MALIBU, Calif. – Between photos with parents, hugs, reunions with classmates and picking up of official class schedules, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, students at Malibu High School and Malibu Middle School were feeling the exhilarating buzz that can only happen on the first day of school.

“The first day of school is always an exciting day for students, parents, teachers and all of us here at the high school,” said Principal Dave Jackson. “We truly welcome each new and returning student to what will be a stellar year of high-quality education, entertaining campus events and activities, and classic high school memories in true Malibu High fashion.”

Approximately 450 sixth- through eighth-graders and more than 600 high-schoolers filed out of cars – some even enjoying the personal valet of Jackson – and onto the MHS campus for the first full day of their first semester. Jackson, new to MHS this year, greeted students and parents alike when he personally opened doors for students, while taking time to shake hands with and introduce himself to students and parents.

“As new state-implemented standards and policies go into effect this year, including Common Core and the Local Control and Accountability Plan, we continue to ensure student progress across the board,” said Superintendent Sandra Lyon. “We wish each student a successful and fun-filled school year.”

Malibu High is a comprehensive middle and high school, grades six through twelve, that provides its students with a world-class, 21st-century education. Situated on the Pacific coast – just outside Los Angeles – students have access to hands-on, authentic learning opportunities for diverse courses of study, from marine and environmental sciences to visual and performing arts.