Welcome to the Global Language and
 Leadership Program at El Capitan High School!


The Global Language & Leadership Program at El Capitan High School provides an innovative and rigorous course of study for students who are interested in further developing multiple language proficiencies in high school. Our goal is to provide a dynamic, international perspective to students who wish to continue with rigorous language and cultural studies from their middle schools. El Capitan High School offers a flexible choice of AP courses and content in the target languages of study.

Students are exposed to multiple options for high-level language studies, global issues across all course disciplines, flexible opportunities for study abroad, career internships at the local level, and project-based learning. By pursuing the path of the GLLP, they will exceed the requirements for the UC/CSU system and earn the seal of biliteracy or triliteracy on a specialized diploma upon graduation.

While enrolled in the Global Language & Leadership Program, students can remain involved in a variety of high school 
experiences. Schedules will be flexible enough that language immersion students can take a variety of AP classes, while 
also participating in athletics, performing and visual arts, ASB, AVID, and CTE. Technology will be an integral component 
for all grade levels. Students enrolled in the GLL Program will meet or exceed the UC/CSU requirements for graduation.

Abigail Anders
GLLP Coordinator

Parent & Faculty Advisory Council
  • Paul Dautremont, Director of Curriculum GUHSD
  • Laura Whitaker, Principal
  • Abigail Anders, GLLP Coordinator Global Studies Teacher (RV parent)
  • Stephanie Picon, Counselor
  • Noemi Hererra, Capstone Teacher
  • Kelly Logan, English Department Chair (RV parent)
  • Jay Tweet, AP/GATE Coordinator, Social Science Teacher
  • Michael Wall, Spanish Theater and World History Teacher, World Language Department Chair
  • Jesse Huttenbrauck, Spanish Theater Teacher (RV parent)
  • Chi-Ping Chang, Mandarin & Math Teacher (RV parent)
  • Michelle Barnett, EL and AVID Coordinator
  • Marti Wilmot, Class 2018 Parent Representative
  • Ken Jensen, Class 2019 Parent Representative
  • Kelly Morton, Class 2020 Parent Representative

Overview of GLLP:

Community and Global Leadership
Cultural Perspectives
Capstone project and internships
Opportunities to travel and study abroad
Biliteracy or triliteracy seal 
Specialized diploma

Language Courses

Incoming GLLP students will select a language specialization, just as they would select a college major. Interested students may select a secondary language emphasis, like a minor course of study at the university level. 

AP Language
AP Literature
Historia Mundial 
Capstone I Culturas
Capstone II Liderazgo Global

AP Language
Content Courses Begin Fall 2017

 AP Program at El Capitan
  •  17 different AP classes are offered, for Freshmen to Seniors 
  • 17% one-year increase in the number of AP tests passed (47% increase since 2009) 
  • 22% one-year increase in the number of AP tests taken (55% increase since 2009) 
  • In 2012, El Capitan had 3 AP National Scholars, 15 AP Scholars with Distinction, 12 AP Scholars with Honor, and 17 AP Scholars.
  • When measuring success by number of AP tests passed, El Capitan was #1 in the district in 2012 in three subjects, and among the top three schools in the district in eight subjects.