About Our School
The Gladstone High School staff prepares each student to successfully enter college and a career. We start by giving all incoming freshmen an individual orientation by their Link Leader, their upper-classman mentor, and our counselors personalize a learning plan for each student.
Our school works closely with parents. Two parent conferences are scheduled each year for all parents to meet with their children’s teachers. Parents volunteer in a number of ways, and serve on advisory committees, such as Site Council, and are active in athletic and music booster clubs. All parents are encouraged and welcome to participate.
Our college-preparatory curriculum offers a rigorous academic challenge through honors courses. Advanced Placement courses include Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, World History, U.S. History, English Literature and Composition, Studio Art, English Language and Composition, U.S. Government and Biology. For students wanting the excitement of academic competition, the Academic Decathlon team competes against other high schools in L.A. County.
Gladstone is proud to offer a comprehensive visual and performing arts curriculum, including two student drama productions each year.
Electives include Spanish, Spanish for the Spanish Speaker, French, American Sign Language, Forensics, Administration of Justice, business courses, fashion and culinary arts, auto mechanics, computer-aided drafting, leadership, athletics and an award-winning activities program.
We are particularly pleased to offer the new Gladstone Medical Pathway for preparation in the health care industry or medical professions. Students completing the pathway will qualify for the Medical Assistant certification prior to graduation.
Army JROTC actively affords students opportunities to practice leadership, study military history, earn academic awards, excel in physical fitness and acquire orienteering proficiency.
Our daily 25-minute tutorial program, Advisory, is available to all students, and is a requirement for students with less than a 2.5 grade- point average. This intervention by teachers has been one of our keys to success. In addition, we offer Test Prep each Saturday.
Gladstone High School is truly a comprehensive high school meeting the needs of all students.
Gladstone Gladiator Graduates are:
GLOBALLY AWARE through academic experiences found through their college or career path.
LIFELONG LEARNERS who are self-directed, effectively communicate and purposefully collaborate.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS who strive for excellence in all disciplines of study.
DRIVEN 21st CENTURY INNOVATORS who are systematic problem solvers.
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS who adovate for our community and beyond, value diversity and support one another.
GLADSTONE HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Gladstone High School is to educate, empower, and prepare all students to become confident, empathetic, global citizens who can succeed in an ever-changing world. We are committed to high expectations for individual academic success with meaningful support. Together with students and parents, we will create a community of respect and responsibility.