My Hero: Written by VOC Students Performed by Norman Foote:
Valley Oak Charter School is a home-based independent study program. As a public charter school, Valley Oak is free of charge and welcomes students grades K-12 regardless of race or religious affiliation.
VOC encourages family involvement and individual responsibility. Our program provides homeschooling and parenting support, funding for curriculum materials, and cooperative work and play in a multi-age setting.
Our site based project learning classes are offered Tuesday through Thursday, September through June. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, credentialed staff and specialists lead project based classes, both on and off campus, that provide a wide array of activities and in-depth learning opportunities. Wednesdays are dedicated to field trips, special presentations, group projects, individual activities, and tutoring.
With the support and guidance of their Supervising Teacher, VOC families choose, plan, and participate in grade-level, academics aligned with California State Standards and independent learning activities during the rest of the week. As part of an independent study program, learning activities are documented by parents and reported to their Supervising teacher weekly. Specific work samples are collected three times a year, generally once each trimester. Supervising teachers meet with families as needed throughout the year to offer feedback, academic support, homeschooling guidance to and act as a resource.
VOC supports various styles of homeschooling, honoring each family's unique way of learning. Every student is provided with access to Common Core aligned online curriculums. We maintain a large lending library that offers a wide variety of learning materials. Books, games, science materials, tools, math manipulatives, and reference materials are among many of the available items in our lending library. In addition, families have access to grade-level funding to supplement their students' home academics.
VOC parents meet several times a year to review, plan, and address concerns of the program. Parents, as a group, have many organizational functions, including serving on school committees, assisting in the classroom, and providing support for field trips and special activities.
VOC is accredited by WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
For more information on our mission statement, philosophy and our staff, please select the links. To schedule a site visit, please select the preregistration form in the "Useful Forms" tab under the "For Parents" header. Once completed, please return the form to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home learning is fun, engaging, and sometimes messy.
Valley Oak Charter School is committed to providing free and appropriate quality special education services to students who qualify under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) with a full continuum of placements and services.
Special Education is a program designed to meet the unique educational needs of children with disabilities who meet the eligibility criteria under the law.
Our school takes great pride in our commitment to students’ growth and success. As we work together with our families, we strive to provide the most appropriate support and services to our students identified as eligible for Special Education.
In California, every local education agency (LEA) is required to belong to a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). The SELPA is a consortium of LEAs responsible for the development of special education policies and procedures, distribution of federal and state special education funds, and providing a range of professional development pertaining to special education. With this support, the charter SELPA’s partners continue to demonstrate the capacity to provide high-quality special education programs to their students.
Valley Oak Charter School belongs to the Ventura County Charter SELPA, which provides a cooperative model designed to ensure special education programs are available for all students with disabilities.