COVID-19 UPDATE 3-11-2022
Dear GVCS families and staff members,
The state and county health departments have recently announced new guidance for schools that will no longer require students, teachers, and staff to wear face coverings. These agencies are still strongly recommending that they be worn, but it is no longer a legal mandate. GVCS will adopt the guidance provided by the state and county (beginning March 14) and will allow the decision to wear a mask to be made by each individual. The state has given permission for counties to adopt stricter regulations as necessary. If Ventura county were to adopt stricter regulations, GVCS would then adapt to those new requirements.
GVCS will continue to do everything possible to keep our community safe and we ask that everyone respects the decisions of others, whether or not they choose to wear a mask.
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.
Mesa Union School District
GVCS serves students who reside in Ventura, Kern, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara counties.
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GVCS students are required to take all currently state- and school-mandated assessments.
Our library has a large amount of consumable and non-consumable curricula, and novels available
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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).