Esparto High School is the focal point of many community and school activities. The school serves students in grades 9-12 throughout the Capay Valley.
Esparto High School teaches to the California Common Core State Standards via a rich and varied curricular program. EHS continues to offer a rigorous academic program consisting of college prep classes, AP offerings, Ag science, world languages, and a diverse selection of CTE classes. Recognizing student success has become an important aspect of EHS this school year.
Inviting parents and the community to take part in EHS is strongly encouraged. Additionally, a monthly news article is submitted and published in the local newspaper, The Valley Voice. Parents and community are encouraged to participate at EHS school activities and sports. Parents can volunteer their time in the classroom, with tutoring, supporting athletic events, belonging to Ag boosters, or Athletic boosters. Parents are also needed to participate in the School Site Council, on the English Learner Advisory Council, and on the Ag Advisory Committee. Parents are welcome to attend Academic Awards assemblies; FFA awards assemblies, Athletic awards assemblies, and the National Honor Society induction ceremony. All of these are held throughout the school year. Parents are also welcome to make an appointment to visit the school and the classrooms of their students.
The Esparto High School shared vision of education: consistent rigor, extraordinary results, and inspired relationships.
High School Education and Curriculum
Advanced Placement (AP)- EHS offers eight Advanced Placement courses that allow students to take college level classes and earn college credit upon the passage of an exam. AP Course offerings at EHS include: US History, Spanish Language, Statistics, Human Geography, European History, English Language, English Literature, Computer Science Principles. Students and parents with questions should contact the school or visit the College Board AP website by clicking HERE. AP Examinations are administered at EHS in May of each year.
Career and Technical Information (CTE) - CTE is a program of study that gives students technical knowledge and hands-on training and education in different career pathways. Students who complete a CTE pathway are able to graduate high school with skills and certifications that make them ready to enter the workforce or begin post-secondary education. The CTE Pathways at EHS include: Ornamental Horticulture; Agriscience; Design, Visual and Media Arts; Plant and Soil Science; Food Service and Hospitality; and Agricultural Mechanics. For more information on CTE visit the California Department of Education by clicking HERE.
English Language Development (ELD)- Students who have a first language other than English receive support services to develop their English skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. EHS offers a period of English support for these students to help them reach proficiency in the English language. In all classes, teachers use instructional techniques that support students as they improve their English skills and learn the subject content. To view the California ELD Standards click HERE.
Dual Enrollment- EHS offers eight courses that are dual enrolled with Woodland Community College: Intro to Culinary Arts, Advanced Culinary Arts, Culinary Baking, Ag Mechanics I, II, III & IV, Plant Science and Spartan Success. Dual Enrollment allows EHS students who successfully complete their dual enrolled courses at EHS, to earn college credit from Woodland Community College in these same courses. In addition to Dual Enrollment Agreements with Woodland Community College, EHS has articulation agreements in our Digital Arts Media courses with the Los Rios Community College District. Students who complete Digital Media coursework at EHS, can apply for college credit with Los Rios after enrolling in the next level of the digital media course on a Los Rios campus. Dual Enrollment and articulation offer an excellent way to prepare for college while still in high school.