Half Moon Bay High School is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2010. Students can choose from a rich variety of…More offerings based on their goals or interests, be it in academics, extracurricular activities, or sports.
The school boasts many achievements in all areas as well. School bands have won local, state and national awards. Academically, Half Moon Bay High students have higher standardized test scores than the state average. And the school's chapter of Future Farmers of America has raised steers, hogs, lambs, turkeys, and rabbits for exhibition.
Despite these accomplishments, though, perhaps the school's most notable aspect is the high level of involvement from parents and the community. Principal Mary Streshly says that although Half Moon Bay High School is much smaller than other Bay Area schools, the level of engagement with students is much higher.
"Half Moon Bay High is the flagship of the community," she says. "They want this school to be a great school."
Founded in 1965, the Cabrillo Unified School District is comprised of four elementary schools (Alvin S. Hatch, El…More Granada, Farallone View, Kings Mountain), one intermediate school (Manuel F. Cunha), one high school (Half Moon Bay), and an alternative continuation school (Pilarcitos).
Members of the Cabrillo Unified School District 's Governing Board are elected to four-year terms. The Superintendent is Rob Gaskill.
The Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce & Visitors' Bureau offers a variety of services for business owners,…More visitors, and residents in Half Moon Bay and its surrounding coastside communities. The Chamber includes nearly 700 business members. In exchange for an annual membership fee (which varies based on the type of business and the size), members receive benefits such as direct referrals to the public, a listing in the Chamber's online directory, opportunities to attend seminars and workshops on good business practices, networking opportunities, and help with starting a new business.
Whether it be for a vacation or possible relocation, those seeking more information about Half Moon Bay and the Coastside can contact the Chamber with questions, and referrals to any of the Chamber's members. The Chamber will also mail out visitor packets upon request. The Chamber is also very active in Half Moon Bay and the Coastside community. At Half Moon Bay High and Pilarcitos Alternative School, its members gave students real-world advice on choosing a career path. They also helped the students with job interviewing skills and developing their resume. Every year, the Chamber gives scholarships to students at Half Moon Bay and Pescadero High Schools. Chamber President Charise McHugh is also a champion of ecotourism, and has lead the Chamber's efforts to develop a program along the San Mateo County Coastside.
To view a full schedule of the Chamber's membership fees, visit http://www.halfmoonbaychamber.org/chamber_info/index.html.