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About Our School

SCHOOL SECURITY

ESPAÑOL

Schools must adhere to the District’s policy on maintaining a closed campus. In order to maintain a safe learning environment for our students, all gates, except the door in the main office, will be locked after the start of school, 8:15 a.m. Student exit gates will be unlocked prior to dismissal time.

VISION

ESPAÑOL

Vista del Valle Dual Language Academy, a welcoming and nurturing community school, is a place where all students, staff, parents, and community partners actively collaborate to prepare students to be college prepared and career ready. The school is organized around four key instructional approaches: a Dual Language Program, a Project and Inquiry-Based Learning Approach to instruction, a Technology-Infused Standards-Based Curriculum and a Problem Solving Process to create a community of scholars.  

MISSION

 ESPAÑOL

All stakeholders at Vista del Valle Dual Language Academy work together to create a community school where students take part in constructing their own learning. The school fosters an environment where students engage in bilingualism, bi-literacy, and cultural diversity. The School Site Council (SSC) oversees the implementation of the school’s vision and mission and all stakeholders (e.g., students, parents, school staff, and community partners) learn about and work toward maintaining a focus on the four key instructional approaches. An English/Spanish (and vice-versa) Dual Language Program, a Project and Inquiry-Based Learning Approach to instruction, a Technology-Infused Standards-Based Curriculum, and a Problem Solving Process.

PHILOSOPHY

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Vista del Valle Dual Language Academy's vision and mission is supported by all stakeholders dedicated to moving all students to levels of proficiency with the ultimate goal of helping them become college-prepared and career-ready. Our philosophy is based on the belief that all students possess the knowledge, values, eagerness to learn, and significant home experiences that, when coupled with the school's four key instructional approaches, fosters student achievement. We strongly believe that student learning is best acquired in an environment that holds true to a Dual Language Program, a Project and Inquiry-Based Learning Approach to Instruction, a Technology-Infused Standards-Based Curriculum, and the Problem-Solving Process. In addition, highly qualified teachers monitor students' mastery of the Common Core State Standards through authentic, periodic and summative assessments.