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Transforming lives by instilling 21st century skills and inspiring lifelong learning in every student


Napa Valley Unified School District serves the communities of American Canyon, Napa City and Yountville.  The district is comprised of 30+ schools serving more than 17,000 students in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through Grade 12.

Our students are all individuals, with their own talents, interests, needs and goals. That means that we nurture and challenge advanced learners, who want to expand their learning horizons, as well as students who have physical, emotional or cognitive challenges that require more support.

We offer rigorous academic courses, robust Career Technical Education options and diverse extracurricular and athletic programs. Our students can learn in traditional neighborhood schools, magnet schools, independent study, dual immersion English-Spanish programs, online options and more.


District Goals for Student Learning and Achievement

Goal 1: Increase Rates of College and Career Readiness
  • Implement and measure progress in California State Standards and 21st century skills
  • Implement inquiry-based and problem-based learning experiences
  • Promote academic engagement through cultural understanding and responsiveness
  • Expand opportunities for second language acquisition
Goal 2: Provide equitable access to close the achievement gap
  • Provide systems to support all students to ensure access to state academic standards and opportunities to learn 21st century skills (e.g., online learning, AVID, visual and performing arts)
  • Embed proven instructional practices that allow students to accelerate learning

>  Visit the NVUSD Equitable Access webpage

Goal 3: Expand access to 21st century skills
  • Implement technology-rich classrooms that engage students in relevant and rigorous learning, and facilitate mastering the 6 C's: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, character, citizenship

>  21st Century Learning

>  Description of the 6 C's

Goal 4: Develop educational programs that support healthy living
  • Continue implementation of the Healthy Choices/Nutrition 3-year plan
  • Analyze and recommend physical education practices
  • Sustain the Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS) Program, attend to the social-emotional development of students and make recommendations for continued progress.

>  Visit the NVUSD Student Wellness webpage