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Water nearly runs in the blood of the Brown family. As the third Ugly Eagle alumni from the Brown boys, Cal Brown has proved himself to be a special student athlete. With three years on varsity water polo and four years on varsity swimming, he has accomplished numerous goals in both sports.

CVCHS Students Perform, Excel In New York Competition

During spring break, the CVCHS Choirs, under the direction of Elizabeth Emigh, competed in the Worldstrides OnStage National Choral Competition, held in the majestic Riverside Church in Upper Manhatten. Schools from 12 states and two Canadian provinces were represented at the musical competition.


The Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS) Governing Board of Directors voted to accept the findings of the expanded scope to a forensic audit initially requested by the Contra Costa County Board of Education (CCCBOE) in May, 2018. The independent examination confirmed internal processes, validated recent changes both implemented and proposed by CVCHS and addressed several longstanding allegations from critics.


The recent college admissions scandal was a shock to the country--a stark reminder of the obstacles and competitiveness high school students face as they pursue higher education opportunities beyond the 12th grade.

CVCHS Student Wins Hispanic Youth Award, Union Scholarship

Carol Alata, a Clayton Valley Charter High School senior, received a 2019 Youth Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

Out of more than 13,000 applicants, she was one of six high school seniors nationally recognized for excellence in the classroom and leadership in the community. The foundation honored Alata last month as the national recipient in health care and science at the 20th annual ceremony, held at the Telemundo Center in Miami.

Keeping Students Safe Beyond The Classroom

It's not often I get asked a question about high school assemblies that causes me to ponder at some length. But when Clayton Valley Charter High School teacher Sarah Lovick suggested a guest speaker, it made me consider: "Can you imagine what the high school experience would have been if social media existed way back then?"
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