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Welcome! Please take a few moments to get to know Soquel High School and our website, which can put you in touch with the extraordinary opportunities at SHS.

The Academics section contains information on course offerings including a variety of AP courses, the renowned Humanities Academy, and the Green Manufacturing, Engineering, and Construction (gMEC) Academy. Peruse the Counseling section of this website for college entrance information, testing dates, and scholarship opportunities. The Performing Arts section details the Soquel High award-winning Jazz Band, comprehensive ceramics studio, and drama programs such as Knights of the Square Stage. Clubs, lunch-time bands, and school spirit are just a few of the things enjoyed by Soquel High students.
For new enrollment paperwork, click here for Santa Cruz City School District Packet.
Calendar of Events
Monday Jan 26 Staff Development Day - No School
Tuesday Jan 27
New Semster Begins "A" Day - Regular Schedule Resumes - School ends 2:51 pm
ELAC meeting 5:30 to 7 pm in the Library
Girls Soccer @ St. Francis - Varsotu 3:30 pm
Boys Basketball Varsity Home vs St. Francis 7:00 pm
Boys Basketbal @ St. Francis - JV 4:00/Freshman 5:30 pm
Girls Basketball Home vs St. Francis - JV 4:00/Var 5:30 pm
Wednesday Jan 28
Pizza My Heart - Grad Night Fundraiser 4 to 9 pm - 41st Ave - Mention Soquel High
Boys Soccer, @ St. Francis - 3:30 pm
Thursday Jan 29
Girls Soccer - @ SLV - JV 3:30/Var 3:30 pm+
Open House for 8th Graders - 6:30 pm - see below for more
Friday Jan 30
Boys Soccer @ SLV - JV 3:30/Var 3:30 pm
Friday Feb 6
Winter Formal - 8 11 pm at the Cocoanut Grove
Monday Feb 9
Lincoln's Birthday - No School
Monday Feb 16 President's Day - No School
Featured Items
 Open House
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Please join the students and staff of Soquel High School for our 8th Grade Open House! This is a great opportunity to find out about our school and community, see exhibits of student work, meet with our dedicated teachers and staff, and to discuss our vast array of programs and courses. We look forward to meeting you and your family and answering any questions you may have!
          Activities for the evening
     6:30 - 6:45 pm     Music Performance
     6:45 - 7:00 pm     Welcome and Introduction to Soquel High School
     7:00 - 7:30 pm     Campus tours in English and Spanish by student volunteers
     7:00 - 8:00 pm     Presentations & exhibits in the Gym
Groups in the Gym:
Agriculture, Athletics, ASB/Activities, AVID, Counseling, English, FFA, Health, Humanities Academy, Math, PE, Performing Arts, Regional Occupational Program, Social Studies, Visual Arts, World Languages
Presentation around campus; student tour guides and maps available in the MPR and Gym
                     Special Presentations Locations
  Reference         Room No.              Presention Group
        A             Room 109 & 111          RSP
        B             Library
        C             Room 203                    SDC Life Skills, Blue & Gold Cafe
        D             Room 206                    Science
        E             Room 213                    ROP Graphic Design
        F             Room 501 & 503         Industrial Arts & gMEC


Grad Night Fund Raisers


Pizza My Heart on Wed. Jan. 28 from 4-9:00 at the 41st Ave location and they too will honor a verbal as well as the flyer. PMH is generously donating 30% of the total tab to our event so let's get out there and eat some awesome pizza!


Soquel High Matching Grant Challenge

Ms Alaimo was at the Ugly Mug, she reached into her pocket to pay $4 for her specialty coffee, just as we each do most days.  She put the money back and cancelled her order because she didn't have the materials she needed for the lab she had to do that day.  With no funds given to the teachers at Soquel High to cover the basic equipment needed in the classroom....Ms Alaimo gave up her coffee for science.

That's right, our teachers have no money for supplies.  Zero.  This is why we are so grateful for the $10,000 challenge grant that has been offered. 

Now, we need YOU to help us access that money.  When you make a donation, personally or through your company, our anonymous donor will release those matched funds to Soquel High, its faculty and staff.  

If you would like to designate your donation for a specific teacher or program, please write that on your check. To donate via Pay Pal click here and then click on "Please donate" on the left.  If you prefer to mail your donation, please make your check out to the Soquel High Fund and send to P.O. Box 1700 , Soquel , CA 95073 . You don't have to give a large amount; every little bit helps our teachers provide a better learning environment for your student.

It would be an amazing shame not to access all of the funds for our school.  What can you do to help us meet this challenge grant?

Soquel Baseball Alumni Game
Any former Soquel Baseball Player is welcome. 9 inning game vs the current Soquel Baseball Team
Saturday, February 21, 2015 11:00am
Soquel High Varsity Baseball Field
Donation $50.00
o Hat & Lunch provided
o Homerun/Hitting Derby
o Check out our new batting cages & dugouts
Contact any of the following for more information or to confirm your participation.
Scott Hamby class of 1978: (831) 588-3828
Junior Del Real class of 2005: (831) 227-7491
Robert Zuniga Varsity Coach: (831)247-5234
Any questions, please contact Robert Zuniga -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Attention Seniors

Attention Seniors who plan or may attend Cabrillo College this Fall 2015. Click on the link to go to the page with instructions and deadlines to qualify for Running Start which is Cabrillo's priority registration. Get started now as their are a few steps to complete. The first assement is February 3rd. Please see Ms. Banks at break, lunch or after school in Homework Club on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays if you need assistance. 


Grad Night Tickets 

Tickets for Grad Night are only $100 per student until February 28th only. Purchase them before the price increase on March 1st. Learn more by going to this link.   


Early Bird Discount for Golf Tournament Sponsors
The 11th Annual Soquel High Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, May 1, 2015.  Right now we offering great discounts for sponsors who sign up early.  As a sponsor, you are getting great exposure for your business, and you are supporting Soquel High. You can designate 90% of your donation to a sport or group of your choosing.  To get in on this great deal, please contact Donna at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

yearbook buy

Order your yearbook directly from Jostens. Click on the picture above.

Current Price is $80.

Your can also place an ad for your student by going direct to Jostens.com (Like a baby picture or good job son from Mom and Dad, etc.)  If you place your ad now it will be easier to pay for over time by using one of the payment plans.

Check out payment plans - click here




The Soquel High Fund would like to send a heartfelt thank you to our generous golf tournament sponsors and donors
Platinum Sponsors: Santa Cruz County AT&T Stores, Pacific Coast Fire Inc., Interior Vision Flooring and Design, American Pacific Mortgage
Gold Sponsors: True North/Tailwind, Archway Insurance, AT&T California, Burr Pilger Mayer Inc., Caren Spencer: Monterey Bay Properties, Dynamic Forms, LB Construction, Matt Fidiam Family, Robert Gallucci Attorney at Law, Aldo's Harbor Restaurant, Fournier, McDermott & Lamb: Bill McDermott, North Bay Ford, The Lamacchia Family, Lancaster and Burns Construction, Ow Properties, Pacific Coast Manor, The Fidiam Family, RCS Innovations, Santa Cruz County Bank, Luke's Organics
Silver Sponsors: Richard Wygant: Monterey Bay Properties, The Elizer Family
Bronze Sponsors: Dynamic Office and Accounting Solutions, P6R Project 5 Research
Donors: The McDermott Family, Polar Bear Ice Cream, Cafe El Palomar, Aldo's Harbor Restauant, O'Neill Surf Shop, William Scherer Photography, Threet Family, Susoy Family, K Wine and Spirits, California Classic Sail, Coors, Beccaria and Weber Real Estate, Capitola Reef, Santa Cruz Golf Academy

This fundraiser takes a lot of manpower and the Fund is so grateful to the following people for stepping up to lend a hand:
Chairperson Jenni Strecker-Langenberg, Donna Mosich, Pam Galiardi, Gigi Pulpan, Richard Wygant, Shawna Griffith, Lisa Seeger, Caroll Basile, Patty LaMacchia, Juli McDermott,  Michelle Bradley, Diana Susoy, Janet Edwards, Shannon and Matt Fidiam, Devon Linneman, Caren Spencer, Jenni Deeter, Susan Meek, Bonnie Keet, Dave Osterhoudt, Stu Walters, and Joe Lucia

Soquel Creek Water District will be replacing piping along Soquel Drive from 41st Avenue to Porter Street/Old San Jose Road starting in mid-March. Traffic control and partial road closures affecting Soquel Drive will be in effect through August 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This will include one-lane limitations and no left-hand turns at times. The area will be subject to traffic delays of up to 15 minutes on Soquel Drive and some adjoining cross streets. Up-to-date information on road closures is available at sccroadclosure.org. Project information is available at soquelcreekwater.org.

Assistant Principal Craig Miller reminds parents and students to review the attendance policy so there is no confusion or disappointment over students' status. Click here for a summary, or read the full policy


If interested, go to the link below to see if the yearbook you want is available. Read the instructions carefully before you purchase.



Library - Please remember to use the link to Amazon at the top of the Library's home page Library Giving Page when ordering from Amazon. When you use this link to Amazon you will help the Library earn up to 10% of your purchases. (Currently this is our library's only revenue source.) 

Soquel High Apparel

Wear school pride! Soquel High Apparel makes great gifts for students, parents, and alumni and last year's design is half off!  We have a new design as well.  All sweatshirts, t-shirts and accessories are available now at Play it Again Sports in Soquel Village. Or, you can order through email with Rachel Frankl  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  You may also call 831-476-5133. Please make out checks to Soquel High Fund. For pricing, click here.


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