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Principal's Message

Dear Triton Families,
As both a parent and an alum, it is with immense pride and enthusiasm that I step into the role of principal at San Clemente High School. Our school holds a special place in my heart, with its rich history of academic, athletic, and artistic achievements spanning over sixty years. It embodies the spirit of a close-knit community high school in Southern California, where generations of families, faculty, and staff have contributed to its legacy. Together, we proudly rally behind our motto, “One Town – One Team.” I am excited to foster relationships and embark on a journey of shared learning with our school community.
Understanding our educational priorities is paramount as we strive for excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Our focus areas—academic achievement, professional development and collaboration, and community and culture—will guide us in this pursuit.
Academic Achievement: Our dedicated educators will implement effective instructional strategies that promote student learning and success. Our curriculum ensures that every student, regardless of background, can thrive and acquire skills essential for their future endeavors in college and career paths. We are committed to making the most of every instructional minute to maximize educational outcomes.
Professional Development: Shifting our focus from teaching to learning, we prioritize student achievement in every classroom. This shift is facilitated through collaborative efforts among educators, using evidence-based practices to continuously refine instructional methods. By providing opportunities for planning, creating, and reflecting together, we strengthen our academic programs and cultivate an environment of ongoing improvement.
Community and Culture: Upholding our school's cherished traditions is crucial. We will continue to celebrate achievements in academics, athletics, and the arts, fostering connections through effective school-to-home communication. Our aim is to provide timely and valuable information to parents and students, ensuring they can fully participate in the diverse opportunities available at San Clemente High School.
With a focus on these core areas, we are committed to providing a fulfilling and successful educational experience for all our students. Together, we will make this year truly exceptional.
Go Tritons!
Dr. Brad Baker
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Dr. Brad Baker, Principal
San Clemente High School
700 Avenida Pico
San Clemente, CA 92673