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Central Valley

Welcome to the Central Valley Region at Aspire Public Schools! The Central Valley Region has 14 schools in the communities of Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, and Ceres. The Central Valley was Aspire’s first region, with University Charter School (Modesto) and Vincent Shalvey Academy (Stockton) opening in 1999. Our most recent addition to the region was the opening of Aspire Benjamin Holt Middle School in 2016. We currently serve over 5,800 students across the region.

Aspire Central Valley Regional Office
3311 E. Morada Lane
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 647-3047

2018-19 Key Dates for Aspire Central Valley Region

First Day of School: August 1, 2018
Fall Break: October 08-12, 2018
Thanksgiving Break: November 21-23, 2018
Winter Break: December 21, 2018-January 4, 2019
Spring Break: March 11-22, 2019
Last Day of School: June 7, 2019

Central Valley Leadership Team

Superintendent’s Message

It is an honor to serve as the Aspire Central Valley Area Superintendent.  It is my responsibility to lead and oversee our 14 schools in the communities of Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, and Ceres.  I am committed to providing a high quality education for each and every student which provides them with “college for certain” and preparation for getting to college, succeeding in college, and to become caring and responsible citizens.

Our Central Valley is committed to “Planting, Tending, and Harvesting,” in alignment with our Aspire Five Year Strategic Plan goals of significantly increasing the number of students who are on track to be prepared for a successful college career.  This year, we are focusing our instructional program efforts on our K-8 Mathematics and Social Emotional Learning for students in grades TK-12.  These program rollouts are designed to provide a consistent and aligned curricula for each and every student.  It is my honor to be the “lead superintendent” for the Social Emotional Learning program development and rollout, Aspirewide.  Additionally, I am the “lead superintendent” for our efforts in the area of Post Secondary Success and aligning our program to deliver “college for certain” for each of our students.

I am the founding principal of River Oaks Charter School (2001) and of the Benjamin Holt College Preparatory Academy (2003).  As the Central Valley Area Superintendent, is an honor to lead our high performing team of principals, teachers, staff, and regional leaders in the work and calling of preparing students to thrive in school, college, and life.  We welcome the opportunity  to partner with parents, families, and our communities in this journey of building a bright future for the Central Valley, California, our country, and the world.

Lane Weiss,
Superintendent, Central Valley Region

Central Valley Regional Calendar

June 7, 2019


Central Valley Students
Post-Secondary Matriculation Rate
# College Courses Passed Prior to HS Graduation (Class of '17)
Central Valley Teammates

Key Goals + Initiatives

  • PHYSICALLY & EMOTIONALLY SAFE SCHOOLS - Students, families & staff are engaged and empowered in safe and equitable school environments
  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE - Students are prepared to meet college-ready goals through rigorous Common Core & NGSS aligned instructional program
  • 21st CENTURY LEARNERS - Students are innovators who effectively use media & technology to navigate life, college, and career

Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members