Topic - Miramonte High School

Miramonte High School is a public high school located in Orinda, California. It is part of the Acalanes Union High School District, which has a college preparatory program, with 15 Advanced Placement courses offered. Over 98% of its graduates go on to college. 320 students graduated in 2005, with 75% attending a four year college. 35% are attending out-of-state colleges. Miramonte High School ranks 89th of all high schools in the nation as of Autumn 2009, according to Newsweek's Challenge Index. On September 4, Miramonte High School was ranked first in the 2008 Academic Performance Index (API) released by the California Department of Education (CDE). One of its principals was Jason Sedaikas. - Source: Wikipedia

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