Robert A. Millikan Senior High School is a high school in Long Beach, California administered by the Long Beach Unified School District. It is located near the intersection of Spring Street and Palo Verde Avenue in East Long Beach. As of the 2004-2005 school year, Millikan High School served approximately 4,200 students.
Millikan High school is named after the Nobel Prize winner Robert Andrews Millikan. Millikan High School's educational programs emphasize technology and science.
In order to earn a diploma, all Millikan students must:
- Complete 40 Service Learning hours.
- Pass both sections of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).
- 220 credits must be earned by the end of the second semester of the senior year. Summer graduates are not eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony.
- You must clear all Demerits or you will not be able to walk at the graduation ceremony.
- Clear all fines in order to walk at the graduation ceremony.
It will be noted that the initials of the school's namesake – R
illikan – spell RAM. The Ram
is the school mascot
. Aries, the school annual, Corydon
, the school newspaper, Ram Pages, the student handbook, as well as all activity groups carry out the RAM theme.
Expected Schoolwide Learning Results
- Rigorous Thinkers and Learners
- Articulate Communicators
- Millikan Team Players
- High Achieving Self-Directed Learners
- Integrators of Technology
- Hail Blue and Gold
- We Pledge Our Loyalty
- Our Alma Mater Gleams from Sea to Sea
- Our High School Abides in Time
- So We May Ever See
- Our Millikan High
- As it Stands in Majesty
- All Hail to Our Blue and Gold
- We Sing Our Praise to Thee
- M-I double L - I, K - A - N spells Millikan
- Finest high school in this wondrous nation
- To every one of us an inspiration
- M-I double L - I, K - A - N, you see
- Is the name whose great fame
- We will guard with our might and make
- Millikan for me!
Small Learning Communities
Millikan High School is made up of 7 SLC's
- (Questioning, Understanding, Engaging, Success through Technology), is a GATE magnet for gifted and talented honors students. QUEST students commit to a rigorous four-year, distinguished college preparatory program that encourages diversity of thought and scholarly endeavor. The academic independence of QUEST Scholars culminates in a self-directed Senior Project. The curriculum integrates academic disciplines though a thematic, problem-based approach to learning and includes accelerated, honors, and a minimum of three Advanced Placement (AP) classes and exams. QUEST students are supported in post-secondary planning through counseling and an academic portfolio. In addition to academic studies, QUEST students are active participants in campus extra- and co-curricular activities. Entrance requirements include a GPA of 3.3 or higher, high standardized test scores, and a good record of citizenship and attendance.
- (Community of Musicians, Performers, Artists, and Social Scientists) is a smaller learning community designed to prepare students for college by engaging them in a program that integrates core curriculum with the social sciences and the arts. The program places great emphasis on standards based instruction while helping students to connect learning with real world situations.the program is also in charge of the school's literary arts magazine, called Visions. The leader of Compass is Mr. Vann, and also Mrs. Massich
- Formally known as the KIUP program, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are still in KIUP. Academy is designed to provide university preparation and career exploration. Math and science enrichment geared toward the average and above average student is provided within a supportive cross-curricular program. Students graduate with both their "a-g" college requirements and a personal career exploration portfolio.
- (Personal success through Empowerment, Academic achievement, Character education, and Ethics in action) is an innovative academy that engages in such programs as simulations (Contemporary World Project & International Negotiations), hands-on learning, community service, field experience, student government based upon the United States Constitution, peer/teacher mentoring, partnership with CSULB School of Philosophy, and standards based content which is cross curricular. Upon graduation PEACE students will exceed UC and CSU admissions.
- This is a four year college preparatory program emphasizing computer applications and technology. The academy provides a rigorous college preparatory education that provides the necessary foundation for students to either enter college or be competitive in the world of work. Students become a member of a small learning community that is committed to integrating classroom learning with technology.
- (Scholastic Teams of English Language Learners for Academic Rigor) provides a standards-based, challenging curricula for English learners at EL Levels 1,2,3, and 4. Teams of teachers work together and with students to provide the personal and academic support of a Small Learning Community environment. After acquiring English proficiency, students transition to other Millikan academies.
- (Millikan Business Academy), formerly the Ultimate Success Academy, promotes essential life skills and college-preparedness with a particular emphasis on entrepreneurship, marketing, enterprise, and financial independence steeped in sound business practices and principles.
Under the excellent direction of computer faculty John Jacobson (B.S. Physics, M.Ed. Mathematics Education, both at UCSB) the academy has taken off and is a very solid option in the small learning communities at Millikan.
AVID, short for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a rigorous support program for highly-motivated students that works in conjunction with the other magnet programs to prepare students for attendance at a 4-year college or university. AVID involves students with a strong group of peers and adults who share a commitment to academic achievement and who work together to help the group succeed. The AVID elective teacher fills the roles of teacher, academic coach, and mentor. AVID is an elective course of study taught within the school day, and so the teacher has regular contact with AVID students throughout the school year.
Its mission is to prepare students for college by offering rigorous academic classes and by fostering good study habits, as well as helping students navigate the college application process.
The AVID program grants special consideration to groups underrepresented in college, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and to students who will be the first in their family to attend college
AVID is an international program, and as of June 2001, adopted by over 1,200 schools in 21 states and 14 countries.
On Campus Clubs
- 2nd Amendment Club (coming soon)
- Advanced Dance Club
- Advanced Electronic Technologies
- A.I.G.A. (All Islanders Getting Along)
- American Student Film Society
- Amigas Club
- Asian Culture Club
- Association Of Theatrical Technicians (Stage Crew)
- Badminton Club
- Best Buddies
- Black Student Union
- California Scholarship Federation
- Celtic Pride Club
- Cambodian Club
- Chess Club
- Coloring Club
- Da Capo
- Down to Earth
- Fellowship Of Christian Athletes
- Filipino Club
- Fishing Club
- Forensics Club
- The French Conversation Club
- German Club
- Girl Talk
- Girls' Swim Club
- Girls' Tennis Club
- Global Tech Club
- Gospel Choir
- Habitat For Humanity
- Hacky-sack Club
- Human Anatomy And Physiology
- Intermediate Dance Club
- Key Club
- Lady Rams Basketball
- Leadership Club
- The Life
- Lord Of The Rings Club
- Maison Francaise
- Marine Expolers Club
- Marine Scientists
- M.E.CH. A.
- Men's Tennis Support Club
- MHS Enterprises
- Millikan Bloomers
- Millikan P.E. Club
- Music Appreciation
- National Honor Society
- Peace Club
- Photography Club
- Ping Pong Club
- Quest Club
- R&B Hip-Hop Club
- Recycle Now
- Senior Ladies
- SINE (Sympathy Is Not Enough)
- Softball Club
- The Sophists
- Spanish Conversation Club
- Spoken Words
- Sweet As Kandee
- The Truth - Mens' Discipleship
- Ultimate Frisbee Club
- U-turn Club
- Visions Club
- Young Black Scholars / Young Scholars
Millikan High School has a choral program that is directed by John Harvey. The entire program is has 6 classes, Cecillian Singers 1-2 which is a freshman girls class (also called Choraleeres), Varsity Chorale 1-8, a freshman boys class, Voice, a small class concentrating on solos, Cecillian Singers 3-8, an intermediate girls class, Concert Choir 1-8, which is the big group that is comprised of both men and women. And finally the vocal ensemble, the most advanced class in the school that meets in 0 period.
Since 2006,The Millikan High School Vocal Ensemble takes a trip every year to San Francisco, California to compete with the best high schools, city colleges, and state colleges from the entire west coast of the country. The Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble, which are the advanced choirs are able to sight read up to 6 part choral music, pieces they have worked on in past years are, When David Heard and As Vesta Was both composed by Thomas Weelkes.Other pieces of music such as Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel? arr. by Moses Hogan.
- There are 2 concerts a year for the whole entire program which takes place in the fall and the spring.
- After the fall concert, the concert choir men and varsity chorale man mix for a special men's ensemble and perform for the Principal for a Day luncheon.
- Concert Choir performs 3 times a year, the fall concert, the holiday concert, and the spring concert.
- Concert Choir, and Varsity Chorale go to perform for the LBUSD festival every year.
- Before the spring concert, the Vocal Ensemble goes on a trip to a festival in San Francisco.
- After the spring concert, the Concert Choir sings for the Most Inspiring Student Awards for the LBUSD.
- Every year on graduation day, the Concert Choir sings the Alma Mater for the graduating class.
- The Concert Choir takes an annual trip to Disneyland
This program is spearheaded by Ms. Wendy Atwell. They put on 3 plays a year, the fall play, the spring musical, and the spring play which is performed in the black box theatre.
The fall play is performed in the school auditorium. The spring musical is open to everyone that attends Millikan and is also performed in the auditorium.
Millikan High School requires all
students to wear school uniforms
, which consist of white, navy, or gold, and stripes consisting of Millikan colors. Bottoms must be khaki
- Millikan’s soccer program for both boys and girls has consistently been rated among the best in Southern California, earning the number 2 title in the nation for boy's soccer.