Valley Oaks Parents! This website was created to support you in your homeschooling endeavors. On this page, you will find upcoming events, academic information, school policies, faculty contact information and more. Please use the buttons on the left of this page to help you with your homeschooling experience. If you have any questions please contact an administrative staff member at 661-852-6750.
Notice to Parents
High School Orientation
Thank you for showing interest in our program. If you are interested in finding out more about our program please contact our office for an orientation. Each orientation will be held at 3501 Chester Avenue, next to the Kern County Museum. Please sign up for one of our orientations by calling our front office at 661-852-6750 or Daran Francis our Assistant Principal at 661-852-6754.
High School Graduation Requirements
The aspiration of the charter school, in partnership with the community, is to provide an exceptional education that prepares students to be successful members of our democratic society. Therefore, the graduation requirements stated below have been established. The graduation requirements encompass the knowledge, abilities, and experience necessary to develop the essential aptitudes and skills of successful participants in today’s society: behavior of character, communication, citizenship, intellect, self-direction, teamwork, well-being, and productivity.In addition, to the following graduation requirements, students must pass the California High School Exit Exam.Each student must complete a minimum of 220 semester units in the following areas:
Subjects/Units Required for Graduation
- English 40 units
- Mathematics 30 units*
- Social Studies 30 units
- Science 20 units
- Foreign Language or Visual/Performing Arts 10 units
- Health 5 units
- Physical Education 20 units
- Senior Seminar 5 units
- Career Education 5 units
- Technology 5 units
- Electives (units will vary to equal minimum of 220)
*Algebra 1 Requirement: (Education Code 51224.5)(b) Commencing with the 2003-04 school year and each year thereafter, at least one course, or a combination of two courses, in mathematics required to be completed pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 51225.3 by pupils while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, prior to receiving a diploma of graduation from high school, shall meet or exceed the rigor of the content standards for Algebra I, as adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to Section 60605.
Listed below is a link to the current high school handbook. Please click on the link below to access the current policies and procedures. If you do not already have adobe reader, you may need to download this free program to access this file. Once you have this program downloaded you can print a copy of this handbook for reference.
High School Faculty List
|Tom Shelton||(661) email@example.com||Principal|
|Daran Francis||(661) firstname.lastname@example.org||Vice Principal|
|Teacher Name||Number||Subject Area|
|John Boone||(661) email@example.com||Pre-Algebra, Statistics, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus|
|Katherine Bunge||(661) firstname.lastname@example.org||English 2, English 3, English 10 & 10P, English 12 & 12P & Drama|
|Ernie Cervantes||(661) email@example.com||World History P/G, U.S. History P/G, Gov’t, Econ, & Senior Seminar|
|James Cooke||(661) firstname.lastname@example.org||Earth Science P/G, Health, PE, Career Education & Special Education|
|Jennifer Flessati||(661) email@example.com||Consumer Math, Algebra 1 & 1P, & Applied Geometry|
|Daran Francis||(661) firstname.lastname@example.org||Welding|
|Felicia Pusateri||(661) email@example.com||English 1, English 9 & 9P, English 11 & 11P|
|Todd Thorpe||(661) firstname.lastname@example.org||Intro to Film, Computer Apps, Yearbook, Photography & Keyboarding|
|Kimberly Van Winkle||(661) email@example.com||Biology P/G, Chemistry and STMS|
|Todd Warren||(661) firstname.lastname@example.org||Woodshop, Intro to Drafting I & II, Hobby Farming, Career Education|
|Charlotte White||(661) email@example.com||Art, Ceramics, Painting & Drawing|
|Adam Whittier||(661) firstname.lastname@example.org||Spanish 1, Spanish 2, & Spanish 3|
|Shastine Arias||(661) email@example.com||Program Specialist|
|Jane Haupt||(661) firstname.lastname@example.org||Special Education – Resource Specialist|
|Gena Lieske||(661) email@example.com||Counselor|
|Debbie Rains||(661) firstname.lastname@example.org||School Secretary|
|Janie Garcia||(661) email@example.com||Student Data Attendance Clerk|
|Katherine Loucks||(661) firstname.lastname@example.org||Secretary|
|Brian Hamlin||(661) email@example.com||Instructional Aide|
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
By graduation, Valley Oaks Charter School students will be:
Academic Achievers who…
- Strive to meet or exceed academic standards adopted by the state.
- Demonstrate academic growth toward standards.
- Are exposed to state adopted standards through a variety of experiences.
- Use multiple modalities to demonstrate competence as active listeners, speakers, readers, and writers.
Critical Thinkers who…
- Identify and assess problems and find solutions using complex reasoning processes such as comparison, classification, induction, deduction, analysis, synthesis, investigation, inquiry, and invention.
- Collect, evaluate and use information from varied sources.
- Know how to test hypotheses, solve problems, and form conclusions based on relevant, reliable data and information.
- Demonstrate a capacity to apply acquired knowledge to changing conditions.
Technologically literate students who…
- Know VOCS internet policies and procedures.
- Use technology and telecommunications in a way that demonstrates an understanding of legal and ethical implications and expectations.
- Are fluent consumers of technology and apply their knowledge in society.
- Critically evaluate the context, subject matter, and validity of internet resources.
Culturally aware and productive citizens who…
- Contribute time, energy, and talents to improve their school, community and the world.
- Have a general understanding and appreciating for our diverse society.
- Demonstrate individual responsibility, personal integrity, and perseverance.
- Understand the principles required to be productive citizens in a democratic society.
Motivated, Self-Directed students who…
- Strive to learn and apply goal setting techniques, organize and manage time efficiently, and assume responsibility for their personal life-long learning.