Principal's Message

Julie Prestsater
Dear AEC Students and Families,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We look forward to welcoming all our students to in-person instruction this fall! We know we have many students who will be coming to campus for the first time and we can’t wait for them to enjoy interactions with their peers along with teachers and support staff. At the Alternative Education Center, we’re all about creating opportunities, making connections, and showing each other grace. We can’t wait to bring that spirit into the new school year.
Please be on the lookout for our summer mailer. It should arrive through the US postal service no later than July 28.  Please read all the documents enclosed, complete all forms in the registration packet, and bring them with you to turn in on registration/schedule pick-up day on August 4th.  Please see the schedule below to determine your exact pick-up time.
Parents and guardians, your role in your student’s development is a huge part of their success. Your involvement helps to build a healthy partnership with the school. If you would like to do even more, please reach out to Mrs. Cooke, AP of Achievement, at for parent engagement opportunities throughout the year.
Finally, beginning this school year, the hours for all schools in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District will shift to a later start time is to prepare for the legally mandated late start for California high schools in 2022.
AEC Schools and Programs Start and End Times
Chaffey Community Day School
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily
Chaffey District Online High School
8:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Monday – Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Friday
Valley View High School
8:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Monday – Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Friday
Chaffey Success & Opportunity Program
9:33 a.m. – 2:17 p.m. Monday – Thursday
10:25 a.m. – 2:26 Friday
District Alternative Studies Program
8:30 a.m. – 2:17 p.m. Monday – Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 2:26 p.m. Friday
GED Renew
3:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Monday - Friday
If your child will need transportation to arrive to and from school, please fill out the transportation application by clicking here.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions and enjoy the rest of your summer.
See you soon,
Mrs. Prestsater
Principal, Alternative Education Center
Important Upcoming Events
July 8 – 30 – Summer Session #2
August 4 – Registration & Schedule Pick-Up Day
Please come prepared with all completed registration paperwork from the summer mailer and ready to take your ID photo in proper dress code attire.
Location: MPR
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Students with last names ending in A-K
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Students with last names ending L-Z
August 5 – New Student Family Orientation at Valley View
August 9 – First Day of School
August 25 – Back to School Night (tentative)
August 26 – Minimum Day (tentative)
September 6 – No School – Labor Day Holiday
October 11 – No School – Floating Holiday
October 19 – Fall Graduation
November 11 – No School – Veterans Day Holiday
November 12 – No School – Floating Holiday
November 22-26 – No School – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 20-31 – Winter Break