Best of Sam Grossinger SCVi Times

Santa Clarita Valley International School alum Sam Grossinger holds and hugs his small black and white dog Euka to his chest.

You’d never know Sam Grossinger might have been a bit more reserved before his time at Santa Clarita Valley International School (SCVi), our tuition-free TK-12th grade school in Castaic. But he credits his time with us as preparing him for his life today. Without SCVi, he says, “I wouldn’t have come out of my shell. I used to be very quiet and not a big people person, but going to school at SCVi helped me because most of the assignments we had were assigned in groups. I learned how to share my thoughts with others and how to work with other people!” 

Best of Times in School

His time at SCVi may have ended with graduation in 2022, but here is a peek at Sam’s best of times at our tuition-free TK-12th grade school:

-Creating a haunted house for the Fall Festival

-DJing for multiple student dances

-Going to Catalina with all his classmates through field studies and learning about the marine life

-So many sports! Flag football, baseball, basketball, golf, and volleyball

-Yearly Winter Talent Show with friends Griffin and Skyler

-The Glider project – “I loved learning about the gliders and especially enjoyed being able to fly!”

Now, Sam is in his second year at Ventura College studying automotive vehicle maintenance with the intention of working for a race team in the future. Talk about teamwork in action! When not in school, Sam works on his car and has made three feature-length movies with his director friend and fellow SCVi alum, Griffin. Two of the films have won film festival awards. 

We’re so proud of Sam and all our students at SCVi. We love to keep school interesting by offering a wide variety of engaging activities and class options, like dual language immersion, multiage learning, career-connected learning (beginning next year, we’re offering an Aerospace Career Technical Education pathway), and integrated arts.

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About SCVi:

Santa Clarita Valley International School (SCVi) is a free public charter school empowering TK-12th graders to become conscientious, compassionate, and responsible citizens of the world. We use project-based and social-emotional learning concepts to inspire and motivate lifelong learners with the skills they need to lead in the 21st century. We incorporate technology into every component of our curriculum, and we value and encourage development of leadership skills by inspiring confidence and character in each of our unique learners. Join our innovative school today!