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Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District serves more than 13,500 students from transitional kindergarten through the 12th grade. The district’s commitment to students is highlighted by its mission statement: “Each student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kelly Bowers believes in the possibilities of education to change lives and ultimately, change the world. In Livermore, hands-on learning opportunities create relevance in science, technology, engineering and math. In addition, International Baccalaureate and Dual Immersion programs highlight the district’s commitment to equity and global citizenship. World-class visual and performing arts programs develop well-rounded cultural competence. Opportunities to compete in a wide variety of sports foster values of teamwork and lifelong wellness.

The award-winning district is the fourth largest employer in Livermore. The district operates 18 school sites including nine elementary schools, two K-8 schools, three middle schools, two comprehensive high schools and two alternative schools. Students at all schools enjoy the benefits of robust and dynamic partnerships with local community organizations including the two national laboratories, local arts and education foundations and many generous local businesses. For more information, visit www.livermoreschools.com

Las Positas College

Las Positas College is located 40 miles southeast of San Francisco, amid one of California’s fastest growing regions for business, science and technology. Gently rolling hills and picturesque vineyards provide the scenic background for the College’s 147-acre campus. Las Positas College serves the Livermore Valley and surrounding areas with current enrollment at nearly 8,500 day and evening students.

The college offers curriculum for students seeking career preparation, transfer to a four-year college or university or personal enrichment. The college provides university transfer classes, retraining classes for those in need of employment or career advancement, a first-time educational opportunity for many adults, enrichment classes for those seeking a broader perspective and career and technical training for those entering the technical and paraprofessional work force.

Las Positas College excels in helping students transfer to the University of California system, the California State University system and other four-year institutions. Students who come to the college can choose any of 24 occupational associate degrees, 17 transfer associate degrees and 44 certificate programs. In addition, the college offers community education courses geared toward personal development and cultural enrichment. The campus is accessible from BART and Interstate 580. Students can take buses from the Pleasanton-Dublin BART station and from many locations in Livermore and Pleasanton.

The college is proud of its exceptional safety record, which has made it one of the safest colleges in the Bay Area, and its commitment to sustainability, including LEED facilities, recycling and paper reduction practices and solar parking structures generating one megawatt of energy.

Schools

Chamber member schools indicated in bold • All schools are in area code 925

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Schools
www.livermoreschools.com

Elementary Schools
Altamont Creek — 454-5575
Arroyo Seco — 606-4700
Leo R. Croce — 606-4706
Jackson Avenue — 606-4717
Lawrence Elementary — 960-2923
Marylin Avenue — 606-4724
Rancho Las Positas — 606-4748
Emma C. Smith — 606-750
Sunset — 606-5230

K-8 Schools
Joe Michell — 606-4738
Junction K-8 — 606-4720

Middle School
Andrew N. Christensen — 606-4702
East Avenue — 606-4711
William Mendenhall — 606-4731

High School
Granada — 606-4800
Livermore — 606-4812

Alternative
Del Valle Continuation High School — 606-4709
Vineyard Alternative/Independent School — 606-4722

Adult education
Livermore Adult Education — 606-4722

Private/independent schools and learning centers
Best Friends Campus — 249-1868
www.bestfriendscampus.com

Fountainhead Montessori School — 820-1343
www.fms.org

Primrose School of Livermore — 215-7372
www.primroseschools.com/schools/livermore

Valley Montessori School — 455-8021
www.valleymontessorischool.com

Islamic Center of Livermore — 315-7402

Our Savior Lutheran School — 447-1246
www.oslm.net

St. Michael’s Catholic School — 447-1888
http://smsliv.org

Vineyard Christian — 447-6269

Colleges and universities

Las Positas College — 424-1000
www.laspositascollege.edu

University of Phoenix — 273-810
www.phoenix.edu/bayarea

University of San Francisco – Pleasanton Campus — 867-2711
www.usfca.edu/pleasanton

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