Valley Charter High School

Congratulations to the 2020 Graduating VCHS Seniors - Click here to view Class of 2020

Valley Charter High School (VCHS) is an Early College High School in partnership between the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and Modesto Junior College (MJC).  VCHS provides a personalized and innovative public school option for 9th through 12th grade students residing in or near Stanislaus County.  VCHS staff collaborate with parents and community members to nurture educational excellence and character development through high expectations and rigorous standards-based academic coursework.   VCHS offers individual learning and classroom settings, relevant career technical skills and performance-based projects at school and in the community, and opportunities for motivated students to earn dual high school and college credits concurrently at no tuition cost to their families.


With social distancing and an uptick of COVID-19 cases in Stanislaus County, Valley Charter High School (VCHS) is hosting two Virtual Open House’s in July via Zoom. The school, located in Modesto at 108 Campus Way, is currently enrolling students for the fall semester, which begins on August 11. 

The July virtual open houses will take place via Zoom on: 

The Virtual Open House offers parents and prospective students an opportunity to learn more about the school and its collaboration with Modesto Junior College. The award-winning VCHS program is a recipient of the 2015 California Gold Ribbon and multiple national honors. Parents will also learn of the program options such as classroom/hybrid session, independent learning, or distance learning, and how students can earn college credits, a degree, or a certificate at the same time they attend high school. The school also offers many electives, including robotics, video game design, computer technology, school leadership, and club opportunities. 

For more information or to pick up enrollment packets and ballots (to select elective classes), call 238-6801.

Early Enrollment: VCHS is now accepting pre-enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.  Space is limited.  Currently, we have a waitlist for the 11th and 12th-grade classes. Please pick up an enrollment packet at school- 108 Campus Way- adjacent to Modesto Junior College east campus.  If you are interested in the Early College Program at VCHS, now is the time to enroll.

Charter School Information: Charter schools are not allowed to discourage a pupil from enrolling or seeking to enroll in a charter school because the pupil exhibits any characteristics such as students with disabilities, academically low-achieving, English learners, neglected or delinquent, homeless, socially economically disadvantaged, foster youth, or based on nationality, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Charter schools are not allowed to request a pupil's records before enrollment or encourage a child who is enrolled in a charter school to dis enroll or transfer to another school. A parent, guardian, or pupil (18 years or older) may file a Charter School Complaint Form to the authorizing entity if they suspect the charter school is in violation of Education Code (EC)Section 47605(d)(4).

Charter School Complaint Notice and Form:
The Charter School Complaint Notice and Form can be found at
Questions regarding the Charter School Complaint Notice and Form may be sent to the Charter Schools Division at charters [ahtsym] cde [dhotsym] ca [dhotsym] gov.

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Valley Charter High School Student Awarded SCOE's "Every Student Succeeding"

At the February County Board Meeting, Joseph Blair, 9th grader at Valley Charter High School, was recognized as Stanislaus County Office of Education's "Every Student Succeeding."  SCOE and the Association of California School Administrators have partnered to coordinate this program for 16 years. Blair will move forward to represent SCOE schools at the County recognition on March 10, 2020 at the Martin G. Peteresen Event Center with a chance to receive a scholarship.

Pictured left to right: Karen Gordon, VCHS Principal; Joseph Blair, VCHS Student; Alice Pollard, Board Chairperson; Superintendent Scott Kuykendall.



























Contact Us

108 Campus Way
Modesto, CA 95350
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Key Contacts

Karen Gordon

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Delores Damian-Cooper

Guidance Technician/Registrar
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