International Baccalaureate --We are exploring the future this week at PV. The IB program is an academic pathway that may become part of our school as soon as 2020. The IB courses are for juniors and seniors only, but the work to get ready starts well before upperclass status. Students who want the ultimate challenge can try to earn an IB diploma. That requires that students take all six courses (Math, English, Social Science, Art, World Language and Science) complete an extended essay, do a community service task and a theory of knowledge course. We are hoping that all students take one course in IB and that they get the experience. We are being evaluated and doing an evaluation of the IB curriculum as well. We will be meeting with parents in February and talk "IB" at our PTSA meeting. Over the next few months, we will send our teachers to training and learn more. Our goal--is to see if IB fits for our students, our community and our school. Call it a teachable moment!
For the third consecutive year, four District high schools qualified for the NCS's postseason tournament with De Anza, El Cerrito, Kennedy, and Pinole Valley high schools all earning a berth.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District and The Young Scholars Program presents Help a Brother Go to College Day Sunday, October 14 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at El Cerrito High School for young men of color and their parents. Learn More and Register.
Pinole Valley High School quarterback Demari Davis was named the Cal-Hi Sports Northern California Offensive Player of the Week.
Pinole Valley High School football is on a roll as the Spartans improved to 7-0 in TCAL play and had coach Luke Bodwin named the Oakland Raiders' Tom Flores Coach of the Week after beating Vallejo 52-20 on Sept. 14.
Michele Lamons-Raiford, who teaches sign language at Pinole Valley, recognized as a Top Ten 2018 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
The start of the 2018-19 school year is less than three weeks away. Here are some important dates to remember.
Freshman Samuel Bressie won top honors at the Livermore Invitational this past weekend, taking first place in the 145 pound division. The grapplers finish their season this week. Be with us Wednesday at Hercules High to see the big finish
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Pinole Valley High School’s vision is to become recognized as a California distinguished school. We will become a vital part of our community—a school that serves our city by sharing our work and talents while utilizing the city and its resources to best serve our students.
Pinole Valley High School will provide for every student an academic challenge to prepare them for college and career and to develop, for students, the confidence to become lifelong learners