2019–2020 School Accountability Report Card
Palos Verdes High
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Dr. Allan Tyner, Principal
- Principal, Palos Verdes High
About Our School
Welcome to Palos Verdes High School, home of the Sea Kings!
With over 1,600 students, Palos Verdes High School maintains a small-school, family-like community with a strong emphasis on student wellness. Knowing that student connectedness to school has a direct link to student success, we encourage our students to find their wave, and get involved with something they are passionate about. Our school vision encompasses our expectations for all students:
PVHS strives to be a community of positive affiliation and engagement that embraces individuality and promotes self-growth.
Here at PV High, we have something so that every student can find their own wave and be prepared for life after high school. With a strong emphasis on academics, our Advanced Placement program offers 32 AP courses and continues to grow each year. Among those we are one of 1,800 schools across the nation that offer the AP Capstone program for our students which focuses on a 2-year AP program that has students conducting research at a college level. We also offer over 20 different honors classes in order to prepare our Sea Kings for AP classes and life after graduation. Additionally, our AVID program supports students by developing academic skills in preparation for the rigor of college. Last year, 100% of our AVID students were accepted to a four-year university. We are also very proud of our comprehensive special education programs including our Life Skills Center.
Aside from our academics, our signature programs are really what make PV High different than any other school and allow our students to find their passion and their wave. PVIT, or Palos Verdes Institute of Technology, is a nationally recognized STEM program with 13 competition teams. Live from 205 is our student-run news broadcast which was recognized as the nation’s best student-run program. Triton Yearbook earned all Columbia Honors- the highest national recognition. Our Model United Nations, Speech & Debate, and Mock Trial teams are all highly competitive and build necessary collaborative skills for our students. Science Research allows students the opportunity to delve deeper into a research project they are passionate about and students even have the opportunity to travel to the Galapagos Islands to conduct hands on research over the summer.
From Ceramics to Drama, Choir to Marching Band, Dance to Photography, PVHS has outstanding visual and performing arts programs for both the budding and the accomplished student artists. With over 80 student clubs, there is an activity on campus for everyone. All of these signature programs are just a few of our many extracurricular offerings that allow our students to find their wave.
When you become a Sea King, you join our PVHS family; a high-energy, spirited learning community. As you embark on your high school journey, our teachers, coaches, and counselors, will teach you the skills and give you the resources to follow your passions and achieve your goals.
Go Sea Kings!
Allan Tyner, Ed.D.
ContactPalos Verdes High
600 Cloyden Rd.
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274-1869