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Create a positive, safe, and tolerant educational environment
Keep students academically engaged and socially involved in a small school community
Provide academic and social enrichment to foster soft skills vital to school and life success
Alternative environment but not alternative rules
Clear boundaries, expectations, and consequences are explained to students and parent
Consequences will be followed through with consistency
Parent involvement is important to student success
Participation at intake meetings to receive information about DLA and its policies
Communication between DLA staff and parents through Check and Connect
Important note: Placement at the DLA is by home school referral with approval by area assistant superintendent.
DLA students access academic course material through online programs and digital media. The online curriculum used is Edmentum, which is approved by the SVVSD eLearning Department. In addition, other supplemental materials may be used based on student needs.
High School Students: Students who attend the DLA will concentrate on core courses in the following subjects:
Electives: Students may be eligible to take a limited number of electives
Transcripts will be reviewed and appropriate coursework will be assigned based on credit needs, length of placement, as well as student input.
Students will remain attached to home school in Infinite Campus but schedule will be at DLA.
Credits earned at DLA will be entered directly into Infinite Campus and added to student high school transcript.
Middle School Students: Students who attend the DLA will concentrate on coursework in math and language arts with science and social studies enrichment.
Social/Emotional/Community Enrichment Activities:
Students will participate weekly in affective education facilitated by a counselor, social worker and teaching staff. Activities may include self-discovery, career planning, goal setting, and ICAP.
At times students may be asked to participate in activities outside of their core coursework. The purpose is to allow students to interact with each other as well as staff in an effort to make their placement at the DLA as rewarding as possible.