Palos Verdes High School

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Principal’s Welcome

Principal: Charles Park, Ed.D.
Room: Admin Office
Phone: 310-378-8471 Ext. 200
parkc@pvpusd.net

Welcome to Palos Verdes High School, the home of the Sea Kings!

With over 1780 students, Palos Verdes High School maintains a small-school, family feel with a strong emphasis on student wellness. We encourage our students to seek every opportunity to find their passions, both in and out of the classroom, and to discover who they are as individuals. I always tell our 9th graders that, "What's more important than your GPA is who you are and what you stand for." As Sea Kings we try to fulfil this vision that:

PVHS strives to be a community of
positive affiliation and engagement that embraces
individuality and promotes self-growth.

We have something for every child. Our Advanced Placement program offers 32 AP courses and continues to grow and succeed and we had the most number of students take AP exams last year. Our school was ranked 12th Best High School in the Southwest by Newsweek. Our AVID program is open to all students and is geared for students who would like tutoring within an elective class. We are also very proud of our comprehensive special education programs including our Life Skills Center.

Our school is home to PVIT, Palos Verdes Institute of Technology, a nationally recognized STEM program with 13 competition teams. Live from 205 is our student-run news broadcast which was recognized as nation's best student-run program. Triton Yearbook earned all Columbia Honors- the highest national recognition. Our Academic Decathlon, Model United Nations, Speech and Debate and Mock Trial teams are all highly competitive and build teamworking skills. From Ceramics to Drama, Choir to Marching Band, Dance to Photography, PVHS has outstanding programs for both the budding and the accomplished student artists. With over 70 student clubs, there is something for everyone. All of these signature programs are just a few of our many extracurricular offerings that allow our students to find their passions.

When you become a Sea King, you will 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. I look forward to embarking on this journey with each of you and welcoming you to our beautiful campus.

Go Sea Kings!

Charles Park, Ed.D.
Principal