Our School-wide Learning Outcomes (SLOs) were developed through a collaborative process with our entire teaching staff. By using the acronym RTP, which is also the name of our orientation program, our SLOs define the expected outcomes for our students, or what we refer to as “The Valley Way”. School-wide we strive to ensure that our academic programs and school culture reflect each of these learner outcomes:
Respect- Be responsible and accountable for your actions. Respect your space and the space we share. Demonstrate integrity in the choices you make.
Think- Demonstrate academic and life skills through the use of technology and collaboration. Develop creative and critical thinkers who make meaningful decisions.
Participate- Take an active role in your education. Prepare for college and career and life. Contribute to school and community. Be a lifelong learner.
Valley High School believes that all students will learn whatever it takes and demonstrate mastery in a climate of support and high expectations. The program emphasizes personal safety and growth, pro-social skill development, basic skills, integrated technology and standards based curriculum. The program views the community as a resource, staff as coaches and providers of support services and students as workers and learners.
Valley’s motto, “Learning for All, Whatever It Takes,” was developed in 1994 from the following mission statement: “Valley High School is committed to helping students who are most in need of support. We believe that all students will learn whatever it takes and be able to demonstrate mastery in a climate of support and high expectations.” There is a school-wide commitment to helping students who are most in need of support.
"Escondido, CA – California Continuation Education Association (CCEA) Teacher of the Year Monica Lee dreamed of becoming a Hollywood actress, not a teacher. A classroom observation assignment at Valley High, the Escondido Union High School continuation school, led to substitute teaching of the responsibility training program (RTP) class, and close to two decades later, she hasn’t looked back once."
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