Sonoma Valley High School Graduation requirements are not the same as the requirements to apply to Colleges. In freshman year, students and their families must fully understand both to graduate and create a plan for the future.
|Academic Learning Plan
Early in their freshman year students develop a four-year course of action to maximize their High School experience and provide them with the greatest number of options, and useful tools to make the most of their future.
At the heart of our academic program is a strong education in core subjects taught by an outstanding faculty. College Prep, Honors and eleven AP courses are available to students and integral to our comprehensive curriculum.
|Visual & Media Arts Electives
Students learn the creative process from conception to design to finished product in our Visual and Media Arts courses. We have the largest high school darkroom and professional Video Productions Lab north of the Golden Gate.
|Performing Arts Electives
Performing opportunities abound at SVHS, allowing students to share their talents and results of hours rehearsing while gaining the confidence and positive reinforcement that comes from presenting in front of an audience.
|Career Technical Education |
Sonoma Valley High School students have an uncommon opportunity for hands-on learning in our well equipped, enthusiastically staffed tech facilities. Students can explore areas of interest, gain life skills or start their career training.
Thanks to an extensive selection of electives, Sonoma Valley High School students can delve more deeply into individual interests and try new activities to further their individual goals and build an impressive Academic Resume.
|Health & Wellness
The benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle extend beyond the physical to encompass academic and social benefits. At Sonoma Valley High School our approach includes a fitness and living skills program students take with them for life.
(Advancement Via Individual Determination)|
Our participation in the national AVID program prepares students in the academic "middle" for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap.
This promises to be an exciting time as we journey into your first year at Sonoma Valley High School. This time of transition is supported by our ninth grade teams: Fuji, Mauna Kea, and Olympus.
The Service Learning program, administered by the College and Career Center, integrates community service with students' educational goals. Upon successful completion, students earn high school elective credit.
Senior Project at Sonoma Valley High School is a capstone requirement, blending traditional core and performance-based skills in a unique and rigorous exit program. Graduating seniors demonstrate what they know and what they can do.
Sonoma Valley High School is a hub of activity even in the summer as students read, review material, and refine skills in both academics and athletics. Summer assignments prepare students to truly take off on the very first day of school.