Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

GVCS is looking forward to working with our returning families, as well as our newest GVCS family members. We are all excited to have in-person activities returning filling our time together with energy and enthusiasm for learning. GVCS is dedicated to continuing to build upon our strong parent-teacher-student partnership to make this a successful year for all students and families.

The first day of school is on August 29, 2022 for all of our students and we are looking forward to another year of personalized learning at GVCS!


About Us

Welcome to Golden Valley Charter School! GVCS is a public, non classroom-based program, focused on personalized learning for students in grades TK-12. We make personal choice in education a priority in our charter school. GVCS is a Personalized Learning School, offering an educational model that is tailored to the needs of each individual student. We offer students a wide range of innovative and individualized instructional choices.

Granted by:

Mesa Union School District


GVCS serves students who reside in Ventura, Kern, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara counties.


Parent Satisfaction!


of parents agree that they are happy with the overall service they receive from their EF


of parents agree that they are satisfied with the curriculum provided for their children


of parents agree that they are satisfied with the school’s administration and with the responsiveness of the school’s support staff


of parents agree that they are satisfied with the academic standards for students


of parents agree that they are satisfied with the school’s success in achieving the mission of its Charter

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GVCS students are required to take all currently state- and school-mandated assessments.

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Our library has a large amount of consumable and non-consumable curricula, and novels available

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For general information regarding current and prospective vendors, please contact us today!


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are free independent public schools with rigorous curriculum programs and unique educational approaches. In exchange for operational freedom and flexibility, charter schools are subject to higher levels of accountability than traditional public schools. Charter schools, which are tuition-free and open to all students, offer quality and choice in the public education system.

What grades does GVCS serve?

GVCS serves students in grades TK-12.

What counties does GVCS serve?

GVCS serves students in Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, and Santa Barbara Counties.

Does it cost anything to attend GVCS?

There is no cost to families to attend GVCS.

How does instructional funding work?

GVCS provides instructional funds to help assist with the purchase of curriculum and educational activities from our approved vendor list. Funding varies from year to year per grade. Half of the funding is released in the 1st semester and the other half in the 2nd semester. Funding for the 2019-20 school year ranges from $1350.00 per semester in transitional kindergarten, to $1600.00 per semester in high school. Your EF will manage these funds and will approve all purchases you’d like to make.

Is GVCS accredited?

GVCS is fully accredited, grades TK-12, by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Contact Us

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3585 Maple Street, Suite 101, Ventura, California 93003