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Moreno Valley Unified School District earns 18 California Pivotal Practice Awards

Moreno Valley Unified School District earns 18 California Pivotal Practice Awards

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – The Moreno Valley Unified School District was announced as one of 121 school districts to receive the 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award Program, along with 17 of its schools out of 727 schools statewide.


The award program is being utilized by California in 2022 in place of the California Distinguished Schools (DS) Program. It celebrates schools and districts that implemented an innovative practice during the 2020–21 school year, when California required schools to offer distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


“We are truly honored to receive 18 pivotal practice awards for the outstanding work our schools and district did despite the challenges that were presented by the pandemic,” said Superintendent Dr. Martinrex Kedziora. “It has not been easy, but these awards reflect the dedication, commitment, and perseverance of our students and staff during such a difficult time.”


In a period when pandemic disruptions made it hard to collect data for statewide assessments, the CDE worked with education association partners to create the CAPP Award to honor the efforts of schools and districts who designed and implemented unique opportunities and strategies to support students in this most challenging time.


“We are proud of the efforts of all our students and staff,” said School Board President Cleveland Johnson. “It is amazing to see how they went above and beyond to continue to provide Excellence on Purpose so our students could continue to Shine Brighter.”


CAPP Award winners completed an online application highlighting an innovative practice in one of the four target areas that was implemented during the 2020–21 school year:

  • Student Engagement
  • Distribution of Technology
  • Nutrition Services
  • Social Emotional Well-Being of Students

The Moreno Valley Unified School District congratulates all schools and district leaders for its commitment to student success:

  • Badger Springs Middle School: STEAM
  • Canyon Springs High School: Cyber Academic Pathway Program (CAP)
  • Creekside Elementary School: Parent Ambassador (PA) Program
  • Hidden Springs Elementary School: Closing the Achievement Gap in Math
  • La Jolla Elementary School: STEAM for All
  • Landmark Middle School: Junior Scholars Program (JSP)
  • March Mountain High School: Model Continuation High School Program
  • Moreno Elementary School: Art of Inclusion
  • Moreno Valley High School: Building Assets and Reducing Risks (BARR) Program
  • Moreno Valley Online Academy: Graduation Rates
  • Mountain View Middle School: African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC)
  • Moreno Valley Unified School District: ASTERISK Program
  • North Ridge Elementary School: Maintaining Connections Through School Counseling
  • Palm Middle School: STEAM Academy
  • Ridge Crest Elementary School: Leader in Me!
  • Valley View High School: Exemplary Arts & Media Entertainment Pathway (AME)
  • Vista del Lago High School: Freedom Writers Peer Mentorship (FWPM)
  • Vista Heights Middle School: International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP)