Academy of Criminology and Justice (AOCJ)

Otay Ranch High School’s Academy of Criminology and Justice, in partnership with the Chula Vista Police Department, is committed to the empowerment of students through high academic, moral, and ethical standards by combining a rigorous A-G (college prep) program with other Academy requirements. The Academy fosters a sincere respect for law and order while stimulating interest in careers in law enforcement and justice.


AVID stands for “Advancement via Individual Determination”. It is an ACADEMIC ELECTIVE designed to both prepare (ensure that each AVID student enrolls in the required “a-g” coursework and take the tests for college acceptance) and ready (teach and instill in each AVID student the necessary academic and social skills) to maintain enrollment at the university. Each AVID student is encouraged to take the most rigorous courses possible.

California Scholarship Federation

CSF stands for the California Scholarship Federation and it is a nationally recognized honor society. Starting in 10th grade, if you are a member of CSF for at least four semesters, including one semester during your senior year, you will graduate as a life member of CSF. CSF life members receive special recognition at the graduation ceremony.

Career Technical Education

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) department in Otay Ranch High School emphasizes in preparing students in using technology in multiple settings. The technology applications employed on this department are implemented in their respective fields.

Computer Science

Do you want to understand what the zeroes and ones mean in the matrix? Did you wonder what Mark Zuckerberg was doing in the Facebook movie? Do you want to have a high paying job? There is a shortage of people studying computer science even though Computer Science is shaping the world and currently influences every discipline of study. This course will help you think critically and help you build your resume. Think of where we were thirteen years ago with regard to technology and think of where we will be in thirteen years. Be prepared for the changing world. Unlike physical and life science, computer science is not a discipline limited by natural law; the only limitation is your mind.

Dual Language Academy

The Dual Language Program seeks to develop bi-literate students that are college ready by offering rigorous college prep courses in English and Spanish. The Dual Language Program course sequence consists of two years of instruction in Spanish in core content areas. Bi-literacy allows students to transfer high levels of language and cognitive skills, which in turn leads to a much stronger ability to gather and use information.

National Honor Society (NHS)

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship (academic achievement), leadership, service, and character. To apply for NHS, you must either be a sophomore, a junior, or a senior who has achieved an overall weighted GPA of at least 3.6. Any grade of a “D” or “F” in scholarship or citizenship will automatically disqualify membership. The application period will open on October 18 and close on October 29. The applications can be found on the NHS google classroom (code: wdxx4dn) and should be printed and filled out completely with an attached transcript to be considered complete. The applications will be submitted to Mrs. Pamittan’s room, 612.

Otay Ranch Music

The Otay Ranch Mustang Entertainment Corps consists of Band, Color Guard, Orchestra, Mixed Choir and Show Choir students under the direction of Mr. Shafer Burnett.
​​If you have an interest in joining any of these musical programs, contact Mr. Burnett or swing by room 933 for more information.