Student Programs


AVID Program Pennant

Tustin High School is an AVID National Demonstration School.

Tiller teacher and alumna, Joanna Vandal, received the 2014 AVID Advocacy Award

AVID is a program for students who are college bound...

STUDENT/PARENT APPLICATION - Applications are due to the middle school counselors by April 18, 2017. For current 9th graders, applications can be turned into the Counseling Department or any AVID Teacher.

For additional concerns, please contact your counselor.

Every Fifteen Minutes

Dear Mom and Dad, Every 15 Minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured in an alcohol or texting while driving related traffic incident. Today, I died…and I never got the chance to say “good-bye.”

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In March 2016, the Tillers held their “Every 15 Minutes” car crash re-enactment in front of the school. The Every 15 Minutes program is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, their community, and many others.

The program is held in cooperation with the Tustin Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Office of Traffic Safety, Orange County Fire Authority, Knott’s Berry Farm (make-up) and other local groups and community members, to whom we are grateful for their time and support. Many thanks, also, to our EFM Committee members, parents and PTO, and especially to guest speaker, Jason Barber.

Every Fifteen Minutes
Every Fifteen Minutes
Every Fifteen Minutes


Read an article HERE from the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) about how the Femineers empower our Tillers into STEM!

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Hey, Tillers, are you interested in expressing your creativity through design and coding?

Join our Femineer Program and be a part of a group that will allow you to design and program your own amazing creative robotics project. You don’t need to have previous STEM experience, just a desire to create, build and program your vision.

Stop by Mrs. Posavec’s Room 5106 in the Science Building for more information! #tustinfemineers


Instrumental Music Program

2017 Marching Band


  • March 13 – Area Concert 7:30-8:30pm
  • March 23 - Festival (During school day)
  • April 27 - Spring Concert @ Beckman HS 7-8:30pm
  • June 5 - Graduation 6-7:30pm


JAZZ BAND 2017/18

  • Dec. 14 – Jingle Jazz Concert 7:00pm-8:30pm (call 5:00pm)
  • Dec. 15 – Winter Assembly (during school)
  • Jan. 9 – Boys Basketball Game 6:00pm (call 5:00pm)
  • Jan. TBA – Girls Basketball Game 6:00pm (call 5:00pm)
  • Feb. 6 – Boys Basketball Game 6:00pm (call 5:00pm)
  • Feb. TBA – Girls Basketball Game 6:00pm (call 5:00pm)
  • Feb. and March TBA – Basketball Playoff Game 7:00pm (call 6:00pm)
  • April 5 – Open House 6:00pm-6:30pm (call 5:00pm)
  • May 11 – Cabaret Concert 7:00pm-8:30pm (call 5:00pm)


  • Dec. 7 – Winter Concert 7:00pm-8:30pm (call 5:00pm)
  • March 13 – Area Concert 6:00pm-7:00pm (call 5:30pm)
  • March 23 – Festival (During the School Day)
  • April 27 – Spring Concert @ Beckman HS 7:00pm-8:30pm (call 5:00pm)

DRUMLINE 2017/18

  • March 3 – Drumline Competition @ West Covina HS
  • March 17 – Drumline Competition @ Aliso Niguel HS
  • April 8 – Drumline Competition @ Ramona HS
  • April 12 – District Showcase @ Tustin High School
  • April 13 – International Assembly
  • April 14 – Drumline Semi-Finals @ Riverside King HS
  • April 28 – Drumline Finals @ Azusa Pacific University


  • Feb. 10 – Winterguard Competition @ Woodbridge HS
  • March 10 – Winterguard Competition @ Don Lugo HS
  • March 25 – Winterguard Competition @ Woodbridge HS
  • April 7 – Winterguard Competition @ Valencia HS
  • April 12 – District Showcase @ Tustin High School
  • April 13 – International Assembly (during school)
  • April 21 – Winterguard Finals @TBA HS
  • April 22 – Winterguard Finals @Bren Center (UCI)

Model United Nations (THSMUN)

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25th annual THS MUN conference

Tillers Host Annual Model UN Conference

Tustin High School hosted its 25th annual Model United Nations (MUN) Conference on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19. Over 1,400 students from more than 30 high schools throughout the state participated in the event, which was held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday.

Through debate and collaboration, MUN students discussed a variety of international topics and current events.

“This annual student-run conference serves as a vital fundraiser for the Model United Nations program and is the largest MUN conference held west of the Mississippi,” said Tustin High MUN Director Tom Giebe, who is a Tustin High graduate and former MUN student.

Individual and group awards were presented to students in several categories, including Best Research, Commendation, Outstanding Delegate and Best Delegate awards, along with large and small school delegation awards.

MUN is an academic program that offers an opportunity for students to simulate the activities of the United Nations organization. Students learn skills in researching, writing, negotiating, speaking and debating.

The program was started at Tustin High in 1991 as an extracurricular activity and has evolved into a four-year academic leadership academy curriculum with over 160 participating students, ranging from top honors to special needs students. Students compete at local, state, national and international levels.

“Over the years, Tustin High’s MUN team has ranked among the strongest in the nation and we plan to continue our standard of excellence,” Giebe said.

The team will compete internationally at the GEMUN Model United Nations Conference in Italy in February and nationally at Boston University in February, and U.C. San Diego in April.

For more information about the program, call (714) 730-7414, ext. 87153.

2017/18 Conference Schedule

THS MUN 2017/18 Conference Schedule

Santa Margarita High SchoolMUN I
Sept 23, 2017
Tustin High SchoolMUN I
Nov. 18-19, 2017
Capistrano Valley MUNMUN III (IV, III)Dec. 9, 2017
Edison NOVICEMUN IJanuary 20, 2018
Santa Clara ValleyMUN II (IV, III)January 25-28, 2018
February 5-13, 2018
Laguna Hills High SchoolMUN III
February 24, 2018
February 20- March 3, 2018
El Toro High SchoolMUN I
March 10, 2018
Griffin MUN (Los Alamitos)MUN I
April 21, 2018
UCSD Triton MUNMUN IApril 20-22 or 27-29, 2018
MAKE-UP Conference
Whitney High School
May 19, 2018
In-House ConferenceMUN I
Middle Schools
May 25, 2018

* Optional travel competition

** Classes with priority are given the opportunity to sign up first. Any remaining spots will be opened to the other classes with the agreement of the advisors

All dates subject to change. Changes will be announced in class and on Haiku.

Students are required to attend four local conferences (including Tustin) unless other arrangements are approved by their advisor.

iTHS Media

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iTHS Media is the larger umbrella of all of Tustin High's student-run media outlets which include:

  • The Pitchfork Zine
  • Pitchfork TV (PTV)
  • The THS Audion

Senior Reflection - Class of 2017

Experience "The Pitchfork Zine" here:

Follow Pitchfork TV on Social Media!

Good morning Tillers! Watch Ms. Gray do what she loves! Created by Wendy A.

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Teamwork makes the dream work

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T-Tech Academy

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T-Tech Academy of Technology & Engineering

T-Tech gives students hands-on experiences in technology using today's most advanced tools in education and in industry. T-Tech is in partnership with Project Lead The Way, a leader in STEM education and Coastline ROP, experts in career technical education.

Resources at Tustin High School include products from Dell, HP, SolidWorks, Roland, VEX Robotics, Epilog Laser, 3D Systems, Stratasys, Airwolf 3D, NextEngine, Lincoln Electric, PITSCO, MakerBot, Google, ShopBot, Torchmate, Electric Auto Shop and much more!

Check out: UCI Q&A with T-Tech Director, Ed Hernandez!

OC Pathways at THS T-Tech Academy: Angelica

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THS Students print a 3-D Prosthetic Arm!

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More About T-Tech

8th Grade Application

T-Tech is Tustin High School’s award-winning technology and engineering academy. Because of the high demand for spots in the program, students must apply in writing every year and demonstrate excellence in a number of academic and citizenship standards. Criteria used in the selection of T-Tech students include but is not limited to the following: Written Application, Attendance, Un-weighted GPA, Teacher Recommendation, A-G Compliance, Teamwork, Worth Ethic, and Citizenship. Admission into the program is at the discretion of T-Tech and Tustin High School administration. For more information on the T-Tech Academy, please visit

Download: 2017/18 8th Grade Application

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Program

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T-Tech Academy of Technology & Engineering is going to MIT! A team of 11 Tustin High School students was awarded a $9,000 Grant from the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Program.

InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. This initiative of the Lemelson-MIT Program aims to inspire a new generation of inventors.

“The InvenTeams program represents the future,” said Leigh Estabrooks, invention education officer from the Lemelson-MIT Program. “We place an emphasis on STEM-focused projects to develop interest in these fields among youth. With InvenTeams, our primary goal is to foster high school students’ passion for invention, in turn inspiring them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering or math.”

T-Tech Advisor, Ed Hernandez, initiated the InvenTeam application process in April of 2015, and attended training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in June of 2016 to help prepare the final proposal. A prestigious panel of judges composed of educators, researchers, staff and alumni from MIT, as well as representatives from the industry and former Lemelson-MIT Award winners, selected the Tillers as one of this year’s InvenTeam grantees.

The funds will be used for the complete development and fabrication of a student-created invention over the next seven months. Tustin’s challenge is to develop a machine to quickly and efficiently remove unsightly chewing gum from concrete floors, walkways and sidewalks. Chewing gum litter is the number two litter problem in the world, second only to cigarette butts.

The program will culminate with a trip to EurekaFest in June 2017 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts (MIT) to present their invention.

The Tustin High School InvenTeam, selected after an exhaustive 2-year application process, will be one of only 15 high school InvenTeams from across the United States to participate in this prestigious event.