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  • Mr. Oscar Gutierrez Counselor


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Letter From the Principal

Dear Parents:

Welcome to Centinela Valley Union High School District Independent Study School (CVISS). I am very excited about the new school year. CVISS has been relocated to the area near the Hawthorne High football field. This location is away from distractions and is very conducive to learning and helping Independent Study students overcome any educational challenges they face.

Our focus is on educating high school students grade 9 – 12 with an emphasis on obtaining a high school diploma, and in addition, preparing students for college, career, and life. Our enthusiastic and dedicated staff provide engaging learning experiences so that students develop knowledge and character skills needed to be successful.

I personally believe that all parents want the best for their children--they want them to be successful in school and in life. However, due to the many demands of life in this modern world, many working parents have very little free time to dedicate to their teenage children. I would like parents to know that now is a very critical time in the development of their children. Although as teenagers they may say they want more independence, parents should stay involved more now than ever.

I would like to invite all parents and caregivers to visit our school, and take part in helping us help all students live up to their full potential to obtain their high school diploma and prepare for college, career and LIFE.

I look forward to sharing more information with you as the year progresses and working with your child throughout the new school year.


Michael Martinez

First Day of School at CVISS

The first day of school was a success. Students are off to a great start and are excited to see what the school year holds ahead of them.

CVISS Has Moved!

Parents, students, and stakeholders of Centinela Valley Union High School District, we are pleased to announce the opening of the new Centinela Valley Independent Study School (CVISS). The school is now open for summer school and will be the site for the 2016-2017 school year. Although we are located on the Hawthorne High football field, CVISS is not a part of the Hawthorne High Campus. CVISS has its own office and staff. So, if you have any questions or concerns please direct all of your inquiries to the CVISS staff. Mr. Michael Martinez is the Principal and is happy to help you with all concerns that relate to CVISS.

CVISS Staff List
Michael Martinez, Principal - ​ (310) 263- 4469
Oscar Guiterrez, Counselor​​​ - (310) 263-4471

Support Staff:
Ana De La Torre, Secretary​ - (310) 263-4471

Independent Study Teachers:
Gary Higgins​​​ - (310) 263-4480
Sue Matus​​​ - (310) 263-4475
Isis Navarro​​​ - (310) 263-4474
Kenneth Pear​​​ - (310) 263-4473
Tom Roach​​​ - (310) 263-4472
Tali Sherman​​​ - (310) 263-4551​

Directions to New Location

The school is now located on the Hawthorne High football field. It can be accessed by driving north on Inglewood Ave. then turning left on Broadway pass the football field then left on Felton down to Stacy and then another left this will take you to the entrance of the school. There is a walk in gate and a sliding entrance gate for staff parking.

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