CV High School At a Glance
CVHS offers a comprehensive core and elective secondary curriculum in alignment with the PA Core Standards and national subject area standards. Courses are offered in traditional classrooms, blended and fully online in marking period, semester and full-year durations.
Areas of Study
Advanced Placement courses in seven subjects, concurrent college/high school courses, 14 technical education subject areas, six levels of traditional world languages, extensive programs in the visual and performing arts, an award-winning music program and lab-based programs in computer science, business, finance and family and consumer science. CVHS science features an outdoor ecology program and its physical education/health program is recognized as a leader in best practices. The CVHS gifted program features outstanding Model UN and Mock Trial teams. CVHS participates in the Lancaster County CTC program, which is a recognized state leader in technical/vocational education for juniors and seniors.
CVHS stresses academic growth for all learners and is a recognized leader in student growth as measured by the state’s PVAAS system. Courses at CVHS are leveled and range from general to college-level course work. The high school’s RtII (Response to Intervention and Instruction) Center is where students receive targeted interventions and ongoing progress monitoring, as well as behavioral and other support. Students with special needs have academic support time built into their schedule, and co-teaching sections are offered in all subject areas.
An alternative to the traditional school model, this interdisciplinary learning community serves select ninth- and tenth-grade students. The program blends state curriculum standards in communications, math, science, technology education and social studies in a project-based learning environment designed to maximize student engagement and academic rigor while stressing real world application and the value of mentorship.
1:1 Learning Technology
All CVHS students receive a laptop computer with access to digital learning tools for use the entire school year. Additionally, all core CV classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors, interactive whiteboards and classroom performance systems. The school uses extensive educational software to stress Web 2.0 technologies and 21st century skills. The entire school offers Wi-Fi Internet access, and many areas of study utilize digital texts and virtual coursework.
Career & College Readiness
Students are guided through the high school curriculum using the Career Pathways model. Career Pathways helps to match a student’s interests, aptitudes and skills with the appropriate academic and technical courses. All sophomores complete a required career exploratory course, and each student receives an account on Naviance, an interactive resource that helps students explore career options and plan future education and training. The counseling office supports students as they prepare for post-secondary choices including college study, technical training, military service and the workforce.
CVHS is home to 27 varsity sports teams, including many with junior varsity offerings. The CV Athletic Department promotes a character education program called Pursing Victory With Honor, based on six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and citizenship. CV student-athletes are guided to maximize their potential, develop leadership and higher-order thinking skills, foster a positive school environment, hold themselves and their teammates accountable and display good sportsmanship. CV has produced more than 50 all-state student-athletes and 14 PIAA state champions.
The high school’s club program includes more than 30 student organizations, including student council, an award-winning Technology Student Association (TSA) chapter and a highly-active SADD organization. Extracurricular drama and musical stage productions highlight the high school’s fall and spring semesters. Music students participate in programs including competition marching band, jazz band, indoor guard and a nationally-recognized Tri-M Music Honor Society.
CVHS is one of the area’s most modern facilities, with classrooms specially designed for art, business and computer technology. Students have access to modern scientific laboratories with digital microscopes and an infrared spectrophotometer, a digital music lab, a TV production studio, 3D printing and a plasma cutter. The district recently installed a synthetic turf field and professional grade sound system in its stadium to complement its state-of-the-art fitness center, one of the most complete athletic training facilities in the area, a 2,000-seat gymnasium, lighted marching band field and an indoor rifle range.
Positive School Culture
CVHS advances positive school culture by maintaining a professional commitment to student recognition, teaching and supporting expected behaviors, and emphasizing character education. CVHS implements the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and regularly uses the school’s TV production studio to highlight student achievements, school initiatives and to feature special events.
Staff and students support one another at CV! The CV Mentors program pairs staff members with students to set goals, monitor grades and tackle life issues as they arise throughout high school. LINK Crew is a team of juniors and seniors who mentor freshman and support their transition to high school. The BUCKS Connect program builds relationships between students in special education classes and regular education students.