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Central Valley

Welcome to the Central Valley Region at Aspire Public Schools! The Central Valley Region has 16 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 additions to the region were the opening of Aspire Benjamin Holt Middle School in 2016, and Aspire Stockton Secondary Academy and Aspire Stockton Elementary in 2020. We currently serve over 6,700 students across the region.

Aspire Central Valley Regional Office
4202 Coronado Ave
Stockton, CA 95204

Key Dates 2022-23: 

First Day of School: August 1, 2022
Labor Day: 
September 5, 2022
Fall Break: 
October 3 – 7, 2022
Staff PD Day (no students): 
October 10, 2022
Veterans Day:
 November 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Holiday (1 Week): 
November 21 – 25, 2022
Winter Break (2 Weeks): 
December 19, 2022 – January 2, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): 
January 3, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 
January 16, 2023
Presidents’ Day: 
February 20, 2023
Spring Break (1 Week): 
March 13 – 17, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): 
March 20, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): 
March 21, 2023
Cesar Chavez Day: 
March 31, 2023
Last Day of School/Teacher Work Year:
May 26, 2023
Memorial Day: 
May 29, 2023

Central Valley Leadership Team

Executive Director’s Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year. We have been through so much over the past few years with the pandemic and the polarization of our political environment that it feels like a breath of fresh air to open the year live and in person. The excitement and energy our scholars bring is contagious.  This is my 20th year with Aspire but my first year as Executive Director. Having been an elementary teacher, a middle school math teacher, an elementary principal and a secondary principal before moving into the regional office as an associate and then regional superintendent I feel in many ways I have grown up in Aspire.

This year our theme is Believe, Belong, Become. These three phrases symbolize how we want to return to the new year aligned with our priorities. We know that the pandemic took a toll on our scholars and we are dedicated to rebuilding the social-emotional and academic skills to be ready for the bright future ahead. We are also excited to engage with our families and staff this year re-envisioning our Mission and Vision at Aspire. We will be holding a series of community engagement opportunities to gather input to guide the direction of the organization.

Thank you families for trusting us with your most prized possession, your children. We have a duty to deliver a world class education to thank you for that trust.

In Service,

Anthony Solina


Central Valley Students
Post-Secondary Matriculation Rate (Class of '19)
# 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