Golden Valley is currently accepting applications for the

2023-2024 school year!

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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Emergency Resource


Dear parents and families,
Our communities in California are experiencing tension and stress due to the recent heavy storms.
Recent weather conditions in California have been extremely stressful on our communities. People are likely to be anxious and tense, especially those experiencing mental health problems and those with more significant impairments.
The California Department of Health and Human Services (CalHHS) has created the following guide: CalHHS Emergency Resource Guide.
This guide includes information to help prepare for storm emergencies. In this guide you will find suggestions for preparing a personal emergency plan, how to prepare medical devices that require electricity, and information on available mental, social and health care services.
Estimados padres y familias,
Nuestras comunidades en California están experimentando tensiones y estrés debido a las fuertes tormentas recientes.
Las recientes condiciones climáticas en California han sido extremadamente estresantes para nuestras comunidades. Es probable que las personas estén ansiosas y tensas especialmente las que experimentan problemas de salud mental y que tienen impedimentos más significativos.
El departamento de salud y servicios humanos de California (CalHHS) ha creado el siguiente guía: Guía de recursos de emergencia del CalHHS. Este guía incluye información para ayudar a prepararse para emergencias causadas por las tormentas. En esta guía encontrará sugerencias para preparar un plan de emergencia personal, cómo preparar dispositivos médicos que requieren electricidad e información sobre los servicios de atención mental, social y de salud disponibles.

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).

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3585 Maple Street, Suite 101, Ventura, California 93003