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The Sequoia Union High School District annually serves 8900 9th to 12th grade students through its four distinguished comprehensive high schools (Carlmont, Menlo-Atherton, Sequoia, and Woodside), dependent charter school (East Palo Alto Academy), continuation high school (Redwood), Middle College (in collaboration with Cañada College) and other specialized programs and services. The district is also the sponsoring agency for two independent charter high schools (Summit and Everest). The District also offers an Adult School based in Redwood City that serves 2000 students annually.

Overseen by an elected Board of Trustees - Carrie Du Bois, Georgia Jack, Alan Sarver, Chris Thomsen, and Allen Weiner - the Sequoia district serves the communities of Atherton, Belmont, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos, and Woodside.

As part of the District's vision of engaging and preparing all students to excel in a global society, the District offers a rigorous college prep curriculum and support to all students who aspire to higher education, including students "in the middle" and first-generation college students. The District serves a very diverse student population and is actively engaged in instructional strategies and professional development to lower the achievement gap.

In addition to exceptional academic programs, Sequoia district's high schools offer dynamic visual and performing arts opportunities, career technical education pathways, competitive athletic programs and many other student enrichment activities.

Local community support of bonds has made possible more than $500 million in facility and technology enhancements throughout the District. From state-of-the art computer labs, updated classrooms and new libraries to professional-quality performing arts centers and new athletic fields, gyms and pools, the Sequoia district offers the best in facilities and technology on attractive, suburban campuses in the heart of Silicon Valley. The District also provides an Adult School based in Redwood City that serves 2000 students annually.

I hope you find our website a helpful source of information. Please contact us if you don't find what you are looking for so we can update the information to make it as responsive to your needs as possible.

James Lianides, Ed.D.

Superintendent