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Schools of Choice (SOC)

Schools of Choice (SOC) is the process Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) uses to give parents who reside within the VUSD boundary a choice to select a school within VUSD that they feel will most benefit their child.  Schools and programs are identified based on space availablity for additional students.  SOC online applications are selected for approval via a random and unbiased lottery.  Online applications are not selected on a first come-first served basis.  Grades K-5 may request two school choices.  Upon acceptance of placement at one SOC school, the alternate selection is forfeited. The online application will only be available during the SOC window:  November 5, 2021 through December 3, 2021 (4 pm deadline) for the 2022-2023 school year.

SOC Application- Use this link to begin your application
Solicitud SOC- Utilice este enlace para comenzar su solicitud
Return to your SOC Application- Use this link to log back in to the site and make changes or edits to existing applications
Para reingresar a su solicitud SOC- Utilice este enlace para reingresar al sitio web y hacer cambios o editar sus solicitudes existentes
School Specific Information Nights and/or Tours 


Elementary Schools of Choice FAQ- English
Traducciones para las preguntas- Escuelas Primarias (Grados Transición de Kinder - 5⁰)


Secondary Schools of Choice FAQ- English
Traducciones para las preguntas-Escuelas Secundarias, Grados 6-12

VUSD is Hiring!

We are hiring in all positions; substitute teachers, custodial, accounting, food & nutrition, clerical, paraeducators, sign language interpreters, bus drivers and more!  For more information, visit our Human Resources webpage,

Fall 2021-22 School Year and COVID-19 Resources

Call Center

Call Center Hours and Phone Numbers:

Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am- 4:30 pm 

English- 805-641-5000 x1380

Spanish- 805-641-5000 x 1390

News & Updates 

Agendas for Ventura Unified School District meetings of the Board of Education may be found on the Board of Education pages. Additionally, agendas for upcoming regular board meeting may be accessed directly by clicking HERE and special board meeting may be accessed HERE for November 22, 2021 once the agenda has been published. Agendas for the Personnel Commission meetings may be found on the Personnel Commission page. Additionally, agendas for upcoming Personnel Commission meetings may be accessed directly by clicking HERE once the agenda has been published.

Public Meeting Agendas 

Titles II, IX, 504, CCR Title 5 Information and contacts for Title II, IX, 504 and CCR Title 5 may be found HERE

Complaint Procedures As you consider the nature of your complaint, we always recommend you seek resolution at the lowest possible level before proceeding through the formal complaint procedures. That said, we understand there are times when the situation may warrant the use of an appropriate complaint forms and documents. To assist you, we have provided the forms HERE. ​ 













When delivering an education that prepares students for a future in the world today, a one-size-fits-all approach no longer suffices. 

Hoy en día, cuando se trata de brindar una educación que prepare a los estudiantes para un futuro en el mundo actual, ya no es suficiente enfocarse en un mismo tipo de preparación para todos los estudiantes.


Once you've discovered the academic path that's right for your student, it's time to enroll. Let us help you with this process.

Una vez que haya descubierto el camino académico adecuado para su estudiante, es hora de inscribirse.  Permítanos ayudarle con este proceso.


A career in education may be in your future! Find out which jobs are available now, and explore the possibilities for tomorrow.

Our Human Resources department is always seeking folks who are committed to the future of every student for our many programs and services. See if an opening is right for you!

Equal Opportunity

The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (BP 0410)

Ventura Unified School District

255 W. Stanley Ave.,

Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 641-5000
For after-hours facilities emergencies related to the District offices or any of our school facilities please call (805) 641-5000. 
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