American Legion
High School

Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 354

Mascot: Cobra

School colors: Forest green and yellow

Uniform: None required

Special program: American Legion offers the Men’s Leadership Academy elective class. To learn more about SCUSD’s Men’s Leadership Academies, click here

Signature field trips: Navy SEALs training base in Coronado

Sports: Men’s basketball

American Legion High School (ALHS) is the only continuation high school in Sacramento City Unified School District. American Legion provides small class sizes that enable students to receive one-to-one assistance both academically and socially from counselors and teachers. We have a diverse community, 16 teachers and two counselors.

Proudly, our math teacher, Carl Johnson was awarded “Teacher of the Year.” 

Students at ALHS have the opportunity to earn five credits in 60 days, as compared to the traditional 90 days. 

We operate on a three-week instructional block format which allows students to earn 90 credits in a school year.  Students are required to meet the same district graduation requirements as the traditional high school students.  Our students are required to complete a rigorous and relevant curriculum that prepares every student to be successful in post-secondary academic and career settings.


The Academy is an alternative educational program housed at American Legion High School.  The program is offered  to 9-10 grade students who are having behavior issues and/or are credit deficient at a comprehensive high school site.  Students will be offered smaller classroom sizes and a variety of instructional programs. Students will be able to accelerate credit recovery and have the option of returning to a comprehensive high school on track to graduate or stay at American Legion High School.