Principal's Message

Welcome to Centinela Valley Independent Study School!  This is my first year here at CVISS, while I am entering my 10th with Centinela Valley Union High School District.  I have spent the past four years at Lawndale High School as an Associate Principal and I was a teacher and Dean of Students at Hawthorne High School for five years.  I am very excited for the future of our school and look forward to a successful academic year for all of our new and returning students.
Centinela Valley Independent Study School is a school geared towards those students that can not be well-served attending a traditional high school.  Some of our students can not attend school daily due to medical reasons, others because of financial/familial reasons, and others are in transition to or from other schools within our district or from other schools outside of our district.  CVISS aims to provide an equivalent educational experience to a traditional high school.  If you feel CVISS would better serve your educational needs, please call our office and set up an appointment with me.
All of CVISS looks forward to working with you to provide the best possible experience to prepare your child for the world after high school.  Our team (Parents, Teachers, Classified staff, Students, community members, and district personnel) all have the same goal in mind...provide a quality education to our children and expect each student to try their very best every day.  Parents, your participation in this process will help your child accomplish their goal of high school graduation and so much more.  I look forward to working with you in this endeavor and can't wait to celebrate our accomplishments!
Go Spartans!
Ben Wardrop