CVLCC High on ‘Best Public High Schools’ List

CVLCC High Named to ‘Best Public High Schools’ List
Posted on 06/04/2018
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Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School (CVLCC), a TK-12 system, was ranked among the top three of public schools in San Diego County, and among the top 50 in California in the recently released U.S. News and World Report annual ranking.

 

“It is a great honor to be ranked among the top three in all of San Diego, and among the top tiers of schools in California and the nation,” said Dr. Jorge Ramirez Delgado, the charter’s Executive Director. “I thank and credit our students, teachers, parents and school leaders who together make our school an amazing learning community.”

 

Established in 1998 as a district-dependent charter, CVLCC initially served students in kindergarten through sixth grade, adding grades 7 and 8 over the years. In 2012, in response to parent interest and demand, CVLCC High opened on a site adjacent to Silver Wing Elementary in the Otay Mesa community of San Diego. CVLCC High serves over 380 students in grades 9-12. CVLCC has distinct elementary, middle and high school campuses.Student in a lab coat is all smiles at CVLCC High.

 

“I take an immense amount of pride in knowing we are driven by, and dedicated to, making experiences like world travel, hands-on professional experience, and college a reality for our students. Watching these amazing kids grow and learn beyond the walls of a classroom is something I truly value and respect about this incredible organization,” said April Hernandez, English teacher and founding member of CVLCC High.

 

U.S. News and World Report evaluated more than 28,500 public schools across the country, using data on graduation rates and state test scores. It recognized 5,948 top-performing schools with numeric rankings, and awards of gold, silver or bronze, depending on their level of college readiness. CVLCC High was ranked number 38 in California and number 245 in the nation. The full listing is available here.

 

Of particular note is that CVLCC High was ranked higher than schools in Coronado, Poway and much of the North County.

 

CVLCC offers a school-wide Dual Language Immersion program. Students spend half of their instructional day in English and the other half in Spanish. Its string of academic success has prompted a stream of visitors, from educators in other countries to ranking elected officials. In 2009, then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger toured classrooms and held a press conference at the school, holding it up as a model for academic gains that could be replicated across the state. “What a success story, I have to say,” Schwarzenegger said of CVLCC, during the visit.

 

The California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) honored founding Principal and now Executive Director Dr. Ramirez Delgado with its Vision Award for outstanding leadership in bilingual education. Its success prompted scores of parents to ‘Camp Out for Kinder’ — a chance at CVLCC's lottery at the time for kindergarten admission.

 

With the support of the Chula Vista Elementary School District, CVLCC has been able to plan and implement educational programs that support students acquiring a second language, as well as deepening academic understanding in all content areas. With its strong parent engagement and teacher commitment, the school has been able to provide a unique educational experience for all students.

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