orientationStarting any new enterprise, adventure or career comes with excitement, trepidation and even some anxiety.

Value Schools launched the VS Orientation Team in the summer of 2017 to inform new recruits about what it means to be a part of the Value Schools community. 

Mr. Doyle fashioned a team of students, parents and veteran teachers that could distill and convey their Value Schools experience to new board members, teachers and staff.

The focus was to understand the words of the values, and how those words can be turned into action. Some actions are small, some large, but when practiced daily, the values can be used to accomplish big goals.

Ligia Salazar, Office Manager at Everest Value School, managed the Team and helped decide how the core values would be best explained to the newest members of the Value Schools’ family.  Over dinner at headquarters, seasoned leaders met with new recruits, heard testimonials and watched videos illustrating the values. Team members discussed the impact Value Schools has had on their education, their careers, and their families.

For example, Edgar Ballesteros – a graduate of Downtown Value, Central City Value, and UC Santa Barbara – conveyed how the values compelled him throughout his own educational career. And after receiving so much from Value Schools, Mr. Ballesteros said he returned to Central City Value to give back to his community, now as a teacher!

Other members of the team shared stories and experiences as well, and newcomers left the orientation with a clearer sense of how the values can move from words to action.


Follow-up meetings are planned for the second semester to further develop our new practitioners understanding of the values.

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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
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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