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AHS Handbook 22-23

Alameda High School tradition began in 1874 with the completion of the first Alameda High School on Santa Clara Avenue near Chestnut Street. In 1903, construction began on what is now called "Historic Alameda High School." The site was officially dedicated in 1926. The present Alameda High School was dedicated in 1978, and now over 1800 students share the growth and tradition that is now Alameda High School.

SCHOOL MOTTO: “Always High Standards” SCHOOL MASCOT: Hornet
SCHOOL COLORS: Gold and White

SCHOOL RULES: Be Prepared, Be Respectful, Be Inclusive, Be Dedicated & Be Engaged

Expected School Wide Learning Results & Exemplars (AHS ESLRs)

  1. We demonstrate positive personal qualities, work habits and attitudes of motivated learners and informed citizens.
    1. We embody integrity and honesty, respect diversity and treat all people with dignity.
    2. We are punctual, diligent and responsible for our own actions.
    3. We apply organizational skills to our work and daily life.
    4. We participate in and contribute to our community.
  2. We demonstrate knowledge and skills reflecting The Common Core State and other academic standards.
    • We read, write and speak effectively.
    • We are aware of historical, social, economic and global issues.
    • We value and embody physical fitness and health.
    • We participate in the visual and performing arts as artists and spectators.
    • We seek cross-cultural understanding through study of world cultures and languages.
    • We understand and apply mathematic and scientific principles.
  3. We demonstrate the skills to think and reason effectively and solve problems creatively.
    1. We analyze, evaluate and synthesize information.
    2. We think critically and engage in creative problem solving.
    3. We work effectively and collaborate with colleagues.
  4. We apply technology effectively to academic, vocational, and everyday needs.

Vision Statement

We envision a learning community which promotes intellectual growth and encourages social responsibility. We commit ourselves to creating a place wherein all learners can demonstrate positive work habits and attitudes, think critically, and acquire knowledge and skills necessary to be effective citizens.

AHS Building Codes

A Industrial Arts Building D Science Wing
B West Wing E Encinal Avenue
C Historic Alameda High School G Gyms



Expected Behavior and Discipline

Alameda High School operates by 5 schools rules which are in line with our positive behavioral intervention support program. Our five rules are known as Hornet PRIDE: Be Prepared, Be Respectful, Be Inclusive, Be Dedicated, and Be Engaged,

School Safety

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Alameda Unified School District - Reporting Sexual Harassment

"Sexual Harassment" is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature and is a violation of the CA Ed Code, Section 212.6 and 48900.2, as well as Federal Law. Sexual Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
What is Sexual Harassment?
- Questioning one's sexual behavior
- Sexually oriented jokes, pictures, graffiti, or objects
- Graphic verbal comments about someone’s body or overly personal conversation
- Making sexually explicit demands of someone
- Spreading sexual rumors
- Teasing or sexual remarks about students enrolled in a predominantly single-sex class
- Touching, massaging, grabbing, fondling, stroking, kissing, brushing the body, or purposely bumping - Displaying sexually suggestive objects
- Sexual assault, sexual battery, or sexual coercion
What to do if you witness or experience sexual harassment?
- Tell the harasser their words and/or actions are offensive and to STOP.
- Contact and report the incident to staff IMMEDIATELY.
- Avoid being alone with the harasser.
- Record the incident in writing – what, where, when it happened. Save any notes or pictures you receive from the harasser.
- Ask any witnesses to write down what they heard/saw without any help form you or anyone else.
Reporting Harassment

School Site Contact: Jacqueline Gerosolimo-Snowden, Room C139
Phone: 510-337-7022, ext. 22760 | Email:

District Contact: Kirsten Zazo, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
Phone: 510-337-7095 | Email:

Sexual harassment complaints by and against students shall be investigated and resolved in accordance with law and district procedures specified in AR 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures. Principals are responsible for notifying students and parent/guardians that complaints of sexual harassment can be found under AR 1312.3 and where to obtain a copy of the procedures.

AB-543, January 2020

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The AUSD does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, Vietnam Era Veterans’ status, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively.