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Schools of Choice Lottery- Now Open

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 request a school within VUSD that they feel will most benefit their child.  Schools and programs are identified based on space availability 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.  The online application window for the 2024-2025 school year is November 7 - December 1, 2023 at 4 pm.  

To apply for the Schools of Choice Lottery visit the SOC Lottery Application webpage

The Ventura Unified School District held its Annual Information Night on Mon. Nov. 6. If you missed it and would like to review presentations or handouts, please visit our  VUSD Information Night webpage. 

Welcome to the Ventura Unified School District

Our Promise

When it comes to delivering an education that prepares students for a future in the world today, a one-size-fits-all approach no longer suffices. Students must be able to think critically, approach problem-solving with agility and creativity, be open to exploration, and adapt to new ideas and pathways they will invariably encounter throughout their lives.

At Ventura Unified School District, we cultivate a wealth of diverse academic programs so every student in our community has the chance to explore and engage with a learning environment that not only challenges them academically, but also promotes their growth as people, scholars, and citizens of the world, in an open and positive environment.

Our passion is to help the children in our schools find their passion—academically and personally—believing that each and every student has a brilliant future ahead of them.

We hope that you can easily find what you need on our website.  However, if you are still in need of help please contact our VUSD Call Center to speak with someone about your question.  The Call Center can be reached Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am- 4:30 pm at the following numbers:
English- 805-641-5000 x1380
Spanish- 805-641-5000 x1390

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