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Rose City High School

Pasadena Unified Principal for a Day 2013
Rose City High School
Principal: Mr. Jack Loos

It is our mission to provide a rigorous academic curriculum in an atmosphere where students can rediscover the love of learning. It is our goal to provide members of the Rose City family an environment where people can grow, inquire, experiment, and challenge themselves while feeling secure. It is our obligation to accomplish our mission and goals in an atmosphere of respect, tolerance,and understanding, respecting our differences and celebrating our commonalities.

There are three Instructional programs at Rose City High School:

1. High School Continuation Program on a Trimester System
2. An independent study program
3. And the on-line program - Advance Path Academy

Students are placed at Rose City High School primarily due to credit deficiency.Some times credit deficiency is due to poor attendance, poor behavior, parenthood,or unfortunate personal circumstances. Rose City High School offers students flexible schedule and the opportunity to make up credits. Upon enrollment at Rose City High School, each student goes through a “graduation check,” to determine how many credits they need, and to pinpoint precisely which classes need to be taken. With the help of an academic counselor, the student plots out an academic plan to accumulate the credits needed to graduate.

Students may return to one of the general curriculum high schools in the district if they have successfully reclaimed all credits necessary to graduate with their appropriate class, have displayed satisfactory citizenship, and have been given permission from the school’s principal. In many cases, students elect to remain at Rose City High School even when they have earned enough credits to leave; a clear sign that students come to appreciate the close-knit community and climate of acceptance fostered on campus

Expected School wide Learning Results:

  • Respectful and responsible learners
  • Observant and effective communicators
  • Safe and responsible citizens
  • Excelling in academics.

Principal for a Day: Geoffrey Baum
Trustee Pasadena City College

Geoffrey Baum's career spans education, journalism and public service. A former C-SPAN executive producer, he has also worked for Public Radio's Marketplace and ABC News. He served as Assistant Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism from 2001-08 and as Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations at Claremont McKenna College.
Baum serves as an elected trustee on the board of Pasadena City College and as a member of the state board of governors of the California Community College system. He also serves on the boards of the Armory Center for the Arts, the West Pasadena Residents Association and the Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association. He is a former board member and president of the Pasadena Community Access Corporation, the city-chartered agency that manages the city's public access cable television station.
He holds an M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from USC and a B.A. in Economics and Literature from Claremont McKenna College.


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