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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, 10 Career Technical Education courses, and 14 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 dozens of 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 grand opening of our brand-new building for our CTE Science and Computer Science buildings

We are SLV!

Jeff Calden, Principal  [email protected]

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 eighth year as principal of our high school. This is my home and my community.  This is where my kids have grown up. This is where I want to be and this is the place I hope to make a little better each day.

Megan Hill, Assistant Principal [email protected]
After serving as a Physical Education Teacher and Coach at several local schools, my path has led me to the Assistant Principal position here at San Lorenzo Valley High School.  Joining the SLV team is a refreshing reminder as to why I love working in a close-knit community.  I am a born and raised Santa Cruz local and graduate of Harbor High School.  After obtaining an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Cabrillo College in 2007, I transferred to San José State University (SJSU) where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2010 with an emphasis in Societal Studies.  I returned to SJSU and received a Single Subject Credential in Physical Education in 2013.  A few years into my career as an educator I developed an interest in the broader components contributing to educational progression, and decided to pursue administration. In 2018, I completed the Masters of Arts in Education Administration program at Concordia University Irvine.  I genuinely enjoy participating in educational development, and I am excited to collaborate with our learning community to develop and implement best practices to support our students here at SLVHS!  GO COUGARS!!!