Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Corner

Welcome to the Victor Valley Union High School District where our goal is to support teaching and learning through a broad range of programs, research-based practices, and services to guide student achievement.

Victor Valley Union High School District is beginning a new trend line with the implementation of Common Core State Standards, next generation assessments, and a new system of accountability. Our approach to 7-12 education strikes a balance between centralized direction and freedom of implementation, with an emphasis on creating a culture of accountability throughout every level of the district. 

Our staff is committed to providing all students with the opportunity to perform to their fullest potential and ensuring that there are minimal differences between the achievement levels of students by race, gender, or economic levels, as we address the new accountability system. This includes giving all students access to a well-rounded, rigorous curriculum that is research-based and a data-driven structure while effectively and efficiently operating within our fiscal accountability system.   Our goal is to provide on-going professional development to enhance each site’s capacity to continually adjust their teaching practice in response to student performance data. Our focus reflects the expectations of the California’s College and Career-Readiness Standards and our new assessments. 

The rigorous and challenging new learning standards will allow us to build upon the progress already made to ensure our students are prepared to compete in a changing global society that will require advanced knowledge and skills. When completed, the new assessment system will assess the full range of the Common Core State Standards to determine whether our students are college and career ready. 

As the state implements a new accountability system to more effectively assess, identify and monitor student achievement, we are positioning ourselves to ensure our students have the most talented, effective teachers in classrooms and obstacles to innovation and creativity are reduced.  

In our district, we are guided by our commitment to provide educators a comprehensive set of tools to give every student the opportunity and hope that only comes with a quality education focused on results and creating value for student success. This will be augmented through a comprehensive staff development program centered on preparing our staff to implement California Common Core State Standards with fidelity.  We carry out this commitment in partnership with staff, parents/guardians and other organizations that provide educational programs and services. Students, parents, educators, elected officials, business and community leaders, and the general public are all stakeholders in our work to improve our students, schools, and district achievement. 

Our website offers a wealth of information on numerous programs and events supported by our district. We are continuing to reorganize the site in ways that allow for easier searches and quicker navigation. Our information is updated regularly and we hope you will visit us often to learn more about the programs, practices, and events occurring in our district. 

 

Thank you,

Ron Williams, Ed.D.

Superintendent