May 30, 2020

Rancho’s ninth grade academies appeal to student interest

  • Dr. Louis Ganzler, Principal at Rancho Cotate high school, shows six 9th Grade Academies being offered to Freshmen and will be taught in the new TAG Building. Photo by Jane Peleti

Rancho Cotate Principal Louis Ganzler reveals another innovative plan that intends to lead to more freshman success and put incoming students on a path that will lead to discovery and career. 


Freshman Foundations: Rancho’s homegrown solution to ninth grade woes

Since Socrates walked the streets of Athens attempting to educate the young Greeks, teachers have been dealing futilely with the ninth grade problems: tardies, cuts, misbehaviors and low grades.

STEM happening at SSU

The university received 64 applications for the 24 seats available for the inaugural class. Participants were chosen based on their demonstrated passion for STEM and Making and statements about why they wanted to be a part of the Academy.