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Courses Offered By LVLA

Luis Valdez Leadership Academy (LVLA) is a public charter high school serving East San Jose with a specialization in Visual and Performing Arts. 
Class of 2020 - By The Numbers:
  • 100% Graduation Rate
  • 66% A - G Completion Rate
  • 63% Four-Year University Acceptance Rate
For the 2020-2021 academic year, the course catalog and selection information can be found below with all offerings aligned with A - G Requirements for admission into a UC/CSU school.
  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 12
  • AP English Literature
  • AP English Language
  • Math I
  • Math II 
  • Math III
  • Pre-Calculus
  • AP Statistics

  • Biology
  • Forensics
  • Physics
  • Honors Physics
  • Chemistry 

Social Studies
  • World History
  • AP World History
  • Mexican-American History
    • LVLA offers every 9th grader a model Mexican-American History course designed in collaboration with a Stanford University history professor.  The course seeks to empower students by giving the opportunity to explore the unique and complex history of Mexican-Americans in the SF Bay Area, California and beyond. The ultimate goal is that the Common Core-aligned curricular units designed in this course will be uploaded to an online portal that history teachers across the nation can access. 
  • US History
  • AP US History
  • Government
  • AP Government
  • Economics

  • Spanish I/Native Speakers I
  • Spanish II/Native Speakers II
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature

Early University Program
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Intro to Race and Ethnicity
  • Communications 10
  • ECE 107

Visual and Performing Arts
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Folklorico
  • Drama

Electives and Enrichments
  • Digital Media I
  • Digital Media II
  • Actor's Studio
  • Chicano Theatre
  • Advanced Digital Media
  • Filmmakers Studio

  • Physical Education
Student Academic Plan