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High School Student Transition 2021

As we start to transition into three comprehensive high schools in fall of 2021, please find student transition plans, 2021 school boundaries and frequently asked questions. Check back for updates. Should you have any questions, email boundaries@cvsd.org.

Where will my student go? 

Check the Online School Locator below with your current address and be sure to check out the 2021 Student Transition Plan for any options you may have.

School Locator

 

Online School Locator Map: Online School Locator

 

Final Adopted High School Boundaries for Fall 2021:

Adopted High School 2021 Student Transition Plan:


This transition plan was adopted by the School Board March of 2017 in order to provide a student transition plan to our Central Valley School District families, so that they could plan accordingly.

Seniors (Class of 2022)
  • All seniors remain at their original high school.
Juniors (Class of 2023)
  • May OPT BACK to their original high school.
Sophomores (Class of 2024)
  • May OPT BACK to original high school if they have an older sibling who attends there.
  • May OPT BACK to original high school if they competed in varsity sports a freshman the previous year.
Freshmen (Class of 2025)
  • May OPT to a non-boundaried high school if they have an older sibling who attends there.
ALL Students
  • May request to transfer (CHOICE) to a different high school if space is available. Preference is given if the choice school is better able to meet academic needs.
  • Transportation is NOT provided for students who OPT or CHOICE to a different school (Exception: seniors and students who OPT BACK in 2021-2022 ONLY).
  • Students who OPT or CHOICE may stay at that school through graduation.
 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 
Are OPT BACK and CHOICE two different concepts?
 
Yes.
  1. In 2021, incoming juniors may choose to OPT BACK to the high school that they attended the previous year (“original” school) if that school is not their new attendance area boundary school. This same OPT BACK provision is available to students who have older siblings attending original high schools.
  2. School CHOICE is an application by any student to attend a district school that is not their attendance area boundary school. CHOICE requests must be approved annually by principals at the CHOICE school, and are only accepted if the academic program(s) students wish to participate in at the CHOICE school are not full and are not available at their attendance area boundary school.
  3. In accordance with district policy, transportation will NOT be provided for students who OPT BACK to their original high school or students who CHOICE outside of their attendance area boundary—with the exception of seniors and students who OPT BACK in 2021-2022 ONLY.

If my son is a senior at University High School (UHS) in fall 2021, and the attendance area boundary changes make Central Valley High School (CVHS) our new boundary school, can my son still attend UHS? Can my daughter, who will be a freshman in 2021, attend UHS also?

Yes on both counts. All seniors will remain at their original schools in the fall 2021. Also, students who have an older sibling who is attending their original high school may OPT to attend that high school with their older sibling.

If my daughter plays varsity basketball as a freshman in the 2020-2021 season, and the boundaries change her attendance area high school, does she have to automatically move to the new school in fall 2021?

No. Incoming sophomores who competed on one or more high school varsity athletic teams as freshmen will have the option to OPT BACK to their original high school upon request. Transportation will be provided in 2021-2022 ONLY.

If my son is a junior at CVHS in fall 2021, and the attendance area changes make Ridgeline High School our new boundary school, can my son still attend CVHS? And, if my daughter is an 8th-grader at Greenacres Middle School, will she also be able to attend CVHS?

Yes on both counts. Juniors may OPT to remain at their original school in fall 2021. Also, students who have an older sibling who is attending their original high school may OPT to attend that high school with their older sibling.

Is transportation provided for seniors or students who OPT BACK?
 
Yes. Transportation will be provided for seniors who are in a non-boundary school. Transportation would be provided to students who OPT BACK for the 2021-2022 school year ONLY. Transportation will NOT be provided for other students who CHOICE to a school.
 
How were boundaries decided?
 
There was a thorough High School Boundary Review Process with a committee of community members and staff with direct input from the community through a survey and multiple public forums.
 

2021 CVSD High Schools:

CVHS Logo
 
(Comprehensive High School)
MPHS Logo
 
 
(Non-traditional High School)
RHS Logo
 
 
(Comprehensive High School)
SVT Logo
 
 
(Skills Center)
UHS Logo
 
 
(Comprehensive High School)