In this site, you will find valuable information about the philosophy, activities and people who make Sunset an exciting learning community. This site is created to serve students, parents, and our community. These pages show the daily activities and expectations at Sunset, including special events, career days and clubs. We also know Sunset students will find their interests, work and effort well represented here. Sunset High School is a fantastic place to be. It provides space, support and structure to really assist students who have a desire to direct their own development. We are sure you will find this site a valuable tool and a reflection of the multifaceted and talented students and staff who make Sunset High School such a great place to learn. 

Mission Statement

Sunset High School develops respectful, responsible, self-directed learners by fostering a safe, supportive, and flexible learning environment in which students can experience academic success and personal growth.

Vision Statement

We inspire students to strive, learn and succeed, thus encouraging students to manifest their potential.

Sunset Motto

Respect and Responsibility

Around Campus



For Enrollment Packets and Appointments, 
please contact
call 760-753-3860, ext. 5534

Sunset HS and
North Coast Alternative High School
684 Requeza Street
Encinitas, CA 92024

If you are interested in the 
Adult Education High School Diploma Program
please contact:
Mrs. Michele Brown
760-753-3860, ext. 5602
or email:

News & Events

The Sunset / North Coast Award Ceremony, held on Wednesday, June 11th, was an outstanding success!  Numerous scholarships were received by students as well as many different awards.  Mrs. Hendlin, our counselor, presided over the presentation, which included several community leaders.  

The Sunset and North Coast HS Graduation was held on Thursday, June 12th at 5:00pm.  It was standing room only when the proud graduates began their processional walk, led by Principal Rick Ayala.  The ceremony was very special because all the graduates who received a diploma also enjoyed listening to a few comments made by their advisors while presenting the diplomas.  There was laughter and a few tears; and when Ms. Beth Hergesheimer, a member of the San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees, accepted the Class of 2014, it was truly a joyous celebration!

Sunset Calendar