Sonoma Valley High School
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|Sonoma Valley High School|
20000 Broadway Coordinates: |
|Established||1894 (Sonoma Valley Union High ) 1922 (Current Location)|
|School district||Sonoma Valley Unified School District|
|Number of students||1,350 (2011-2012 School Year)|
|Color(s)||Green, Black and White|
Sonoma Valley High School offers many academically rigorous classes.
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses:
The school offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses, including AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism), AP US History, AP World History, AP Government, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP English Language and Composition (11th grade), AP English Literature and Composition (12th Grade), AP Art, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, and AP Computer Science A.
Honors (HP) and Advanced Courses:
The school also offers several Honors (HP) and advanced courses, including Honors Civics, Honors Economics, Honors English 1, Honors English 2, Honors English 3, Honors English 4, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, Advanced Biology, Advanced Video Productions, Advanced Photography, Advanced Drama, and Advanced Dance.
Career and Technical EducationEdit
Along with providing the important academic classes, SVHS provides several Career and Technical Education classes. They offer classes in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Industry, Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Industry, Manufacturing and Product Development Industry, Building Trades and Construction Industry, Arts, Media and Entertainment Industry, Education, Child Development and Family Services Industry and Finance and Business Industry Sector.
The Sonoma Valley High School student newspaper, the Sonoma Dragon's Tale, received 1st Place in Overall Excellence in the Redwood Empire Excellence in Journalism Awards in 2013. Editor-in-Chief Jamie Ballard and Copy Editor Grace Bon also received Outstanding Journalism awards in 2013.
SVHS sports include: Football, Volleyball, Soccer (B&G), Tennis (B&G), Water Polo, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Basketball (B&G), Wrestling, Softball, Baseball, Track & Field, and Golf (B&G).
The SVHS Mascot is the Dragon. School colors are green, black and white.
The Leadership Class is in charge of organizing student activities. Such activities include rallies, convention, dances, and carnivals.
- Tommy Everidge, (former MLB first baseman, currently with the Lancaster Barnstormers)
- Gaye LeBaron, newspaper columnist, author, and local historian
- Reed Martin, actor, Reduced Shakespeare Company
- Tony Moll (NFL Lineman)
- Doug Nickle, former MLB pitcher, Padres & Phillies
- Brian Posehn, comedian, actor
- Tim Schafer, video game designer
- Max Simonet, FishCenter Live talk show host
- Nutnïg Spillkitz, musician, author, socialite
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sonoma Valley High School
- "About". Sonoma Valley High School. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
- "Distinguished Schools Data File". Retrieved August 27, 2010.
- Redwood Empire's top high school journalists honored Archived 2013-06-30 at Archive.is
- Templeton, David (23 February 2017). "Sonoma's Max Simonet making big splash on Adult Swim". Sonoma Index-Tribune. Sonoma Media Investments, LLC. Retrieved 29 November 2017.