Counselor: Mr. Roach
Please feel free to contact any of the counselors
with any questions or concerns you may have.
All counselors are located in the main administration building (the big brick building in front of the school). Come on by and say hi.
The parent/guardian needs to call the counselor or counselor's secretary to schedule an appointment. We are always happy to meet with parents/guardians. Counselor phone extensions can be found on the Counselors'
page on our school's website.
Graduation requirements can be found on the Graduation Requirements
page of our school's website, however, the easiest way to find out your graduation status would be to talk to your counselor. To help you plan your high school years, a 4-Year Plan can be found on the Counselors'
We have 3 seasons of sports: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Tryouts for each sport are held before the season starts. If you participate in tryouts and are selected by the coach to be a member of the team you may participate for the duration of the season as long as you maintain at least a 2.0 gpa.
If you want to take a class at a community college while enrolled at Rowland High you'll need to obtain a referral form from your counselor with his/her signature.
If the course is needed to graduate, yes. If the course is for college, no. We will put a notation on your transcript that you took the course but we will not add it to your list of high school courses. You'll still be able to list it on your college applications and the colleges will calculate the grade the way they want.
Visit our BYU Online Courses
page for information.
Bring a copy of a current gas, water, or electric bill with your new address on it to Ms. Salone in the Attendance office. A rental agreement or escrow papers are acceptable too.
Mrs. DeMatteo, the school registrar.
Ms. Salone in the Attendance Office can give you a copy of your schedule.
Go to our ASB office to pay the $5 replacement fee and your new ID card will be available for pick up at the ASB window in 24 hours.
Speak to our Snackateria Manager, Peggy Caballero. She is the one who issues free or reduced-price ticket packets to students once your application has been processed by Food Services at the District Office. If you need an application see our front desk and they'll give you one.
Mrs. Raygoza is in charge of issuing off-campus passes.
Must have no discipline referrals.
Must have no bills.
Must have a 2.5 gpa.
Even if you are 18 years old, your parent/guardian must come in person to sign the form.
Must be within 5 minutes walking-distance of your home.
Must have no discipline referrals, no bills, and a 2.5 gpa.
Even if you are 18 years old, your parent/guardian must come in person to sign the form.
You may not leave campus in a car.
You must go to your house AND there must be a parent/guardian there with you.
The nurse's office is located at the northern-most end of the main administration office (the big brick building in front of the school). The nurse's office is right across the way from the D building.
The lost and found for most items is located in the nurse's office.
All work permits are issued through Ms. Salone in the front office. You must be hired first before you can obtain an application for a work permit. Once you are hired, then come to Ms. Salone for an application for a work permit. Then you'll need your employer to sign the form, then bring it back to Ms. Salone. Then you will receive a work permit.
Go to our attendance office and ask to use the phone to call your parent/guardian.
We almost always have more students register for summer school classes than we have space for. This means some students do not get into the class even though they signed up for it. We apologize for this but we are limited by space.
One way to find out if you received the summer school class you registered for is if you receive a summer school schedule in the mail.
Another way is to visit our Summer School
page on or after June 1st.
If you do not receive a summer school schedule in the mail for one of our other summer school classes you'll need to call Mrs. Raygoza to inquire: 626-965-3448 x3300.
If you are an IB student and need information about completing your CAS hours check out CASCorner.
Email our CAS Coordinator, Mr. Elder
, for more info.
Both are very rigorous courses that colleges like to see on high school transcripts. They are the most rigorous courses that Rowland offers and are excellent preparation for college. Both types of courses require payment of fees for taking exams. The extent to which colleges will give credit or placement varies among colleges. IB assessments include teacher grades, exams, oral assessments, plus external assessments. AP exams are one-day exams that include multiple-choice and writing assessments. IB exams are given in May and are graded on a 1 to 7 scale, with 7 being the highest. AP exams are given in May on a 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the highest.
1. Your 8th grade teacher can recommend you for honors classes for grade 9.
2. Apply to the IB program in grade 9.
3. Take a prerequisite class such as pre-calculus to take AP Calculus.
Probably nowhere. AP classes are given during the regular school year in preparation for the AP exam in May. Since no AP exams are given at the end of summer no AP classes are offered during the summer.
No, you must earn a grade of C or higher to be granted the extra point in a weighted class.
Check with your counselor's secretary to make sure we have your correct address and that you don't owe any bills.
An official copy of your transcript costs $3 and you'll need to fill out a Transcript Request Form with our Registrar or download one from our Transcript Requests
page. Otherwise, get it yourself from Homelink
You need to fill out a Transcript Request Form with our Registrar or download one from our Transcript Requests
page on our website. Official transcripts cost $3.00 each.
The parent/guardian needs to call the teacher to set up an appointment to meet. Teacher phone extensions can be found in the Staff Directory
on our school's website.
Check with your counselor. It depends on which classes you failed and if you have enough time to repeat them through FuelEd and summer school, or if Santana High School would be a better placement for you.
Classes can be made up several ways depending on the class. Some classes can be made up on campus through FuelEd or during summer school (Fs only), some classes can be made up through BYU's Online Program, and some classes can be made up by attending Mt. SAC's High School Referral Program. Visit our Credit Recovery
page on our website for more information.
It depends. If you plan on attending a 4-year college right after high school you have to make up any D's you earned in courses that are used to satisfy minimum college entrance requirements. Visit our College
page for more information.
It depends on the class. If you earn a D in an English or Social Studies class you may not make this up on campus during the following school year. If it's another class such as math or foreign language you might be able to make this up on campus during the following school year depending upon your particular situation.
CAR stands for Community Activity Requirement; in other words, community service. 60 CAR hours are required for graduating with a diploma from Rowland. 30 hours need to be completed within your first two years of high school with the additional 30 hours being completed in your last two years of high school.
We have a CAR Handbook that you can download from our CAR Hours
page on our website that lists local agencies where you can complete volunteer work. Some examples include the public library, local schools, community churches, and retirement homes.
We have a CAR log sheet that you can download from our CAR Hours
page on our website or you can pick one up from any counselor's secretary.
Give it to your counselor's secretary.
No, if you're involved on campus in a performance type class such as athletics, theatre, pep, choir, band, asb, yearbook you will earn your CAR hours automatically.
Check your Homelink
account. Go to Student Info > Activities and Awards.
To graduate from Rowland you need to take two elective classes within the same career pathway. The six career pathways to choose from are: Arts & Communication, Business, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health & Medical Services, Public & Human Services, and Technology. Check out our Career Pathway page
to see what electives are considered pathways.
Check out our Career Pathway
It depends on your parent/guardian's income level and residency status. To find out if you are eligible for receiving financial aid you can complete the Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit the Counseling menu on our website and look for the Financial Aid
The federal government budgets over $33 billion each year for student aid. The timeframe for completing the FAFSA is October 1-March 2 of your senior year. Rowland High holds an annual evening Financial Aid Workshop for students/parents in December.
The FAFSA is the application you need to complete if you want to see if you're eligible to receive financial aid. The CSS PROFILE is the application that some private colleges require you to complete in addition to the FAFSA. The CSS PROFILE costs $25 for the first school and $16 for each school thereafter, however the FAFSA is free.
Visit the Counseling menu on our website and look for the Financial Aid
page for more information.
Visit the Counseling menu on our website and look for the Scholarships
page for information on scholarships.
You can be a teacher aide for one of your teachers as long as you have at least 5 other classes on your schedule, stay on track to graduate and maintain satisfactory attendance and discipline on campus. You need to complete the Teacher Aid Contract and submit it to your counselor. Any counselor or counselor's secretary can give you this form or download it from the Counselors'
Any counselor or counselor's secretary can give you the Teacher Aid Contract or download it from the Counselors'
page under the Counseling menu.
Yes, but only if your locker is damaged or broken. We don't allow locker changes based on its location on campus or whether it's a top or bottom locker.
See Mrs. Raygoza in the front office.
See Mrs. Raygoza in the front office for assistance with opening your locker. If your locker is damaged or broken and another one is available you may be allowed to change lockers.
The attendance office is located at the northern-most end of the main administration office (the big brick building in front of the school).
If your child is going to be absent for 1-2 days call the attendance office to excuse the absence and then email the teachers to ask about making up work or have your child ask the teacher about make-up work when he/she returns to school.
If your child is going to be absent for more than 3 days call the attendance office at extension 3223 for students whose last name begins with A-LL or 3224 for students whose last name begins with LM-Z.
For a list of teachers' phone extensions and email addresses visit our Staff Directory
page on our website.
If your child is going to be absent for 1-2 days
, call the attendance office to excuse the absence. Then check the teachers' webpages or email them about making up work. You can find teachers' webpages and contact info in our Staff Directory
If your child is going to be absent for 3 days or more, call Ms. Salone at x3221 to excuse the absence. You may also ask her to issue a Homework Request to each of your child's teachers. The teachers need 24 hours notice to gather and deliver the homework to Ms. Salone. Checking teacher webpages or emailing them directly will usually get you homework faster than a Home Request.
Call the Attendance office at extension 3223 for students whose last name begins with A-LL or 3224 for students whose last name begins with LM-Z.
To check-out of school your parent/guardian needs to write a letter to Ms. Salone in the Attendance Office or meet with her in person. Ms. Salone will give the student a check-out form to complete and any other additional forms (transcript, immunization records, etc.).
Email or call Ms. Salone
SST stands for Student Study Team. An SST is assembled when a teacher or parent believes a student is not being successful and needs some type of intervention. Once the teacher or parent/guardian initiates the request, the counselor will gather input from the student's teacher on current academic progress and behavior. Then the counselor will plan for the team to meet and review the data. An SST consists of the student, parent/guardian, teachers, and counselor.
IEP stands for Individualized Education Plan (alternatively called an "Individualized Education Program," "Individual Education Plan," or some combination thereof). This is a legally binding document that spells out exactly what special education services your child will receive and why. It will include your child's classification, placement, services such as a one-on-one aide and therapies, academic and behavioral goals, a behavior plan if needed, percentage of time in regular education, and progress reports from teachers and therapists. The IEP is planned at an IEP meeting.
SRP stands for School Review Panel. If a student's behavior causes him/her to be considered for serious discipline or expulsion from school an SRP is necessary. An SRP consists of the student, parent/guardian, a lead-administrator, and the vice-principal in charge of discipline. The case will be discussed with both parties being given a chance to explain the situation from their point of view. The lead-administrator will then make a recommendation to the principal whether to expel or not.
DRP stands for District Review Panel. Parents of students pending expulsion are invited to discuss the case at the district office.
SART stands for School Attendance Review Team and SARB stands for School Attendance Review Board. If a student has poor attendance the school will first assemble a SART as a means of intervention. If this does not improve the student's attendance then the student and parent/guardian will be required to appear before a SARB at the District Office. Poor attendance could result in an appearance before the district attorney.
RACE stands for Rowland Adult & Community Education. It is also called Adult School or Night School and classes are held Monday-Thursday from 3:15-5:15PM here on the Rowland Campus. This is where seniors who are deficient in certain subjects can make up credits.
SAEC stands for Santana Alternative Education Center. The center includes HOPES, ACCEPT, and Santana High School. This high school is an alternative to the comprehensive high school like Rowland. Santana is for credit-deficient students who are at least 16 years old.
HOPES stands for Home Opportunity Program for Educational Success. This is an alternative education program for students who are credit deficient. HOPES is located on the Santana High School Campus. Students attend class for two hours, two days a week (either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday). They will be home the other three days of the week.
ACCEPT stands for Academic Center for the Continuing Education of Pregnant/Parenting Teens. This program is for pregnant minors and new parents. ACCEPT is located on the Santana High School Campus.
CDS stands for Community Day School and is a possible placement for students who are expelled from school.
CPO stands for Campus Peace Officer. CPOs are fully-sworn peace officers for the state of California and have the same powers-of-arrest as city police and county sheriffs.
ROP stands for Regional Occupational Program which is a hands-on, career education program. ROP provides training to high school students and adults for immediate job skills and career advancement. ROP classes offered at Rowland High include Animation, Auto, Child Care, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Photo, Restaurant, and Sports Health.
Yes, 9th graders are eligible to take ROP classes.
Besides your English teacher, the best place to go for MLA information is Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL).
See Mrs. Andino in our Textbook room which is located to the west side of the library.