Through collaborative efforts, the staff, students, parents, and surrounding community of Cerro Villa Middle School are dedicated to fostering diverse educational programs in a safe and caring environment where all students have the opportunity to experience academic success and develop the habits of strong character.
Cerro Villa Middle School is a standards-driven school where passionate professionals and supportive community share a common vision and work cooperatively to provide our students with a superior education. CV’s talented teachers engage our learners with a variety of motivating instructional strategies in standards-based lessons that promote 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. We scaffold, modify and intervene to support all student achievement. We work together to align instruction through analysis of achievement data, student work and by sharing best practices. Common expectations and consistent routines in all classes succeed in creating a powerful learning environment and confident middle school adolescents.
At CVMS students and staff Choose Respect, Value Yourself and Others, Make it Safe, and Strive for Success. CVMS is a caring community of professional learners.
We strive to do our personal best and celebrate each other’s success.”
Section 5 of Article IX of the State of California Constitution guarantees students a “free public education.” The State Supreme Court concluded in the 1984 case of Hartzell v. Connell, “that all educational activities carried on by public school districts, extra-curricular as well as curricula, must be without cost to the students who participate in such activities.” This same ruling found that “mandatory fees for participating in such extra-curricular activities as drama, music, and athletic competition were illegal under the State Constitution.” Furthermore, they also rejected the argument that “fees could be charged so long as the district waived fees for students who were financially unable to pay.” Recent proposed legislation includes reimbursement with interest for any illegally-collected fees as well as a district sanction.