The Shenandoah Valley School District believes that student learning should not be confined to the classroom or limited to the normal school day. Opportunities for learning should be available at all times and in many ways. The district also aims to meet the needs of students and parents that desire to pursue an educational route that could be considered non-traditional but is becoming more prevalent as technology provides additional options for student learning. The on-line courses supervised by Shenandoah Valley Staff will offer options for students while maintaining the integrity of the curriculum our students have come to expect, thus all district students will have the opportunity to complete a rigorous education that meets the individual needs of its students.
The SV Virtual Academy will aim to leverage technology to make education more relevant, more efficient, and more effective. The Academy will offer students power to choose between face to face instruction and individual digital instruction and or a hybrid model.
The Academy will integrate teacher-proven instructional strategies with today’s technology to equip students with the skills they need in the global marketplace. Our approach to next generation learning will allow middle and high school students to learn independently, while enjoying lesson support provided by a group of Shenandoah Valley dedicated, highly qualified teachers.
The Shenandoah Valley School District is a member of VLN Partners. They have a network of available coursework that is designed by accredited teachers and follows the guidelines of the Pennsylvania academic standards. Since the District has access to all of the content on that network, these courses will be the primary on-line curriculum of the District. The District will not provide financially for other on-line courses.
Goals of Virtual Learning:
Expand the educational opportunities for the Shenandoah Valley School District students and residents in a financially responsible manner through Virtual Learning.
Enhance Shenandoah Valley School District’s curricular and non-credit course offerings by providing courses which are part of the regular course schedule. These courses may require teaching expertise not found in the Shenandoah Valley School District or appeal to a limited audience.
Provide prerequisite courses for programs for populations too small to justify regular course offerings.
Provide access to college courses through alternative delivery methods in order to offer educational opportunities to students unable to meet a regular class schedule.
Provide educational opportunities to extended home bound, expelled*, health impaired or incarcerated students.
Provide professional development opportunities to faculty and staff.
All Virtual Learning activities must be in accordance with Pennsylvania laws and Shenandoah Valley School District guidelines.
The SVVA delivers courses ranging from remedial to AP to the following groups:
Full Time Virtual Students
Home Schooled Students
Traditional Students Seeking Advancement
Credit Recovery Students
Alternative Education Students
Home Bound Students
Enrollment: Any resident of the Shenandoah Valley School District, under the age of 21, can enroll free of charge in SVVA. Once enrolled, you will be considered a student of the Shenandoah Valley School District and will be subject to the policies of the District.