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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 offer 13 Advanced Placement courses, 9 Career Technical Education courses, and 13 VAPA courses. SLVHS partners with Cabrillo Community College and the County Office of Education to create opportunities for our students to take CTE and College classes off campus. 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. We also 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, state-of the-art Greenhouse, an all-weather track, tennis courts, an Olympic pool, a new Field Turf field and - all built from community-backed bonds. This year will see the beginning of construction on a brand-new building for our CTE science and computer science classrooms.  

We are SLV!

Jeff Calden, Principal   [email protected]
Photo of Jeff Calden

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 seventh year as principal of our high school.

Dave Poetzinger, Assistant Principal [email protected]
Dave Poetzinger, Assistant Principal

I have been blessed to be a part of the San Lorenzo Valley High School community for the past 30 years. I earned my B.A. in English from Occidental College, my M.A. in English from San Jose State University, and my administrative credential from CSUMB.  I started teaching English, moderating the yearbook & newspaper, and coaching football at SLVHS in August of 1993. After teaching A.P. English Literature, yearbook, newspaper, and coaching SLV Football for 28 years, I have spent the last two years serving as the assistant principal/dean of students for the high school.