What Makes us Different?
Like many online, public charter schools, SDVS tailors the coursework to fit the student’s particular needs. But what makes us different from the others?
Students have access to live, credentialed teachers, in all subject areas, via email, phone, Instant messaging, and video chat. For students who are visual learners, we offer a virtual whiteboard.
Student actors and performers will have the opportunity to receive academic credit for performance work, with the added benefit of being able to schedule their coursework to fit their busy lifestyle.
Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (W.A.V.E.S.)
Widespread Knowledge of Academic Content Apply content knowledge and critical thinking skills to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
Develop vocational knowledge and skills including resume and interview skills
Evidence: The percentage of students scoring below/far below basic on standardized testing will decrease by 5%; The percentage of students passing the Math and English CAHSEE exams on the first attempt will increase by 5%.
Adaptable Technology User Able to locate, access, organize, evaluate, and apply information for a complex and technological world
Able to locate, access, organize, evaluate, and apply information for a complex and technological world
Evidence: The percentage of 9th-grade students enrolled in a Computer Literary course will increase by 5%.
Valuable and Responsible Member of Society Evidence: The percentage of 9th-grade students enrolled in a Computer Literary course will increase by 5%.
Gain knowledge in post-secondary opportunities that enhance students’ abilities and desires
Evidence: Students will maintain an attendance rate of at least 85%.
Effective Communicator Able to read, write, speak, and listen for a variety of purposes
Use the writing process to create, edit, and evaluate
Evidence: Students will communicate with teachers at least 3 times each week.
Self-Directed Learner Exhibit good study and work habits that include effective time management and goal setting strategies to determine priorities and meet educational and personal goals and standards
Able to transfer knowledge and experience to academic and business world
Evidence: Students will pass a minimum of 80% of assigned courses each semester.
ou’ll work with California-credentialed teachers who want to see you succeed. California-credentialed teachers are on-demand via phone, email, or instant message. Teachers are available for 1:1 interaction 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday.
High Quality Courses
Our comprehensive program offers access to a wealth of online courses in six subject areas.
Your courses are entirely online, accessible anytime and anywhere.
Learn and communicate with your teachers in our safe, secure online environment. Get up-to-date progress reports at any time to help you track your progress.
You’ll never feel “stuck,” thanks to our full-range support team, which includes qualified teachers, teaching assistants and student achievement coordinators.
A Real High School Diploma
Our program is offered by a WASC accredited and NCAA accredited, public charter school so when you graduate, you’ll receive a real high school diploma.