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Special Programs

REACH
 
Rancho-Starbuck R.E.A.C.H. Program is a California School Board Association Golden Bell Award winning program!  R.E.A.C.H. stands for Responsibility, Effort, Attitude, Character and Honor.  These are the principles that all Rancho students live by.  The REACH program is a way for students to be recognized and encouraged for their academic success and outstanding citizenship.  Each quarter students have the ability to earn REACH Cards that honor their success.  Based on their GPA, students earn cards with both on-campus and off-campus rewards such as a free mile in PE, an early to lunch pass and discounts at local shops and restaurants in the community.  Students are celebrated during fun assemblies at the end of each quarter to highlight their achievements and accomplishments.  All students at Rancho have the ability to earn REACH cards each quarter!  At Rancho, we R.E.A.C.H. for the stars!
 

Watch this fun video that explains what the R.E.A.C.H card is https://youtu.be/63NXbo9TGEE

 
 
BAND
 
The Rancho-Starbuck Instrumental Music program is an award-winning band program that consists of four ensembles - from a beginning band to an advanced Wind Ensemble - as well as an after school Jazz Band and competitive Drumline which has won multiple gold medals in regional competitions.  The Instrumental Music program was awarded a California School Board Association Golden Bell Award in 2019 for excellence in academics by Band members.  The Rancho Band has had the honor of being invited to perform at Disney's California Adventure year after year and has also performed at La Habra City Hall, local convalescent homes during the holidays, Whittwood Town Center for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Angel Stadium for the National Anthem, and many more.
 
COFA / ACADEMY
 
The Conservatory of the Fine Arts (COFA) and Academy programs are designed to encourage students to pursue passion projects. Qualifying students apply to the program at the beginning of the school year. To qualify a student for Academy, the student must be enrolled in either an Honors Math, Honors ELA class, or Computer Science and demonstrate good academic standing in those classes. To qualify for COFA, a student must be enrolled in an advanced art class such as advanced drama, advanced bad, advanced art, and advanced choir. Once a student is approved for the program they begin to formulate a project that will have a positive impact on their community. Students are given the freedom to pursue any topic related to their field. Throughout the school year, students check in with the COFA/Academy teachers and present about their challenges and progress. Through this program, students have designed apps, written and illustrated books, started clubs on campus, and composed original music. The COFA/Academy project is hard work but students are motivated to succeed because they choose projects they are passionate about! We are proud of all of our students who have completed the program and are excited to see what future students will create! 
 

Click this link to the youtube playlist to view previous Cofa/Academy projects.