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Friday, April 16, 2021

What Do I Need to Enroll?

To find your home boundary school, visit the My School Locator 

To determine what forms, etc. you need in order to enroll visit our Enrollment Requirements web page 

The Ventura Unified School District new student online enrollment is occuring now through our online enrollment application.    If you are having difficulty or have questions, live in-person enrollment assistance is offered at the Education Service Center (District office) at 255 W. Stanley Ave., Ventura CA 93001.  To ensure we follow all social distancing mandates, you should attend on your scheduled school date which can be found on this ESC Site Support Calendar.  Please contact Student Support Services at x1370 if you need special accommodations. 

You  can also visit your school site during their published office hours. All visitors must wear a mask. 

If you are unable to visit in person, our Call Center is available to help.  They can be reached:

Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am- 4:30 pm 

English- 805-641-5000 x1380

Spanish- 805-641-5000 x 1390

Jumpstart Enrollment for 2020-2021

Through a contract with the California Department of Education, Ventura Unified School District operates 17 half-day Jumpstart State Preschool programs for children ages 2.9-4 years of age. For more information on eligibility and visit the Jumpstart webpage

Jumpstart is run out of the following VUSD School Sites:

EP Foster Elementary School

Sheridan Way Elementary School

Will Rogers Elementary School

Pacific High School

Montalvo Arts Academy (Elementary)

Portola Elementary School

ATLAS Academy of Technology and Leadership at Saticoy (Elementary)

To enroll

Step 1. Read the Jumpstart Cover Letter and fill out the eligibility questionnaire

Step 2. Fill out enrollment paperwork

  • Pick up a paper packet on one of the following dates at the above Jumpstart Locations
    • Thurs. May 7, 2020 from 9 am- 12 noon
    • Thurs. May 14, 2020 from 9 am- 12 noon

Step 3. Submit enrollment paperwork

  • Drop off paperwork on one of the following dates at the above Jumpstart Locations
    • Thurs. May 7, 2020 from 9 am- 12 noon
    • Thurs. May 14, 2020 from 9 am- 12 noon

Homestead- Your Partner in Family Led Homeschooling

Homestead was designed to be a helpful resource for families who wish to develop and deliver their child's education at home. It is a free, family-led homeschooling program through Ventura Unified School District. Enrollment is open to students in Grades K-8 in Ventura County. Families work with a credentialed teacher to develop an individualized program for their child.  There are various vehicles for the delivery of education, including online resources, pen and paper and everything in between, all led by adults in the home.  The program is housed out of Blanche Reynolds Elementary and includes opportunities for in-person engagement for students and teachers (during non-COVID times).

Homestead is an exciting alternative educational experience. For more information visit the Homestead website. To discuss or enroll contact Anne Bemel, Lead Teacher at 805-289-1817 x 2122 or the office at 805-289-1817

TK Enrollment for 2021-22

TK will be offered at the following sites for the 2020-2021 school year

  • Blanche Reynolds Elementary
  • Citrus Glen Elementary
  • Elmhurst Elementary
  • Junipero Serra Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Loma Vista Elementary
  • Sheridan Way Elementary
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For those that need to register their student into one of our TK schools, fill out  the online enrollment application.  The online application will open on March 10 and you can find that link here that day.

For additional information on TK visit our Kready webpage

K-5- Elementary School Enrollment for 2021-2022

New and returning inactive students who live within the VUSD district boundary area, may apply using our online enrollment application.

If your student is currently attending their home boundary school, and they will be attending the same school next year, there is no need to fill out any re-enrollment paperwork.

If you are a current VUSD family but would like to transfer your child to a different  school please complete the Intradistrict Transfer paperwork and submit for review and approval. 

If you live wihtin a different district's boundary you must first contact your current district to be released, and then you may apply for an interdistrict transfer.  Once the paperwork is complete, we recommend contacting the school to ensure they have received your information.

TK-8 Schools Enrollment for 2021-2022

The Ventura Unified School District is pleased to currently offer two K-8 Schools.  Sunset School (K-8) in Oak View, CA, has been serving many students on the west end of Ventura and in Oak View for years. Lemon Grove School (TK-8), located in mid-town at what is currently Blanche Reynolds Elementary, will be opening in the Fall of 2021.  On the east end of Ventura, ATLAS Elementary School will expand to become a K-8 school in the Fall of 2022.

We are currently enrolling for both Sunset and Lemon Grove for the Fall 2021 term. Here are the various ways to enroll:

  • If you are a current VUSD family, you must contact your current boundary school to request an intradistrict transfer application so you may be released from your current boundary school.
  • If you are new to VUSD or a returning “inactive” student AND you live in the school boundary area for Sunset or Lemon Grove (currently Blanche Reynolds), you may apply to both using our online enrollment application. Families should contact the school directly after applying online to ensure the school site received their online enrollment information.
  • If you are new to VUSD or a returning “inactive” student AND you live outside the VUSD boundary for Sunset or Lemon Grove (whichever you are choosing) but still within the VUSD boundary area for the District, you must contact your current boundary school to request an intradistrict transfer application so you may be released from your current boundary school.
  • If you live outside of the VUSD district boundary area, you must first contact your current district to be released, and then you may apply for an interdistrict transfer.  Once the paperwork is complete, we recommend contacting the school to ensure they have received your information.

Information on enrollment into the ATLAS K-8 school will be available in early January 2022.  For additonal questions please contact Student Support Services at 805-641-5000 x1103.

6-12 Middle and High School Enrollment for 2021-2022

New and returning inactive students who live within the VUSD district boundary area, may apply using our online enrollment application.

If your student is currently attending their home boundary school, and they will be attending the same school next year or moving onto thier new home boundary middle or high school, there is no need to fill out any re-enrollment paperwork.

If you are a current VUSD family but would like to transfer your child to a different high school or middle school please complete the Intradistrict Transfer paperwork and submit for review and approval. 

If you live wihtin a different district's boundary you must first contact your current district to be released, and then you may apply for an interdistrict transfer.  Once the paperwork is complete, we recommend contacting the school to ensure they have received your information.

*** El Camino and Pacific High Schools have a seperate process by which you need to apply. Please contact the front office of either El Camino or Pacific for more information. 

 

STAY. FLEX. FOCUS. VUSD Independent Study/Hybrid High School Program

Stay. Flex. Focus.

Available at Ventura, Buena and Foothill Technology High Schools

Program Description: 

  1. STAY - continue to be enrolled in the course(s) that you’re having success in
  2. FLEX - switch to online Independent Study for your other courses
  3. FOCUS - Take one to two online course at a time

Important Components of the Program

  1. Online courses are through Edgenuity 
  2. Credit recovery is an option 
  3. Work directly with one teacher for all Independent Study courses

FAQ: 

Question: “Will a student going on this program remain enrolled at their current site regardless of whether or not they remain in any on-campus brick-and-mortar classes?”
Answer: Yes!

Question: “Can a student in this program play sports?” 
Answer:  Yes! So long as the student has a minimum GPA of 2.0 from the last quarter, they are CIF eligible. 

Question: “Can students who have already left VUSD return for this program?”
Answer: Yes! 

Question: “Will those students who have already left VUSD and want to return to this program need to go through a lengthy placement process? 
Answer: No - simply bring in a current transcript from your current school. 

How to Enroll in this Program

  1. Schedule an in-person meeting with your counselor and your parent/guardian ASAP
  1. Complete and sign a VUSD Independent Study Master Agreement with your counselor
  1. Meet with your assigned Independent Study Mentor Teacher and complete a Communication Contract
  1. Start working on your independent study course(s) from home
  1. If you are remain enrolled in any on-campus course(s), continue to attend.

If you are currently not enrolled in VUSD and want to enroll in FLEX, contact your boundary High School first and speak with a counselor there. 

Attending a School that is not your Home Boundary School

If you live in the Ventura Unified School District boundary but would like your child to attend a different school than your home boundary school you have two options:

-Apply through School of Choice (this process is now closed for the 2021-22 school year)

-Apply for an Intra-District Transfer- more information can be found on the Intradistrict Transfer webpage 

If you do not live in the Ventura Unified School District, please complete an interdistrict transfer request and have your home district sign the release portion of your request.  The form and pertinent documentation can then be submitted/emailed to the Student Support Service’s department for review. For more information visit, the Interdistrict Transfer webpage.

Your application to the school is not a guaranteed enrollment due to available space.

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