About our School

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School and Community
Established in 1887, Riverside Poly High School is the oldest high school in Riverside, California, a residential suburban community located 55 miles east of Los Angeles. The school has a total enrollment of 2,731 in grades 9-12.

Schoolwide Learning Outcomes
College Prep Courses
12 Honors Courses
English, Spanish, French, Biology, Chemistry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, World History, US History, Government, Economics

19 Advanced Placement
English, Spanish, French, Biology, Environmental Science, Physics B and C, Chemistry, Calculus AB and BC, Statistics, US History, Government, Macro Economics, European History, Psychology, Art History

Special Programs
The Advanced Placement Academy offers college-bound students a unique opportunity to experience a concentration of courses that are designed to mimic the collegiate experience. Completion of these college-level courses will not only prepare students for the pace, rigor, and workload of college but it will also prove to top level colleges and universities that the students who graduate from the AP Academy are prepared for collegiate success.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Students with a minimum 2.5 GPA and a desire to attend college may participate in AVID, which offers supplementary tutoring and extra guidance throughout the college admissions process.

The Heritage Plan affords African-American students support and learning experiences which assist in increasing completion of the 15 college-entry courses (A through G) in an effort to increase the number of students eligible for enrollment to four-year universities.

Puente students take an accelerated 9th and 10th grade sequence of college preparatory English classes integrated with Mexican American/Latino and other multicultural literature. Puente is focused on increasing the number of students who enroll in a four year university.

Extracurricular Options
Many extracurricular opportunities are available, including Newspaper, Yearbook, ASB, Band, Drill Team, Drama, Choir, Mock Trial, Science Olympiad, Link Crew, JROTC, Renaissance, 56 clubs, and 21 competitive sports programs.

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