San Pasqual Valley High School


At San Pasqual Valley High School we believe that all students can achieve at high levels and become productive members of the 21stCentury Society.  To this end, we will provide a rigorous, relevant standards-based curriculum through varied and effective teaching strategies in a caring, safe, learning environment.

Principal Welcome

"When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage”  These words of Ponca Chief White Eagle embody the focus of our efforts here at San Pasqual Valley High School.   We are a community dedicated to the idea of preparing our young men and women to “go forward with courage”.  

Your years at SPVHS will fly by, and in the short time we have with you we will work together to prepare you for the journey you will face long after you walk out of our gates.  We will challenge you, test you, support you and guide you.  We will expose you to new activities, and new ways of doing things.   We will share in your successes and support you in difficult times.  We will help you find answers, and more importantly, we will help you discover new questions.  

Together we will all grow as a community.  We will face our doubts and go forward with courage, as WARRIORS.

Counseling Office


There are many local and state scholarships, grants and financial aid assistance available. Please check with Mrs.Juan in the Counseling office for specifics and deadlines.

Academic Counselor: Ms. Julieta Amezquita, 
760-572-0222 ext. 2295, e-mail 

Counseling Secretary: Ms. Ophelia Juan, 
760-572-0222 ext. 2290, email


Students who are new to San Pasqual Valley Unified School District or who are returning to SPVUSD from another school district will need to provide the following documentation:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Up to date Immunization Records
  • TWO proofs of residency (i.e. Mortgage payment receipt, rent receipt, current utility bill, bank statements) Declarations of Residency with another familyMUST be notarized and include (2) current utility bills in the homeowner/renters name. 
  • Social Security Card
  • Transcript from last school attended (Required)

Current San Pasqual students will need to fill out a 2010-11 registration card and provide proof of current physical address.

Graduation Requirements

Courses in the following areas must be passed:

English 4 years
Social Science 3 years
Physical Education 2 years
Mathematics 3 years

Fine Arts/Foreign Language 1 year
Computer Studies 1 year
Science (1 life, 1 physical) 2 years

 Electives: Electives when added to points earned in required courses must total two hundred thirty (230) points


2.0 GPA (9-12) and 90% Attendance (9-12)

California High School Exit Exam: As per Ed. Code 60851(a) “each pupil shall successfully pass the exit examination as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation….” All students beginning with the class of 2006 must pass the California High School Exit exam in order to receive a diploma.

  • Students take the CAHSEE exam for the first time in grade 10. It consists of an English Language Arts test and a Mathematics test
  • When one section is passed students do not need to take the test again.
  • Students are given two opportunities to take the test in grade 11 and three opportunities to take the test in grade 12.
  • Students who do not pass the test may not receive a diploma.
  • Currently, students who have a 504 or IEP may not be required to pass the CAHSEE but all other graduation requirements are required.


Attendance Clerk: Kelly Hotel 
Reporting Absentees: 760-572-0222  x2294

E-Mail Attendance Office: CLICK HERE


Regular attendance is vital to a child’s success. A child who is not in school cannot learn. For this reason, it is important that all parents make a commitment to make sure that their child is at school and on time. Please make every effort to adjust doctor appointments and family schedules to minimize time away from school. Please note that:

  • CaliforniaState law requires that students will be in attendance during the school day unless officially excused.
  • Parents are responsible for notifying the attendance office if their child is absent. Parents can call the school from 7:00a.m. – 3:30p.m., Monday – Friday, to let the attendance office know of an absence by calling the attendance clerk at 572-0222, ext. 2294. If calling before or after school hours, a message can be left on the attendance clerk’s voice mail.
  • If contact is not made by phone, a written note, signed by the parent/guardian, must be sent to the school upon the child’s return.
  • If a child is absent due to illness for three or more consecutive days, a note from a physician is required to excuse the absence.
  • A physician note is also required if a child misses more than 5 days during the school year for medical appointments.
  • All students must report to the attendance office to obtain an admit slip following an absence. Students will not be allowed back in class by the teacher without an admit slip. The slip clarifies whether the absence is excused or unexcused.
  • Excusable absences are illness, medical appointments, and bereavement

San Pasqual Valley USD reserves the right to respond to the home to address habitually absent students or to address issues of compulsory attendance. A  SARB letter will be sent home notifying parents on the 3rd, 6th, 9th ,12th and 15th  unexcused absences (7 period absences equal one school day After the issuance of the third notification letter, the student may be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) for action. Students who are not in a class assigned and do not have a pass to be elsewhere will be considered as ditching class (truant) and will be appropriately disciplined.

Unexcused absences are unacceptable; this includes any absence that is not excused by the State of California. (student illness, student medical appointments, bereavement and student court appointments) Three unexcused absence may cause a student to be reported as a habitual truant.  Truancy cases are reported to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) for action.  Retention at grade level will be considered for students who exceed the maximum number of absences. Students who have more than 6 excused absences must provide a doctor’s note or the absence will counted as unexcused.


An “absence” is defined as the missing of class due to any non-school related activity – whether it is   an excused absence, unexcused absence, or intended absence.


Mrs. Hotel, Attendance Clerk

All absences must be verified by a student’s parent/guardian. Absences must be verified by telephoning the school at 760-572-0222 x2294 the morning of the absence or by note on the day the student returns to school. An attendance clerk or voice mail is available 24 hours a day.  Failure to present acceptable verification will result in the absence being “unexcused.”





Parent Involvement

San Pasqual Valley Unified School District encourages parents to be involved in their child’s education.  We urge parents to call or come to school if they have any concerns regarding their child.  If you would like to volunteer to help out in any way, please stop by our district administrative office for more information.

Parents can also become involved in school affairs by serving on the School Site Council, District English Language Acquisition Council (DELAC), and attending parent conferences.

The High School Booster Club is looking for parent involvement in the support of our school sports. Any amount of help is appreciated. Meetings are held in the High School Library    Please contact



Arias, Luis

Blackmer-Blomquist, Staci

Gonzalez, Abigail

Hanna - Wilson, Gina


Malvido, Patricia

Morales, Juan

Owl, Faron

Pliego, Shannon

Surdyka, Mark


Support Staff




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