Note from the Principal
Accelerated English Summer Reading: All students assigned to Accelerated English 1-2 or Accelerated English 3-4 need to complete their summer reading assignment prior to the first day of school. We will provide students support for their summer assignments at their respective bridge programs. You may also email the teacher directly. A copy of the assignment is posted on in the Homepage Locker on this page. Please do not delay getting started. Both Life of Pi (9th grade) and Things Fall Apart are available for pick-up in the main office. A schedule of days and times the office will be open is posted on this page as well.
AP World History Summer Work: Student entering AP World History in the 10th grade should also be working on their summer assignment. It was mailed home to students but a copy of the assignment is posted on this page. Please be sure to take your time and become familiar with the terms and the key geographic regions and landmarks.
Summer Bridge: The program for incoming freshman begins August 25 and runs through August 29. An update letter regarding the program will be mailed out to families the week of August 11. If you have not submitted your application please send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 562-420-9590.
Thank You: Please know I have been honored to be McBride's principal this year and I am excited about what is to come. Please know our entire staff is grateful for the contributions of students, families, business partners, and community members. As they say "It takes a village". We are thankful for all of you who have been part of our village.
Parent Orientation Nights
In an effort to help parents be prepared for the coming year McBride High School will be hosting orientation nights for parents/guardians of students in both 9th grade and 10th grade. We are hosting two separate nights to provide a more succinct overview for each grade level. Letters with specific information will be mailed the first week of August.
9th Grade Orientation Night - August 28th at 5:00 PM
10th Grade Orientation Night - August 26th at 6:30 PM
Summer Reading Novel Check-Out Schedule
Both Life of Pi and Things Fall Apart are now available for students to check out. If you have already obtained your own copy, there is no need to obtain a school copy. Because the office is only open for a limited number of days during the summer please be sure to adhere to the schedule below.
Monday, August 18 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 19 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 20 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 21 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Friday, August 22 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
New Style Emergency Cards Beginning 2014-2015
Parents/Guardians will notice the new and improved Student Emergency Card posted on ParentVUE. No longer will you have to fill out multiple cards or fill out the same information year after year if it never changes! If you need to make any changes... Continue
Long Beach College Promise
Start planning now! Check out these sites over the summer and begin planning for your future. Continue
Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (Información Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
Good attendance is one of the major factors for student success in school. Maintaining good attendance school wide also helps our district maximize their Average Daily Attendance (ADA) funding. School districts receive the largest portion of their operational funding based on attendance. If we can meet our attendance rate target of 95.41% our site will receive a check from the district to be used to support school wide activities such as field trips, campus events, etc. Below are a few suggestions on how you can help McBride exceed our targets and help the students succeed in the classroom.
1. Please be sure students clear absences the day they return to school. Absences are cleared when the student or parent/guardian submit a note to the main office indicating the date(s) and reason for the absence.
2. Understand the state only recognizes illness, doctor’s appointments, court appearances, and death of an immediate family member as excused absences. All other reasons have to be marked as unexcused.
3. Because we do not get funding credit for unexcused absences please avoid missing school for vacations and trips.
4. Students must see their teachers immediately following an absence to obtain make-up work.
5. Please inform the main office if a student will be out of school for multiple days. Student’s should also communicate with their teachers via School Loop to get make-up work.
Three Pathways- One Vision
Three Pathways- One Vision
McBride High School has three pathways, McBride Engineering, McBride Health Medical and McBride Public Services-Forensics. All three pathways engage students around their interests, find relevant connections to real world activities, and gauge student learning through collaborative, hands-on projects. All three pathways prepare students for the demands of college and the workforce. With workplace learning experiences in their 12th grade year, all three pathways empower and inspire students to make their own path and determine their own future.
A Unique Experience
McBride High School looks and feels different than any other high school you may have seen. With four career labs and other specialized spaces students will demonstrate what they have learned through projects, team collaboration and connections with industry partners. Students will collaborate in open areas designed for each pathway. Teachers will also work as a team to meet the needs of individual students and create a coherent educational experience. Addressing subjects at each grade level and centered on a career-themed course, students will see the natural connections between the theme of their pathway and English, History, Science and Math.
All three McBride pathways are focused on completing the UC and CSU Entrance Requirements (a-g) with a sequence of courses that are aligned to college expectations. Each pathway expects to create options for students to earn college credits while in high school.
2014-2015 Bell Schedule
Block Day Schedule
1/2 8:50 to 10:27 (97)
N 10:27 to 10:37 (10)
3/4 10:44 to 12:25 (101)
L 12:25 to 12:55 (30)
5/6 1:02 to 2:38 (97)
7 2:45 to 3:40 (55)
Odd and Even Periods on alternating days.
7th Period everyday
School District News
School Site Council
Congratulations to Debra Simmons for being elected as our newest parent representative for School Site Council. We are looking forward to her input and insight as we continue our growth as a school.
Online Math Support for Grades 9-12 Click Here.