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Parents and their children are invited to attend two days of special tours at Santa Clarita Valley International, a tuition-free public charter school, anytime throughout the school days on Monday, Oct. 2 and Tuesday, Oct. 3. Families with children in kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome to schedule a tour right now by visiting scvi-k12.org. After the tours, enjoy cookies with your guide and other members of the SCVi family.

At iLEAD Schools, we maintain a unique emphasis on using methods that foster our Learners’ social-emotional development. A cornerstone of SCVi’s educational philosophy involves Project-Based Learning, an innovative, research-based method of instruction that requires students to tackle deeply engaging projects about real-world issues. They use critical thought, inquiry and synthesis to create solutions and present their findings to their peers. For Learners in upper grades, an academic and college counselor works hand in hand with each student to create a plan to help them succeed academically, emotionally and socially. SCVi is the only school in the Santa Clarita Valley to offer the rigorous International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme for Learners in their junior or senior year of high school. SCVi also offers Innovation Studios, a unique opportunity for Learners from sixth through 12th grades that leverages technological and human resources to create a hybrid learning environment.

The school offers a high-quality arts and theatre program for all grade levels (including transitional kindergarten), and recently welcomed veteran educator and critically acclaimed actor Ian Johnston to direct iLEAD’s International Baccalaureate theatre program. iLEAD also announced a partnership with the International Schools Theatre Association, which Johnston will oversee.

Sports are offered from kindergarten through 12th grade, with Upper School teams participating in the CIF Omega League. The young athletes can play basketball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, cross-country, softball, baseball, golf, and equestrian teams. Renowned coach Ken Erenberg recently joined the SCVi team as athletic director, coming from his most recent position at the now-closed Albert Einstein Academy. Erenberg has won 492 games as a head coach in his career to date, including nine high school titles, and has been named Coach of the Year 11 times by organizations including the Omega, Alpha, and Delphic Leagues and the Gold Coast Conference.

Want to know more about SCVi? Here are a few more reasons to check out the school:

* Smaller class sizes, which allow for our teachers and staff to give your child the individual attention they deserve.

* Individualized learning plans. Whether your child needs extra help or is advanced, we will engage your student where they are and guide their academic achievement even further than you might imagine.

* Entrepreneur and internship opportunities. Our young people are creating and developing new businesses and strategies, using their 21st century skills today — not waiting until they have graduated to start changing the world.

* Options. Not all families are the same, and not all Learners are the same. SCVi offers a variety of individualized learning options, from home study to hybrid learning programs, online classes and concurrent enrollment at College of the Canyons. Whatever your Learner’s needs are, they can be met at SCVi!

PARENTS: Registering your child at SCVi is quick and easy: simply visit https://ileadsantaclarita.org/intent-to-enroll/ and fill out the form. You’ll receive an email from the SCVi registrar with further instructions. After accepting your spot, complete the registration process by either uploading your documents online or walking them into the SCVi main office at 28060 Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic. Staff are onsite all year to answer your questions, give tours, and accept your registration forms! To learn more about SCVi or schedule a special tour on Oct. 2 or 3, visit scvi-k12.org.

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