About La Costa Canyon High School
La Costa Canyon High School (LCC) is a student-centered educational community located in south Carlsbad. Current enrollment is approximately 1650 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, multiple computer labs, a 470-seat Performing Arts Center, a 13,000 sq. ft. Learning Commons, audio-visual technology facilities, music performance classrooms, architecture/engineering lab, a two-story gymnasium with capacity to seat 2,200, and an 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 exposure to creative and innovative curriculum through college-bound courses as well as opportunities in career-based courses. LCC is committed to addressing the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, teachers work together to establish common assessments that are consistent in academic departments. These common assessments allow for meaningful discourse among staff regarding student needs and allow teachers to provide data-driven instruction. In the past couple of years, we have worked to provide additional support for students new to the 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. In addition, the LCC Special Education Department employs a team of professionals to implement wide-ranging educational and support programs that provide instruction and services to the students of La Costa Canyon. At LCC, 21 different AP courses are offered, and over 520 students took an AP exam last year. In addition to a robust AP program, LCC is the only school in the SDUHSD that offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
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 60 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.