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  • Valley Oaks Charter School honors 2024 Co-Valedictorians, Tahlia Alvarez and Logan Fascinato

    Sue Page and Colleen Farrell, contributing writers|May 28, 2024

    Home schooling requires a student to have diligence, self-motivation, organizational skills and goals for success. Tahlia and Logan certainly have these attributes! Tahlia Alvarez is the 2024 Co-Valedictorian of Valley Oaks Charter School, Tehachapi She transferred to VOCS her junior year, but has been a homeschooler since the 7th grade. Tahlia's interests are in creating digital art, designing the interior and exterior of houses in video games and collecting various thrift store music in a...

  • Valley Oaks Charter High School Prom

    Sue Page, VOCS Teacher & Advisor, contributing writer|Apr 29, 2023

    Valley Oaks Charter High School held their 2023 Roaring '20s Prom on April 14 at Arosa Pines. The beautiful, student and staff decorated facility, large stone patio, serene pond and the lit parking provided the students with a wonderful party. The students also enjoyed DJ Andrew Ledesma from Lil' Ntertainment, a photo booth, both in and outdoor dancing, desserts and savory snacks from Albertson's, and a fire pit for relaxation. Arosa Pines is a hidden gem in Tehachapi. VOCS would like to thank...

  • Michaela Deaver, Salutatorian at Valley Oaks Charter School

    Sue Page, Valley Oaks Charter School English teacher and High School Advisor|May 28, 2022

    Michaela Deaver has been awarded the 2022 Valley Oaks Charter School salutatorian. This incredibly resilient and flexible young lady is the oldest of five siblings and was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Michaela's has lived in 10 houses on four military bases over the past 18 years! Michaela came to Valley Oaks in 2012. She was home schooled from kindergarten through her senior year of high school. Although she has a passion for science and education, her academics have also included...

  • Valley Oaks Charter School Graduate

    Sue Page, Valley Oaks Charter School English teacher and High School Advisor|Jun 5, 2021

    Cora Shea Sweeney is an exceptionally talented young woman. Especially appropriate for the 2020-21 school year, her favorite quote by Victor Hugo illustrates her optimism: "Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." Cora has attended Valley Oaks Charter School for six years. She loves art, music and drama. Cora has taken advantage of VOCS' unique charter by also attending dual-enrollment academic classes with Humboldt State University and Cerro Coso Community College. Her rigorous p...

  • Faith Ellms receives Master's University Scholarship

    Sue Page|Dec 21, 2019

    On Nov. 12, Faith Ellms, a Valley Oaks Charter School senior, signed a Master's University (MU) Academic and Athletic Scholarship with the women's golfing coach, Jacob Hicks. The signing was attended by VOCS staff, students and her parents. "I have been golfing since I was about 4 years old. My grandparents began taking me out every day when I was about 4 and a half," Faith said. She is currently part of the Junior Club at the Bear Valley Springs Golf & Country Club. Faith caught the attention...