Merced County Office of Education

Valley Community School


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STRIVE provides a strong foundation for our program through a common posture and common expectations. Together we will STRIVE to make this your most successful year.

Valley Community Schools are committed to the success of every student.​

Mission Statement
To nurture, inspire, and lead through innovative and unique experiences.


Welcome to another exciting year at Valley Community School. Our staff is committed to working with students and their families as a team to ensure the success of every student. We will continue our STRIVE program, which ensures each student can attend school in a safe, trusted, respectful, inspirational, visionary, and encouraging environment that is conducive to learning and achievement. We will be integrating Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) to our STRIVE program to teach students the behavioral expectations at school.

As we continue to provide educational opportunities to students across Merced County, we want to inform you of some changes this school year.

Valley Community Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year with distance learning in our daily and independent study programs. VCS Daily students will attend classes through daily live virtual sessions to interact with teachers and peers (synchronous learning). Additional coursework will be assigned for students to do independently (asynchronous learning). VCS Independent Study students will have a scheduled virtual meeting with their teacher for instruction and assignments at least once a week (synchronous learning). Coursework will be assigned for students to do independently (asynchronous learning).

For more information on our distance learning plans, please go to:

VCS Los Banos

VCS Atwater

VCS Merced

Notification IS Option 2021-2022​​

Frequently Asked Questions

Tech Support for Parents - Distance Learning

Due to the pandemic situation, our school offices will be open by appointment only. If you would like to make an appointment to visit the school, please contact the school office numbers listed below.

Contact Information

Records Request 

SB 172 Diploma Request

To Visit the Records Webpage, please click here:  Records Department​

Records Fax Number: (209) 381-5198

Valley Community School is operated by the Merced County Office of Education
Educational Services Department
May Moua, Ed.D., Director, Student Programs
1850 Wardrobe Ave., Building N, Merced 95341
Telephone: (209) 381-6647 Fax: (209) 381-6766

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