Rancho Cotate High School offers a variety of programs and support services to meet the unique and individual needs of our students in helping them achieve success through their high school experience and beyond.

For more information, please speak with your counselor.

AVID (Advancement via Individualized Determination)

The AVID Program is designed to increase students"readiness and success in college and beyond. While the program targets "first generation" college ready students, the course is open to any qualified student. AVID has proven to be successful by providing guidance and support to students who may not have a stellar academic record, but with help can perform much better and become college ready.

Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors Courses

Provides students with the academic rigor required for success in college courses by improving writing and problem-solving skills, and developing effective studying techniques.

Credit Recovery

Rancho Cotate High School offers Edgenuity, a computer-based online learning experience, where students have an opportunity to enroll in and recover credits in courses that were previously failed. Students may also take approved online courses or take a class concurrently at SRJC for credit recovery or first-time credit. Please see your counselor for more information.

English Learners Program

English Language Development (ELD) classes are designed to develop English Language Skills for non-native speakers. Through this program, students will be given the opportunity to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Directed Studies

This courses is designed specifically for students with Individualized Education Plans. The focus of this course is to develop and strengthen students" academic skills identified in the goals portion of their IEPs.

Freshman Pathways

Rancho Cotate High School offers several academic pathways for students to follow through high school, providing a series of focused courses in a selected area of interest over their four-year high school career. Each pathway offers the student a unique experience through courses with curricular connections to the area of interest.

Algebra Essentials

This course is designed to support students who are struggling with mathematical concepts and are performing below grade level in math.


Phoenix is a Necessary Small School program on campus that offers students who need additional social/emotional support a smaller setting with smaller class sizes. Personal Power is a class that all students are enrolled in and is the cornerstone of the program. This class assists students with self-esteem, self-advocating, strategies to be more successful in school and in their interpersonal relationships.


ProjectSUCCESS is a school-based intervention focused on educating, preventing and reducing substance abuse among high risk students. School faculty and staff and parents may refer a student and students may self-refer.

Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

ROP classes offer students quality career preparation and technical education opportunities. All ROP classes provide opportunities for hands-on learning. ROP students make products, complete technical projects, learn how to use tools, work as a team, and have the chance to try their hand at a profession.

Special Education

Students who qualify for Special Education services have a full range of services available to them through the Resource Specialist and Special Day Class Programs.

Upward Bound

The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to academically prepare low-income, first-generation college students to enroll and graduate from the four-year college/university of their choice.