Welcome to Orange Glen High School! It was a privilege to be selected as principal of OG in 2016 and I am honored to be working with a team highly committed to preparing every student for a bright future. For over 50 years, “Patriot Pride” has resounded on campus, as well as in the community. Thanks to the efforts and support of staff, families, alumni, business leaders and others, Orange Glen can celebrate many accomplishments.
At Orange Glen, you will find a wide range of programs, activities and opportunities for students to explore and develop as they prepare to become college and career ready. Whether it be in the nationally recognized AVID program, strong College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) courses, the highly decorated NJROTCs, or as a member of a team (such as the Elite 8 Basketball team) students are actively learning the value of striving to do their very best.
Parents continue to be an integral part in the personal and career success of all students. Recently, a Parent Center opened on campus offering a variety of workshops, ESL classes, Parents Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) and more. We invite you to participate as we work together to help our youth navigate the challenges, choices, consequences and responsibilities of growing up in today’s world.
While we are very proud of recently earning the maximum six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), our work is never done. We remain focused on providing a safe, quality learning environment at Orange Glen in which students can strive to reach their own unique goals.
It is gratifying to witness the joy OG students display when learning they have mastered a difficult math concept, earned a prestigious scholarship, overcome obstacles in their personal lives, or received acceptance to an Ivy League College. I look forward to continuing to be a part of the Orange Glen family and helping to shape the future of our students and community.
Happy National Parent Involvement Day!Featured Photo
Big thanks to Martha Sarabia, her volunteers, and Culinary Arts for providing coffee and cookies for our families this morning. Our student and parent volunteers did a wonderful job passing out the goodies to our delighted families as they dropped off their students in the front of the school.
OGHS Patriot Band and Colorguard is Headed to Finals!Featured Photo
Our OGHS Patriot Band and Colorguard competed in the California State Band Championships Semi-Finals this past Saturday at Capistrano Valley High School and won 3rd Place in their class out of 9 total bands. Additionally, our color guard members received the HIGHEST SCORE out of all 9 ensembles that competed in our class, earning them the Class 1A High Auxiliary award.
This Saturday, the OGHS Patriot Band and Colorguard will travel to the California State Band Championships Finals at Newport Harbor High School. They will perform at 9:39 a.m. Please wish our students "Good Skill" as they finish their season with PRIDE! GO BIG BLUE!!!
The dance department would like to invite you to our annual Winter Showcase on Friday, November 30 in the main gym. This year we have two shows so you can choose the 4:30 or 7:00pm show. Please consider coming to watch over 200 students participate in a variety of dance styles, most of them for the first time in front of a crowd. The show is less than an hour 😁 We hope to see you all there.
Please join me in congratulating Adriana for being selected as the October Student-of-the-Month for the Learning Center! Adriana demonstrates incredible work ethic and character and presents as a student with incredible determination. She is an excellent example of what it means to be have Patriot PRIDE. Congrats, Adriana!
Mr. Brandenburg is an outstanding teacher in our Foreign Language department. He is constantly helping students in and out of the classroom. He teaches Spanish 1, and is very supportive of his intro classes. Thank you Mr. Brandenburg!