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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Valley High School, home of the Grizzlies!
California Model Continuation High School

“Learning for All Whatever it Takes” – is our motto and is at the core of what we do at Valley High. It is what drives our dedication to students. We believe that all students can and will learn here at Valley High. We believe that our staff and our team of educators will do everything they can to ensure students receive a quality education and reach their academic goals.

As a school community, we will do whatever it takes to prepare students for their academic careers beyond high school. As a school community, Valley High provides a safe and respectful learning setting for our students within a highly supportive small school environment.  We pride ourselves on fostering a school culture that cultivates a strong sense of belonging and personal responsibility.  With our new quarter system planned for the 2020-21 school year, we are excited to announce that every Valley High student has the opportunity to earn 90 or more credits a school year.

Valley High School was given the distinction of a California Model Continuation High School this year.  Our entire Valley staff is trained in using the structure of restorative practice to help create a positive, supportive school environment for all students and staff.  Restorative Practices focuses on building relationships and community, as well as ensuring that all our students feel welcome and connected to Valley High School. We understand that meaningful, productive relationships are essential to student learning and that the impact of creating a positive school culture and climate for our youth is immense. 

We currently have 15 dedicated teachers on-site in addition to the support of a full-time counselor and a full-time social worker.  We offer many extra-curricular opportunities and fun activities through our ASSETS after-school program.  We have a competitive athletic intramural program in which our students get to put on the Valley uniform and represent our school out in the community in addition to many student clubs on campus.

Through our recognized exemplary Response-ability Training Program (RTP), all new Grizzlies learn how best to take advantage of the opportunity that Valley provides them toward earning their high school diploma.  At the core of our RTP program is the concept of learning how to respect themselves and others, how to solve problems appropriately, and how to manage and minimize anger or conflict as teenagers.  This program is taught by Mrs. Monica Lee who is the CCEA California Teacher of the year. 

Valley High provides a curriculum that meets the California Common Core Standards and we utilize the same curriculum and expectations of rigor as our comprehensive high schools in the EUHSD.  Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is offered at Valley High School. Our AVID program helps students gain acceptance into local community colleges and then successfully transfer to a university setting. We provide field trips to local colleges and universities to all AVID students at Valley.

Valley High School is more than a school, it is an amazing place to find purpose and to learn. We strive to make connections and build relationships, to help each student reach their full potential. To our students- Give your best and believe in yourself, we will be here to support you in achieving your academic goal- earning your diploma. Welcome to our family, Welcome to the Graduation Station!

Luis Landaverde


Valley High School