Certifications and Awards
Mountain House High School is proud to be a Common Sense Media certified school through the 2020 school year. Schools that are recognized by this organization are committed to deep implementation of the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Earning the Common Sense School certification is a symbol of our school's dedication to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create and participate. As part of this certification, our students engage regularly in Advisory lessons, and embedded information in their classes that help students to understand their responsibility to be good digital citizens, to avoid conflict in their online environments, and to establish integrity in their online lives. Common Sense Media also has great resources for parents who are striving to teach good digital citizenship in the home, and to make good media choices. Visit their website for additional information: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Mountain House High School is proud to be a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. MHHS adopted the Project Lead The Way curriculum since we opened to provide us high quality, research validated curriculum for students in the areas of Engineering, Computer Science, and Biomedical Sciences. Through this curriculum, students learn to adapt and excel while also discovering their potential and the opportunities available to them. This transformative learning experience comes to life in the classroom thanks to the vision and dedication of the teachers and administration at our school.
PLTW’s recognition program is designed to honor schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. We’re excited and privileged to be recognized as a school that is empowering students to thrive in an evolving world and achieving exemplary results from our PLTW programs.
Mountain House High School has been awarded the prestigious California Distinguished Schools Award. This program recognizes outstanding education programs and practices of schools across the state of California. This award is given every other year to schools who show exceptional student performance for two consecutive school years. Indicators used to measure our performance included test scores, suspension rates, and graduation rates.
In a press release, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond stated: "I would like to commend these schools for fighting for a better future for our students, closing achievement gaps, and improving academic performance. Thanks to teachers, administrators, classified employees, and parents working together, these schools meet the needs of all of their students, provide high quality educational experiences, and put kids on a pathway to great careers."
Mountain House High School was one of 162 middle and high schools out of the more than 2600 middle and high schools in the state to receive this award in 2019.
Mountain House High School was honored by the California School Board Association (CSBA) with the Golden Bell Award for our work in establishing the Mustang Early College Pathway. The CSBA gives this award to promote excellence in education by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices of school boards in school districts and county offices throughout California. More about our Early College Pathway can be found on our website HERE.