In 2021, West Valley School District will launch the FUTURES INNOVATION CENTER. This facility is located east of West Valley High School in the former Freshman Campus building and will be an immersive school experience where students starting as early as 7th grade will begin working toward their FUTURES pathway. The curriculum pairs hands-on experience with classroom instruction. At the Innovation Center, learning is self-paced so students advance when they master a subject or skill rather than when they complete a set amount of time in the classroom. Students attend all their classes at the Innovation Center or, when applicable, in part-time employment. Students can earn while they learn. All areas of study are designed to fulfill graduation requirements and prepare students for college or a career after graduation. Talk to our FUTURES counselors to determine if this pathway is right for you.
WVVA is a fully-accredited, online K-12 school available to all WVSD students. Students remain West Valley School District students and receive a WVSD school transcript, but they complete their coursework fully online instead of in a brick-and-mortar school. The curriculum was developed by Greenways Academy in Missouri to accommodate an online learning environment and is different from the WVSD traditional classroom curriculum. Classes are taught by Washington state certified instructors, but not by WVSD teaching staff. Classes are self-paced and require students to spend at least 5 hours per week on each course. Students can only enroll or transfer back to a traditional classroom at the beginning of each school year or semester break. Contact the WVVA coordinator or your counselor to learn more.
WVSD also partners with Arizona State University to offer free online classes through its Universal Learner Courses (ULCs). Classes are self-paced and fulfill graduation requirements while offering students an opportunity to obtain college credits fully online. This program is best suited to students able to work independently. These classes include a selection of popular first-year college courses at no cost to students unless they choose to claim their academic credit. Credits are accepted at Arizona State University and other universities across the country. This program is administered through the ASU Prep program. Talk to your counselor to determine if ASU Prep Digital is right for you and to ensure the program meets both your high school and future education requirements.