Principal's Message

Mr. Kirk
Rancho Family, 
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! As the principal of RCHS, I cannot wait to welcome back  all our students this fall, especially our incoming 9th graders, the Class of 2026! We know that we have many students who will be coming to campus for the first time, and we cannot wait for them to experience the Rancho Love from Cougar Country! Expect to see plenty of energy out in front of the school as we kick off the school year and welcome our Cougars to Rancho Cucamonga High School!
Please look for your summer mailer that will now be sent out digitally to all families in early to mid-July via Parent Square.  Please read all the documents and instructions and make sure that all the forms in the online registration packet are completed prior to the scheduled registration/orientation days which will be the last week of July.  See the schedule below for dates and times.  For parents/guardians of incoming freshmen, we invite you to attend our Parent Information Meeting in our auditorium.  This presentation will take place the mornings on the same day and time as your freshmen student(s) orientation and will focus on informing parents on how they can engage with our school and staff as well as how to help support your student(s) academic success during their high school career and beyond.  
Parents and guardians, your role in your student’s development is a huge part of their success. Your involvement helps to build a healthy partnership with the school. We encourage you to consider getting connected with some of our committees and parent groups such as our ELAC, AAPAC, and Booster Clubs!  For more information on these opportunities and more, please reach out to Mr. Jeremy Hansen, our Assistant Principal of Achievement.
Last year brought many challenges that we worked through, but we also enjoyed much success! Our 2022 senior class graduated with over 75% of these Cougars having more options for their futures and being better prepared for college AND career by meeting all their A-G requirements.  We also had our Boys Basketball Team bring home a CIF Championship which was the first in our school’s history as well as Boys Wrestling having a Cougar win an individual CIF Championship. In addition, RCHS was awarded the very prestigious Golden Bell Award in honor of our annual Cougar Relays program put on every year by our NHS and Best of Buddies Clubs for our students with disabilities to participate in district wide. Lastly, RCHS had our full WASC visit for the purpose of accreditation, and I am proud to say that we enjoyed a successful visit which earned us a 6-year accreditation, the highest honor a school can receive in this process.   
We are committed to continuing to offer a robust level of support in academic interventions, remediation, and enrichment.  In addition, we are providing additional resources to support students social and emotional needs as well as continued intentional efforts in the work of equity to celebrate and support our beautifully diverse school community in our curriculum, school programs and student achievement.  This is a result of the commitment and hard work from our amazing staff, and the need for us to continue to work with you in our school community as well.  Thank you for your continued support! Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you soon!
Bleed Purple,
Joshua Kirk
2022-2023 Schedule Pick-Up Information