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Our mission is to establish and support free, high quality, values-based charter schools for students historically underserved by traditional public schools.Grounded in our values, our rigorous academic programs challenge our students to be a part of a rich K-12 learning environment. We have high expectations for our students and we do everything we can to ensure our students reach these expectations. Join us as we create exceptional schools, exceptional communities, and exceptional lives. 
 
Here at Value Schools, we are committed to the values that we hold dear:
  • Academic excellence is the means to a full life
  • Each student can develop to his or her fullest potential
  • Each individual is unique and deserves respect
  • A safe, nurturing community is essential to academic excellence
  • Service to others is a responsibility of every educated person
 
We strive to make these values real to our whole community, and to continually find better ways to help them take root in your children. These are values that can guide them and support them, not just for the time they are with us, but throughout their adult lives as well.

Statements from Value Schools

#BlackLivesMatter

Each individual is unique and deserves respect. We teach this simple principle every day. Yet every day we see the world violate it in the most heartbreaking of ways.

There can be no more profound violation than death at the hands of those who wield state power, or presume they have a personal right, to indulge racist urges and perpetuate white supremacy. To merely begin to say the names – George Floyd... Breonna Taylor... Eric Garner... Sandra Bland... Philando Castile... Ahmaud Arbery – is to recognize the futility of trying to capture the full horror inflicted by systemic racism.

These are but a few of those whose lives and potential have been cut short or irreparably damaged by the injustice of racism. We honor the many lives lost and futures derailed. We stand in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters within and outside Value Schools, and share their anger and grief.

Black Lives Matter. Our fifth value calls on all of us to be of service to the community, and we will do our part. Read the letter.
 
U.S. Supreme Court Reinforces All Our Values

Value Schools commends the recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court that reinforce one of our core values, that each person is entitled to respect and dignity. We share the relief of the Dreamers in our community for whom “home is here.” We celebrate their contributions to American society at large, and to our community specifically, and look forward to the day they and their families can feel permanently secure as members of the American family.

Likewise, we applaud the Court’s recognition that the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against sex discrimination must be extended to all, regardless of how they describe themselves. When LGBT+ workers are able to fulfill their potential and be free from discrimination, we all reap the benefits of a stronger and more just society. Read the letter.
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We Climb

With unanimous support from the neighborhood council, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and the California School Finance Authority, we’re cleared to move to the construction phase of the Everest Value School project. With the support of friends and generous donors, we’re on our way to achieving our goal of $5.5 million in private gifts toward the total cost of the project. As always, we rely on our committed leaders.
  • Value Schools Students:1,666
  • English Language Learners:28%
  • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged:95%
  • High School Graduates:97%
  • College Ready Graduates:83%
  • Accepted to 4-year Universities:73%

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Dr. Roberts present to middle and high school students

Dr. Terrence Roberts and His Long-Standing Relationship with Value Schools

Since our inception and all along the way, many individuals from our wider community have become lasting participants in the mission of Value Schools. Many of these figures found personal resonance in our values and with the students and families we serve. None exemplify this long-term engagement more than Dr. Terrence Roberts, PhD.

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Location: 668 S Catalina St, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA