Principal's Message


Dear Monache Community,

As we begin the 2023-2024 school year, I am excited to extend a warm welcome to all our students, parents, and staff. As the Principal, it is an honor to lead this remarkable institution that is dedicated to providing a well-rounded and enriching educational experience for each and every student.

Our commitment to academic excellence is reflected in the range of exceptional programs we offer. This year, we proudly present the following great academic programs:

  1. Environmental Science Academy (ESA): Through our ESA program, students will have the opportunity to explore and engage with critical environmental issues. From sustainable practices to conservation efforts, our ESA equips students with the knowledge and skills to become environmentally conscious leaders of the future.
  2. Multimedia and Technology Academy (MTA): The MTA program is perfect for students who are interested in the world of media, technology, and digital creativity. With access to cutting-edge resources, students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in various multimedia and technology-related disciplines.
  3. Academy of Hospitality (AH!): For students who have a passion for the hospitality industry, our AH! program provides comprehensive training in the culinary arts, restaurants management, event planning, and customer service.
  4. Manufacturing, Construction, and Technology Academy (MCTA): Our MCTA program fosters practical skills and knowledge in the areas of manufacturing, construction, welding and technology. Students will have the opportunity to explore careers in these thriving industries.

In addition to our academic programs, we offer a range of advanced opportunities to enhance student success:

  • Advance Placement (AP): Our AP courses challenge and prepare students for college-level studies, and successful completion can earn them college credits.
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID): AVID supports students in developing essential academic and life skills, preparing them for future success.
  • California Scholarship Federation (CSF): CSF recognizes and rewards academic achievement and promotes a culture of excellence.
  • Dual Enrollment (Porterville College): Our partnership with Porterville College allows students to earn college credits while in high school, giving them a head start in higher education.
  • Early College (Porterville College, AA Degree upon graduation): Our early college program empowers students to work towards an Associate's degree alongside their high school education, saving valuable time and expenses.

To nurture students' passions and talents beyond the classroom, we offer a diverse range of extracurricular activities, including:

  • Future Farmers of America (FFA): FFA provides opportunities for students interested in agriculture and leadership, fostering personal growth and career development.
  • Competitive Band, Auxiliary, Choir, Folkloric Dancing: Our performing arts programs celebrate artistic expression and offer students the chance to showcase their talents through captivating performances.
  • Competitive Athletic Programs: Our school takes pride in our athletic programs, which instill a sense of teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship in our students.

I am dedicated to ensuring a safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environment where all students can thrive and achieve their full potential. Our talented and passionate faculty are committed to providing the best possible educational experience for our students.

As we embark on this new school year, I encourage all students to embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Let us work together as a united community to make this year one of growth, discovery, and achievement.

Please feel free to reach out to me or any member of our school community if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. Your feedback is invaluable to us.

Wishing you all a successful and fulfilling academic year!

Warm regards,

Dr. Eric Barba Principal