About Analy High School
Analy High School, located fifty miles north of San Francisco in the town of Sebastopol, serves 1,400 students from a population area of 50,000 people. Rich in tradition, academic excellence and student achievement, Analy High School has been named to the nation’s “Top High Schools” list by Newsweek Magazine for the past several years; most recently in 2014 as #95.
A commitment to excellence, our staff and students work together to continue a tradition of high achievement and academic excellence. A recent graduate eloquently stated, “Analy High School is so much more than a building with people. It’s a family with a sense of history, a true community accepting of individual differences where you are expected to do your best, supported when you fail, and encouraged to pursue your goal wherever it may take you.”
Analy teachers take great pride in our school. All of our teachers employ the Common Core Standards in instruction and partake in multiple staff development opportunities during the academic year. Our teachers incorporate technology in the classroom through the use of classroom computers, chromebook labs, and site computer labs. In her first year at Cal Berkeley taking Chemistry 1A, a 2014 graduate wrote to commend her Chemistry teacher stating, “so far, she finds the class very simple. In fact, during a class discussion, she was the only one at her table that understood the topic and was able to assist other students. She attributes her knowledge and understanding to the instruction she received in her AHS Honors Chemistry class.”
Programs and Activities For Every Student
Analy offers a seven period, block schedule. This schedule allows us to provide “tutorial” twice a week for students that might need a little extra help. As a result of the seven period schedule, we are able to offer a wide variety of electives. Analy provides a diverse range of courses and electives tailored to each student, including a full range of AP and Honors classes.
Newsweek Honors: Analy High School named to the Newsweek Magazine’s “America’s Top High Schools” list 5 years in a row! Most recently, 2016.
“Battle of the Fans” Winner: Battle of the Fans, a national program, created to promote student sportsmanship and team spirit during athletic events was brought to the Sonoma County League during the 2014-2015 athletic season. AHS was honored to receive 1st place during 2014-2015. We are the only Sonoma County high school to be named in the “top two” for all three years the program has been in place! Congratulations Tigers!
National Merit Scholars: Three of our 2015 graduates were named as National Merit Scholars; two as semi finalists and one as a finalist. Congratulations to all!
Project Make in the News: Our Project Make program continues to soar under the direction of teacher Walt Hays. In opportunity for our students to take the ordinary and create the extraordinary!
Sebastopol FFA: Analy High School FFA students consistently score top honors at both at state and local competitions through the guidance of teacher Heidi Mickelson. Our students our instrumental in guiding and instructing younger students throughout the County at the “Ag Day” sponsored by the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
Speech and Debate: Several of our Analy High School orators have competed both nationally and at state level garnishing many awards.
Through the instruction of teacher Casey Shea, students create the unexpected out of seemingly unusable items. Using cross curricular activities aligned with common core standards, this class teachers students to apply the formulas they have learned in other courses while creating the unimaginable.
Speech and Debate
Nationally recognized, the AHS Speech and Debate program teaches students the art of persuasive public speaking; rhetoric. Teacher Lynette Williamson encourages students to become invloved in the Speech and Debate team which competes in several competitions at both local and state level Many of our debators move on to compete at the national level.
Band and Orchestra
Under the direction of Maestro Kelly Stewart, many members of our Band and Orchestra Program are honored annually with their selection to the NorCal Honor Band. Additionally, each season, our Band is honored to be invited to play the National Anthem at a San Francisco Giants home game.
Analy Cheer & Dance
The Analy Cheer and Dance Program is based on the philosophy that cheerleaders and dancers should be advocates for school spirit and sportsmanship both on and off the athletic fields. Excellence in performance, excellence in commitment, and excellence in attitude are just a few of the main goals of the Analy Cheer program.
History & Demographics
Analy is one of two comprehensive high schools in the West Sonoma County Union High School District. The high school district has 11 feeder elementary districts. Over the last three years these districts together have developed grade level standards K-12 in English, math and social studies, and work continues in technology and science. As a result, the Common Core Standards are employed throughout our academic and elective programs.
Analy High School serves 1350 students. Two thirds of our enrollment are students from local families however Analy High School also welcomes other students throughout Sonoma County through our inter district transfer program. Rich in tradition, many of our students are children and grandchildren of Analy alumni.