South Monterey County Joint Union High School District

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GHS Senor Acceptance Luncheon

GHS Senior Acceptance Luncheon

CIF State Championship
GHS Cadets
GHS Class of 2023

GHS Class of 2023

KCHS Advanced Band and Guitar Ensemble
GHS FFA Banquet

GHS FFA Banquet

Chess Club Competition between GHS and KCHS

Chess Club

2023 Baccalaureate
KCHS Graduation
FFA Student Awards

FFA Students who competed at the State FFA Leadership Conference

Speech and Debate Award Winners

KCHS Students who participated in the Speech and Debate Tournament

GHS Art Show 2023

GHS Art Show 2023

Portola Graduation 2023


Dear SMCJUHSD Community, 
I am excited to join the South Monterey County JUHSD as your new superintendent. I appreciate the warm welcome I have received throughout my first days here. I have begun visiting our schools and meeting with staff and I look forward to meeting you in person and hearing from you how I can best serve you and the needs of our students, families, staff, and community. In the meantime, I would like to share a little about myself with you. 

I am a first-generation immigrant and English learner. I immigrated to the United States at thirteen and learned English in the English Learner Program in Los Angeles Unified School District. I earned my bachelor's degree from UCLA and my teaching credentials and master's degree from National University. I earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University.  

This is my 24th year in education. I was a special education teacher for eleven years, before taking over the French program, teaching my native language for five years. I have been an administrator for eight years. I served as high school assistant principal, high school principal, and director of human resources before taking this new step in my leadership journey. 

My husband and I have been married for 28 years and moved to Bradley in 2022. We have two adult daughters who live in northern San Luis Obispo County. As the new superintendent, I am excited to return to my first love: the education of high school students and their preparation for college, career, and life as productive and engaged adults.  

I am glad that my path has brought me here to SMCJUHSD to serve you and your children. I look forward to meeting with the community, staff, families, and students and creating long-lasting relationships with all stakeholders for the benefit of students, our schools, and communities. I thank you for all that you do for your children, for your partnership, and for your support of our district and community.  


Caroline Cota, Ed.D. 
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Upcoming Events

King City High School Graduation
Date: 6/3/2023, 9 AM
Location: King City High School
Greenfield High School Graduation
Date: 6/2/2023, 9 AM
Location: Greenfield High School
Last Day of School
Date: 6/1/2023
Memorial Day - Non-School Day
Date: 5/29/2023
Regular Board Meeting
Date: 5/24/2023
Location: Greenfield High School Library
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News & Announcements

The District needs Bond Oversight Committee Members

The Board of Trustees of the South Monterey County Joint Union High School District is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on a committee of community leaders which will serve as the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (“Committee”) for the implementation of the District’s Measure Q and Measure R school facilities bond program.

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