Academics

At Sobrato, we offer a variety of educational opportunities for all students.

Click here to view the Ann Sobrato High School 2017-2018 Course Catalog

AP and Honor Courses

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are based on college curricula and require college level work. Students taking an Advanced Placement course are expected to take the Advanced Placement Exam in May.  It is our expectation that all students that take an AP class will take the exam. If the cost of the exam is a financial hardship, please see one of the assistant principals for assistance. Because of the extra work involved in Advanced Placement classes, students who achieve a “C” or better will receive an additional grade point towards the grade point average.  The Advanced Placement course will be noted on the student’s transcript.

AP English Language AP US History
AP English Literature AP World History
AP Calculus AB AP Chemistry
AP Calculus BC AP Physics 1
AP Statistics AP Physics 2
AP French Language AP Environmental Science
AP Spanish Language AP Biology
AP Studio Art AP Computer Science A

Contact our AP Coordinator, Theresa Sage saget@mhusd.org for information about AP exam registration.

College Board AP student accounts

2016 AP Exam Information + California Supplement  (información del examen AP)

AP Test Calendar

 

Honor classes are acknowledged by the University of California as being an advanced high school course and, therefore, students also receive an additional grade point if they earn a “C” or better grade.

Spanish III Honors                                        French III Honors

 

Career Tech Ed Courses

CTE courses offer our students the opportunity to earn career skills and experience. CTE classes include agriculture pathway as well as an arts and media pathway.

 

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID elective courses teach skills and behaviors for academic success, provide intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships, create positive peer groups for students, and develop a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination.  The writing process, Socratic questioning, collaborative learning, organizational techniques, and reading are the core strategies of this program.  Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on those traditionally underrepresented in colleges and universities: Hispanic students, African-American students, first-generation to go to college students, and socio-economically disadvantaged students.  In 2015, Ann Sobrato High School was recognized as an AVID Certified Site.

 

Advisory

Each Tuesday students meet in Advisory classes for twenty-five minutes.  Advisory classes generally have at student-to-teacher ratio of 22:1.  Students stay with the same Advisory class, with the same teacher for all four years at Sobrato.  Advisory classes have allowed teachers and student opportunities to discuss important topics regarding student success and guidance such as high school graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, habits of work, social responsibility, and more.  Through advisory classes, every student presents a culminating Senior Exhibition in the spring semester of their senior year which highlights their educational experience and future goals.

Senior Exhibition PowerPoint

 

Tutorial

Tutorial time is held every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the school day (a total of 90 minutes each week).  This is a time when all students are encouraged to go to the classrooms where they need additional assistance from the teacher, to take make-up tests, to get caught up on missed work, or to study and prepare for an upcoming test or assignment.  Good use of the tutorial time is especially important to students in classes where they are currently earning a C or below.

 

Credit Recovery

Online courses are offered after school two days a week (and during the summer break) with credentialed teachers present for support.  These courses are available to assist student in recovering credit or D clean-up for graduation/college.

Fall 2017 Credit Recovery contract

Homework Center

This is a FREE service for all Sobrato students offered every Monday – Thursday, 3:15 – 4:15pm in the Sobrato library.  Computers, peer tutors, and staff are available for assistance.  Group or individual support is available.