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Las Virgenes Unified School District

Beach
Blue Ribbon

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    1800
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Las Virgenes Unified School District proudly hosts some of the best high schools in California. The district's high schools have an impressive 94% of students accepted to college. The district is located only 20 minutes from Malibu’s prestigious Pepperdine University.

FACILITIES
The high school campuses take advantage of the year-round sunny, temperate weather with grassy quads and outdoor park-like settings. Facilities include athletic stadiums, Olympic-style pools, and media and performing arts centers.

SPORTS AND ARTS
The rigorous athletics program has produced athletes that have gone on to participate at the collegiate, professional, and even Olympic level. One of the high schools has an especially strong wrestling program, with the team qualifying for the divisional championships 21 years in a row.
The arts program is also impressive and has produced several professional entertainers such as Danielle Fishel of Boy Meets World, Ricky Schroder of NYPD Blue along with three cofounders of the band Linkin Park.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
One of the schools in the district is a National Blue Ribbon School and California Distinguished School, an honor given only to the highest ranked schools in the state.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
The city of Calabasas has recently become well known for being the home of the famous Kardashian family. An affluent community of approximately 24,000 residents, it’s a 40-minute drive from Los Angeles’ many entertainment and cultural opportunities. Calabasas is centrally located with access to beaches, hiking, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities.

                  


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Awards and Accomplishments Of School

National Blue Ribbon School and California Distinguished School in District

Famous Alumni

Brad Delson – Musician, record producer, cofounder of Linkin Park;
Brandon Boyd – Musician, cofounder of Incubus;
Chelsey Goldberg – Professional ice hockey player;
Clay Matthews III – NFL player formerly of the Green Bay Packers;
Daniel Steres – MLS player, LA Galaxy;
Danielle Fishel – Actress, director, model and television personality;
Deena Kastor – Marathon and half marathon record holder;
Doug Emhoff – Second Gentleman and husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris;
Hayley Kiyoko – Actress/musician;
Jose Pasillas – Musician for rock band Incubus;
Justin Berfield – Actor known for Malcolm in the Middle;
Mike Shinoda – Cofounder of Linkin Park band;
Olivia Olson – Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time;

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:35
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
French Immersion
No
Sports
American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, eSports, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling
Arts
Art, Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Glass Arts, Theater, Theater - Technical Theater
Music
Band - Concert, Choir, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Languages
Chinese, French, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Advertising Club, Anime Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Dance Team, Film, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Gaming Arts Club, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Habitat for Humanity, Investment Club, Math Club, Robotics and Engineering, Scuba Club, Skiing Club, Snowboarding Club, Spanish Club, Table Tennis Club, Tutoring
Accepting Students in Grades
10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
-
ELTiS Minimum
242
TOEFL Minimum
80
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Grade 12th is accepted but No Diploma. IELTS 6 ok. Late admissions start of February 2nd. All students must take California state English exam (CELDT) upon arrival.

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