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
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.
The Conservatory is a program designed to support students’ various passions and interests. The Conservatory is split into three branches: STEM, Performing Arts, and Creative Arts. The STEM Conservatory is for students who have a strong interest in science, mathematics, or computer science. Students in the STEM conservatory will work with mentor teachers and use their math and science skills to solve real-world problems through research and invention. The Performing Arts Conservatory is meant to support students who have a passion for music, theater, and dance. These students will spend the year designing and creating their own shows to be performed live for an audience at the end of the year. The last branch is the Creative Arts Conservatory. This conservatory is designed for writers and artists. These students will work with mentor teachers to develop a portfolio they can take to high school. They will spend the year developing their writing skills or artist skills through various genres and mediums. All conservatory work will be completed after school throughout the year; therefore, it is for students who are dedicated to their specialties and want to develop their skills outside the classroom!