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CVCHS renewal decision coming before year’s end

Clayton Valley Charter High School’s student government submitted the school’s charter renewal petition to Contra Costa County Office of Education earlier this month. CVCHS student body president Melvin Brown III (right) ­presented the 150-page petition to Danielle Low from CCCOE in the CVCHS library. Brown was accompanied by other members of the school’s Associated Student Body ­leadership class, from left, Thomas Cook and Aaron Mah, as well as the Ugly Eagle mascot and executive director Jim Scheible.

CVCHS renewal decision coming before year’s end

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CVCHS renewal decision coming before year’s end
Clayton Valley Charter High School’s student government submitted the school’s charter renewal petition to Contra Costa County Office of Education earlier this month. CVCHS student body president Melvin Brown III (right) ­presented the 150-page petition to Danielle Low from CCCOE in the CVCHS library. Brown was accompanied by other members of the school’s Associated Student Body ­leadership class, from left, Thomas Cook and Aaron Mah, as well as the Ugly Eagle mascot and executive director
Jim Scheible.

Clayton Valley Charter High school is seeking its second charter renewal with its public hearing this Wednesday and a vote by the Contra Costa County Office of Education board on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

On Oct. 3, the students in Clayton Valley Charter’s student government submitted the school’s charter renewal petition to the CCCOE with student body president Melvin Brown III and other members of the school’s Associated Student Body leadership class handing over the 150-page document plus an appendix of over 1000 pages to county staff member Danielle Low in the CVCHS library.

Read Clayton Valley Charter High School Renewal Petition.

The petition was officially accepted by CCCOE that same day, verifying it is a complete petition and beginning a renewal timeline set in state law. This Wednesday’s public hearing is at Pleasant Hill Middle School.

The CVCHS petition can also be found on the school’s website claytonvalley.org. Information on the process is also on the CCCOE website cccoe.k12.ca.us.

Contra Costa County Office of Education Charter Schools page

 

The fallout from the contentious tenure of the school’s original executive director Dave Linzey is most likely the major sticking point in securing the renewal. The school has been proactively seeking support for the renewal this year from its parents, alumni and community leaders. The Clayton City Council last month voted 5-0 for a resolution in support of the charter renewal for Clayton Valley Charter.

The school was granted a charter in January 2012 and opened that August with a three-year charter authorization through 2014-15. CVCHS then was approved for a five-year renewal in Nov. 2014 and is now seeking another five-year renewal for 2020-2024.

Ygnacio Valley High Innovation Lab

Ygnacio Valley High dedicated its Innovation Lab on the Concord campus last month with a potluck dinner and presentation spotlighting business and community supporters, students and faculty from the school who have made it possible.

This is the third year of the Project 212 YVHS Robotics program on campus and the person given much of the credit for its success is engineering teacher Joseph Alvarico (right). The lab now serves as the hub of STEM education at YV. Students, from left, Daniel Alejandre (11th grade), Yaritza Rios (10th grade) and Sam Hannon (12th grade).

7th annual MDUSD ­College Fair at Ygnacio Valley Oct. 24

The seventh annual MDUSD College Fair at Ygnacio Valley High School will feature representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities across the country in addition to numerous local educational and career training institutions.

The free event on Thursday evening, Oct. 24, from 6 – 8 p.m. is open to students from MDUSD high schools. It is especially geared to students in their junior and senior years and offers an opportunity to get answers to questions about educational choices and pathways following high school in order to make informed decisions about college and career options after high school. Click here for more information on the Oct. 24 College Fair.

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