Menlo-Atherton High School offers its students a broad array of classes that meet the highest academic standards. Classroom instruction is based on the framework of the California State Standards, and teachers align curriculum to the standards to provide strong and appropriate academic and career technical programs. Classes meet the University of California and California State University entrance requirements in addition to state and district graduation requirements.
We are proud of our rich curriculum. We offer seventeen Advanced Placement courses including Biology, Environmental Science, Calculus AB/BC, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, French Language, Latin Language, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Art Studio, Art History, Computer Science, U.S. History, European History, and Physics. In 2013, 1255 AP tests were taken by 528 students with 85% scoring a passing grade of 3 or higher and 33% scoring a top grade of 5.
Electives are offered in Visual and Performing Arts, Industrial Arts, Media Arts, and Consumer and Family Studies. Other electives include statistics, psychology, gender studies, and Russian history/Cold War studies. Ninth and tenth grade academic support classes provide intensive math and English instruction for students performing below grade-level. Additional academic support programs include AVID, Compass, Honors Institute, the Computer Academy, 180 Degree Program, and Phoenix/NovaNet.