About Us

Our School

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 Career Technical Education (CTE) program includes courses in Agricultural Science, Auto Technology, Bicycle Technologies, Biotechnology, Building Green, Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Construction Technology, Criminal Justice, Digital Photography, Engine Repair, Floral Design, Health Careers, Manufacturing Technology, Medical Technology, Mill Cabinetry, Multimedia Sports Medicine, Video Production, Web Design, Welding Technology, and Yearbook.  

The wide range of offerings in the Arts at SHS includes instrumental and vocal music, ceramics, drama, painting, and photography.  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.