Welcome to Tracy High School, the Home of The Saints! My name is Ricardo Brown and I am beginning my fourth year as Principal of Tracy. Prior to my arrival at Tracy, I was the Principal at Ross Academy Middle School in ABC for nine years. Before coming to Ross and ABC, I was an Assistant Principal at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School and Laguna Hills High School in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. My experience as a teacher was in the Garden Grove Unified School District at Santiago High School and Jordan Intermediate School. My career in education is also a second career for me as I previously played professional basketball for 10 years in the Philippine Basketball Association and was a student-athlete at Pepperdine University in Malibu. I am very blessed to have this opportunity to be Principal at a great school like Tracy with a super dedicated staff who cares deeply about the well-being and success of our students. Many of our students have hit a bump in the road at a very young age in their lives, but we are convinced that all of our kids are loaded with unlimited potential and can achieve at a high level. Our job here at Tracy is to help them get back on track to graduate on time, develop some good work habits that will be of benefit to them not only in school but also later in their adult lives, academically challenge them in every subject area, and prepare them to be successful post-high school in whatever pathway they may choose.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all ABC schools will begin the 2020-2021 school year in the Virtual Learning Program where students will attend classes from home through Google Classroom and Google Meets. Tracy High School continues to be the center of the ABC Unified School District’s offerings for alternative education for secondary school students grades 7-12. Tracy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and offers core academic programs and personal attention to students who are behind in credits and often at-risk of dropping out of school. Tracy was recognized as a 2019 California Model Continuation School.
One of the best ways to stay in tune with Tracy is through our social media pages, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and our school website. Classes at Tracy focus on the courses required for graduation along with offering small class sizes and a friendly, peaceful campus environment encouraging student achievement, peer collaboration, and personal and team involvement in the entire school endeavor. All students are individually counseled and are aware of their current credit status and their academic plan for credit recovery and ultimately getting back on track to graduate on time.
Tracy is the only high school in the District with a Teen Parent Program for pregnant and parenting teens. This program is open to all ABCUSD students and specializes in prenatal health, childbirth, and parenting. Tracy also has Career Technical Education (CTE) courses available to students in Medical Careers and Multi-Media. The Multi-Media pathway includes our KTHS TV Broadcast station that broadcasts the weekly 'Morning News' produced and directed by our students under the direction of Mr. David. Tracy High School is now officially a 1:1 high school with electronic devices available to all students in every classroom. Classrooms contain dual media capabilities with a 70" big screen TV and Laser Projector with a large pull-down screen. In 2020-2021, Tracy will enter year #3 as a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) school. PBIS is a proactive approach designed to improve student behavior to create a more optimal learning environment that includes positive student recognition and student/staff engagement in the entire school endeavor.
In closing, we are fully aware that a continuation high school is not usually the first choice for families of high school students to continue their education, but I assure you that your child is in good hands here at Tracy and the opportunity to gain a quality education and recover credits to get back on track to graduate on time is available to all students if they apply themselves and make their education a priority. The recipe for success here at Tracy is simple: have consistent daily attendance, be on time to each and every class, and give your best effort to produce quality work in the classroom. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns or needs for your child. Always know that we are here for the good of our kids. Take good care, and as always... Go Saints!
Principal, Tracy High School