Taft Union High School District

Excellence by design

Excellence by Design



    The Taft Union High School Oil Technology Academy will dedicate its oil tech lab to patrons Fred and Barbara Holmes on Oct. 24.

    “Fred and Barbara have spent countless hours in developing the Oil Tech Academy,” praised Oil-Technology program coordinator Ted Pendergrass. “They are constantly looking for new mentors, new curriculum, and new opportunities for our students. They have been key stakeholders from the beginning of the Academy.”

    Dinner, by invitation only, will be catered by Roots Eatery and sponsored by the business partners. The meal will be held at 6 p.m. outside the high school oil tech classroom, between the tennis courts and the swimming pool.

    The dedication ceremony, open to the public, will follow at 7.

    The program has grown to 120 students, six teachers, and 34 business partners. The business partners provide curriculum, mentors, job shadowing, summer internships, guest speakers and field trips. Many students have moved into jobs in the oil industry after graduating from the program and on to prestigious colleges including the Colorado School of Mines, Texas A&M University, University of Oregon, University of Kansas and Montana Tech.


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TUHSD Mission Statement



    Taft Union High School District’s vision is “Excellence by Design”



    Taft Union High School District’s mission is to provide engaging rigorous curriculum with global applications.




    The Taft Union High School District has three overarching goals:

    1. To provide rigorous and relevant instruction that prepares students to be career, college and future ready.
    2. To assist students and staff in developing personal awareness skills so they may contribute to a positive and collaborative learning/work environment.
    3. To increase parent and community participation that supports the preparation of students to be career, college and future ready.




    The following are the principles that will guide the work of Taft Union High School District:



    Continually acquiring new information and modifying existing knowledge and skills



    Working collaboratively toward common goals



    Operating in a manner that is visible, predictable and understandable



    Demonstrating fairness, honesty and consistency



    The will to do the right things and to do things right




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