News Releases from VCOE
  • Middle School Winners of Ventura County Mock Trial

    Trinity Pacific Christian School is the winner of the middle school division of the 2024 Ventura County Mock Trial competition after earning the highest score in the final round this afternoon. Valley View Middle School in the Simi Valley Unified School District came in second place and Mesa Union School took third. The winners were announced at an...
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  • 2024 Ventura County Mock Trial Winners – High School Division

    Trinity Pacific Christian School and Royal High School took the top two spots in the high school division of the 2024 Ventura County Mock Trial competition, which was held over two weekends at the Ventura County Hall of Justice. Twenty-one high schools from throughout Ventura County participated in Mock Trial this year. The winning teams were annou...
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  • 2024 Ventura County Mock Trial Semifinalists Announced

    The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce the eight high school teams that will move on to the semifinal round of the 2024 Ventura County Mock Trial competition. Twenty-one local high schools fielded teams in the initial Mock Trial rounds that were held last weekend at the County Courthouse in Ventura. The following eight teams ...
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  • 2024 Ventura County Academic Decathlon Winners

    Westlake, Channel Islands, and Thousand Oaks High Schools Take Top Spots in 2024 Ventura County Academic Decathlon
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  • Community Event to Fight Addiction

    Preventing substance use in kids is the focus of a community event being held on Monday, February 12, 2024, in Camarillo. The Addiction Inoculation, featuring bestselling author Jessica Lahey, will highlight risk factors and offer concrete takeaways for parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors to kids from pre-K through college. WHAT: The ...
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  • Hackathon by the Sea Winners Announced

    More than 100 students from high schools throughout Ventura County stayed up all night as they competed in the annual Hackathon by the Sea last weekend in Camarillo. Participants spent an entire night creating apps and websites with the assistance of volunteer mentors.  Presented by the Ventura County Office of Education, the Hackathon encoura...
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  • Focus on Education - November 2023

    Logo Contest Winners Selected • Easing the Path to a College Degree • Overnight Coding Event for Students • Youth Mental Health in the Spotlight • New $18M Grant for Career Pathways • Ventura County's Early Childhood Workforce is Focus of New Report • Save the Date: 2024 Equity Conference
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  • Ventura County Student Logo Design Contest Winners Announced

    The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) is pleased to announce the following winners of logo design contests for the 2024 Academic Decathlon, Battle of the Books, and Science Fair. Approximately 130 students from throughout Ventura County submitted 166 entries for the contests.   Academic Decathlon Andres Magana, Grade 9 Sant...
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  • Ventura County Academic Competitions Seek Volunteers

    Ventura County’s popular academic competitions are seeking volunteers to help present these events for local students. The Ventura County Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, and Science Fair will be taking place next January, February and March. On average, more than 400 volunteer judges and scorers are needed to support the 2,500 students who pa...
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  • Mock Trial Moving to Weekends in Support of Student Wellbeing

    For the first time in its over 40-year history, the annual Ventura County Mock Trial competition is moving to weekends. Mock Trial has previously been held over four weeknights at the Ventura County courthouse and the competition often lasts late into the night. Moving the competition to weekends means students will no longer have to stay up late o...
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