At Value Schools, graduation from high school is only part of the journey.  Helping young people move on to higher education is an essential partof what we do.  Most of our students go on to pursue higher education, both in 2- and 4-year colleges throughout the state of California and the U.S.  We work to instill in our students the confidence and practical knowledge to successfully take the SAT and ACT to help them reach their fullest potential. We know, for example, that:

  • College graduates earn approximately $15,000 more a year than those with only a high school diploma.
  • Only 22% of those who begin at a Community College transfer and receive a four year degree.
  • 61% of those that begin at a four year institution will graduate.

Value Schools works with students early in their educational careers to prepare them for college. Value Schools provides rigerous support during the college and university application process, and immerses students in the expectation and language essential to success. Select juniors and seniors also have an opportunity to participate in the Back East Scholars Trip visiting campuses such as Harvard, Yale, and Brown; or the Back West College Trip visiting campuses such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara.

Value Schools has had a high success rate getting students into college.  2016 marked an enormous year for Central City Value graduating seniors. 97% of our seniors crossed the stage to receive their high school diplomas; 63% of those graduating seniors will continue their educational experiences at 4 year colleges; and another 35% of graduates will attend 2-year community colleges. Not many schools can boast such success, and our Jaguars have much to be proud of!

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At Value Schools, we know a high school diploma is only a step to a lifetime of learning. We share the expectation that all our 21st century learners will continue on to make a positive difference in the world. And there are those that have stepped forward to ensure our students will not take this journey alone!

Value Schools offers scholarships to some of the most successful and dedicated students at Central City Value, helping to give a leg-up in their educational voyage. Friends of Value Schools - remarkably generous individuals who understand the barriers some of our students face when embarking on their educational journey - have joined forces with one another to provide these scholarships. We thank them all for their generous support, without which many of our students might not be able to reach their educational dreams.

Central City Value Scholarship

Central City Value Scholarships are awarded in many areas of focus, including academic proficiency, athletics, and community engagement and development.

The Chairman's Scholarship

In 2010, Don Conlan (Founding Board Chair) and Grant Cambridge (acting Board Chair) established a scholarship program to provide an incentive for Value Schools students to strive for and attend a leading four year university as ranked by US News & World report. The recipient of this scholarship must have been accepted to a leading four year college, demonstrate a commitment to our five core values combined with high academic achievement.

Value Schools Jon Lovelace Math Scholars Award

To underscore the importance of academic math achievement Value Schools is proud to have the support of Rick Beleson who established the Jon Lovelace Memorial Math Scholarship in memory of Jon Lovelace in 2011.

Value Schools Scholarship

The Value Schools Scholarship provides twenty Value School Graduates financial incentives to transfer from completed community college experiences to four-year colleges.

At Central City Value High School we take time to familiarize youth and parents of the possibilities of college and encourage them to access some of these quality programs, as well as keep students and families abreast of upcoming scholarship and grant opportunities as they arise.

Heart of Los Angeles (H.O.L.A): Provides free tutoring, counseling, art, music, and sports clubs. Student’s who join the summer ROPE program are given priority to attend the fall SAT PREP program.  Located at 2701 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90057. (213) 389-1148

Bresee Foundation: Provides free tutoring, SAT PREP, internship and volunteer opportunities. Located at 184 Bimini Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90004. (213) 387-2822

In addition, check out our presentation to Seniors, and the college night presentations for youth at Value Schools.

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Everest Value Distance Learning and Digital Classrooms

Thoughout the remainder of the year, Everest Value School is supporting all our students and families in our Digital Learning Classrooms. For information on meals, classrooms, technology requests, and all academic work, please visit the Everest Value School Digital Learning Classrooms.

Central City Value Distance Learning Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION: See Central City Value High School's new DISTANCE LEARNING SCHEDULE effective immediately.

COVID-19 Resources

Value Schools is directing families to some important resources during this difficult time. See them here.

Welcoming Parents to the 2020/2021 School Year

"Back-to-school” is always a time of hope and promise at Value Schools, and we will not let Covid-19 dampen our enthusiasm for building safe, nurturing communities to help you educate your children. Read the letter from CEO David Doyle.

Welcoming Teachers and Staff for 2020/2021

We are so proud of how all of you – teachers, leaders, and support staff – have stepped up to fulfill your unique roles during this crisis. Read the letter from CEO David Doyle.


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Downtown Value School Downtown Value School 
950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 748-8868
Fax: (213) 742-6684
Everest Value School Everest Value School
668 South Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 487-7736
Fax: (213) 487-7745
Central City Value High School Central City Value High School
221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 471-4686
Fax: (213) 385-5127
University Prep Value High School University Prep Value High School
1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 382-1223