Independent Study is unique: Is it for you?
If you answered "yes" to the majority of these questions, then our program may be for you!
Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 1:00pm
Tri-Valley College & Career Fair
New Office Location!
Our Vineyard High School office has moved to the front of the Ed Rundstrom site. If you park in the front parking lot you will see the office facing it. If you park in the back parking lot, you will need to walk around the old office to the front of the building that houses the Almond Room.
Welcome to Vineyard High School
Making a Difference,
One Student at a Time
Online Learning at Vineyard
All 9th-12th grade students are eligible to take online courses for credit-recovery or to get ahead. We offer all of our classes for distance learning through Edgenuity. This is an exciting way for students who are behind in credits, are looking for electives or want to graduate early to augment their regular 3-course load. Students are required to attend at least one lab on campus per week when enrolled in an Edgenuity class.
Electronic Flyer Delivery Starts December 9
The paper flyers we have been sending home will now be sent electronically to your inbox. These eflyers can also be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar button that has been placed on each school’s website homepage. This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, it is our belief that this paperless delivery of school flyers will ensure important information gets delivered directly to you in a more efficient manner.
No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from the “Peachjar” the service provider that will include a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view eflyers.
To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “firstname.lastname@example.org” to your email contacts. Note: add “email@example.com” to your contact list just as written; DO NOT change it to the name of your school @peachjar.com. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”
If you do not receive an email from Peachjar, it could mean your email address is not on file with your school, or there is an error with the address on file. Please see your school office to inquire.
This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
Thank you for helping us save time, money, and LOTS of trees!
Title VII Program for Students of American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage
The Livermore American Indian Center, serving students of American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage in the Livermore Valley and Castro Valley public schools, is searching for students of American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage who are age 4 through grade 12. When these students are identified and signed up for the Title VII Program, they are eligible for free services including a weekly cultural class, tutoring, field trips, scholarships, summer day camp, and parent-sponsored monthly business meeting.
Parents please contact the Livermore American Indian Center at (925) 606-4748, ext. 3 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations Ani Smith!
VINEYARD STUDENT'S CREW COMES IN 3RD ON AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
Congratulations to Vineyard High School’s junior ANI SMITH for placing 3rd with ACROARMY on NBC’s America’s Got Talent show last week.
Ani, an acrobatic gymnast, has been a Vineyard student since 2010. Ani trains at West Coast Training Center in Livermore, California. She competes nationally and has won many international gold medals as well as being a six time national champion.
Besides her studies and competitions, Ani volunteers in a local animal shelter. Her goal is to win this year’s World Championship and one day hopes to open an animal sanctuary.
Vineyard is very proud of Ani and her accomplishments. She and AcroArmy will be performing on September 26th and 27th in AGT’s live stage show in Las Vegas, NV.
The goal of this website is to provide families with valuable, timely information about our school. We are very proud of our students, staff and exceptional educational program. I invite you to explore our website and learn more about Vineyard Alternative School.
Smarter Balanced Field Test
Learn more about the upcoming Smart Balanced Field Test by viewing one of these YouTube videos...
Superintendent Announces the New Smarter Balanced Tests
Click to download a copy of the Superintendent's letter...
Congratulations Elizabeth Wellendorf
Elizabeth has received a Scholar Award from the College Board.
National Hispanic Recognition Program for Excellence in Academic Achievement
Click here to see her award, Elizabeth Wellendorf
Bridge Built in Honor of Vineyard Teacher
Helen Daniel, long-time employee of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District and current teacher at Vineyard High School, received one of the best presents ever.
Please read full article here.
~ Press Release ~
Vineyard High School, an alternative education program within the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, recently learned it has earned a six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC believes that the goal of any school should be to provide for successful student learning. Ultimately, the accreditation process is all about fostering excellence in elementary, secondary, adult, postsecondary and supplementary education programs.
WASC has tightened its accreditation process so that few schools earn the prestigious six-year term. "We are tremendously proud of our program and of the work done by staff, students, and parents," Principal Sheryl Howser said.
In November 2011, Vineyard High School, hosted a visiting evaluation team from WASC comprised of administrators and teachers from throughout California. Before the three-day visit by educators, members of the Vineyard High School community participated in rigorous self-evaluation (starting in the fall of 2010) of all aspects of the school’s program.
"Under the experienced leadership of Principal Howser, we were able to conduct an incredibly comprehensive study focused on our always on-going review of our program," said Helen Daniel, mentor teacher and one of the co-chairs of the self-study. "If she had not been willing to let Lucille (Holloway), the other co-chair, and me structure the process, we would certainly not have been so successful."
"In some small schools, the principal will write the whole report without input from all the interested parties. I think Principal Howser worked hard to ensure that all voices were represented," said Holloway.
In previous years, Vineyard has earned six-year evaluations. But in recent years, the association has tightened its requirements for attaining this top honor. No other high school in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District has earned such a distinction in the past few years.
Since Vineyard High School is an independent study school, many of its students need a differentiated learning environment. "To be successful at Vineyard, students must be independent learners in order to progress in a high school program. It’s a bit like a continuation of home study, but it is for high school students," says Daniel. "Most of our students continue their education at our local community college, but we have had a number of students who attend UC Berkeley, Santa Barbara, or Santa Cruz, Stanford, UT and BYU. "
Vineyard High School welcomes applications. The experienced staff is willing and able to address the individual needs of all students.