PHOENIX VISION TEAM
“Getting the message out”
At SVHS we are continuously striving to go to the next step in education. Our curriculum is project based now in both the immersive educational experience and in some areas of the Transition (contract) program. As we continue to develop a Professional Learning Community (PLC) through staff training, our focus is always on maintaining quality academics, engaging in “beyond the four walls” learning opportunities, fostering strong relationships, and actively challenging students.
We have organized a team of students, staff, business leaders, and community members to increase public awareness. SVHS is a small school in the West Valley School District, but it is not a feeder school. Students do not automatically come to us after leaving one of the district middle schools. As a general rule, middle school students filter into West Valley High School. The task before us is to get the message out…to provide non-traditional high school options to those students who are looking for different academic, non-text book learning.
“Getting the message out” is a multi-faceted endeavor. There are three teams reviewing everything from the design of the school logo (The Phoenix), creating a memorable brand, critiquing our social media options, and “going beyond the four walls” to collaborate with Berlin Brandenburg International School (BBIS)
http://www.bbis.de/ SVHS staff are writing three grants to provide funding to cover the fiscal dynamics of an international partnership.
Wholly, we are excited about this new adventure in education to provide even better opportunities for all of our students. Working late into the night writing grants, planning enrolling tours, and connecting with outside resources is all part of the “after the kids go home” environment. It is all part of the school community, it’s why the staff chooses to expand academic experiences, and it’s why Spokane Valley High School is an award winning, school of choice.