• Pirate News:
    SYVUHS ROP Video is proud to present the latest edition of the Pirate News. Click here to watch!
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  • PTSA Publishes
    November 2015
    Parent 2 Parent Newsletter 
    Click here to read the current edition of the Parent 2 Parent Newsletter. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter by email, send your request to We hope you enjoy reading about the many exciting things happening at Santa Ynez High School!

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  •  Got College Apps?
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    For information about completing your college application, go to the Guidance Office page under the Departments menu and click on "College Admission Information" or click here to link directly.

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  •  Library Study Hours and Drop-in Tutoring
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    The SYHS Library is open most Wednesday evenings from 5:00-8:00 PM when school is in session for tutoring and individual or group study. Generally, at least one teacher and several college tutors are on hand to assist students with their work. Please see the calendar below for the schedule.

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  • Santa Ynez Valley Transit


    Get Where You Want to Go!

    SYVT conveniently covers the Santa Ynez Valley so you can too. Our buses take you to/from and around Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Solvang and Buellton. A one-way ride is only $1.50! Get a Saturday Day Pass for just $4 and ride SYVT all day. Check or call (805) 688-5452 for exact times. On Saturdays, catch the Clean Air Express to Santa Barbara from Solvang Park or Pea Soup Andersen's in Buellton. Visit for details.


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Daily Bulletin


 Welcome to Santa Ynez
Valley Union High School
 Distinguished School Best2015
Newsweek 2014   daily beast
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School was founded in 1896 and is located in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley--a quaint, rural community just inland from the wild and beautiful central California coast. SYVUHS enjoys a long and rich tradition of excellence.  With only 1,000 students enrolled, our pristine, park-like campus may be small, but our hard-earned reputation for success is widely recognized.  Whether it be in academics, athletics, visual and performing arts, occupational arts, agriculture,  community service, or any other endeavor, our students have historically excelled. Santa Ynez Valley Union High School is proud to be among the highest-achieving high schools in Santa Barbara County, but we don't rest on our laurels. Our faculty and staff actively practice innovative teaching with the goal of preparing our students to meet the uniquely unprecedented challenges of learning in the 21st century.
Welcome to our website. Most of what you need to know about Santa Ynez High School can be found here, but if you find we've missed anything, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Go Pirates!
Mark Swanitz
Class of '85 
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    In an effort to provide the safest possible environment for learning, SYVUHS has a CyberBully Hotline. To anonymously report information about bullying, harassment, intimidation, drug and alcohol use, or any other dangerous or illegal activity, students and parents can text or call the hotline number above. 
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