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District Goal

WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
 

CEEB Code 380073

Community

Aloha is an unincorporated suburban residential community in Washington County, located ten miles west of Portland, Oregon. Employment opportunities in the Beaverton area include business and professional, light industry and high tech electronics manufacturing.

Description

Aloha High School is a four-year comprehensive secondary school, one of the six comprehensive high schools in the Beaverton School District, a K-12 unified school district serving more than 40,000 students in 55 schools.  Current enrollment at Aloha High School is 1,834 students.  The class of 2021 is comprised of 423 students.

DEMOGRAPHICS

44% Caucasian 1% Native American
36% Latinx 6% Other Race
7% Asian 8% English Language Learners
6% Black 62% Free or Reduced Lunch

 

Faculty

The AHS family comprises over 110 licensed personnel, including four administrators, one dean of students, seven counselors, one full-time social worker, one full-time school psychologist, and an additional part-time school psychologist.  Over 88% of our faculty have a Master's Degree or higher.

Curriculum

Aloha High School offers a comprehensive program with college preparatory Advanced Placement and dual credit course offerings in addition to a wide range of career & technical education offerings.  Typically, AHS is on a semester A/B schedule with four 88-minute classes per day.

Covid Impact

For the 2020-2021 school year, classes will be offered in a 4-period non-rotating block schedule. Students will earn .5 credit for 9-week courses, and 1.0 credit for 18-week courses; they will have the potential to earn a total of 7 credits for the school year. Students will participate in their courses via Comprehensive Distance Learning through at least early February, 2021 and school officials will monitor if and when students can return to in-building classes either full-time or part-time.

Advanced Placement Program

In May 2020, 520 students at Aloha High School took a total of 900 AP exams. For the Class of 2020, the AP Program recognized 22 AP Scholars, 8 AP Scholars with Honors, 6 AP Scholars with Distinction, and 1 AP National Scholar based on the 2020 AP National Exam results.  Below are the 21 AP classes that are available to students in 2020-2021.

AP Biology

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Chemistry

AP Economics Macro

AP Economics Micro

AP English Language & Composition

AP English Literature & Composition

AP European History

AP German

AP Government & Politics - Comparativ

AP Government & Politics - US

AP Human Geography

AP Physics 1 - Algebra Based

AP Psychology

AP Spanish Language & Culture

AP Statistics

AP Studio Art - Drawing

AP Studio Art - 2D

AP Studio Art - 3D

AP US History

Duel language

Aloha High School offers an outstanding Dual Language program providing opportunities for students to graduate from high school with a high level of biliteracy and even the official Seal of Biliteracy. The Dual Language program consists of the following classes, all of which are taught completely in Spanish: Spanish Lit & Comp II, Spanish Lit & Comp III, AP Spanish, Human Geography, US History, Physics, and Chemistry. The Spanish Lit & Comp courses provide World Language or Elective credit, Human Geography and US History provide Social Studies credit, and Physics and Chemistry provide Science credit. Any combination of these courses will improve a student’s biliteracy.

Seal of Biliteracy

The official Seal of Biliteracy is awarded if a student meets the minimal requirements of receiving a 4 or higher on the AP Spanish exam or a 7 on the STAMP test, and meeting all other graduation requirements

Grading/Ranking

Aloha High School assigns letter grades using a 4.0 system, with a D being the lowest passing mark. Letter grades are assigned as follows:
A = 90%-100%;  B = 80%-89%;   C = 70%-79%;   D = 60%-69%;   F = 59% or less.

Aloha High School has both unweighted and weighted GPA noted on the transcript.  Weighted Percentile Rank in Class can be provided per request.  Advanced Placement courses, which are transferable to a 4-year university, are weighted. Grades A, B and C earned in weighted classes will earn an extra grade point. Weighted courses are noted in the first column on the transcript.

Test Scores

The average ACT Composite score for the Class of 2019 was 18.0. The average SAT composite score for the Class of 2019 was 1083 with a class average of 586 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 545 for Mathematics.

College Admission, Attendance History

Of graduating seniors in 2019, 63% continued their education after high school.  28% of the Class of 2019 are attending a 4-year college or university, and 35% of the Class of 2019 are attending a 2-year college.  In addition to the universities and colleges within Oregon, Aloha Graduates have been admitted to numerous colleges and universities throughout the nation. The following is a sample of schools where admission has been granted:

American University

Arizona State University

Barnard College

Baylor College

Boston College

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Brigham Young University

Carnegie Mellon University

Colgate University

College of Holy Cross

Columbia University

Emory University

George Fox University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Gonzaga University

Harvard University

Humboldt State University

Oberlin College

Oregon State University

Pepperdine University

Pomona University

Pratt Institute

Princeton University

Providence College

Rice University

Santa Clara University

Seattle Pacific University

Stanford University

Suffolk University

United States Military Academy

University of Alabama

University of Arizona

University of California - LA

University of Chicago

University of Colorado

University of Denver

University of Idaho

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburg

University of Puget Sound

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

University of Texas at Austin

University of Washington

Vanderbilt University

Villanova University

Washington State University

Whitman University

Whitworth University

Accreditation

Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), a division of AdvancED

Revised October 22, 2020