Brian Mercer, PrincipalIt is with great pleasure and excitement that I introduce myself as your new Principal at Agoura High School. As I begin my journey as the instructional leader for AHS, I have already observed that this is truly, an amazing place. Our students, staff and surrounding community work together to create an effective learning environment and one that promotes success both academics and extra-curricular activities. As our mission statement reads: "Agoura High School develops inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring CHARGERS who are active citizens engaged in 21st Century Learning." Engaging the 21st Century learner with emphasis on the 3Rs: Rigor, Relevance and Relationships is the focus of our institution as we move forward as an effective learning community. The evidence shows that we are a highly successful school with approximately 98% of our students continuing on to colleges and universities. Additionally, our proficiency levels in both English Language Arts and Mathematics are increasing with 82.8% of our students scoring advanced/proficient in ELA and 52.7% advanced/proficient in Math. The staff is regularly involved in developing dynamic and innovative curricula and instructional strategies which are designed to keep our students well prepared for the fast paced changes of the future. The co-curricular program is designed to involve all students and their interests in leadership, performance, and social activities.
During the past twelve years, our athletic teams have won over one hundred league titles and approximately thirty CIF-SS championships. When you include the many honors and awards for our cheerleading teams, you can see that not only do our students excel academically, but they also are an athletic power to contend with, supported by a spirit-filled environment. On the performing arts side, we are blessed to have a brand new, state of the art facility called the "PAEC" (Performing Arts and Education Center) that enables us to support our top notch Music, Theater and Dance programs. We are proud to have earned a number of national and regional awards with our performing arts teams.
I look forward to the continuing success at Agoura High School and I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful and positive learning community