K-12 Students and Parents
Be Internet Awesome
To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
Khan Academy – Educational Videos for the Whole Family
Khan Academy provides free, world-class education to 90 million learners in 190 countries. Khan Academy is 100% free for parents, teachers and students. Khan provides:
- Personalized learning: Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning.
- Trusted content: Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP, SAT, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers.
- Tools to empower teachers: With Khan Academy, teachers can identify gaps in their students’ understanding, tailor instruction, and meet the needs of every student.
CK-12 – Free Online Textbooks
The CK-12 Foundation is a California-based non-profit organization which aims to increase access to low-cost K-12 education in the United States. CK-12 provides free and customizable K-12 open educational resources aligned to state curriculum standards. CK-12 was set up to support K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. And is available to help students and parents meet their educational goals.
Common Sense Media – Tools to Keep Children Stay Safe Online
Common Sense Media is a non-profit organization that provides education and advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children. Common Sense Media reviews books, movies, TV shows, video games, apps, music, and websites and rates them in terms of age-appropriate educational content, positive messages/role models, violence, profanity, and more for parents making media choices for their children.
Common Sense Media has also developed a set of ratings that are intended to gauge the educational value of videos, games, and apps. The non-profit's "Learning Ratings" attempt to assess different types of learning qualities within various forms of media.
Local School Districts
Moreno Valley Unified School District
With over 34,500 students at 43 schools, Moreno Valley Unified School District is committed to student success. The mission of Moreno Valley Unified School District is to ensure all students graduate high school prepared to successfully enter higher education and/or pursue a viable career path.
Val Verde Unified School District
With over 19,500 students at 21 schools, Val Verde Unified School District serves students in Moreno Valley and Perris, CA. Val Verde Unified School District’s pledge is saluting, recognizing and highlighting students, educators, school personnel, and families who embody and exemplify Val Verde’s vision of a Portrait of a Graduate.
Moreno Valley Community Adult Education
Moreno Valley Community Adult School is on a mission to provide quality education and enrichment opportunities that transition adult students to becoming self-directed learners and contributing members of society. To accomplish these worthwhile goals, they offer classes that are sorely needed and much-appreciated in our community, such as:
- English as a Second Language (ESL), Citizenship, Adult Basic Education, High School Diploma, and General Educational Development for high school (GED) equivalency classes.
- They also work closely with the local business community to provide various Career Technical Education (CTE) and other training courses.
- They also offer computer skills, Microsoft certification, logistics, pharmacy tech, and phlebotomy classes on campus.
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Build skills with online learning courses from top institutions.
Coursera is a world-wide online learning platform that offers open online courses, specializations, and degrees. Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects, such as engineering, data science, machine learning, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, and others.
Join Coursera for free and learn online. Build skills with courses from top universities like Yale, Michigan, Stanford, and leading companies like Google and IBM. Contact the Moreno Valley Library for a free subscription. Supplies are limited.
Free courses on basic English literacy and U.S. Citizenship
USA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English and prepare for U.S. citizenship online. This popular website, visited by nearly 14,000,000 adults around the world, teaches English and U.S. citizenship by providing engaging multimedia content and educational activities. Learners have the opportunity to study independently or with the support of their teacher.
Moreno Valley College
Career and Technical Education
The Moreno Valley College is committed to educating and empowering our students, providing equitable access to education, and serving our communities. Moreno Valley College's core mission can be expressed in four words: Education, Empowerment, Equity, Service. Each semester, more than 14,000 students pursue associates degrees, transfer to a four-year college or university, or a career certificate that qualifies them to enter their chosen field.
MVC offers instruction at two sites, a main campus located in the city of Moreno Valley and an off-campus site, the Ben Clark Training Center, located approximately 11 miles from the main campus.
California Baptist University Online
With over 40 online Bachelor, Master & Doctorate Degree programs to choose from, California Baptist University (CBU) Online offers accelerated degree completion programs through online, in-person or hybrid courses. CBU degrees are recognized and respected by institutions and companies across the country. They offer competitive tuition costs, financial aid, and personalized services.
University of California Extension — Professional Studies
UCR Extension creates a world of limitless learning, a place to discover, translate and apply knowledge in all of its forms. UCR Extension provides professional certificate programs year-round. A professional certificate program is a sequence of courses that provides you with practical instruction to stay current with new developments in your career field, qualify you for a new job, or provides the opportunity for advancement.
All of UCR Extension's academic programs are developed in conjunction with, and may be taught by, UCR faculty, thus ensuring that students receive the same uncompromising standard of excellence upheld by the University.
UCR Extension provides individual attention to students and to serving the community's changing needs. Course formats include:
- One-day workshops
- Weekend Programs
- Intensive short courses