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 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.  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.

If you do find that you are having issues with your technology, we do have a Technology Helpline that can be called at 805-641-5000 x1450 or email Please leave your first and last name, description of the issue, and a call back number. The VUSD Technology Department will respond within 24 hours.






Counselor Meeting
 Request for Parents 



De Anza Academy of Technology & the Arts (DATA) is a high achieving and innovative magnet school where students, community, and staff collaborate in authentic learning experiences.  Together, we support an inclusive environment focused on relationships in order to develop skills for a global society.