• Attention runners! The first CROSS COUNTRY summer practice will be Thursday, June 9th at 7:30 AM. Come join us! Practices will “run” throughout the summer, every Thursday morning at the Argonaut track and every Sunday morning at Howard Park in Ione. See Coach Duggan or Coach Putnam for more information or Maeve Klement or Fig Gilliam to be added to our group text. Let’s get ready to make history and have our best season be our next season. We are looking for new runners, even if you aren’t in shape yet or just want to condition for another sport. We would love to go for a run with you. See you next Thursday at the track. Bring water and sunscreen. Argonaut Cross Country 2023!! JUST RUN!

Summer Break 2022

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.”  –   T.S. Eliot


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Attention Mustangs Families!

We made it!

If you are new to Argonaut High School, Welcome to the Mustang Family! If you are returning, thank you for your overwhelming support of your student(s) and our school during the 2021/2022 school year. The fact that we were able to get school open and keep it open all year for our kids is a testament to all of our collective efforts. We couldn’t have done it without you!

We recognize, the last 26 months of life have been challenging for all of us. Our students committed to returning to school and were respectful, responsible and resilient while having the Courage to Compete all year. We are looking forward to building off our success this year, next year when we return to school. Please see the following to help you plan for the remainder of this year and prepare for next year:

  • Report Cards will be available for download by the end of this week. If your student(s) received two or more F’s, we will mail you a paper copy in addition to the downloading availability.
  • You will receive a summer mailer from Argonaut High School in late July highlighting Freshman Orientation, Schedule Pickup, and School Calendar of Events.
  • The first day of school for the 2022 – 2023 school year is August 10th. Freshman should plan on an orientation on August 9th.
  • Students interested in playing Football, Cross Country, Girls Golf or Volleyball should keep an ear out for summer practice information that will be posted on our website, and from our Athletic Director Scott Hunkins.
  • Some AP courses may have summer work. If you have an AP course, make sure you are checking in and keeping up with the summer homework.
  • Returning high school students kept their Chromebook over the summer.  Please discuss the importance of responsible care and use with your student(s). We are still monitoring their content and use.
  • Click for the Academic 2022 -2023 calendar.

Have a restful summer. We’ll be working hard to prepare for your arrival next year so that we can continue to be the best small school in the state of California.

Go Mustangs!


Troy Gassaway – Principal, Argonaut High School

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Principals Letter Summer 2022

Attention Mustangs Families! We made it! If you are new to Argonaut High School, Welcome to the Mustang Family! If you are returning, thank you for your overwhelming support of your student(s) and our school during the 2021/2022 school year. The fact that we were able...

SPORTS NEWS: Great week to be a MUSTANG!

Do we have some news for you…. Congratulations to both our baseball & softball teams.. ..both teams had big wins vs Mariposa HS this week. Tuesday’s  CIF/SJS Individual Tennis Tournament: Maeve Klement played in the girls singles final and finished her season with...


California FCCLA State Leadership Conference. As a reminder we departed to Riverside on Thursday, April 21st and returned to Jackson on Wednesday, April 27th.  The conference took place at the Riverside Convention Center. We stayed at the Mission Inn. Congratulate...


This past Saturday Argonaut completed at the 50th annual Motherlode Drama Festival at Amador High.  6 schools participated. Argonaut had an excellent showing: Heighly Brown and Adelle Ladd advanced to semi-finals in Duo Acting. All three solo competitors advanced to a...

Argonaut Football WINS

CA-AA CIF CA State Championship Football Game on Saturday 12/11 Argonaut Mustangs, Congratulations to our Argonaut Championship Football Program for winning the Sac Joaquin Section Championship and the California Interscholastic Federation Northern California...


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Principal’s Corner

Welcome to the “Mustang Family”  

Tim GastawayArgonaut has strong traditions and a school culture that facilitates success for ALL students. Established in 1913 as Jackson Joint Union High School, we used that name until 1983 when we merged with Ione High School to become Argonaut High School. That year we moved near the site of the historic Argonaut Mine, featured in the book “47 Down,” and have been there ever since. 

We are a small comprehensive public high school with just over 550 students and 25 teachers. Our distinct geographic location situated in the center of the historic Mother Lode of Amador County has picturesque views in every direction. We are known for our supportive community that provides an overwhelming amount of encouragement for our students and school. We are “small but mighty,” and excited to share our academics, culture and programs that make us uniquely distinguished with ALL students that attend. 

The Argonaut High School Mustang family strives to create a positive and supportive environment in which ALL are challenged and inspired to achieve their full potential. Students are expected to have the Courage to Compete in everything they do in school and life while remaining Respectful, Responsible and Resilient citizens.  With the facilitation of our talented and compassionate faculty and staff, our students receive an individualized world-class education matched by few in our state. 

Welcome to Mustang Mountain!


Troy Gassaway
Principal, Argonaut High School


COURAGE TO COMPETE Scholarship 2022

Attention Mustangs,

The Courage to Compete Award is the most distinguished all-around award given to graduating seniors who have been outstanding members of the Argonaut High School community. Seniors are given the opportunity to earn this prestigious award for their overall achievements in their high school career. The number of recipients will vary each year depending on the number of qualified applicants. There is no minimum or maximum number of awards given in any year. All students selected to receive this award will be announced at Senior Awards Night in May and again at Graduation where they will receive a medal at the ceremony by a teacher of their choice. There may be a monetary and gift award. If you do not submit this application by the deadline, we will assume you are not interested. There are no deadline extensions for the Courage to Compete award. Thanks for having the Courage to Compete for this award!


Troy Gassaway,
Argonaut High School


Below is the application in PDF.  Click on it to get your copy.

Fill it out and email it to Lorena Velasco at the front office or HAND IT IN by MAY 9th

The Courage To Compete Application 2022
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Our Staff

Ms. Lorena VelascoAdministrative 257-7741
Mrs. Carrie FosterVice 257-7700
Mr. Troy 257-7741
Ms. Kim 257-7742
Ms Megan EckhartAttendance 257-7745
Mr. Monty
Ms. Laura 257-7751
Mr. Grant KopeckiNight
Garrett GrayCampus
Chris MarramaNight
Argonaut High School has over 30 highly trained teachers providing over 85 courses to our students.

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Ms. Michaelynn 257-7770Study Skills
Mr. Jared 257-7704AP US Gov / AP World History / World History CP
Mrs. Shannon 257-7717Biology / AP Biology
Ms. Valerie 257-7725Studio Art 1, 2, 3
Mr. Rick 257-7765Strength & Conditioning / Conditioning
Mr. Cameron 257-7708English 12CP / AP English Lit & Comp / English 10SCP / Creative Writing
Mr. Chris 257-7723US Gov/Econ / CA History / AP Psychology
Mrs. Teresa 257-7714English 9CP / English 11CP / Edgenuity
Mrs. Raean 257-7720Culinary Fundamentals / Catering & Event / International Cuisine
Mr. Matt 257-7707English 9CP / English SCP / AP Human Geography / AP Eng Lang Comp / Data/MTSS
Mrs. Jazmin 257-7768Kinesiology 9 / Kinesiology 10-12 / Aerobic Sports & Conditioning / MTSS/TIC
Mrs. Tracy 257-7724Study Skills / English 11 / World History / Collaboration
Mr. Matt 257-7703Geometry CP / Physics CP / Consumer Math / Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus
Mr. Scott 257-7705Elem School Aide / Human Physiology / ASB Release / Student Gov/Leadership / Ath Mgt / 21st Work Experience
Mr. Naor 257-7730
Mr. Matt 257-7721Adv Game Design: 3D Modeling & Animation / Video Production & Broadcast Journalism / Introduction to Computer Science / Computer Programming & Game Design
Mr. Erik 257-7718Chemistry CP / Integrated Earth Science / AP Physics I
Mr. Chris 257-7702AP Statistics / Algebra 1CP / Algebra 2 CP / AP Calculus
Mrs. Angela 257-7716Ag Leadership & Communications / Sustainable Ag Biology / Floral Design CP / Ag Soil & Chemistry / Ag Engineering & Mechanics
Mrs. Laura 257-7710English 10CP / Spanish 4 / Spanish 3 CP / Yearbook / English Lang Development
Sra Elisa 257-7711Spanish 1 CP / Spanish 2 CP
Mrs. Katie 257-7722Health / Dual Enrollment / AVID 9 / AVID 11
Mr. Sargon 257-7715English 12, Alg Concepts A & B, Cons Math, Study Skills
Mr Grant 257-7709APUSH / CP US History / Modern CA History

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Ms. Sonya CastoeLibrary Media 257-7746
Ms. Melinda
Heather 257-7735
Michelle 257-7734
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