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Principal's Message

Dear Prospective and Current Families,

I am extremely excited to welcome you to Valley Charter Elementary School (VCES) for the 2019-20 school year. We are excited to begin our 10th year in existence as a high performing, public charter school, serving socio and economically diverse families throughout Los Angeles.


Our constructivist approach to education enables students to work collaboratively with peers to solve real problems, making our classrooms come alive with purpose. Through conversation, collaboration, and hands-on engagement with materials, ideas, and people, VCES students are challenged to find meaning in their world, to think critically and independently, and to become proactive problem solvers.


At VCES, our academic curriculum is greatly enhanced by our commitment to ensuring that all members of our school community feel socially, emotionally, and academically safe at school. To this end, we engage students in social-emotional learning (SEL) utilizing various tools, experiences and activities that provide ample opportunity for students to express their thoughts and feelings in a respectful manner, while also learning to listen and respond to the thoughts and feelings of others.


At VCES we are guided by the belief that all students can thrive and become contributing members of their school and outside communities when they are provided a safe, nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment to grow and learn. We work hard to ensure that we are able to provide that environment for all students.


I look forward to meeting all of our new and returning families in the fall, when we will begin another excellent year of learning, growth, and fun at VCES!




Sheri Werner