Soquel High School (SHS) was established in 1962 to serve the
outlying areas of the Santa Cruz City Schools District (SCCS). Soquel
High School, one of seven public high schools in Santa Cruz County, is
the largest of the three comprehensive high schools in the SCCS
district, with a student population of close to 1,200.
Soquel High School is located in the Village of Soquel, an
unincorporated residential community of Santa Cruz County. We serve
students who live in the residential communities of Live Oak, Capitola,
Soquel, and other surrounding areas. Parents in these communities are
active participants in their students’ education, and are extremely
supportive in giving their financial support and volunteer time.
Situated near the center of the county, the 40-acre campus provides a
beautiful setting overlooking the Monterey Bay. SHS annually sends 95%
of its surveyed seniors to college. The Advanced Placement program has
included courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, English,
Spanish, U.S. History, European History and Calculus. The extensive
Regional Occupations Program (ROP) includes courses in Horticulture,
Floristry, Veterinary Science, Sports Occupations, Administration of
Justice, Cabinetry, Marketing, and Computer Graphics.
The wide range of offererings in the Arts at SHS includes
instrumental and vocal music, ceramics, drama, painting, and
photography. The renowned SHS Humanities Academy provides a rigorous
program for academically motivated students in English and Social
Studies, while the Green Manufacturing, Engineering, & Construction
(GMEC) Academy honors and encourages hands-on learning, academic
achievement, professional integrity, and relevant vocational skills. SHS
also provides many co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for
students in sports, music, student government, and a variety of school
clubs. Nearby Cabrillo College offers a high-quality, affordable program
and flexible concurrent enrollment for SHS students.