Why Choose Mesa Verde
A Small School With Big Opportunities
We provide a small school size (about 950 students) with many 'Big School' features. Our academic core includes ten Advanced Placement (AP) classes, and numerous honors-level classes. The award winning Fine Arts programs - comprising Drawing & Painting, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Professional Dance, Professional Theatre, and Band - provides every student with an opportunity to express their creative talents. Community-linked ROP-based career exploration partnerships and community service programs allow students a transition to the work world. A wide variety of clubs and student activity programs, and competitive sports programs, all contribute to providing students with an array of choices with which to be involved and explore their interests. Our school is big enough to serve the interests of groups, yet is small enough to ensure that each student is seen as an individual.
Strong Community Ties
Our Mesa Verde HS Booster Club has, for decades, run a local bingo program that has contributed funding for scholarships, classroom equipment, athletic programs, and school events/programs. Parents actively participate on the School Site Council, providing input on school programs and campus funding through the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). In conjunction with our community partners, our Counseling Department, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, and School/Community Intervention Assistant have developed systems that provide the necessary supports for student safety, academics, and social/emotional needs.
A partnership with the Citrus Heights Police Department provides a Safe Schools Resource Officer (Officers Ryan Smith and Barry Cox) on campus every day of the week.
The Business Academy program, designed to give students exposure to the world of small business management, works with local businesses and many Citrus Heights community organizations to provide real-world experience and mentoring for the students in the program. In addition, the Business Academy's partnership with SAFE Credit Union has allowed Mesa Verde to have a fully functioning Safe Credit Union branch on our campus, complete with a cash-dispensing machine in the main office.
The Independent Living Skills (ILS) program partners with Weyerhaeuser Paper Company to provide recycling services for paper, cardboard, and CA redemption bottles and cans.
Numerous Paths to Student Success
Link Crew - Provides freshman, from registration before the school year starts to the end of the school year, a support network that guides and mentors them through transition to high school.
Freshman Foundation class - Provide freshman with a skill-building and academic organization to improve freshman-level success.
Ten AP classes and many honors level classes - Provides students with a broad range of opportunities regarding preparation for college and rigorous high school coursework.
AVID program - Application process necessary and students are accepted into the program that has limited space. With AVID, students develop the necessary personal and academic skills to prepare them for the transition to a four-year college program after high school. This program typically serves students through their entire 4-year journey through high school and provides them with additional support and a constant push to accomplish their academic and personal goals.
Regional Occupation Program (ROP) - Provides Juniors and Seniors with an opportunity to explore, and receive credit for, a vast array of countywide programs that give a real world look at numerous job fields. Most ROP classes are taken off campus at other SJUSD schools.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) - Mesa Verde is a proud provider of two CTE programs (Dance and Theater). Student take a 3-course journey within the profession of Dance or Theater. Students are challenged each day to practice, create, and explore the world of Dance or Theater.
Spend Some Time With Us
If you are interested in learning more about Mesa Verde High School or would like to visit our campus please contact our Principal's Secretary, Juli Paxiao, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 971-5299.