Home of the Eagles
American High School is one of five comprehensive 9-12 grade high schools in the Fremont Unified School District. It was constructed in 1972 as an open-spaced school attracting the most innovative teachers in the area. In 1991, American High School was remodeled to a state of the art facility and currently houses a library/media technology center which meets the diverse needs of all learners. In January 2018, two new buildings opened on campus that added 18 new classrooms, 10 of which are state-of-the-art Science lab learning spaces. In October 2020, a campus-wide wifi upgrade was completed increasing technological access for all students.
American High School provides a learning community that challenges students to reach their academic, civic and social potential in a diverse community so they may become participating and cooperative members of society.
AHS students will take responsibility for their own learning in order to grow, achieve success, respect all people in a diverse community, and prepare for adult life as productive, analytical, cooperative members of society.
American’s enrollment is over 2,500 incredibly diverse students. The ethnic breakdown of our student body reflects the cultural background of our local community. American High School receives strong support from parents and the community through PTSA, Boosters, the Band Parent Organization, MVROP, Ohlone College, and Project Lead the Way. The American attendance area includes the following six elementary schools: Ardenwood, Brookvale, Forest Park, Oliveira, Patterson, and Warwick. Most students at American move up directly from Thornton Junior High School.
American High School was named a California Distinguished School in the Spring of 2019 and a California Gold Ribbon School for our work with the Project Lead the Way Engineering Program. We strive to ensure the majority of our graduates are eligible to move directly to four-year colleges/universities including all UC and CSU campuses. Graduates are encouraged to pursue the post-secondary option that best suits them: immediate transition to a public or private university, transfer to a local community college, vocational programs, military, or transition to the private sector.
Curriculum and School Programs
Students at American are encouraged to challenge themselves academically while still making time for healthy habits, extracurricular activities and our athletics programs. Our academic program includes a wide range of college preparatory, honors and Advanced Placement courses to challenge all students. We also have an extensive special education program and offer English Language Development classes for English Learners. In order to personalize each student’s learning experience, American High School encourages students to participate in our award winning visual/performing arts programs, World Language education, hands-on MVROP courses, Ohlone College courses, engineering program, and clubs.