Golden Valley High School (Santa Clarita, California)
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|Golden Valley High School|
|27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway
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Santa Clarita, California, California
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
|Mascot||Graham the Grizzly|
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Golden Valley High School is a high school in the William S. Hart Union High School District in the community of Canyon Country, California located in Santa Clarita, California. The school first opened in 2004 with a new campus. The student population is approximately 2500 in grades 9 through 12. The first class graduated in 2007.
Golden Valley offers academic programs with emphasis on preparation for higher education. All preparatory courses required by the University of California and many other institutions of higher learning are offered. The school contains several different clubs and learning organizations established to aid preparation for college, such as the National Honors Society (3.5 GPA and above), (JOOI) Octagon Club, Speech and Debate, and Key Club. Two Honors Scholars graduated from the school in 2012. To be an honors scholar, one must maintain a 4.0 GPA or above by the end of senior year.
Golden Valley High School has a theatre arts program. With their newly renovated theatre center, and under the direction of Janie Prucha, two plays are put on each school year. Generally a Comedy during the Fall semester, and a Musical during the Spring semester. The plays are generally very high budget, and are very popular among the student population of the district.
Golden Valley High School runs a daily news show called GVTV (Golden Valley Television) which is aired on the school's closed-circuit-television channel: 16. The show is supervised by Mr. Charles Deuschle. Every other Friday, an alternative to GVTV was aired, until being cancelled in the 2011-2012 season for lack of student involvement and enjoyment. The segment was entitled "GVTV Take Two". Take Two was a pre-taped show produced by a separate team of students, who took a thought to be more humorous approach to school news. GVTV Take Two was reinstated by a new team of students during the 2012-2013 school year. It was then cancelled on the 30th of November due to offensive material. Supposedly, some of the teachers could not take a joke so they petitioned for the segment to be cancelled.
Golden Valley started their athletics program when the school first opened in 2004.
In 2011 the boys cross country team succeeded in achieving their first state championship in CIF Division II. They also placed 11th at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon. The boys track & field team proceeded to win back-to-back league championships during the 2012 and 2013 seasons and the girls won their first title in 2013.
In 2009 and 2010, the Boys Basketball team took the Foothill League title going 51-10 in those two seasons.
In 2013, the girls golf team took home their first ever Foothill League title. In 2015, the boys varsity football team won its first league game against Canyon highschool. In 2016, the girls tracks team won the Foothill League title.
Golden Valley High School currently supports the ROTC program and is the center of participants from all schools in the Hart District area. It is for students who wish to be in the military as a part of their future career. The program is open to all who sign up. The school is home of the CA-20063rd AFJROTC unit, a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps. The CA-20063 uses military techniques to build a cadet run program where students from three schools in the district meet to develop leadership and physical fitness.