Principal's Message
  • Welcome to Sherman Thomas Charter High School!


    On behalf of our staff, I welcome our new and returning Volunteers to a new and exciting school year. It is an honor and a pleasure to be able to call myself your principal.


    I also welcome our alums and families to our school. As I start my inaugural year as the principal of Sherman Thomas Charter High School,  I have seen the power of our community, and thank you all for your support. You are welcome to partake in our continued success with our academics, extra-curricular activities, as well as our community involvement. Your support of kids and staff is priceless. You were, are, and will always be part of our Volunteer Family. 


    In my short time here I have seen the pride of our school community. Our school is full of caring adults who love our kids and their positions. Our students are kind, polite, and respectful young adults. There is a rich history of success inside and outside of the classroom at Sherman Thomas Charter High School. As a staff, we are committed to continuing our work to help each student acquire our Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs), which are represented by our acronym S.T.C.H.S., Servants of the community,  Technology information literate individuals, Critical thinkers, Healthy college, career, and life skills oriented, Self motivated students.


    Enclosed you will find information about academic support systems, graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, expectations for your behavior, guidelines for appropriate dress, consequences for inappropriate behavior, extra and co-curricular activities, and most importantly, the names of those on campus who are here to help you. To summarize our expectations of you, we expect all our students to BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, and BE RESPONSIBLE. 


    As I stated above, our teachers and staff care about our students. We are here to help each one of you reach your potential and have the best high school experience possible. We want you to be successful inside and outside of the classroom. That is why we encourage all our students to join clubs and get involved in extracurricular activities. We expect your high school experience to prepare you to be college and career ready. 


    We hope you will take advantage of the many resources and activities available for you. Getting involved in positive high school activities will not only make your time here go by quickly but it will help you build great relationships with coaches, teachers, and other peers.


    We look forward to an exciting year at Sherman Thomas Charter High School.  We are thrilled to embark on this exhilarating journey with you.



    Jose Fregoso