Tulare Joint Union
High School District
Tulare Joint Union High School District
Sarah Koligan

A Message from Our Superintendent

Welcome to the Tulare Joint Union High School District. We are a unique community nestled within the heart of one of the most fertile agricultural regions in the San Joaquin Valley. The district encompasses a community of more than 78,000 residents who are passionate about the quality of life for our students during their school-age years and beyond.  

Our school community has a rich history of educating students for the past 120 years, preparing and inspiring them to achieve their goals. We are a growing school district serving over 5,500 students within our three comprehensive high schools, alternative education schools, charter schools, and adult education programs.  

Our staff is committed to providing all students with a safe, nurturing, educational environment that inspires them to reach their individual potential. It is our goal as educators to provide a conducive learning environment that enables our students to cross the finish line and graduate college and career ready.  

Tulare Joint Union High School District – Graduate Profile

Vision: Our students will have the 21st Century skills and knowledge through meaningful and relevant learning opportunities to empower them to productively contribute to a global society.

Mission: Our mission is to empower all students to graduate with college, career, and life-readiness skills.

Expected Graduate Outcomes:  Our students will…

  • Think critically
  • Work independently and collaboratively
  • Communicate effectively
  • Use creativity and imagination

District Priorities

  • Improve student opportunities and performance
  • Maintain safe schools
  • Manage facilities and student growth
  • Maintain the fiscal integrity of the district and fund the board’s priorities
  • Staff the district with qualified personnel and maintain a positive work environment
  • Continue to strengthen internal and external communication systems

We invite you to learn more about the district to see what exciting, innovative opportunities we are offering students. Learn more about our Linked Learning Pathways that are connecting academics and career-based learning experiences through engineering, digital and performing arts, pre-med and culinary arts. Learn more about Sierra Vista Charter High School, offering students a hybrid learning environment through online “a-g” approved courses with more options for direct instruction and independent study. Find out how your students can earn dual credit that fulfills their high school graduation requirements while earning college credit. Opening this year is our newest school, Accelerated Charter High School. It is designed to offer a unique, quick-paced curriculum for juniors and seniors who are behind in credits, as well as career technical education (CTE) classes and opportunities to earn college credit. We also offer students access to a full complement of academic and CTE classes through our state and nationally recognized agriculture program. Find out how to access more “real-time” information through Parent Link, a free mobile app download. Check out the Foundation for Tulare High School District; one more way the district is partnering with our parents and community to expand student opportunities and fundraising efforts to support the 4 A’s – Academics, Agriculture, Arts, and Athletics.

      These are just a few of the opportunities we offer to provide a quality 21st-century learning experience for students. We look forward to partnering with you for a great school year!

      Sarah KoliganSincerely,

      Sarah Koligian

      Sarah Koligian, Ed.D.
      Superintendent