About Our School
College Park High School is a public high school located in a suburban neighborhood in Pleasant Hill. Part of the Mount Diablo Unified School District, the school was built in 1960, and is home to approximately 2,000 students, grades 9 - 12.
Our school sits on a large plot of land over 33 acres, with sports facilities including swimming pool, tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, softball and baseball fields, soccer fields, and a synthetic turf football field. The school serves a mainly residential community with students living in the city of Pleasant Hill, as well as the southern portion of Martinez, the city of Pacheco, and small portions of Lafayette, Concord and Walnut Creek.
Day in the Life at CP
Our mission at CPHS is to prepare our students for their futures. Student-centered learning is fostered in an environment which encourages personal achievement, self-reliance, independent thinking, and good decision making. We expect appropriate behavior and the acceptance of individual and cultural differences.
The vision of CPHS is the belief that all students can learn. All students will realize academic success, think creatively, make responsible choices, resolve differences peacefully, and be reflective and involved members of our global community.
Student Learning Outcomes
Is proficient in writing, speaking, and listening adapted to audience, task, purpose and discipline.
Global Citizen and Responsible Worker:
Demonstrates integrity, adaptability, and ethical behaviors by acting responsibly and working effectively in an ever-changing society.
Health and Wellness Advocate:
Demonstrate a commitment to physical and mental well-being of self and others to make a positive and healthy choice.
Thinks critically and creatively by identifying problems, assessing evidence and solutions and draws on multiple perspectives when approaching complex issues and adapting to challenges. Applies knowledge and skills while investigating, interpreting and analyzing information in order to develop and implement creative solutions to complex problems.
Effective and Ethical User of Technology:
Ethically and thoughtfully employs a variety of digital media and technology to communicate, analyze and organize information, and create products and solutions.
Independently seeks and uses resources including teachers, peers, print, and digital reference with perseverance and endurance to engage in new learning toward academic, professional and personal goals.
Uses acquired cultural awareness and sensitivity to work in teams to share ideas and responsibilities, solve problems, and achieve shared goals.
College Park offers many course choices for our students including numerous AP and honors courses. World languages offerings include Spanish, French, and German; each language offers courses through the AP level. Elective courses, which are varied and fluid, include creative writing, human physiology, marine biology and zoology, Earth science, citizen law, art, ceramics, glass, photography, film study, video production, multimedia, art and animation, drama, choir and instrumental music, leadership and sports leadership. ROP courses include biotechnology, introduction to law, photography, and video production.
College Park High School offers our students a wide choice of athletic activities in which to participate. Sports include football, basketball, soccer, baseball/softball, tennis, water polo, wrestling, lacrosse, volleyball, track, cross country, and golf. Our Hurtado Gymnasium displays the many local and state championship flags that our students have brought home to CP. MANY of our students are repeat Scholar Athletes, including our 2010 London Olympic Women's Water Polo Gold Medalist.
We are proud of our FALCONS!
College Park High School has been the recipient of three California distinguished school awards, the first in 2000, the second in 2007, and the third in 2013.