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Welcome back, Tigers!
 
I am excited to begin another year together. Our theme for the 2018-2019 school year is Tiger Family: Belong, Believe, Become. Our goal is for all Tigers to feel a sense of belonging, believe in themselves, and work together to achieve their goals. We are invested in the success and educational experience of every student and exhibit this by creating high expectations in a nurturing environment. As we enter our 85th year, we look to honor our rich history while embracing a culture of innovation and advancement.
 
I would like to take a moment to share with you the recent success of our Valencia Academy: International Baccalaureate (IB) and Valencia Technology (Val Tech). This past year our IB program graduated a record-breaking 78 IB diploma recipients. Our Val Tech program continues to thrive with 79 Val Tech diploma recipients and a growing number of impressive internship opportunities afforded to our students. In addition, we offer an impressive combination of over 50 Advanced Placement and IB courses on our campus with a policy of access and success for all.
 
Our nationally recognized AVID program continues to propel our school wide college readiness system. We were fortunate to host visits from schools from Southern California and Australia this past year and look forward to this year’s visits as well.  We will continue to embrace engaging instructional strategies and a school wide culture of support.

We also continue to offer robust Career Technical Education opportunities for students who are preparing for their post-secondary career pursuits in Education and Child Development, Building and Construction Trades, and Culinary Arts. Students are able to gain hands-on experience and knowledge in the pathways of their choice. In addition, our English Learner and Special Education programs are taking on new heights as we move forward with integration and inclusion.
 
At Valencia High School we are committed to ensuring every student is provided with the highest quality educational experience in a safe and engaging environment. I thank you for entrusting us with your student and I look forward to our partnership in preparing them for success now and in the future.

Go Tigers!
 
Olivia Yaung


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Financial Aid Workshops- Every Tuesday in February!

VHS will be hosting Financial Aid Workshops for seniors and their parents to assist in filling out the FAFSA or California Dream Act Applications. Representatives from SCC will be going over the applications step by step and will be available to answer any questions you may have. Workshops will be held in the College and Career Center from 2:30pm- 4:00pm every Tuesday in February! Don't forget, all Financial Aid Applications are due MARCH 2nd!

2019 Boys State Application- Now Open!

Boys State is a leadership and citizenship conference hosted by the Placentia American Legion Post in Sacramento on June 22- June 29, 2019. This opportunity is available to VHS Junior boys. Interested students should submit the completed application to Mr. Stanley by 3pm, February 15, 2019.

Schedule for final exams!

As our first semester is coming to a close soon, make sure you are aware of our schedule for final exams on January 23-24. Please see attached schedule for details. As a reminder, Friday, January 25th is a student free day. Second semester begins on Monday, January 28th and all students must report to the Cafeteria/MPR to pick up their new schedules. Schedules will be available for pick up beginning at 7:00am that morning. Student ID cards must be presented in order to pick up schedules. Good luck on your final exams!

Financial Aid Night: December 12, 2018 @ 6:00PM

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VHS will be holding a Financial Aid Night to work through the Financial Aid process with families in both English and Spanish. For a list of what you will want to bring and to RSVP, visit: http://bit.ly/VHSFinAidNight Don't forget, all Financial Aid Applications are due by MARCH 2nd!
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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
 
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Rick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Cary Johnson, Director, Educational Services (714) 985-8656. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Executive Director, Instructional Support (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Rick Riegel, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
 
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
 
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
 
Quejas de empleados: Rick Lopez, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Cary Johnson, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Director Ejecutivo, Apoyo Educativo (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Rick Riegel, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101