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Mr. Stanley has been a counselor at Valencia for 25 years. He attended California State University, Long Beach, earning degrees in Social Science (B.S.), Secondary Education (Teaching Credential), and School Counseling (M.A.). He worked for LBUSD for ten years prior to coming to PYLUSD.  Mr. Stanley has been involved with the Valencia Academy since its inception and currently has the International Baccalaureate and IB/Val Tech Dual Diploma students as his counseling caseload. He will also be working with all Cambridge AICE Diploma students this year. Mr. Stanley was an adjunct admissions reader for the University of California, Los Angeles for fifteen years and his specialties include preparing for the college application process and elite college admissions.  Mr. Stanley enjoys helping Academy families and their students develop an academic four-year plan and set goals for college admissions.  

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IB Honor Code 2021-2022 Oct

Valencia Academy Honor Code 2021-2022

Valencia Academy students are expected to exhibit the highest levels of academic integrity.  Academic integrity is defined as the pursuit of education in an open, honest and responsible manner; it is a basic guiding principle for our Academy community. The leadership of the Valencia Academy understands that the course load is difficult, and while academic collaboration is both accepted and encouraged, ethical conduct is expected with every assignment and exam, at all times.

Helpful hints on college application teacher recommendation letters from Johns Hopkins admissions office.

College application teacher recommendation letters - the purpose of recommendation letters and advice about selecting teachers who will write your letters from Johns Hopkins admissions office. Youtube video link

Class of 2022 spring counseling update and short Preparing for College Admissions" video slideshow.

Class of 2022 spring counseling update and short Preparing for College Admissions" video slideshow.

Sample IB Diploma 2017

This is a sample IB diploma from the Class of 2017. This senior took IBHL English, IBHL Chemistry, and IBHL History of the Americas. Their IBSL classes were Spanish 4, Math Methods, and Economics. IB Diploma candidates must earn a score of 4 on each of their IB exams for a total of 24 points to earn the full IB Diploma. Candidates who are able to score 30 points are guaranteed a full year of college credit by the University of California.  

Nat. Merit Scholarship Alternate Entry Option 2021-22

Alternate Entry to the 2022 National Merit® Scholarship Program
National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) conducts the National Merit Scholarship Program, an annual nationwide academic competition for high school students. The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) is the route of entry into the National Merit Scholarship
Program. If you did not take the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT (offered in October 2020 and January 2021) due to illness, emergency, or other extenuating circumstance (including school closures) and you meet all other program entry requirements (given on the next page), you must follow the instructions specified below to enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. You may also use these instructions if you took the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT but your Selection Index score cannot be considered for entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program due to a testing irregularity or score cancellation.

Mr. Stanley's fall 2020 Academy Parent workshop

Fall 2020 Parent Academy Workshop. General introduction and orientation to the International Baccalaureate and Val Tech academies with special focus on student counseling and guidance issues. Topics covered include Pre-IB classes in 9th and 10th grades, graduation and college admissions requirements, and helping students and parents make good decisions about coursework, schedules, and the appropriateness of each academy program for their student. Produced in November 2020

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