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About Us

IMG_6582.JPGWelcome to Sun Valley High School. SVHS is a small school with a dedicated faculty and staff focused on creating college and career ready students.  Sun Valley High school is a comprehensive high school with approximately 412 student’s grades 9-12.  We are on a semester basis which allows students a longer time to truly learn and understand the material.


Sun Valley High School provides programs to assist all students to be successful and reach their potential such as AP/Honors and career and technical education (CTE) courses.  Sun Valley provides services to students with disabilities, as dictated by each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).  English learners are provided with intensive language support and have a Bilingual Coordinator that maintains records and tracks student achievement.



Sun Valley High School has formed partnerships with Educare, the Federal GEAR-UP Program - Project STEPS, and Penny Lane.   These programs help provide services that a school the size of Sun Valley might not be able to provide for students.



The Educare program provides our students with a variety of after-school activities that provide enrichment, co-curricular classes, and fun activities.  After school tutoring is provided for days a week, some of the athletic programs and several clubs have faculty advisors and coaches that are able to enrich their program as a result of EduCare funds.  This is the fifth year that this program has been at Sun Valley High School and the program has been a great asset to not only student and staff but also the community.



In 2013-2014 we began our partnership with Project STEPS to provide all ninth grade students with academic and social services. Our Project STEPs program is funded through the Federal GEAR-UP grant.  Project STEPs provides a counselor, college field trips, parent meetings, the Parent Institute, and other college related activities. This program monitors student achievement, supports student interest in higher education, and prepares them for college. GEAR UP contacts parents through telephone calls and letters to inform them of the activities that they provide to students. The program provides two college interns who talk with students about college options and the admission process. GEAR UP arranges staff development classes for English and math teachers and counselors to enhance their professional practices.



Penny Lane Counseling Services currently works with at risk students who have been referred by staff and are Medi-Cal eligible.  Counselors come to our campus to meet directly with students in need.  We are currently creating student groups that Penny Lane will provide counselors to facilitate.  They will run groups to provide students support with school and academic skills, substance use, and anti-social behavior. 


SVHS Parent Organization is lead by Ms. Santamaria who serves as a liaison between school and home.  Parents attend coffee with the principal to learn about current news within the school and how to help their children become college and career ready.  



SVHS is lead by the vision of our Principal, Ms. Herran, and our Assistant Principal, Dr. Nelson.