the high school system to become equal partners with the school to ensure that their student is college and career ready. Last fall, we graduated 154 parents from phase 1. We look forward to engaging more parents in this wonderful program. We will be offering Phase 1 and 2 of the PIQE curriculum.

We look forward to serving students, parents, and the community in the 2015-16 school year. A big welcome to our first cohort of the Academy of Sustainable Agriculture - class of 2019!  This is an exciting new opportunity at Orosi High School that will prepare students for careers in agriculture. We are also excited about welcoming our third cohort for the Academy of Engineering and Green Technology and our second cohort for the Academy of Health Sciences. In addition, our AVID program continues to grow as we welcome over 100 incoming AVID freshmen. Overall, we are thrilled about all incoming freshman and returning students. Let’s make it a great year!

Please do not hesitate to contact me with concerns or to suggest ideas to improve our school. My door is always open.

Go Cardinals!

Roberto Vaca