La Costa Canyon High School (LCC) is a student-centered educational community located in south Carlsbad. Current enrollment is approximately 1900 students in grades 9-12, educationally servicing students who live within the San Dieguito Union High School District coastal communities of Cardiff, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, and south Carlsbad.
Established in 1996, LCC is a stunning campus with state-of-the-art facilities which include 120 classrooms equipped with short throw projectors, 5 computer labs, a 470-seat Performing Arts Center, a newly remodeled 13,000 sq. ft. media center, audio-visual technology facilities, music performance classrooms, architecture/engineering lab, a two-story gymnasium with capacity to seat 2,200, and a newly renovated all-weather track and field with a stadium seating 5,000 people.
Our commitment to academic excellence has resulted in being recognized as a California Distinguished school as well as National Blue Ribbon School. LCC is dedicated to providing each student a well-rounded education through exposures to creative and innovative curriculum through college-bound courses as well as opportunities in career-based courses. LCC is committed to addressing the California Core Standards, as well as Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs). In addition, teachers campus-wide participate in Professional Learning Communities to establish common assessments that are consistent in academic departments. These common assessments allow for meaningful discourse among staff regarding student needs. We also offer a Work Experience program that encourages students to develop career-related experience and skills by completing internships or working while receiving high school credit. In the past couple of years, we have worked to provide additional supports for students new to United States, or with limited English proficiency. Our "Newcomer Academy" allows additional Math and ELA support courses for students who are new to learning English. 21 different AP courses are offered, and over 700 students took an AP exam last year. In addition to a robust AP program, LCC is currently in the Candidacy phase of the International Baccalaureate program, with the plan of beginning a Diploma Programme during the '18-'19 school year.
LCC provides a comprehensive interscholastic athletics program with 26 different varsity-level sports, earning numerous League, CIF, and Open Division Titles. LCC offers more than 80 extracurricular student clubs and an Associated Student Body (ASB) to ensure each student remains connected and engaged on a daily basis. In addition, students can participate in nationally recognized programs to include speech and debate, theatrical/performing arts and the only marching band in the district, The Maverick Brigade. LCC recognizes the increasingly important role community service plays in education and personal growth. Large numbers of students are involved in service projects that are curriculum and community-oriented, and student-based.