We believe that students become productive and engaged citizens when they are challenged cognitively and mentored socio-emotionally while inspired and taught to work critically, creatively and collaboratively as part of a learning community. The SVUSD Virtual Academy will:
- Actively engage all students through participatory learning, meaningful projects, and challenging real world problems;
- Teach, support, and model social and emotional intelligence to maximize learning;
- Prepared students to work and live in an ever-evolving technological environment that rewards an understanding of technology, adaptation, and social skills;
- Encourage students to explore their individual curiosity and meaning making;
- Produce critical thinkers who can analyze and evaluate information to communicate evidence based conclusions;
- Model and teach continuous adaptation and innovation based on research, best practices, and future oriented thinking;
- Embrace equity and diversity by fostering a school culture of safety, inclusion, empathy, acceptance, and respect.
- Provide instruction based on science and research based best practices.
- Celebrate the strengths, interests, and passions of each student.