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, and in marking period, semester, and full-year durations.
Areas of Study
CV offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in nine subjects, dual enrollment opportunities, technology education subject areas, and extensive programs in the visual and performing arts. A variety of lab-based subjects are available in computer science, business, finance, and family and consumer science. Sustaining high rates of literacy and a mastery of communication skills are central components of the English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum. CVHS science classes offer students extensive field experiences and focuses on the use of advanced scientific instrumentation to conduct research. Curriculum scope and sequence in the math and social studies departments includes core, elective and advanced studies. The high school’s physical education/health program stresses lifelong fitness and wellness and includes a state-of-the-art fitness center. The CVHS gifted program features experiences such as Mock Trial and the ability to take advanced, college-level coursework at highly competitive universities. CVHS also 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. Courses at CVHS are leveled and range from general to college-level course work. The high school’s MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) Center provides students with targeted interventions, instructional and behavioral support, as well as progress monitoring. Students with special needs have academic support time built into their schedule, and co-teaching sections are offered in all core subject areas.
1:1 Learning Technology
All CVHS students receive an iPad with access to digital learning tools for use during 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 WiFi 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 a mass customization approach and alignment with the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards. Through the scheduling process, counselors help students match interests, aptitudes, and skills with appropriate coursework. All freshmen are required to take the Career Education course, and each student receives an account on Career Cruising, an interactive program 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. In addition, CVHS has a robust internship program in which students gain short-term employment experience that allows them to build introductory skills and knowledge in a certain profession.
CVHS is home to 28 varsity sports teams, including many with junior varsity offerings. 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 62 All-State student-athletes and 17 PIAA state champions.
The high school’s club program boasts more than 30 student organizations, including student council, CV IMPACT, an award-winning Technology Student Association (TSA) chapter, and a highly-active SADD organization, just to name a few. 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, color guard, and Tri-M Music Honor Society.
CVHS is outfitted 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, a 3D printer and a plasma cutter. The high school stadium includes an all-purpose synthetic turf field and professional-grade sound system. The fitness center is open after school each day to assist in the training needs of individual students, staff, and all extracurricular programs. Rill Gym is one of the area’s premier gymnasiums with a capacity of over 2,000, three full-size courts and modern bleacher facilities. The school also includes the Allen Uyeda Wrestling Gymnasium, two turf fields adjacent to the stadium that were completed in the summer of 2021, a lighted marching band field, and an indoor rifle range.
Positive School Culture
CVHS advances positive school culture by maintaining a professional commitment to high student achievement, celebrating student accomplishments with its “CVBucks” reward program and other means of recognitions, and supporting expected behaviors through character education and restorative disciplinary practices. In addition, a variety of traditional and creative events occur throughout the school year including Homecoming, holiday festivities, and more. The CVHS TV Studio produces a daily show called “CV Today” that includes student spotlights, special segments on school initiatives, and promotions of special events.
Student Mentorship Opportunities
Staff and students support one another at CV! Students have several mentorship opportunities available to them, including the Bench Mark Program which began during the 2021-22 school year. Through physical exercise, academic counseling, and career coaching, Bench Mark offers a support network that students can rely on for the rest of their lives. In addition, the Chamber of Commerce Mentorship offers programs for both young men and women at CVHS.