High School

While I am confident that MVC is preparing my child for college, I think it is far more important that the school is preparing and empowering my child for life --
and that the view of life is eternal.

- MVC Parent

Students who complete the basic high school curriculum will be prepared to meet the entrance requirements of the University of California. A full range of advanced courses and co-curricular choices prepares students for the most selective colleges and universities. A variety of elective courses are available to enhance the students' educational experience.

Minimum Graduation Requirements



Languages Other Than English: 2 years of the same language (three recommended)


3 years


3 years of lab science (Biology, Chemistry and one additional course)

Social Sciences

3 years


2 years


1 year

Health & Exercise Science

2 years (one of which must be Health & Wellness)

High School Schedules & Documents

HS Bulletin

HS Bulletin

Check here weekly for HS announcements.


Finals Week Special Schedule

Dress code is to be honored during finals week.

Upcoming Events

December 18-21 - Finals Week - Special Schedule

December 22 - January 7 - No School - Christmas Break

January 8 - 12 - IMPACT Week

January 15 - MLK Birthday - No School

January 27 - Winter Ball (tickets available in the Business Office or online). Check here for dress code and behavior expectations.

Class Info

Seniors: Be sure to check in with your guidance counselor concerning upcoming college deadlines before leaving for Christmas break.

Seniors: Visit Student Services during FLEX on Thursday, January 18 to hear more about Cabrillo Honors Program. The Honors Program application is open January 15 - March 15, 2018.

Seniors: Are you thinking about attending Cabrillo College? Enroll now and sign-up for Running Start. This provides graduating high school seniors from Santa Cruz County priority registration for Fall classes. Contact your guidance counselor for more information.

Juniors: Second semester is the time to think about SAT and/or ACT registration. Please contact Student Services for more information or visit ACT.org or Collegeboard.org/sat.

Extra Info

Athletic events for the week of December 18

Lunch Menu

High School Bell Schedule

Flex Schedule

The normal bus schedule applies each day.

Normal school hours remain: 8:10 ­ 3:20 (Mon ­ Thurs) and 8:10 ­ 1:45 (Fri).

9th GRADE: Attendance is taken 8:10 (Mon, Wed ­ Fri) and 8:45 (Tues).

10-­12th GRADE: Attendance is taken at 8:10 on (Mon) and 8:45 (Tues ­ Fri).


  • 1st period begins at 8:10. Flex is midday and has a variety of uses (goal­ setting, study time, periodic assemblies, academic help, announcements, prayer, etc.).
  • The Flex teacher helps students create goals and also checks in with students as they identify their own learning needs and create intervention plans (as needed).


  • Students use Flex for independent/collaborative learning (in supervised/designated areas) or even breakfast while teachers pursue professional development.
  • Families may enjoy late arrival as long as students are in 1st period by 8:45.


  • Students arrive for Flex at 8:10 (optional).
  • If 10-­12 students neither have appointments nor require extra help,they may enjoy late arrival to school as long as they are in 1st period by 8:45. If on campus before 8:45, they may choose to:
    • work independently/collaboratively in designated areas.
    • enjoy breakfast and/or socializing with friends in designated areas.
  • Teachers may require 10-­12th grade students to attend Flex(for a contracted time or until a goal is met) if student ­created intervention plans are not working.
  • All students (9-­12) can meet with teachers for:
    • tutoring, re­teaching, or one on one conferences (by appointment)
    • AP/Honors study sessions (by AP/Honors teacher arrangement) *To help 9th grade students successfully acclimate to High School, their Flex teachers offer extra structure, accountability, and support. In Flex, teachers and students build small communities of trust, help and care (academic, social, and spiritual). In second semester, 9th grade students may earn more freedom (and attend Flex less frequently) as they demonstrate increasing responsibility, maturity, and success.

2017-2018 Parent Student Handbook

Class of 2018 Senior Year Information

Student Parking Registration