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Livingston High School, in Livingston, California, is a public secondary school in the Merced Union High School District. The current principal, Ralph Calderon, has been principal since the 2007-2008 school year. Currently, the three associate principals include Kuljit (Kay) Malhi, Hector Bravo, and Scott Weimer. The school contains grades 9-12. Students come from Livingston Middle School and Ballico Middle School.
Usually, the classes are approximately an hour in length. Subjects include English, mathematics, science, social science, etc. Other subjects include foreign language, photography, art, and band. Regional Occupation Program classes are also available in areas such as medical, business, education, and computers. The school provides tutoring to students in need of help for their classes as well.
Livingston High School also offers Advance Placement(AP) college-level courses. In the past, any student could register for any AP course. However, in preparation for the coming school year, this policy has changed. Students were required to sign a contract stating they would not drop any AP class, as well as get permission slips signed by teachers recommending them to a particular AP class. This has caused some stir among the faculty and students. A possible reason for the contract is so teachers don't end up teaching only a few students during a period, since they could be more useful teaching a regular class and cutting down class size on other teachers. The following AP courses are available as of the 2008-2009 school year:
There are 7 different schedules at Livingston High School: Regular schedule, collaboration, activity, minimum day, Rally, Morning assembly, and Final Exam. Each schedule, except for Final Exam schedule, has 6 periods, lunch, and Sustained Silent Reading (SSR), which takes place during third period. Buses depart at 3:00pm daily, except on Minimum and Final Exam Days.
The day starts at 8:00am. Periods are approximately 54 minutes long. School ends at 2:50pm.
Collaboration schedule is every Wednesday. School starts at 8:50am and ends at 2:50pm. This is because the staff meet together to coordinate with one another. Sometimes school-wide meetings are held during the 50 minutes in the morning. Periods lengths are approximately 46 minutes long.
On Minimum Days, students start at 8:00 a.m. and leave at noon. Classes are about 32 minutes long. These days are usually before a holiday, but can also be used as rewards. School lets out at 12:00, and buses depart at 12:10.
On Rally Days, the rally starts at 8:00 am, and is supposed to end at 8:24.
School starts at 8:00am. The assembly is during 2nd period. Half of the school attends the assembly during second period, while the other half is in class. After 40 minutes, the two halves switch. Periods are about 50 minutes in length. School lets out at 2:50pm.
School starts at 8:00am during final exam days. Each period is an hour and twenty minutes in length. There is no SSR on these days. Lunch is still served after school. Only periods 1-3 are attended one day, while periods 4-6 are attended the next. Busses leave at 12:20pm.
Students receive various vacation days including the holidays. The Thanksgiving Vacation, as an example, is where students do not attend classes for the entire week of the Thanksgiving holiday. Summer vacation usually begins around early June and students return to school at mid-August..