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AP Entrance Exam Information

AP Entrance Exam for AP English Language and AP US History

Current Sophomores or Juniors interested in taking AP English Language or AP US History in 2016-17 -- there is a scheduled pre-exam you need to take to see if you qualify. The test will be administered in the Lecture Hall on Monday, May 16 at 2:00 pm. Those students interested in taking either of these Advanced Placement courses, please report to the Lecture Hall immediately after school.

For students who have already taken and passed the AP Entrance Exam and who are currently enrolled in AP courses with a grade of C or better, DO NOT need to retake this exam. 


For all other AP Courses

If you have not yet chosen AP classes as an option for your schedule next year, please see the following teachers for course prerequisites and qualifications:

  • AP Chemistry: please see or email Mr. Thomas in room S3. Prerequisite: You must have taken Chemistry before.
  • AP Biology: please see or email Ms. Zacks in room T3. Prerequisite: You must have completed Chemistry with a grade of "C" or better, and Biology with a "B" or better (Honors Biology preferred).
  • AP Spanish: please see or email Ms. Riggs-Cuyno in room C1.
  • AP Calculus: please see or email Mr. Larson in room G1. Prerequisite: must have taken Pre-Calculus before.
  • AP Statistics: please see or email Ms. Siddall in room G4. Prerequisite: must have completed Algebra 2 and English with a grade of "C" or better

Winter Drum Line Finals Performance

2016 Winter Drum Line

Performance at the American Drum Line Association (ADLA) Finals

Saturday, April 30, 2016 -- Azusa Pacific University


Show Title: "Un" by Visaudio Designs



2016-2017 Colorguard Tryouts


2016-2017 Drum Line Tryouts

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Parchment Transcript Request

2016 Senior Timeline

Printable Senior Timeline

For a printable version of the 2016 Senior Timeline, please click HERE.

Daily Bulletin

Tuesday:  May 3, 2016                                              Day 156




The AP English Literature and Composition exam will be given tomorrow in the Lecture Hall at 7 am. Do not be late!


Joshua Tree National Park will be giving a presentation on various jobs the park has to offer.  The Naval Hospital will be giving a presentation on various careers in the medical field.  Stop by the career center to sign up for these presentations and learn more about what careers are available to you.


Seniors; if you are planning on attending a college or university after graduation you can begin placing your request for Final Transcript on Parchment.com.  Final Transcripts will be processed on June 14, 2016.


Whose side are you on? Come to L-13 Comic Book Club at lunch to pick up a ballot and vote for Marvel Civil War; Captain America to keep superheroes masked or Iron Man to have identities revealed.  Voting will be Friday in the Quad at lunch.


Current Sophomores and Juniors interested in taking AP English Language (3.0 or higher GPA required) or AP US History next school year 2016-17, there is a scheduled pre-exam in the Lecture Hall on Monday, May 16 at 2:00 pm.  Please be on time!  For AP Chemistry see Mr. Thomas in S-3, must have taken Chemistry; for Biology- Ms. Zacks in T3, must have taken chemistry with a B or higher, Honors Biology recommended; for Spanish- Mrs. Riggs-Cuyno in C-1 must have A in Spanish 3 or a C or better in Spanish 4; for Calculus- Mr. Larson in G-1, must have taken Pre Calculus; for Statistics- Ms. Siddall in G-4, must have Algebra 2 or higher with a C or better and English with a C or better.


Improv has shows today at 7 pm in the Lecture Hall.  The cost is only $3.


Clinics and Tryouts for the 2016-2017 YVHS Colorguard will be held in the gym today, tomorrow, and Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Clinics and tryouts are open to all YVHS students and LCMS 8th grade students.  You must attend all three days.  Please see Mr. Barrett if you have any questions.




Amateur Authors Club meets in M-3 @ lunch.

Rock Climbing Club meets in S-1 @ lunch.





Golf @ DAL Finals (Rancho Mirage). Early Release:  9:15 am. Depart:  9:30.

Baseball @ 29 Palms.  Early Release:  1:25 pm. Depart: 1:40 pm.   Play:  3:15 pm.

Softball @ 29 Palms.   Early Release:  1:25 pm.  Depart: 1:40 pm.  Play:  3:15 pm.

Boys Tennis vs. Rancho Mirage @ Yucca Valley.  Match:  3:15 pm.



Café de Trojan

The 2015-2016 academic year has been a year of change for the Culinary program at YVHS. The new instructor Nicole Aguayo, along with fellow collaborating teacher Crystal Sheehan, joined together in creating the first ever dine-in restaurant on the YVHS Trojan campus. Incorporating the CTE standards and Ms. Sheehan’s experience at Eisenhower High school in Rialto CA, the duo opened the Café de Trojan for staff to experience the luxury and convenience of dining on campus. Thanks to the staff’s support, Culinary students are able to get hands on learning experience for crucial learning outcomes such as teamwork, workplace safety, cash handling, critical thinking, effective communication, time management, cost analysis, purchasing and inventory control, to name a few. Enhancing the culinary management aspect of this program and aligned with the career-planning learning outcome, students are given the opportunity to establish everything necessary to open the café, including budgeting, meal planning, preparing, and serving. Through this realistic setting, students are given the opportunity to gain real-world work experience without ever leaving campus.


The photos in the slideshow below are from the most recent Café de Trojan on April 6, 2016.

Café de Trojan

Spring Testing Schedule

Looking for the testing schedules for the Smarter Balanced Assessments and AP Tests? CLICK HERE.

Testing Letter from Principal Phillips

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The "Morgan Hill Ruling" Information

A News Release about the "Morgan Hill Ruling" from State Superintendent of Public Education Torlakson can be found HERE


Objections to Disclosure of Student Records

Notice of Disclosure of Student Records (PDF) 
Parents and students can object to the disclosure of students’ protected personal information and records arising from the court order in the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association v. California Department of Education lawsuit; (See case # 2:11-cv-03471-KJM-AC.)


Aviso de Divulgación/Publicación de Records Escolares (PDF)
Los padres de familia y estudiantes pueden objetar que los registros y documentos estudiantiles privados y protegidos sean publicados por la demanda judicial entre la Asociación de Padres Preocupados de Morgan Hill y la Asociación de Padres Preocupados v. el Departamento de Educación de California (Vea el caso número 2:11-cv-03471-KJM-AC)

Form / Formulario

Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records (PDF)


Objeción a la Publicación de Información y Registros Estudiantiles (PDF)


Questions:   California Department of Education | 916-319-0800

New Student Information System

Morongo Unified School District changed to a new Student Information System last year. A portal for parents and students is available to view grades, take online assessments, and view attendance. The Parent/Student Portal can be accessed by clicking the following link. ILLUMINATE PORTAL

Tutoring Schedule







T. Cannavo


H. Aguiar



R. Larson

(G-1) -- 5-7pm


R. Larson

(G-1) -- 2-4pm



J. Evans


S. Lamoreux




J. Pierce


C. Zacks




J. Nicholson


J. Nicholson




M. Riggs-Cuyno


M. Riggs-Cuyno



J. Jungwirth


J. Jungwirth


J. Jungwirth





T. Brown




D. Stephens


D. Stephens




T. Nicholson


T. Nicholson



Daily Lunchtime Math Tutoring

  • Tuesday-Keck, V-1.
  • Wednesday-Montgomery, G-6.
  • Thursday-Siddall, G-4

Official SAT Practice

Click the image below for a printable, PDF version.

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FREE ACT Tutoring Course

TutorMe was started by USC and Stanford grads looking to change education. We were unsatisfied with the quality and high cost of available test prep courses, so we decided to do something about it. We just released our ACT course last month and we have already partnered with dozens of high schools across the country. The results have been overwhelmingly positive.

ACT Course


Remember, this course is being offered to our entire school for absolutely no cost.


Click HERE for important information about the U.C. Application and the Common App.


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