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Message from the Principal

     Thank you for visiting the Tesoro High School website. I hope you will find it to be informative and entertaining. As a California Distinguished School that is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, there is much to be proud of at Tesoro High School. Our school has consistently earned API ratings in the 800s, qualifying us as a California High Performing school. We have been named in the top 1,000 high schools by Newsweek Magazine and recently received the Southern California Business Education Excellence Honor Roll Recipient 2007 award.

     The vision of Tesoro High School is to become a place where every student’s needs are met in an environment where adults and students consistently do the right and proper thing. To this end, we have hired a staff of teachers and support personnel who genuinely care about young people and are committed to their success. We expect our students to perform and behave at a very high level. As a result, we offer a variety of programs that are designed to ensure this success. These include Student Advisement, Tutorial, and weekend intervention programs.

     Our academic program is second to none. Beginning with our peer mentoring for freshmen, we offer a full range of Honors, Accelerated and Advanced Placement classes. Support is available to make sure that all students have an opportunity to take and succeed in high level coursework. As we have continued to grow and develop our program, more and more opportunities have been made available for students to participate in challenging, rigorous learning activities.

     A full range of athletic activities are available to our students. We are members of the South Coast League, where we compete at an extremely high level. Both curricular and non-curricular clubs are offered, based on student interest. Our Performing Arts students and our Academic Competition teams consistently rank among the top schools in Orange County.

     As you travel through our site, I hope that you get a flavor for the richness that describes the educational opportunities that are available to Tesoro High School, where we strive for our students to exemplify Wisdom, Strength and Honor.

Marc Patterson, Principal

Patterson, Marc
Principal