Trabuco Hills High School

Trabuco Hills High School

Principal's Message


Hi Mustangs!   

This is Ms. Foulk, the principal. As we move into the 2021-2022 school year, I want to reassure the community that the district and I are doing everything we can to ensure our students are safe and receiving the best education we can offer.

If you are new to the community, you may be wondering why you should enroll your student at THHS. Our goal is to help our families develop well rounded citizens; critical thinkers, leaders, artists, athletes, and community volunteers. We believe in offering diverse academic and extracurricular opportunities to serve the wide-ranging interests of our students.

Trabuco Hills High School is a WASC-Accredited, California Distinguished School and a “National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.” The school has a dedicated, award-winning faculty and staff that provide a warm, caring environment for students and parents. Trabuco Hills has many recognized academic opportunities such as a robust International Baccalaureate (IB) program and 23 Advanced Placement (AP) classes.  THHS students take more AP tests (Over 1,100 in 2019) and pass at a higher rate (81%) compared to the State average of 63.5%. These numbers make THHS one of the highest performing AP schools in the country.  Our honors, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced Placement courses give our students the opportunities to excel in any area they choose. In addition to our IB, AP, and honors classes, we offered a wide range of courses to our students.

Programs in the arts and athletics also excel, such as our State Champion Marching Band, our award winning Orchestra and Drama programs, and our Painting and Ceramics students that have all won numerous awards and accolades.  There are innovative programs such as the Medical Science and Health Institute (MedSci), Script Writing, and Cinematic Production. We have industry-standard equipment in our Video Production studio, CAD Engineering and Architecture studios and our Computer Graphics/Web-Design/Animation labs. All of these programs enrich our school, which stands among the top in the state in academic preparation. We are also always looking for ways to grow, improve, and find ways to support all students.

Trabuco also features unparalleled visual and performing arts programs and a fully functional library media center with exemplary research capabilities. Trabuco students have capitalized on the learning opportunities available and have brought recognition to the school by being a Silver Award winner from the Orange County Register. Trabuco Hills is consistently listed in Newsweek’s National Top 1000 high schools, ranking #1 in SVUSD. Our student’s enthusiasm and involvement in school activities contributes to Trabuco’s emergence as a nationally-recognized school. In the area of co-curricular activities, THHS has 25 varsity sports teams for both boys and girls.  

As the principal at THHS, I look forward to helping students foster a genuine love of learning, which will lead to a lifetime of academic success. I can’t wait to visit the classrooms on Trabuco’s campus where amazing learning and instruction happens every day.


I will lead this school and be a part of an administrative team that develops innovative ideas to affect student achievement and prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century.

No matter what your passion, we invite you to join the Mustang Herd. And this year, Nothing is Impo22ible!


Alicia Foulk