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


4 years: English I-IV


Languages other than English: 2 years of the same language (three recommended)


3 years (4 recommended): Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra II


2 years (Bio and Chem)

Beginning with class of 2021: 3 years (Bio, Chem and one additional year)

Social Sciences

3 years: World History, Amer Gov/Econ and US History


2 years: Biblical Narrative I & II

Health & Exercise Science

1 year PE

Contract PE (Equestrian Option)

1 year Health and Wellness


1 year

Student Parking Registration

2018 Summer Reading

The full 2018-19 Course List can be found here.
The 2018-19 Course Catalog can be found here.

High School Schedules & Documents

HS Bulletin

HS Bulletin

Check here weekly for HS announcements.


Monday, January 21

MLK Day - No School

Enjoy your long weekend!

Winter Ball

Saturday, January 26 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Club Auto Sport, San Jose

We are excited about Winter Ball and looking forward to a great time! This is a reminder that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Only the original purchaser of a ticket will be allowed entrance into Winter Ball.

ASB Applications

See below announcement for more information regarding ASB Applications beginning Friday, January 18.

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 25 - ASB Information Meeting (C4)

Saturday, January 26 - Winter Ball

Thursday, January 31 - Blood Drive

Friday, February 1 - ASB Applications Due

Monday, January 28 - Junior Class Meeting During Flex

Monday, February 4 - Chinese New Year Celebration During Flex

Monday - Thursday, February 11 - 14 - Spiritual Emphasis Week (Revised Schedule)

Wednesday, February 13 - Thursday Block Schedule

Thursday, February 14 - Friday Block Schedule (Early Dismissal)

Friday, February 15 - No School

Monday, February 18 - Presidents Day - No School

Class Info

Seniors: If you are interested in the opportunity to register for Cabrillo College classes early by participating in Running Start please fill out this form! Running Start is a program that involves a session with Cabrillo staff members who will go over the basics of registering for classes along with which classes would benefit you most. This program will also give you a chance to sign up for classes earlier than your peers who have not gone through the Running Start program. This can be the difference of sleeping in or taking an 8:00 am math class!

Seniors: Have you completed your Cal Grant information? This can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, and many private California colleges. There is no fee to apply. Be sure to turn in the Cal Grant Verification Form to Student Services as soon as possible.

Seniors: Cabrillo College Honors Program will be at MVC on Wednesday, January 30 at 8:00 am in Student Services. Seniors who are looking to attend Cabrillo College and are considering being in honors should come by to hear more about it.

Seniors: Community Foundation Santa Cruz County’s scholarship application is now open. Review eligibility criteria for the list of scholarships to determine which may be right for you. Only one application is needed to apply for any or all of the academic scholarships for which you are eligible. The deadline is Monday, February 4. For information on other scholarship resources, be sure to check out the MVC Resource Guide for College Planning.

Extra Info

Looking for Student ASB Leaders

Come to an informational lunch meeting on Friday, January 25 in C-4 to find out more. All students who decide to run will need to fill out this ASB Student Leadership Application and will need to get two teacher recommendations (teachers have the link they need) before Friday, February 1.

Valentine’s Day Rose Sale

Japanese National Honor Society is having their annual Valentine's Day Rose Sale. They will be taking orders in front of the Cafe' during lunch from Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 8. Prices are 1 rose for $1, 6 roses for $5, and 12 roses for $10. All roses will be delivered on Valentines’ Day during 1st, 2nd and 3rd periods. The rose sale is a perfect opportunity for you to show your appreciation and love for your friends and teachers. This year’s proceeds will support Youth Now! Program.

PSAT Results
PSAT Results are available on College Board's website. Students received an email from College Board in December with instructions on creating an account, viewing the online score report, and using the access code to view their scores. Paper copies are also now available in Student Services.

HS Chapel Sign-Ups Open - Space is Limited

If you are interested in joining one of the chapel venue small groups for second semester, use this link to register no later than Friday, January 18.

PSAT Webinar
A student’s performance on the PSAT is a powerful indicator of ACT/SAT readiness, and PSAT results can be a valuable tool to inform ACT/SAT preparation. Revolution Prep is offering a webinar that will cover how to use your PSAT results to identify not only whether you should take the ACT or SAT, but also how to build your best plan for success. The webinar will be on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm. RSVP to Tim Good with Revolution Prep.

California Scholarship Federation
Students interested and eligible to participate in CSF should fill out and submit the CSF application. For Sophomores, this is the first semester that counts towards lifetime membership. Mr. Nystrom will contact Seniors that have fulfilled lifetime membership requirements with more information. Students should submit the application to Mr. Nystrom in Student Services before Friday, January 25.

High School Spring Sports Tryouts
Tryouts for spring sports will start on Monday, January 28. More information can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms!

Upcoming Blood Drive

Students will have the opportunity to donate blood through a mobile unit on MVC's campus on Thursday, January 31. You can find more information here. You must be 16 or older to donate. Students that are 16 or 17 must bring the signed minor donor permit in order to participate. Please review how to prepare for donating blood and donor qualifications. Students must register and choose an appointment time before January 31. Helpful FAQ's can be viewed here.

High School Girls Lacrosse
If you are interested in trying out for Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Mr. Coleman.

ASB Key Dates

Athletic Events

Lunch Menu

The MVCS Vista Newspaper

High School Bell Schedule

2018-2019 Parent Student Handbook

Please review and be familiar with the MVC Parent Student Handbook.

Class of 2019 Senior Year Information

We are sure you are feeling the excitement build as your student has entered their last year of High School. There are many events to be aware of in the 2018-2019 school year. This packet is designed to inform you of the pertinent dates and times of specific Senior class-related events and activities. It is my hope that the information provided here will help make scheduling easier and allow you to make arrangements for any friends or relatives who may plan to join you in the celebration events.

Senior Information Packet

HS Profile