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Simi Valley High School: From Here to Anywhere

School of Choice

Thank you for considering Simi Valley High School as your child's school of choice! Parents, students, and staff are partners in Simi Valley High School's Commitment to Excellence. We work together to maintain and improve our outstanding academic and extracurricular programs. We have the talent and we can make our vision a reality. The options we offer here at Simi Valley High School are meant to educate the whole child and will broaden horizons and opportunities for all our students. We have made this commitment and strive for the betterment of each student on our campus.


Sincerely,
John C. Baxter, Principal

Simi Valley High School Pathways

Pathways provide students will important connections to teachers in their area of expertise which ensures programs are leveled to students' knowledge and skills. Coursework ensures a breadth of knowledge and skills which best prepare students for a career immediately after high school, a career technical program, or a focused college program. Within each course, teachers seek to provide 5 Essential Career Connections during the year. The breadth of these programs is partnered with the Ventura County Community College District and the Career Education Center from the Ventura County Office of Education. More specific information is available through each high school's Career & College Center


Video Production

Software Programming

Dance

Biotechnology

Patient Care

Entrepreneurship

Transportation

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What are the proven outcomes of students engaging in a Pathway modeled program?

For Students...

  • The opportunity to obtain college credit for courses completed in high school

  • A strong core of academics from which to move into a variety of career areas

  • Cutting-edge technical expertise

  • Exposure to high-paying careers

  • Opportunities to visit worksites, participate in internships, and gain an inside look at the world of work

For Parents...

  • Reduced tuition costs and other expenses when students earn tuition-free college credits while still in high school
  • More motivated students with a focus on their future

For Teachers and Schools...

  • More interesting coursework, resulting in fewer disciplinary problems
  • More students stay in school to complete their education: 93 percent of CTE Career Pathways students graduate from high school compared to 82 percent of all students
  • The transition from high school to advanced education is smoother because of the rational progression of course work developed cooperatively by schools and employers

For Colleges and Other Postsecondary Education and Training Institutions...

  • More high school graduates go on to advanced education and training
  • Students are better prepared for postsecondary education
  • The transition from high school to advanced education is smoother because of the rational progression of course work developed cooperatively by schools and employers

For Employers...

  • Better educated workers who are prepared to grow and develop on the job
  • Greater numbers of skilled workers
  • Reduced employer training costs
  • Employees who know how to apply knowledge and skills to solve work-related problems
  • A world-class workforce able to outwork, outproduce, and outsmart the global competition

For the Community...

  • A healthier economy with workers earning higher wages to spend and invest
  • An improved quality of life supported by successful businesses and well-paid residents of the community
  • An educated citizenry that is prepared to contribute to the cultural and civic life

Check out the School Clubs!

Find a place where you feel comfortable and connected! Join one of the many clubs on our campus and make a difference.


Click on the "Club Out" link to see what clubs make our school shine.

SVHS Tours!

Come see what our campus is all about! Visit program classrooms and see a snippet of what the campus looks like on a regular school day.


Tour Dates:

January 18, 19, 24, 26, 30

February 9, 15, 21, 23

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Pioneer Showcase!

Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 6pm

5400 Cochran Street

Simi Valley, CA

Come out and see what makes SVHS a community school designed to provide a learning space for students making a difference! We have a culture of care and support where collaboration is the key to success. This night will feature opportunities to connect with our educators, students and various programs.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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FAQ

1. Who do I contact if I have questions about a specific program, club, or academy on campus?



2. I live outside Simi Valley. How do I enroll in SVHS?

  • For out-of-district applicants, an inter-district permit from the district of residence will be required at the March registration night. Therefore, parents should apply for this permit upon acceptance to SVHS.

3. If the school is at capacity how does SVHS determine admission for acceptance?

  • Should we receive more applications than there are spaces available, a lottery will be conducted to determine acceptance.



4. What is the bell schedule at SVHS?

  • The Bell Schedule for 2023-2024 can be found at the bottom of the Coming to SVHS page here.


5. I am sold! What do I do now?


6. If I complete the School of Choice Application after February 28th will I still be able to attend SVHS?

  • Families who complete the School of Choice Application after the due date can still be accepted to attend. Their acceptance status would be contingent on space available after that point in time. The application has a timestamp when completed. Students will be placed on a waitlist in the order the application is submitted after February 28th.