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Glen A. Wilson High School is a public high school located in Hacienda Heights, California. It is one of two high schools located in the city, and one of four in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.
The school offers numerous Advanced Placement programs and outstanding performance arts which includes everything from the Century II Players Theater Dept. to the Royal Wilson Marching Alliance. The school currently offers the International Baccalaureate and AVID programs.
The school was started September 1966 on the campus of the neighboring Rowland High School in Rowland Heights, California, where students attended a split session year until the campus was ready for occupancy in September 1967.
In 2008, Wilson received some media attention after threats were made to specific students around the anniversary of the Columbine shootings. On Thursday, April 17, 2008, security was increased and students' backpacks were searched. All after-school activities were canceled. In addition, on Friday, April 18, 2008, school was canceled as a precaution, although early that morning, a student was arrested in connection with the threats and held at Juvenile Hall.
The ethnic composition of the student body is:
Wilson High School currently has 1878 students, with 75 teachers.
A full year course is equal to 10 credits; one semester earns 5 credits.
Glen A. Wilson is home to a variety of clubs.
Some clubs at Wilson are part of larger networks of clubs. Students attend conventions in which they participate in debates about national issues. For example, KIWIN'S and the Key Club are part of the larger Kiwanis Family. These clubs do community services in the local area and sometimes meet with other Key Clubs. Another example is the Red Cross Club, which organizes a blood drive annually.
Other clubs help around campus. For example, there is a Link Crew, in which older participating students are assigned incoming freshmen. The Link Crew members guide freshmen throughout the year to help them transition into high school. There is also the Renaissance, a club that organizes school recognition activities like "Student of the Month", "Teacher of the Month", Renaissance cards with rewards for students, and a recognition rally near the end of the school year. There is also Wislon A.S.B. which orangizes all rallies and dances for the student body. There are currently 32 members of the A.S.B.
The rest of the clubs consist of recreational activities (ex. Anime Club, Martial Arts Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, The Lunch Bunch, Club Cafe, Creative Writing, Society of Illustrators, Lost Club, Gamers Guild, Harry Potter Club, etc) or heritage and culture clubs (ex. MEChA, Korean Club, Vietnamese Student Network). These clubs are open to anyone with interest in the subject.
A list of Wilson clubs can be found here (Note: Several clubs are no longer active and others have not been added).
The school's sport teams compete in the Miramonte League to qualify for California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). The Miramonte League consists of the Wilson Wildcats, Los Altos Conquerors, Diamond Ranch Panthers, Charter Oak Chargers, and the Bonita Bearcats.
In 2009 the wilson boys basketball ball team went to CIF, but they lost in the first round to SLO
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