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Military Families


Welcome Military Families!

PVSD looks forward to joining with you to find the right school that is a fit for your
and to help ease the transition in any way we can.


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One Point of Contact

Elisabeth Denger-Harris
Director, Educational Options & Expanded Learning
(805) 389-2100 X1125

Reach out with any and all questions. We are here to help!


PVSD has many great options: in person, online schools TK-8  and an online independent study school TK-12.
To get an overview of all schools in Pleasant Valley School District, visit



2023 - 2024

Congratulations Rancho Rosal School for being awarded the Purple Star to recognize their service to military affiliated families for 2023. They join Las Posas and Monte Vista as the only three schools in Ventura County to earn the Purple Star!

2022 - 2023

Pair of 'Purple Star' Camarillo schools honored for service to military families


Two Camarillo schools were recognized as California Purple Star Programs last week for their efforts to support military-connected families, the first schools in the county to receive the honor.

Monte Vista Middle and Las Posas Elementary schools join a list of just 91 Purple Star schools that the state education department said "reduce the burden" of frequent transitions for military families.

"We're just so proud to serve military-connected families," said Danielle Cortes, superintendent of the K-8 Pleasant Valley Unified School District.

The schools both have strong connections to Naval Base Ventura County: 8% of Monte Vista Middle School students and almost half of Las Posas school students come from military families.

Military-connected students change schools an average of three times more often than their counterparts, the state education department said. The Purple Star designation, launched last year, honors schools who embody "best practices" in easing the academic and emotional challenges of those frequent moves.

Pleasant Valley Unified, Cortes said, allows families who are about to relocate to the naval base to enroll "before they even arrive." Some, she said, get started "while they're still out of country."

The 6,700-student district lets students start or finish the school year online if families are faced with an ill-timed move and works with military-connected students to provide extra counseling, offer special events and organize clubs on both of its Purple Star campuses.


Isaiah Murtaugh covers education for the Ventura County Star in partnership with Report for America. Reach him at or 805-437-0236 and follow him on Twitter @isaiahmurtaugh and @vcsschools. You can support this work with a tax-deductible donation to Report for America.


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Las Posas is your neighborhood school TK-5



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Monte Vista Middle School is your school grades 6-8




Ready to enroll? You will use our online system for enrollment called Q Parent Connect

Questions about transportation? Click here for transportation info. Bussing is limited in PVSD. If you aren’t finding a solution that works for you, reach out to POC Beth Harris to see what creative options we might have to make PVSD be a great fit for your family.

Enrolling a child with exceptional needs including an IEP? Reach out to the special education department directly to (805) 389-2100 or POC Beth Harris is happy to help as well!







Get to Know Las Posas Elementary School


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Principal Thomas Holtke

Phone: (805) 383-5325



















Get to Know Monte Vista Middle School

Monte Vista has two co-principals

Both can be reached at (805) 383-5335


Maria Magana


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Jessie Green




Other Helpful Resources for Military Families



Navy CYP



Military Child Education Coalition



Sesame Street for Military Families




Clearing House



Military One Source