Welcome to the Consolidated High School Information Hub!
On May 24th, 2022, the Amador County Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to approve school consolidation, which will combine our two high schools into one consolidated high school and our two junior high schools into one consolidated junior high school. As part of this plan, Ione Elementary School will move to the current Ione Junior High campus once the junior high schools have consolidated.
Through consolidation, course offerings at our junior high and high school will be enhanced to allow for increased career and college readiness for students. The name and mascot for the new high school will be selected through an extensive process during the 2023-24 school year. Students, staff, and the community will all be included in the selection process until a recommendation is made to the board of trustees.
The Consolidated High School Information Hub on our website will be updated as site plans are created and progress is made toward consolidation. The consolidated high school and consolidated junior high school are set to open in August 2025.
Our students and community will be highly involved in the process of selecting the name, mascot, and colors of the new consolidated high school. To kick off this process, a ThoughtExchange survey will be created and sent out to all families, students, and the greater community to submit ideas for the new consolidated high school.
Please refer to the timeline for more information about the full process. We anticipate the process to take 4-6 months.
We encourage everyone to participate in the survey below as the first step in our process. The survey will remain open through September 19th and the results will be announced shortly afterward.
Facilities Information and Construction Plans
In May of 2023, the district started an environmental impact study and traffic study following the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This study, conducted by CEQA consultant PlaceWorks, is a county-wide study to create a complete picture of the environmental and traffic impacts of consolidation. This study is expected to be completed in November of 2023 which will then allow the district to create a plan to mitigate any impacts.
When making the decision to consolidate in May of 2022, the Board of Trustees emphasized the importance of sustaining the six current elementary schools. Jackson, Ione, Sutter Creek, Plymouth, Pine Grove, and Pioneer elementary schools will all remain open with some modifications. Ione Elementary will move locations to the current Ione Jr. High campus while welcoming back 6th-grade students. Jackson Elementary will also welcome back 6th-grade students, which means all elementary schools in the district will educate transitional kindergarten (TK) through 6th grade. In the future, Sutter Creek Primary will move to the Sutter Creek Elementary campus unifying the school to one location.
Consolidated High School
Ione Junior High Conversion to Ione Elementary
Certification of Participation (COP) Information
Meet the Principal!
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year. I am excited to be joining the Amador community as the consolidated high school principal. I look forward to engaging with you as we collaborate to develop the new high school. This process brings many new possibilities for students, staff, and the community. Please visit the facilities web page on the district website for more detailed information. Take care, and I look forward to meeting everyone throughout the year.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller