Coast Union High School
Coast Union High School rests in pasture land fringed with tall trees, about three miles from the Pacific Ocean near the village of Cambria. It serves a student population of the coastal communities of Cayucos, Cambria, San Simeon, and surrounding areas and has an enrollment of approximately 250 students. CUHS is a California Distinguished School, U.S. News and World Report Silver Medalist, and listed as one of Newsweek’s Best American High Schools. CUHS is one of the first public high schools in California to distribute iPads to students on a 1:1 ratio. Class meet in Block Schedule with students attending 8 classes, four classes meeting on an alternating A/B schedule for 88 minute periods. CUHS has a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and sports teams in addition to its extensive list of college preparatory academic courses.
A Big Bronco Welcome to our new Principal, Scott Ferguson
Dear Bronco Parents, Students and Friends,
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of Coast Union High School. I am truly honored and excited to become part of the Bronco community, which has already given me such a warm welcome. In just the few interactions I have had with staff, students and families so far, I can tell this is a unique and special place to live and work.
First, I want to share a little bit about me. For the past twenty years, I was employed with Madera Unified School District in the Central Valley. While there, I was an English/Social Science teacher, an ELD teacher, a Literacy Coach, an ELD Teacher on Special Assignment and a Vice Principal. I decided to become an administrator to make a positive impact on the entire school community as well as to help the staff and students grow as we move into a challenging 21st century. On a more personal note, I have been married to my wife Stacey, who is an educator, for 19 years and we have 3 children who will be attending school here in CUSD. Kaylee, 15, will be a sophomore, Trent, 14, will be a freshman, and Kaci, 12, will be an 8th grader.
During the summer, the Maintenance crew has been busy on the CUHS campus. We have added 4 portable classrooms, upgraded some of the classrooms, and several of our teachers have participated in professional growth opportunities as they get prepared for the upcoming school year. The district has worked diligently to improve our Career and Technical Education courses by developing and updating the pathways. Also, we are rolling out new Chromebooks for every student here at Coast Union, so as you can see, great things are happening here at Coast.
High school registration will be taking place Wednesday August 17 in the gymnasium. Registration/information packets with all necessary forms will be available beginning Monday August 8th from 8:00 to 2:30 pm at the school office. All forms should be completed and returned on registration day. Life Touch Photography will be taking pictures on registration day as well.
I want the best for you and for our students and will work tirelessly here at Coast Union High School. I believe that one of the most important aspects of my work as principal is building meaningful relationships with students, families, teachers and the community. That being said, it will be very important for me to be in the classrooms, hallways and the rest of campus, not to mention, the many events put on by CUHS. Again, I am looking forward to the opportunity to get to know you all and to work alongside you and for you. Let’s have a great year. Go Broncos!
Scott Ferguson, CUHS Principal
REGISTRATION DAY: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
Students report to the CUHS Gym at designated time with completed paperwork:
SENIORS 10:30 a.m.
JUNIORS 11:15 a.m.
SOPHOMORES 12:00 p.m.
FRESHMEN 12:45 p.m.
- TURN IN ALL DOCUMENTS:
- OFF CAMPUS AUTHORIZATION – all Junior and senior students who plan to leave campus during the lunch period must turn in signed permission form and take picture for off campus card.
- PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
(One Check Preferred or pay on CUHS Web Store, bring a copy of your receipt)
- ASB Card — $30.00 payable to Coast Union ASB (*ID card provided)
- Voc Ed Classes — $15.00 per semester, class donation. Voc Ed classes include: Art; Ag Mechanics, Ornamental Horticulture, Photo; Video. For $30.00 you can take home all of your student’s class projects.
- Yearbook — $50.00 with ASB card, $55.00 without ASB card.
- PE Clothes – payable to Coast Union ASB includes shirt and shorts, $20.00 with ASB card; $25.00, without ASB card. – All Sizes!
- Student Photography – payable to Lifetouch Photography–prices vary; see information form. Note: All students must have pictures taken for student identification cards and yearbook. There is no charge if students are not purchasing photo package.
- Senior Portraits – choice of photographer is yours. A photo is due to Ms. Sutherland before Thanksgiving.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016
CUHS Calendar of Events
Course Descriptions: English / Spanish
Principal: Scott Ferguson
2950 Santa Rosa Creek Rd.,
Phone: 805-927-3889 FAX 924-2933
Coast Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, gender, age or disability. Coast Unified School District is an equal opportunity provider and employer.