Wilson Classical High School
Woodrow Wilson Classical High School is a
secondary schoolin Long Beach, California, USA.
Wilson High School, in the
Long Beach Unified School District, opened in 1925as the second school in the city (after Long Beach Polytechnic High School). In 2005Wilson High School was recognized as a California Distinguished School for the second time. Wilson also is home to the Distinguished Scholars program which offers accelerated, honors, and many AP classes. Wilson High School is extremely diverse in race and economic backrounds.
The book and movie
Freedom Writersis based on the students and Woodrow Wilson Classical High School.
Several areas in Long Beach, including Naples [" [http://www.naplesca.org/images/ZoneMap.jpgZone Map] ." "Naples".] , are zoned to Wilson.
Wilson is different from the other schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. Wilson offers a Classical Diploma, in which students take one (or more) extra classes than normal. The Classical Diploma requires: four (4) years of English, four (4) years of mathematics, four (4) years of foreign language, four (4) years of science, three (3) years of social sciences, two (2) years of fine arts, two (2) years of physical education and three and a half (3.5) years of electives normally a sport or interest classes. The Classical Diploma is ideal for students entering the
California State Universitysystem or the University of Californiasystem since the Classical requirements meet or exceed requirements for admission.
Wilson is one of the few public
high schools in the United States that requires a school uniform(one other high school, and all primary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District require school uniforms). The uniform is khaki pants, skirts or shorts, with either whiteor burgundy collared shirts. [http://www.lbschools.net/wilson/policies_procedures/dress_code/dress_code_aug_06.pdf] . The school colors are cardinal and gold, and the school mascotis the Bruin.
The Wilson Bruins are widely known for their outstanding water polo and swim teams (with high crossover between the two teams). The swim team has been undefeated Moore League Champions for 36 years (as of 2008). The Waterpolo team is known for their impeccable sportsmanship, as well as their high moral standards and class. Bruin Waterpolo held the Moore League for 18 years straight (1988-2005), winning the league 27 out of the last 30 years. The team has won the Div. 1 CIF title 11 times and Mythical State Title three times.
Wilson's Soccer, Tennis, Badminton, and Golf teams are also consistently among the top teams in the Moore League and in CIF titles.
* [http://www.lbschools.net/wilson/ School website]
* [http://www.lbschools.net/Schools/school_finder_results.cfm?schoolID=93 Wilson's LBUSD site]
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