Rancho Pico Junior High

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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Welcome to Rancho Pico Junior High! Our mission is to educate and support all students with high expectations academically, socially, and emotionally by fostering genuine relationships with every child we serve. Rancho Pico's motto of "Whatever It Takes" is the driving force behind our unwavering belief that students must be at the center of every decision we make. If the easy solution is not in the best interest of the students we serve, then the path less traveled becomes our only option.

In addition to our amazing students and phenomenal staff, Rancho Pico is blessed with an involved and supportive parent community. We share a common goal to provide each child with every opportunity to be successful. This partnership between home and school has contributed as much to the academic and extra-curricular successes of our students as the curriculum and instruction in our classrooms.

Beyond the classroom, it is important for each child to meaningfully connect to school. Rancho Pico offers many activities throughout the school year (i.e., school dances, ASB brunch and lunch activities, intramurals, etc.) We offer many specialty elective courses: band, choir, video production (RPTV), journalism (Hoofbeats), and ASB. In addition, students can get involved by joining clubs (i.e., DFY-IT, Safe School Ambassadors, GSA, etc.) For more information regarding the extra-curricular opportunities available at Rancho Pico, please have your student visit their counselor.

Thank you for trusting us in educating your child. We take our responsibility as educators seriously and look forward to great things during this semester. As always, if you ever need assistance, please do not hesitate to call or email.

Erum Velek