The Mission Statement of Saugus High School is to “Promote all students’ learning to ensure personal growth and future success.” This California Distinguished School has a rich tradition of promoting academic excellence, social development, athletic distinction, and an appreciation for the arts. Our guiding principle is that schools are for kids and they exist to prepare every student for the world that awaits them after their secondary education is complete. The staff at Saugus High is committed to building up all areas of student lives, fostering positive relationships, and preparing students to be life-long learners. We are very proud of the teachers and staff members who continue to make a difference in preparing minds and bodies for the future.
We offer programs and classes that help facilitate that preparation, including 39 sections of Advanced Placement offerings and an additional 30 sections of honors courses. We are also quite proud to offer a strong AVID program on campus that is preparing students for entry into four-year college environments. Through the partnerships established with more than fifty local businesses and individuals, Saugus High is leading the way in unique educational opportunities such as having the only cultural exchange program in the district (with Gao Xin #1 High School in Xi’an, China), pioneering the pod casting of A.P. lectures, leadership mentoring, taking all freshmen students to the Museum of Tolerance, creating Saturday Academies to assist students with academic progress, and forming a Freshman Immersion Day and assigning all 9th grade students a summer reading project (7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens).
In addition to our focus on a rigorous curriculum, Saugus High School boasts outstanding Athletic and Co-Curricular programs. More than half of those enrolled at Saugus are actively participating in one of 20 sports programs or are engaged in one of the many electives designed to foster the creativity of our students (dance, band, color guard, choir, theater arts, photography. journalism, yearbook, literary magazine, Saugus News Network, academic decathlon, etc.). Athletically, over the past ten years, Saugus has captured 6 State championships, 9 Southern Section titles, and 43 league championships. The accolades garnered by the co-curricular programs on campus have similarly filled the trophy cases. The Saugus High School learning community has earned a respected reputation locally and across the state for upholding our motto, “We don’t just teach students… We develop people who build better tomorrows.”
Bill Bolde, Principal