ASB Highlights





CHS Athletics

Winter Sports

Spring Sports

For Fall, Winter, and Spring Carlsbad High School had 1,141 student athletes on a sports roster. We have had 1,641 students tryout for an athletics team.

Real World Scholars

Real World Scholars

Real World Scholars is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting teachers who reimagine the traditional classroom with the integration of real world business. Teachers receive recurring funding, support, and inclusion in a community of innovative educators breaking new ground in education.

Lisa Smith (Ceramics and Art Teacher) is working on a ceramics project. Student led Ed Corp will be selling their product at the Carlsbad Farmer's Market on Wednesday, April 19th from 3 to 6 PM. Students have been working on advertising, supply and demand, and cost vs profits to build a sustainable student led business.

Carol King (Virtual Enterprise and Business Environment Teacher) and Susie Becker (Fashion Design Teacher) are working on a reusable bag project. Student led Ed Corp, sponsored by Real World Scholars, will be selling their product CarlsBags at the Carlsbad Village Fair in May 6, 2017.

Visual Performing Arts


Intermediate Theater students performed Charlotte’s Web for second and third graders from Magnolia Elementary during the day as well as on the evening of January 13 in the CAC. Advanced/PreAdvanced Theatre presented Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes) on January 20 and 21. Making three bus journeys, Intermediate Theatre performed Multicultural Mask Plays at Magnolia, Jefferson and Kelly Elementary Schools in late February. Advanced Theatre is rehearsing Macbeth to be performed for all of the senior English classes and one night only on Thursday, April 13. PreAdvanced Theatre will perform at the San Diego Shakespeare Society Festival in Balboa Park on April 29. The Spring Musical The Drowsy Chaperone is in rehearsal for performances April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6, featuring the talents of the actors, singers, dancers and techs of CHS.

Visual Arts

Carlsbad High School Visual Arts will be participating in the CARLSBAD-OCEANSIDE ART LEAGUE ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL SHOW. The reception will be Sunday, April 9 at 2pm in the ODD Fellows Building 505 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92056.


Lancer Dancers won 1st in Hip Hop and 3rd in Jazz at National Championships in Orlando, Florida and Xcalibur won 1st in Jazz and 4th in Hip Hop at UCE Dance Nationals!

Dance Extreme Dance Show was on March 23, 24, 25. Students from level 1 through Lancer Dancers performed for three day straight in front of sold out crowds.

Choral Music

The Choral Department presented Night With The Stars during the first week of February. Sound Express earned 1st place at the Bonita Vista and Burbank Competitions as well as 2nd place at the Hart Competition. Encore was awarded 1st place at the Bonita Vista and Hart Competitions. Choir has three more competitions to go.

Carlsbad High School Band & Orchestra

On Thursday March 2nd, the CHS Bands and Orchestras competed in the SCSBOA Festival at El Camino High School. The groups had outstanding performances and received the following ratings from the judges:

On March 31, 2017, 70 students from these groups performed at the Heritage Festival in Chicago, IL and a showcase concert in New Lenox, IL on April 2nd.

Instrumental Music

Carlsbad High School Hosted Annual CUSD Combined Band Concert. On Wednesday March 15, 2017, the top bands from the three CUSD Middle Schools and two High Schools joined forces to present a showcase concert. Each group played solo pieces and the concert ended with a full mass band featuring 297 members from the CUSD Bands.

The CHS Winter Drumline is off to a great start in the SC-PA circuit. Competing in a division with 56 other groups, the drumline has placed in the top ten at their first 3 competitions. Their show "In A Blink" tells the story of a father as he watches his daughter grow up in a blink of an eye. The team wrapped up their season April 8, 2017 at SC-PA Prelims at California State University, San Bernardino.

The CHS Winter Guard has started the season off strong in the WGASC circuit. After placing 1st and 2nd in their first two competition, the circuit has promoted the group to the next level competition class. On April 1, 2017 Carlsbad High School hosted 45 area guards in a daylong competition.

WASC Goal 1 Team

The WASC Goal 1 Team finalized Carlsbad High School’s definition of student engagement which is defined as:

Student engagement is students taking an active role in their learning demonstrated through inquiry, collaboration, and production.

Through diverse instructional strategies, teachers guide students through dynamic, interactive lessons which provide opportunities to expand knowledge by reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Using the AVID WICOR Strategies, the WASC Goal 1 Team is now working on identifying instructional strategies that will be used in our classrooms that support our definition of student engagement. The next steps will be for the team to provide professional development on the identified instructional strategies.