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How to Enroll

About Venture

Enrollment Procedures

Step 1 - Transfer Application

SRVUSD Residents:

If you live in the boundaries of the SRVUSD follow the instructions for a Venture Alternative Education Transfer found at the bottom of this web page

Non-Residents:

If you live in the boundaries of a different school district you will need to complete the inter-district transfer application process outlined here.

Note: If your student is eligible for special education, you should consult with your student's case manager. Special education students may not participate in independent study unless it is specified as an instructional method in their IEP. Changes in placement or instructional methods require and IEP team meeting. Your case manager may invite the Venture Principal to the meeting so the IEP team can make an informed determination about independent study and your child.

Step 2 - Information Meeting 

The student services department will notify you, and Venture, once your transfer application has been received. We will send you an invitation to an information meeting.

During the information meeting we will review the Venture Course Selection Form for 6th-12th grade students, and the Venture Registration Packet. These documents must be submitted by all incoming students before we can proceed with enrollment.

Step 3 - Next Steps

SRVUSD Residents:

If you have returned all of the required documents and Venture can accommodate your request, you will receive an acceptance email from Students Services. That email is also sent to the registrar at your resident school. Contact that registrar and complete the withdrawal process. You may be required to return books and pay outstanding fees before they will process your withdrawal. If school is in session you will get withdraw grades.

Non-Residents:

Contact the registrar at your current school and complete the withdrawal process. You may be required to return books and pay outstanding fees before they will process your withdrawal. If school is in session you will get withdraw grades. Once you have withdrawn, call Venture School at (925) 479-1200 to make a registration appointment. Bring the following items to your registration appointment:

  • A copy of your approved Inter-District Transfer 

  • A copy of your immunization record

  • A copy of your transcript (high school students only)

  • Behavior Report

  • Attendance Report

  • Withdrawal grades (if school is in session)

Step 4 - First Appointment

Once all registration materials have been received at Venture, and the student has been withdrawn from his/her resident school, Venture will assign a teacher.  The teacher will call you to set up your first appointment. Both the parent and student should come to the first meeting.