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Welcome to SLV

The San Lorenzo Valley High School Mission Statement is: 
Working together to prepare our students to meet the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing world.

To help meet this goal, SLV High School offers an academically diverse and challenging curriculum. We currently have 11 Advanced Placement courses and 10 Career Technical Education courses. SLVHS partners with Cabrillo Community College to bring college courses to our campus. We also offer an online credit recovery program, a Work Experience course, and an on-campus Alternative Education Academy. Our counseling office offers a full range of support in areas academic, social-emotional, and college-and-career related.  We have thriving programs in art, music, and theater, as well as 20 competitive sports programs that are free-of-cost to all students. And we have more than 25 Student Clubs available in a wide variety of interests. We are a one-to-one device school where students either bring or check out a laptop for use during the school day and at home.  We are proud of our facilities, which include a modern library, computer labs, performing arts center, all-weather track, tennis courts, an Olympic pool, and a new Field Turf field installed in 2019 - all built from community-backed bonds. We are SLV!

Jeff Calden, Principal   jcalden@slvusd.org
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I am honored and proud to be the principal of San Lorenzo Valley High School. I grew up in the San Lorenzo Valley and went through our SLV Schools, graduating from this high school in 1986.  I attended San Diego State University and received my teaching credential in English from San Jose State University.  After teaching in Cupertino for five years, I came home to teach at SLV High School for five years, spent 12 years as an administrator at SLV Middle School, and I am starting my fifth year as principal of our high school.