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Keep it Cardinal.

Here in a the historic center of Santa Cruz, we have created a learning community built on college prep, career training, self-discovery and leadership. As a public school, enrolling at Santa Cruz High gives students access to more.

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Santa Cruz has more AP Courses

At Santa Cruz High, we believe potential should be met with opportunity. Our College Prep program offers students AP Courses in:


Language & Composition / English Literature / 

US History / US Government / Calculus / 

Statistics / Chemistry / Physics / Biology / 

Environmental Science / Computer Science


Santa Cruz has more Athletics

We know that sports drive development, self-confidence and cooperation. Our students can apply themselves in one of our many thriving teams:


Football / Softball / Boys Volleyball / 

Girls Volleyball / Cheer / Girls Tennis / 

Boys Tennis / Cross Country / Girls Water Polo / 

Boys Water Polo / Boys Golf / Girls Golf/ 

Boys Soccer / Girls Golf / Wrestling / 

Boys Basketball / Girls Basketball / 

Girls Swimming / Boys Swimming / 

Track & Field/ Baseball


Santa Cruz has more Career Opportunities

At Santa Cruz High, we believe education should aim higher than graduation. Our students have access to a wealth of hands-on, technical career coursework to explore options, hone skills and aim high:


Biotechnology / Sustainable Agriculture / 

Graphic Design / Welding / IT Essentials / 

Floral Design / Woodworking / Bike Technology / 

Culinary Arts / Fire Science / Auto Technology / 

Sports Medicine / Construction / Photography / 

Healthcare / Music Production


Santa Cruz has more Mental Health Support

As well as a full counseling department, whose counselors provide personal as well as academic counseling, Santa Cruz High employs a full-time Social Emotional Counselor who serves the student body as a licensed Mental Health Professional.

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Mental Health

Santa Cruz has more Connections & more Diversity

As a public school, Santa Cruz is built on the belief that not only are all welcome, but that a diversity of perspectives and experiences drives broader and faster development for all students.

Developing minds need variety - they need each other. When a class isn't curated, students have a greater connection to their community and society.


Santa Cruz has more Leadership Opportunities

Our bustling community of students, thriving clubs, athletic & performing arts teams, student government body, peer tutoring program & community connections (to local programs, partners and government) empower Santa Cruz students with unique opportunities to develop as the leaders of tomorrow.

And starting this year, we're raising the ceiling on our High School leaders: giving them seats on the District Board, where they may serve as Student Trustees.


Santa Cruz has more Fine & Applied Arts

At Santa Cruz High, we believe that hands-on creative exploration and expression is key to educational development. We offer our students an expanding variety of outlets, including:

Painting Sculpture Theater Pottery Band Drawing Choir Printmaking Jazz Band 

Graphic Design / Guitar Photography /

Varsity Band Cabinetry / Floral Design

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