Castaic High School Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Starts Countdown To Opening Day

From 'KHTS’

Castaic High School played host to a number of school officials, local dignitaries and community members as many of those involved in the school’s development reflected on the process and celebrated the achievement.

“This is amazing — four years ago, almost to the day, I was up here on a piece of dirt land with a shovel and I turned a shovel of dirt over. And four years and three days later, we have a school that is going to function and open on Monday,” said  Linda Storli, a William S. Hart Union High School District board member. “So I’m very, very excited.”

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Castaic High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


From 'SCVTV’

The William S. Hart Union High School District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday as it opens Castaic High School, the seventh comprehensive high school in the district.

More than 200 people came to celebrate the opening of the school, listening to dignitaries representing the district, county of Los Angeles and the state of California praise the immaculate construction of the state-of-the-art, 58-acre campus.

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Castaic High hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony


From 'The Signal’

Officials from the William S. Hart Union High School District and Castaic High School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday in celebration of its impending grand opening.

Held in the school’s library — with bookshelves yet to be filled, ceiling panels awaiting placement but scenic views of the Santa Clarita Valley readily available — multiple officials discussed the lengthy process that precipitated the school’s first day of class less than a week away.

“As we all know, it has been a… [Read more here:]

Athletic programs prepare for first year at Castaic High School


From 'The Signal’

Castaic High School, the newest addition to the Hart School District, is set to open its doors for its first-ever student class on Aug. 13.

The Castaic athletics department has 17 sports programs slated to begin in the first year that will participate in the Foothill League, with teams consisting only of freshmen.

According to co-athletic director Mark Overdevest, who will work alongside Jibri Hodge, junior varsity and varsity teams will be introduced over the next few years as the student body size continues to rise.

“The small amount of time I’ve had… [Read more here:]

Athletic facilities at Castaic High School near completion


From 'The Signal’

With an Aug. 13 opening in sight, construction on the athletic facilities at Castaic High School is nearing the finish line.

At the south end of the main building sits a newly minted football field, complete with a track that will be striped next week. At the far end of the field a scoreboard stands with the words “Home of the Castaic Coyotes.”

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COC, Hart District Partner To Create College And Career Access Pathways Partnership

From 'KHTS’

College of the Canyons (COC) and the William S. Hart Union High School District have created a partnership that is set to offer eight college classes at high school campuses during the regular school day in the fall 2019 semester.

The College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnership is expected to allow 180 Hart District high school students to enroll in up to a maximum of five units per term and provide all course materials, including books and equipment necessary for course completion.

“We are very excited about this College and Career Access Pathways Partnership with the Hart District that will give participating students concurrent enrollment status at COC,” said Joseph Gerda, Interim Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Academic Affairs at the college. “It will be tremendously beneficial in helping high school students become college and career-ready.”

The following fall 2019 courses are set to be… [Read more here:]

Our View | Teamwork and a Crisis Averted for Castaic High


From 'The Signal'

By The Signal Editorial Board

Well, that was a bit of a scare. Word went out last weekend that Castaic High School, just weeks away from opening, still didn’t have vital utility connections, including natural gas lines.

Insiders were saying it was entirely possible that the long-awaited school, the seventh major high school in the Santa Clarita Valley and the first devoted exclusively to residents of Castaic and Val Verde, might not open as scheduled on Aug. 13.

“It’s not like you can flip a switch and all of a sudden there’s gas and electricity,” Randy Wrage, project manager for the high school’s construction, said on June 15. “It will not open without gas. We need the gas soon.”

It seemed the Southern California Gas Co. had yet to… [Read more here:]