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Heritage High School is a high-tech high school in Brentwood, California that opened in August 1, 2005, with only a freshman class and a sophomore class. Its school colors are gold, Columbia blue, and white and its athletic teams are called the Patriots. The school is separated into 4 Small Learning Communities (SLCs), SLC-A, SLC-B, SLC-C, and SLC-D. SLC-A and SLC-D were the only SLCs open the first year of school, but the second school year saw the beginning of SLC-B, with SLC-C being partially used for PE teachers, and as of 2007 is now being used completely. The Class of 2008 was the first class to graduate from Heritage High School, and Class of 2009 was the first to have attended Heritage for all 4 years. As mentioned above, Heritage is an extremely high-tech school, featuring a state-of-the-art theatre, recording studio, broadcast studio (with green screen), and large plasma screen TV's in every classroom.
As of 2008, all four SLC's are being used and have been staffed with assistant principals. The staffing is as follows:
In addition to the Heritage's Small learning Communities, the school also features 4 academies, which students can join to pursue an interest in a particular field of study. The 4 academies are:
The school is also home to numerous sports team, and has won a varsity championship in softball. After the acquisition of all grades in the High School, it is now Division 1 in the North Coast Section. Also, extra-curricular activities, known as clubs, at Heritage include one of the best known drama/theater programs in the state after their production of "Oliver" in 2009, band, mock trials, speech/debate, Outdoor Club, Black Student Union, Interact Club, S Club, Robotics Club, and Leadership/Student Council.
Recently accredited with a 6 year status highest API score in the district, as neighboring schools.