Curriculum and Instruction
VvHS provides a smaller learning environment for our over 300 students. We are a credit recovery school for students who are at risk of not graduating with their class. Students learn and complete credits in teacher directed and lab style classes. At VvHS we schedule 4 nine week quarters. Students take five classes per quarter and earn five credits per each class. Therefore, 45 days in a class at Valley Vista is valued at the same amount of credits earned at the same rate as a 90 day semester course at the comprehensive high schools. It is essential that students attend and participate in class. Homework is at a minimum but at times may be required for make up work due to absence or acceleration. Students who miss class due to an excused absence are given a reasonable amount of time to complete make up credits. No F’s are issued; only No Credit/NC if work is not completed. Seniors complete an e-portfolio in English 4B and participate in an Exit Interview with the Principal. Some students remain at VvHS and graduate while others return to their home school no later than spring semester of their senior year and graduate with their class. Others transfer to adult education at 18 years old and earn a high school diploma or prepare for the GED. Our Guidance Staff will work closely with students and parents to set academic goals and prepare students for the transition from high school to college, trade school, military, or work.