Principal's Message

Welcome to Trabuco Hills High School, home of the Mustangs!

I am Craig Collins and I have had the privilege of being the Principal at Trabuco Hills since 2009. I have been in education since 1982. I began my career as a Special Education teacher in Newport-Mesa. After teaching science and computer applications for nearly 20 years, I served in Assistant Principal rolls at El Toro High School before becoming Principal at THHS.

Trabuco Hills High School serves approximately 3,000 students in the cities of Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Foothill Ranch. We are located in the City of Mission Viejo at the base of the foothills with mountain views and some of the best families in the world. We are the largest comprehensive high school in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. The Mustangs have been recognized as a California Distinguished School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, a California Exemplary Career Technical School, and a California Excellence in Arts Education School.

As a comprehensive high school, we offer many opportunities of study for our students as well as a broad range of extensive extra curricular programs. We consistently have a high percentage of International Baccalaureate Graduates, AP Scholars and in 2017 had the highest number of National Merit Scholars in our district. Within our bell schedule we offer Rapid Prototyping, a Vocational Teacher Development Docents program, and are the only high school in SVUSD with an Engineering Academy.

On our campus you will find the opportunity to be involved in 24 different sports programs, including one of our 7 League Championship teams from 2017. For students whose interest lies in the arts category, Trabuco Hills High School has award winning programs such as Marching Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Cheer, and Dance. It is in these programs as well as through our drama and film programs you will have an opportunity to show your talents. If performing isn’t your specialty, you can showcase your talents in art as part of our painting, drawing or ceramics classes.

Whatever your goals are, I am confident we have the programs, the support and the people to help you achieve them. I look forward to getting to know each student and their families in the coming months as we strive together to maintain the rich traditions of Trabuco Hills High School. GO BLUE!

Craig Collins
Principal, Trabuco Hills High School
collinsc@svusd.org


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