Simi Valley USD

Dan White, Board President; Jason Peplinski, Superintendent

Open Doors at Simi Valley USD was created to systematically remove the barriers to access to higher-level high school classes (Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate) for all students, and especially underrepresented populations. Open Doors is a multi-pronged effort that identifies and recruits those students who could benefit from these classes, regardless of past academic performance; works with students’ families to reinforce support at home; shifts the attitudes and cultures among staff to support the program and its students; and trains staff to work better with formerly underperforming students.