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The Center of Wellness, a program operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education, is located at Ethel Baker Elementary.

SCOE’s Center of Wellness: Nurturing minds, transforming lives

Kay Stout, Cordova High School February 3, 2024

In the heart of our bustling school community lies a hidden gem dedicated to a cause that touches us all – the mental well-being of students. Meet the Center of Wellness, a program operated by the Sacramento...

Technology now permeates student lives.

Digital Dystopia 

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School January 29, 2024

As technology constantly changes, so does its relationship with students. The question is whether those changes are more help or hindrance, at Cordova High and beyond. According to an article in the...

Required textbook for first-year full IB diploma students.

Surviving IB gauntlet, overwhelmed students juggle academic rigor, stress, time crunch in pursuit of diploma

Kay Stout, Cordova High School January 4, 2024

Students at Cordova High School claim that the International Baccalaureate curriculum significantly increases their stress levels, although it offers academic rewards upon completion. Academic pressure...

A national teacher shortage affects Sacramento high school

A national teacher shortage affects Sacramento high school

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School January 4, 2024

The national  teacher shortage continues to be a huge issue across the country – and Cordova High School is no exception. According to USA TODAY, 9 in 10 American high schools have expressed concern...

Folsom Cordova Unified may split into two districts.

New data indicates Cordova High students are unaware of the proposed district split

Kay Stout, Cordova High School December 28, 2023

Following expressions of interest from Rancho Cordova residents, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District Board of Education has chosen to formally investigate a proposal to divide the district in two. The...

An example of 1960s style art poster for a rock concert which was inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and popular at Cordova High when it was first opened.

Lifelong memories fuel traditions as Cordova High celebrates 60th anniversary

Kay Stout, Cordova High School November 1, 2023

Cordova High opened in 1963 and graduated the first class of students in 1965. This year, 2023,  marks Cordova High’s 60th year. "For me the 60th anniversary of Cordova was really cool to experience,...

The back wall of Alexandra Castillos Ethnic Studies classroom is meant to illustrate projects students have worked on.

New (soon to be required) Ethnic Studies class debuts at Cordova High School

Kay Stout, Cordova High School October 26, 2023

A brand new class at Cordova High that explores the interconnected cultures of the world, titled Ethnic Studies, has some enrolled students excited. Pamela Lopez, a sophomore, is currently taking the...

Exercise is a key health factor.

Health is an important issue; neglect can be costly

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School October 12, 2023

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the US has seen the life expectancy of an average American decrease, health risks increase, and personal health neglected. “It would be nice if there was some education...

Artificial Intelligence is an educational tool, no matter the subject targeted

Artificial Intelligence is an educational tool, no matter the subject targeted

Kay Stout, Cordova High School September 14, 2023

As the national debate grows over how to best use and regulate artificial intelligence, faculty and students at Cordova High School are discussing its potential effects on teaching and learning. “It's...

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FBLA prepares students for careers in business sector

Kylie Huang, Cordova High School June 9, 2023

High school students are constantly thinking about what they want to do next with their lives.  The Future Business Leaders of America is an organization dedicated to helping students prepare for a...

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Cultural diversity a feature at Cordova High School

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School May 31, 2023

Cordova High School embraces the wealth of diversity and multiple perspectives in its student body, and administrators and teachers find ways both inside and outside the classroom to stress the importance...

Music also can help strengthen discipline and mental health, say teachers and students. Photo by Maxim Russu, Cordova High School.

Music expands student success, person growth and improvement

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School May 25, 2023

Cordova High School’s music programs this year have won more than 30 trophies, making them a significant source of pride for the CHS community. Kevin Sims, who instructs Jazz Band, Concert Band, Orchestra,...

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