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About Us

Aptos High School (AHS) opened in 1969 to serve the students in the surrounding communities of Aptos, Corralitos, and Watsonville.  AHS currently serves approximately 1,500 students and is the northernmost comprehensive high school in Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD).  

Aptos High School has a robust academic, athletic, arts, and activities program to foster all students' growth and development.

Our Mission

The mission of Aptos High School is to educate and support learners in reaching their highest potential.  We prepare students to pursue a successful future and to make positive contributions to the community and the global society.

Our Schools Goals:

  • Goal 1:  Prepare all students to graduate from AHS ready to enter a career and college by increasing the percentage of students meeting content area standards and A-G eligibility.
  • Goal 2:  Identify and implement instructional strategies and interventions to increase academic performance for all students, including: students who receive Special Education services, English learners, long-term English learners, socio-economically disadvantages, and students in-transition.
  • Goal 3: Maintain a safe educational and social-emotional environment that fosters a caring community where all students feel connect to and supported by peers and adults.


Aptos High School Home of the Mariners
A California Distinguished School