Summer is a wonderful time for our students to work on retaking necessary classes for credit recovery, advancing academically, learning a new skill, and experiencing new and exciting opportunities! Read on to learn about opportunities available for CVUHSD students.
Hawthorne High School of Manufacturing & Engineering (HHSME) was awarded a $25,000 grant from Chevron at the School Maker Faire on May 21st. The funds will be used for tooling, tools and storage for the Project Lead The Way Computer Integrated Manufacturing Class. The project is expected to last over 10 years, the lifespan of the tools.
Each year, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors names ONE student as the Outstanding Youth Volunteer for the entire county and this year, Brandon Ward a senior at Lawndale High School, was awarded. Last year, it was also a Lawndale High School student who was awarded. Brandon has been a peer mediator for the Centinela Youth Services STARS Peer Mediation Program for the past two years. He is a true leader in this program and his peers look up to and respect him. He takes the skills he learns in the program and applies them to his life and struggles. CVUHSD congratulates Brandon!
The Centinela Valley Union High School District recently locked in savings of over $5.2 million for local taxpayers by refinancing a portion of Measure CV bonds approved by voters in 2010.
On April 12, 2016 the CVUHSD Board voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing the refinancing of nearly $30,000,000 of its current bonds. The District took advantage of the historically low interest rate environment and replaced bonds with an average interest rate of approximately 5.73% with new bonds at an all-inclusive interest rate of 3.32%. All of the savings from the refinancing will be passed back to District taxpayers in the form of lower property tax bills. The refinancing did not extend the term of the original bond payments.
Lloyde High School was honored at the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA) Conference on April 29th for being named a 2016 Model Continuation School by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. The schools were recognized for their innovative teaching approaches that enable students with diverse needs to complete their high school education.