Students will be surprised with a celebration on Wednesday, September 18 that will include the Palm Springs High School band, PSHS cheerleaders, inflatable activities, DJ dance party and The Living Desert’s Wildlife on Wheels assemblies.
The surprise day is a reward to CVC students for achieving the highest California State Test (CST; aka STAR) score in the entire Palm Springs Unified School District. Cielo Vista’s API for 2012-2013, which was recently released, is 903. It is the first time a PSUSD school has reached 900 or above. The state requires 800.
The most recent API score for Cielo Vista Charter School is 13 points above its last year score. Cielo Vista Charter, with a 39 percent English Language Learner (ELL) population, has seen a 117 point growth over the last five years.
“One of our goals when becoming a charter school was to reach a 900 API by our third year,” said Lynda Lake, CVC principal. “We did it, and we couldn’t be more proud! This is a huge accomplishment for our entire school community and everyone who has supported us through the years, especially during our transition to a charter.”
Cielo Vista became a charter school in 2010 after operating as a traditional public school within PSUSD since 1952. CVC presently serves nearly 800 students from the Palm Springs area in grades K-6. Seventy-nine percent of the student body is considered economically disadvantaged by state standards. The Cielo Vista community strives to create an environment that enhances the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of its students.
Cielo Vista Charter School’s governing board consists of David L. Baron, James Cioffi, Frank Tinney, William G. Kleindienst, and Mark Anderson.
Cielo Vista Charter School
650 S. Paseo Dorotea
Palm Springs, California 92264
Regular School Hours:
CVC operates on a 2-1-2 instructional schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,Friday
8 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Wednesday (Minimum Day)
8 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
(Kindergarten is dismissed 15-minutes before 1st-8th grades)
Administration Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Phone: (760) 416-8250
Fax: (760) 416-8253
Cielo Vista Parent Teacher Group