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Posted - 11/18/2013 08:32am
Welcome to SVHS
Welcome to our school!

Sonoma Valley High School is proud of our long Dragon heritage as a one comprehensive high school town.  Recognizing this, we integrate a stimulating college preparatory curriculum with distinctive programs in agriculture and in the industrial, visual and fine arts.  Our fantastic faculty and support teams are committed to helping students learn, achieve, and contribute within our community and beyond.  Always innovating, we launched our Engineering, Design, and Technology linked learning pathway to provide opportunities for integrated curriculum, industry ties, and work-based learning.  Our broad and deep selection of educational programs and extra-curricular activities provide an outstanding framework for students explore a wide variety of interests allowing them to develop to their fullest potential.

Responding to the crucial nature of the 9th grade year, we created Freshman Teams; smaller learning communities that maximize personalization, and challenge and support student learning.  Teams of about 100 students share the same English, math, science and physical education teachers who provide integrated academics and a sense of belonging to help students navigate this important transition year into high school.  

Sonoma Valley High School at large offers a multitude of opportunities to pique students’ interests.  Our athletic program includes 14 sports with varsity, junior varsity and several foundational freshman teams.  We also have more than 30 academic, service or special interest clubs on campus.  Our extra-curricular opportunities also include programs such as Future Farmers of America (FFA), Mock Trial, Drama Productions, Dance Team, Film Festival participation and Physics Olympics, all which engage students in performance and authentic learning opportunities.  Electives such as Art, Drama, Music, Choir, Leadership, Culinary Arts, Metal, and Wood help to develop the whole student; while challenging AP and Honors courses pave the way to competitive college acceptance and completion.

Our student body is diverse and inclusive; each member contributes unique gifts to the school community.  It is the combination of these qualities that creates our vibrant and compelling learning environment.  Our goal is to inspire students to become self-directed, life-long learners who are responsible citizens of the global community.

We invite you to tour our campus and experience Sonoma Valley High School first hand. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.  We are here to serve our students and our community.  You are always welcome.  

Go Dragons!  

Kathleen Hawing
Principal


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