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Ventura County CAASPP Test Scores Released

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Ventura County CAASPP Test Scores Released
Ventura County students maintained their scores on the statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test, according to new data released by the California Department of Education. The percentage of Ventura County students who met or exceeded the state standards for English language arts (ELA) in 2018 was 49 percent, which is the same as it was in 2017. In math, 38 percent of Ventura County students met or exceeded the state standards, which is also unchanged from ...
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Ventura County Academic Competitions Seek Sponsors & Volunteers
Ventura County students have a long, proud tradition of excellence in local, state and national academic competitions. This is only possible through the strong commitment and partnership of our local sponsors and volunteers. On average, more than 400 volunteer judges are needed to support the 2,500 students that annually participate in Ventura County Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, Science Fair and VEX Robotics competitions. For the Science Fair, we are seeking judges with relevant experience in...
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Building Name to Honor Special Education Champion Mary Samples
A new building in Camarillo that will house educational programs for Ventura County students with special needs now has a name. The Ventura County Board of Education last night voted to name the building the Mary E. Samples Education Services Center. Samples will soon be retiring as the leader of the Ventura County SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area), the agency that administers special education programs for public school students throughout the county.Samples has had a distinguished care...
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Free Programs Available for Students with Disabilities

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Free Programs Available for Students with Disabilities
Parents who suspect their child has a disability are advised to contact their local school district or the Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). Federal and state laws require public schools to provide free and appropriate education for children with special needs. Children and youth from birth through 21 years of age may qualify for special education programs in public schools. Special education staff will help parents identify appropriate programs based upon ...
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 Ventura County Outperforms State in High School Graduation Rate
Nearly 86 percent of Ventura County high school students graduated in the 2016-17 school year, which is better than the statewide graduation rate of 82.7 percent for the same period. That’s according to newly released data from the California Department of Education (CDE). Ventura County’s graduation rate also exceeded the overall state figures in all but one of the major student subgroups as seen in the chart below.Ventura County’s dropout rate was also better than the state a...
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Students with Autism Begin Summer School at New Camarillo Campus
About 60 students with autism began summer school today at the brand new campus of Triton Academy, located at 550 Airport Way near the Camarillo Airport.The campus was built from the ground up in just seven months. The project began with the demolition of the old Cowan Center, which used to serve as a conference facility for the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE). Consisting of relocatable buildings, the new campus features ten classrooms, life and motor skills facilities, a library, staf...
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School for Students with Autism to Get Brand New Home

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School for Students with Autism to Get Brand New Home
The Ventura County Office of Education officially broke ground on a new special education school in Camarillo Monday evening. The 29,944-square-foot, two-story building will become the new, permanent home of Triton Academy, which serves students with autism in third through twelfth grades. The new school will be located next to the VCOE Conference and Educational Services Center on Adolfo Road.Triton Academy is moving out of its longtime campus on Temple Ave. in Camarillo, which is owned by the ...
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Superintendent's Letter to the Graduating Class of 2018

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Superintendent's Letter to the Graduating Class of 2018
Dear Members of the Senior Class of 2018: This month thousands of you have crossed the threshold from high school to adulthood as you gather your diplomas and your many years of hard work and move on to your future. It’s an amazing accomplishment and one for which you should feel deep pride. You are well aware of the dedication and hard work it took to earn your diploma. Many of you juggled extracurricular activities, family obligations, volunteer work and part-time jobs while complet...
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Inspiring Stories from Ventura County's Graduating Seniors
She lost her home to the Thomas Fire in the middle of her senior year, but it didn't stop her from achieving her dreams. He's a competitive snowboarder who's part of the first graduating class of Ventura County's newest high school. They're just two of the graduating seniors we're proud to introduce you to in this edition of Focus on Education.
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Tips on Talking to Kids about School Shootings

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Tips on Talking to Kids about School Shootings
In the wake of yet another school shooting, our thoughts are with the friends and loved ones of the victims in Texas. Since many students will have questions and fears about their own safety, we are offering the following resources to help parents and educators respond in the most appropriate way.American Psychological Association• Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting• Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting• Talking to ...
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