Why Choose Samueli Academy?

Samueli Academy is a dynamic and caring place offering our students:

A Learning Environment That Maximizes Individual Student Attention
  • Small class sizes
  • A few hundred students school wide instead of a few thousand
A Staff That Cares About The "Whole" Student
  • Weekly student meetings with an advisory teacher to ensure overall success
  • Supportive and responsive communication from administration and teachers to students and parents
  • Online parent access to grades, assignments, attendance, etc.
  • Secured, gated campus
  • Culture of respect
Work-Based Learning
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  • Job shadowing, career days, career mentors, professional dress days
  • Internships given to all students between their Junior and Senior years
  • A Virtual Enterprise class during the senior year that gives each student the experience of running a real business
College Readiness
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  • A comprehensive 4-year plan built for acceptance to all major colleges and universities
  • A-G courses that are accepted by all UC's and CSU's
  • Many opportunities to earn college credit while in high school
  • A partnership with local colleges that drastically increases student's chances of admittance
  • College nights, guest speakers, presentations, financial aid and college application workshops
  • Additional college scholarship opportunities provided by Orangewood Children's Foundation
  • State of the art technology infused into all classes
  • A laptop for all students which contains digital textbooks and other instructional materials used in class on a daily basis
A Unique And Exciting Instructional Approach
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  • Project Based Learning
  • Teaches students 21st century skills as well as content
  • A hands-on, project based approach to learning that enables students to explore answers to difficult questions inside and outside of the classroom
  • Technology infused into all lessons (students will interact with all lessons using their laptops)
Engineering and Design Pathways
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  • Four year experience shaped by Samueli Academy Career Advisory Board made of O.C. industry professionals
  • Engineering curriculum designed and conducted by veteran Engineers
  • A one class per year pathway that has a proven track record of improving student college and career readiness
  • Continual interaction and instruction with business professionals as well as colleges in Orange County
  • Consummate College and Career preparedness in both Engineering and Design
An Exciting And Fulfilling After School Enrichment Program
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  • Tutoring
  • Athletics
  • Extracurricular clubs and activities
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