Santa Clarita Valley residents are invited to attend a Hart School District informational meeting on the Castaic area high school at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Castaic Middle School. District administrators will be providing an update on the progress of building the school and sharing plans for instructional, academic, sports and other extracurricular programs.
Families in the Castaic and Val Verde communities, with students in sixth grade or younger, are urged to attend to learn more about the school that their children will attend beginning in 2014. These students will have the exciting opportunity to participate in creating the activities and culture that will shape the future of the school for years to come. First-year students will select a mascot and school colors and will elect student leaders.
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Providing information during this meeting will be Robert Challinor, Superintendent; Tom Cole, Chief Operations Officer; Paul Priesz, founding and current principal, Valencia High School and Bob Vincent, founding and current principal of West Ranch High School.
The four panelists will discuss the projected building timeline and current status of the project for building a school on the preferred site of Romero Canyon. Other information will include a showing of the conceptual site plan for the school, and discussion of the Hart District's strong track record of success with building new schools, plans for classes that will meet the needs of all students, sports, electives and extracurricular activities.
The positive economic impact the building and opening of a new school will have on the Castaic community will also be highlighted during the presentation.
"We are moving forward with our plans to bring Castaic and Val Verde residents a comprehensive high school that has been promised to them for the last decade," Challinor said. "Our preferred site of Romero Canyon will serve the community well and provide students with all the top-quality programs and activities that are enjoyed by families at our six other comprehensive high schools."