We are fortunate to celebrate the birthday of a great leader today. Last year at this time, students and educators from our four schools participated and marched for Martin Luther King, Jr. We look forward to the day when we can do this again!
News & Announcements
During this holiday season, Dr. Grimes provided 100 families with a much appreciated holiday bag of groceries in an effort to relieve food insecurity.
The Coronavirus has forced us to adapt to a new lifestyle and rethink new ways to interact. In this update you will receive more data and facts around the Coronavirus, data on our student engagement, connectivity, and nutrition program, and resources you can use for your mental health.
As in every successful organization, at Value Schools, leadership starts at the top. Our Board Chair Grant L. Cambridge is a shining example...
"It is with great pleasure and pride that we strongly, strongly urge you to give a big, double thumbs up to this project."
Three of our board members have joined forces to magnify your contributions to the We Climb campaign with a $150,000 challenge grant! New contributions will now be matched dollar-for-dollar by new Vice-Chair Vince Gonzales and Jeffrey Garcia of the Value Schools Board of Directors and fellow Stanford University alumnus Juan Bustamante of the Value Schools Foundation Board.
Each year since 2015 Value Schools celebrates the Jerry Awards. The award is named for our founder, Dr. Jerome Porath, who created Value Schools in 2000.
English teacher Yuria Koga didn’t expect to become a distance educator overnight. She already used digital presentation resources to conduct her English classes, but only with students there in the room. Would she discover tech features to replace her handwritten edits and post-it notes at the board? Sure.
Final Score: 42-31: On February 27, 2020 the Central City Value High school girls’ basketball team, led by Coach Jasmine Bryant, met the challenge and won the CIF Division 3 City Championship.
When the order came in mid-March to close down public school facilities in Los Angeles, the Downtown Value School staff knew they would have to move fast to make sure the rest of the year’s curriculum wouldn’t be lost.