• Background

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) signed into law on December 10, 2015, replaces the previous Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.  Cajon Valley Union School District will not be offering Public School Choice (formerly known as an NCLB Transfer) to new students or students promoting to middle school during the 2016–17 school year.

    Transition Plan for the 2016–17 School Year

    California has developed a transition plan for the 2016–17 school year that describes various alternative supports and services that are to be provided to eligible students, and is developing a new accountability system for the 2017–18 school year.


    Under the ESSA, Cajon Valley Union School District will not be providing NCLB Public School Choice transfers to new students or students promoting to middle school for the 2016–17 school year.  As previously stated, since your child participated in an NCLB Public School Choice Transfer during the 2015–16 school year, he/she is permitted to remain in their Public School Choice school until they complete the highest grade in that school.  While school “Choice” is no longer a component of the ESSA, the Cajon Valley Union School District’s Governing Board supports the concept of parental choice within public schools and is committed to providing attendance options for students.  Any student wishing to attend a school other than his/her resident school may apply for a transfer, which will be considered based on space availability.

    Alternative Supports

    The following schools offer various alternative supports under ESSA:

    Elementary Schools: Anza, Chase, Johnson, Lexington, Madison, Magnolia, Meridian, Naranca 

    Middle Schools: Cajon Valley, Emerald, Greenfield, Montgomery  


    If you are interested in learning about transfer options offered for your child, please contact for additional information.