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.
It is with this commitment, we offer the following options for choosing your child's school:
Enrolling in your residential boundary neighborhood school
This is an excellent option as all our schools are staffed with exemplary teachers and amazing support staff. Pay a visit to your neighborhood school and you will see rigorous and relevant academics that challenge each student. To discover which neighborhood school is in your boundary, visit MySchoolLocator.
Our Schools of Choice application will only be available online during the application window, beginning on Jan. 15 at 9 am. The deadline to submit is 4 pm on Jan. 29, 2021. If your student is selected through the random and unbiased lottery process, for our schools of choice program, the student may remain until they complete their 5th, 8th, or 12th grade year.
Families may use the link below to initialize a School of Choice application.
Families who have completed School of Choice applications and want to edit/add student applications must use the link below.
This is an option for families residing within the VUSD boundary and requesting their child attend a school other than their boundary/neighborhood school. If your student is attending a school via Intradistrict Transfer, the transfer must be re-submitted and approved each year.
This is an option for families requesting their child attend school in a different school district, incoming or exiting VUSD.
List of schools as School of Choice options, transfers, and order of priority.