Welcome to Colfax High School. Our students will find Colfax High to be friendly, safe and invigorating. Many challenges and opportunities for growth await, as do opportunities for having fun and building good relationships with friends and staff members. It is our students' job to take advantage of these challenges and opportunities by attending regularly, working hard, and getting involved. A positive attitude towards people, tasks, and policies will be a key to success. Our staff is committed to providing a quality school with support for each student.
Over the past 1 ½ years Colfax High School went through an accreditation process through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This process concluded in March of 2012 with a visit by a team of teachers and administrators from other schools in Northern California. As a result we were awarded the highest level of accreditation, a 6-year clear accreditation. Our entire staff, student body, and parents who participated in the process deserve a big thank you. Special thanks go to assistant principal Amy Besler, who coordinated the effort and wrote much of the report. The report is posted on our website if you are interested.
This will be our sixth year on a 4x4 schedule, where students will attend the same 4 classes each day for an entire term. We are confident that students will enjoy this schedule as it provides more choice and opportunities. The pace is faster than the traditional six period day, so we advise students to keep up with their studies. I highly recommend that all students get involved in as many co-curricular and extra-curricular activities as possible. Colfax High School provides numerous offerings that all students can enjoy. These activities will broaden your school experience and provide students with a positive connection to the school and community.
The Colfax High School community is committed to learning by providing teaching excellence in a supportive environment.
Colfax High School stands for Integrity, Responsibility, Respect and Tolerance, Productivity, Courage, Nurturing & Safety, and Positive Attitudes, Friendliness & Enthusiasm.