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Las Virgenes Unified School District

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Las Virgenes Unified School District

Serves:  Eastern Conejo Valley and Western San Fernando Valley

Grades:  K-12

Students:  11,138

Superintendent:  Dr. Daniel Stepenosky



LasVirgenesdanIn the Las Virgenes Unified School District, we are extremely proud of our tradition of academic excellence, a rich diversity of programs, and variety of options and opportunities available for our students. We work very hard to ensure our students are well prepared for college and career, which is evident in the fact that Las Virgenes is one of the top-ranked school districts in the state.

Las Virgenes serves approximately 11,000 students in the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and Westlake Village. The District encompasses 14 schools, spanning preschool through high school. We offer a wide spectrum of options including International Baccalaureate and AP Capstone diploma programs; a Waldorf-inspired K-8 school; Dual Immersion K-8 school; Media & Entertainment Academy; Sports Medicine; Culinary Arts; championship sports; and award-winning performing arts programs housed in state-of-the-art theaters.

We are strongly invested in the social and emotional wellness of our students. Our Student 360 initiative has received statewide acclaim for its comprehensive focus on college and career readiness and social-emotional development. Through this initiative, we have created a centralized Counseling Center which supports our students and their families with a path to wellness if they are facing challenges with mental health, anxiety, substance use or depression. We have also launched a very well attended Parent Ed Series which includes screenings of FindingKind, Like, Upstanders, and speaker Jessica Lahey, the author of The Gift of Failure. Las Virgenes has also launched a one-of-a-kind Early College Academy, partnering with local community colleges to support students through a four-year dual enrollment pathway. This dynamic partnership brings college professors to our high school campuses, teaching our students, enabling them to graduate from high school with an associate’s degree.

The College Board has named LVUSD as an AP Honor Roll District of Distinction for the third time in a row due to our expanded access to AP courses, success in increasing student participation in our AP program - especially among typically underrepresented populations - and higher AP scores achieved by our students. We are also proud to be the first district in the state to receive Commission on Teacher Credentialing accreditation for three credential programs: Preliminary and Clear Administrative Credentials, and Clear Teaching Credentials. Our program enables teachers and administrators to grow as mindful, innovative leaders who create safe and inclusive learning environments for all students.

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