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Here in the heart of midtown Santa Cruz, we have created a learning community built on college prep, career training, self-discovery and leadership. As a public school, enrolling at Harbor High gives students access to more.


Harbor High is an International Baccalaureate World School

We are one of 3,000 High Schools around the world in the International Baccalaureate program, which is a curriculum framework built to foster thinking skills, research, social skills, communication and self management.

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Harbor High has more AP Courses

At Harbor High, we believe potential should be met with opportunity. Our College Prep program offers students AP Courses in:



Harbor High has more Athletics

We know that sports drive development, self-confidence and cooperation. Our students can apply themselves in one of our many thriving teams:


FootballSoftball Boys Volleyball 

Girls Volleyball Cheer Girls Tennis 

Boys Tennis Cross Country Girls Water Polo 

Boys Water Polo Boys Golf Girls Golf

Boys Soccer Girls Golf Wrestling 

Boys Basketball Girls Basketball 

Girls Swimming Boys Swimming 

Track & Field Baseball / Boys Lacrosse

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Harbor High has more Career Opportunities

At Harbor High, we believe education should aim higher than graduation. Our students have access to a wealth of hands-on, technical career coursework to explore options, hone skills and aim high:


Biotechnology / Sustainable Agriculture / 

Graphic Design / Welding / IT Essentials / 

Floral Design / Woodworking / Bike Technology / 

Culinary Arts / Fire Science / Auto Technology / 

Sports Medicine / Construction / Photography / 

Healthcare / Music Production


Harbor High has more Mental Health Support

As well as a full counseling department, whose counselors provide personal as well as academic counseling, Harbor High employs a full-time Social Emotional Counselor who serves the student body as a licensed Mental Health Professional.

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Harbor High has more Connections & more Diversity

As a public school, Harbor is built on the belief that not only are all welcome, but that a diversity of perspectives and experiences drives broader and faster development for all students.

Developing minds need variety - they need each other. When a class isn't curated, students have a greater connection to their community and society.


Harbor High has more Leadership Opportunities

Our bustling community of students, thriving clubs, athletic & performing arts teams, student government body, peer tutoring program & community connections (to local programs, partners and government) empower Harbor High students with unique opportunities to develop as the leaders of tomorrow.

And starting this year, we're raising the ceiling on our High School leaders: giving them seats on the District Board, where they may serve as Student Trustees.

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Harbor High has more Fine & Applied Arts

At Harbor High, we believe that hands-on creative exploration and expression is key to educational development. We offer our students an expanding variety of outlets, including:

Painting Sculpture Theater Pottery Band 

Drawing Choir Printmaking Jazz Band 

Graphic Design / Guitar Photography 

Varsity Band Cabinetry 

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