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NVUSD Athletics


High School Athletics Programs

American Canyon
High School

High School
High School
ACHS logo Napa High Grizzlies

VHS logo

Aaron Johnson
Athletic Director 

Darci Ward
Athletic Director


Cam Neal
Athletic Director
Athletics Bill of Rights

NVUSD's mission is to transform lives by instilling 21st century skills and to inspire lifelong learning.

We believe it is imperative that we make learning relevant to the real world in order that our students can thrive in the work force, contribute to their communities and become respected members of society.

NVUSD Athletics strives to promote an inclusive athletic program that helps to build a positive school climate, and community  connectedness. Our student athletes will reflect the dedication and hard work that is required to compete, thriving on the athletic playing field, in the classroom and in our community as respected members of society.

The Napa Valley Unified School District  Athletics’ program strives to be an inclusive program that offers access and opportunity for its student athletes.  We believe an effective interscholastic athletic program is the product of responsible cooperation between its major components: high school parents, the student athlete, coaching staff, site and district administration, and the community.  

NVUSD Athletics is dedicated to offering student-athletes with a rich extra-curricular program that encourages student growth and  leadership through team membership and the importance of being part of a team. NVUSD nurtures commitment, loyalty, teamwork, pride, leadership, and sportsmanship.

Athletic Clearance is required prior to the start of the season.

  • American Canyon High School
  • Napa High School
  • Vintage High School

>  Online:
Upload current Sports Physical Exam completed after May 1

Dates of Academic Eligibility Determination

>  Student-Athlete Parent Handbook

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Association Intercollegiate Athletics

NVUSD Hiring process for Coaches

NVUSD, CIF, mandated class links:


  • Fundamentals of Coaching
  • Concussion in Sport
  • Hazing, Bullying, Inappropriate Behaviors
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Heat Illness Prevention

California Mandated Reporter Training

District Contacts

Mike Pearson
Director of Operational Services
(707) 253-3538

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Napa Valley School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals and does not allow discrimination, intimidation, harassment, including sexual harassment, or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality/national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification/ethnicity, age, religion, marital status/ pregnancy/ parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, medical information or association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For questions or complaints, contact our District Equity Officer and District Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator for Employee Affairs: Dana Page, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources, 2425 Jefferson St., Napa CA 94558, 707-253-3571,; and/or District Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator for Student Affairs: District Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Maryanne Christoffersen, Director of Student Services, 2425 Jefferson St., Napa CA 94558,, 707-253-3815.