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Principal's Message

Welcome to the home of the Falcon’s Nest -- Scotts Valley High School!

Scotts Valley High School is an ambitious school with dedicated educators who work diligently to establish a school where powerful learning shapes youth for a lifetime of success. It is our purpose to provide this website as an informative interface for students, parents, community members and visitors.

SVHS is an exciting place. We have award-winning teachers who guide students towards earning International Baccalaureate certificates and diplomas. Spirited athletes represent the school with honors including league, regional and national athletic recognitions. In 2013, Scotts Valley High School was honored with the California Distinguished High School 2013.  Some of the other achievements include Newsweek's Top 5% National High School, gold medal status in the US News 'Best High School' national rating, and California Businesses for Educational Excellence Scholar School.  We also have the highest Academic Performance Index (API) scores of all non-charter schools grade 9-12 in Santa Cruz County.

Explore our site to learn more about Scotts Valley High School and you’ll understand why we say, “It’s a Great Day to be a Falcon!”


Michael Hanson, Principal

Michael Hanson

Neil Aratin, Assistant Principal

Neil Aratin