Illuminate Student Information System

Students can get into Illuminate by doing the following:

General Information for Parents/Guardians
In order to log on, legal guardians will need to use a personal access key generated by Illuminate. Parents/guardians can get their personal access code by coming to Soquel High in person and showing identification. 

Using the Access Key to Create Usernames and Passwords
The access key is only needed the first time the user accesses the portal. After that, the access key will not work and the email address that was used to create the account should be used as the username to log into the portal.  

Go to the portal page at and click Create Account.  You may also download the Illuminate HC app from the app store.

  • Enter first and last names and email account as they were submitted to the school in your student's enrollment paperwork.
  • If you are asked to choose the district (app only), there will be a drop-down list.  Please choose Santa Cruz City Schools.
  • Enter the access code, then create and confirm a password.
  • Click the Submit button

Subsequent Portal Access
After the activation key has been used to create a portal account, it will no longer be valid. Users will subsequently log in to the Illuminate portal using their email address and password.  The portal can also be accessed from the Soquel High website by clicking on the Illuminate link on the Home Page.  If you get locked out, please call the main office to be unlocked.