Accreditation and Accomplishments


Brea Olinda High School is proud of its accomplishments. Below are some distinctions, improvements, and accreditations our school has achieved.



BOHS recognizes that there is an underrepresentation of our Hispanic students in honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.  It is our goal to increase the number of Hispanic students moving into more challenging coursework at BOHS.  With consistent support, all students can be successful.

At the end of the first semester of the 2014-15 school year, BOHS staff identified 19 potential candidates, based on strong academic performance, teacher recommendation, and counselor input, for the Gateway Program.  These candidates were invited to move into Honors Lit/Comp 1 for the spring semester of 2014-15 with the following put into place to support their successful transition:

  • Bi-monthly group support meetings with counselors, counseling interns, successful peers, and honors and/or AP teachers
  • In-depth topics including effective study skills, time management, analysis of barriers to success, and school-life balance
  • Organized study groups
  • Grade monitoring
  • Development of effective advocacy skills

Seventeen candidates accepted the invitation and opportunity to participate in the Gateway Program.  Data from the inaugural year is below.  We look forward to ensuing years of supporting student success!


Percentage of Hispanic Sophomores in Rigorous Curriculum
2013-2014 Sophomore class: Without GATEWAY
2014-2015 Sophomore Class: With GATEWAY
Honors Lit/Comp 2
Honors Biology
Honors Chemistry
AP European History



2017 California Gold Ribbon School 

2011 California Distinguished School

2007 California Distinguished School

2000 National Blue Ribbon School

1999 California Distinguished School

1993 National Blue Ribbon School

1992 California Distinguished School



Brea Olinda High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California Department of Education through June 30, 2021. In March 2015, the school was visited by a WASC/CDE accreditation team. Below is the school's complete self-study and the visiting committee's final report. BOHS received a six-year accreditation term, the longest term awarded.

2015 BOHS Self-Study Report

2015 BOHS WASC Action Plan

2015 WASC Visiting Committee Report

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