COVID-19 UPDATE 3-15-2021

As the counties are moving into the red tier, we anticipate in-person services being available prior to the end of the school year. If you wish to use remaining instructional funds for new in-person services conducted before the end of the school year, please send those requests to your EF by the ordering deadline of this Friday, March 19th. If the situation changes and counties/vendors shut back down prior to the end of the school year we cannot reallocate those funds to other purchases.

 It is the responsibility of the parent to check with your vendor to make sure they will be providing in-person services before you submit your request.

 If your EF places a PO for in-person services and the vendor reverts back to virtual services the PO will still be valid for services rendered virtually.

 If a PO already exists for virtual services and the vendor opens for in-person services, parents may request, in writing, a change to in-person services with their EF and must submit the waiver (see below) with that request.

 POs may be submitted for participation in in-person services to begin on or after our spring break. We return to school on March 29th. The last day of school is May 26th.  All services must be rendered between March 29th and May 26th.

 In order to approve PO requests for in-person services, your EF must receive a waiver for each student who wishes to attend an in-person service. Waivers can be found here. Complete this waiver and include it with your request for a PO for in-person services.

 One signed waiver per student.

 The status of return to virtual-only is subject to change at any time given the level of COVID-19 transmission in California.

 We are not resuming in-person visits with your EF or opening the school library at this time. We appreciate your patience, and we will be updating families and staff as any more changes occur.


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.


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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!


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