DAMIEN HIGH SCHOOL | MAY 2019
ALUMNI NEWSLETTER
DEAR FELLOW ALUMNI
In an effort to better connect and be transparent to our large diverse group of alumni, we are undertaking several different outreach efforts.
 
For example, the last Thursday of each month we host an alumni happy hour at a variety of venues from 6-8pm. We also regularly update our alumni page on the school website with a variety of content. This alumni newsletter, which will be sent out quarterly, hopefully will keep you updated with bios, achievements, special dates/events, and a variety of other happenings here on campus. The letter will be sent via email as well as hard copy. If for some reason you do not receive one or would like to help us add a missing alumni please reach out. You can also go to our alumni page and click on the “What’s Happening? Alumni Update Form” tab and fill out the form. 

Within the advancement office we are extremely excited on the development and transformation over the past year. I hope you share in our excitement and are looking forward to these new efforts to bring our Spartan Brothers back home. If you need help organizing a reunion, information on events, donate, or simply would like to visit please do not hesitate to reach out. 

We'll Return Again!
DANIEL THREADGILL
ALUMNI RELATIONS
909.596.1946 X 285 THREADGILL@DAMIEN-HS.EDU
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AMERICAN MOST CHALLENGING
HIGH SCHOOL
For five years, the Washington Post has ranked Damien High School as one of the “America’s Most Challenging Schools for 2017” (22,000 high schools in the U.S.). Damien is 3rd overall among California Catholic high schools, 16th overall among all California private high schools and 64th overall among all California public and private high schools. 

From 2014-2017, Damien High School’s Robotics Program qualified and competed at the VEX Robotics Competition High School World Championship. In 2017, the Robotics Program ranked in the top 1% of all high school programs in the world. 

For the fourth year, the Damien High School Sports Medicine Program finished as one of the best programs in the U.S. The program had four Spartans earn All-America honors at the 2018 American Academic Competition Institute’s (AACI) National High School Sports Medicine Competition Championships. 

The Damien High School Debate Team won the national championship in 2009; the national runner-up in 2015 and is a five-time California state champion. 

The students of Damien High School are currently engaged in a school-wide competition to design a microgravity experiment that will be conducted on the International Space Station (ISS). In 2016, a team of Spartans had their experiment on the effects of tardigrades in a microgravity environment flown on a SpaceX Rocket to
the ISS. 

Damien High School has an 18% acceptance rate for Spartans applying to Ivy League schools compared to an 11% national acceptance rate. 

Damien High School offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. 

Damien High School offers a four-year Engineering Program. 

Damien High School’s visual performing arts program has 18 courses including classes in art & design, photography, cinematic arts, theater arts and music. The award-winning Spartan Regiment is comprised of a concert band, pep band, jazz ensemble, drum line, and color guard.