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Our Mission 

SLVUSD Charter School provides personalization, community and choice through challenging and creative educational opportunities designed for a diversity of learners.

Our school is one of the five schools in the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District (SLVUSD).  As a district charter school, our students enjoy participating in sports, music and activities with the traditional schools in our district.  With some restrictions, they are also invited to take classes concurrently at SLVHS and at Cabrillo College.

Learning Goals:

SLV CHARTER School Wide Outcomes

CHARACTER

  • Demonstrate on a regular basis the lifelong guidelines of Truthfulness,Trustworthiness, Active Listening, contributing to a Nurturing Environment and making Personal Best efforts.

  • Develop Personal Best efforts, which include:

    • Organization, Flexibility, Problem Solving, Perseverance, Responsibility, Effort, Integrity, Common Sense, Cooperation, Patience, Sense of Humor, Caring, Curiosity, Courage, Friendship, Initiative, Pride, Resourcefulness, Joie de Vivre

  • Use self reflection as a tool for improvement


CITIZENSHIP

  • Develop a personal identity within family, school, community, and the greater world.

  • Understand, practice, and serve as an engaged citizen in all spheres of influence.

  • Practice appreciation and respect for basic human rights and diverse cultures, beliefs, and ideas.

  • Do no harm; recognize that individual actions have social and environmental consequences.  With rights come responsibilities.


COMMUNICATION

  • Practices active and reflective listening skills

  • Clearly articulates thoughts and feelings in written and spoken forms

  • Demonstrates sensitivity to verbal and nonverbal communication

  • Uses communication media appropriately and effectively

  • Exhibits willingness to suspend judgments and expectations while listening to others


CRITICAL & CREATIVE THINKING

  • Identify, understand, and utilize one's own as well as others' learning styles.

  • Exhibit competency in identifying, finding and using appropriate resources.

  • Demonstrate and apply higher order thinking skills which include analysis, creativity, synthesis, evaluation, inference, interpretation, and reflection.

  • Demonstrate curiosity through questioning and investigating.


CORE ACADEMIC COMPETENCY