Innovation Center Programs

Students spend the majority of their day in-program taking core classes. Classes are uniquely structured to the student so they can learn at the pace they need and in the style that’s most productive for them and their success. This could include a variety of hands-on opportunities in lieu of traditional testing.

How Learning Works

Students at the Innovation Center participate in standards-based learning. Their individual progress is tracked through a program called Empower, allowing students, parents, and staff to monitor their learning progress. After a student has completed the identified standards for the subject and or grade level, they receive a grade in Skyward. Students can then progress to the next related set of standards truly allowing them to advance as they are able, but also providing additional time as needed in standards that take a little longer to master.

As students advance, they can take dual-credit courses that earn them high school and college credit through Arizona State University such as English 101, college algebra, speech, and courses related to their interests.

Students work with a career counselor to monitor their progress and align their learning to their future aspirations.

Grades 7-9

Students choose a program to focus on that aligns with their personal and career interests. Every morning, all year long, a cohort of program students and an industry expert designer (teacher) learn through lessons and projects with embedded standards from industry and core subject areas.

Each day, students have time set aside for independent study, assessments, online learning, Arizona State University coursework, club meetings, meetings with a career counselor, collaborative work and fun with classmates, and more.

In the afternoon, students follow a trimester rotation schedule so they can explore interests, examine interconnections, and complete other standards in the other program areas.

Grades 10-12

In grades 10-12 students spend their day in their chosen program area advancing their related skills, pursuing projects of interest continuing to earn high school credits, taking Arizona State University courses, and earning industry certifications. The school partners with AJAC and local employers to place students in workplace learning experiences and apprenticeships prior to and throughout their senior year.

We currently offer four core programs:

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In honor of Women's History Month, join us in learning about and celebrating Lois Hoff, the first woman to serve on the West Valley School Board.

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As parents, it's natural to be concerned about your child's well-being. At WVSD, we’re working to help parents and students find resources by offering monthly mental health workshops on topics ranging from anxiety to addiction…learn more.

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Did you know that West Valley students are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship to Perry Technical Institute through the Pathways to Perry program?

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West Valley students are gaining valuable software skills to help them stand out amongst their peers. Microsoft Certifications are available for grades 7 to 12 and provide a comprehensive and age-appropriate pathway for skill development.

Upcoming Events

Mar

4

HS Choir Concert

7:00pm - 8:00pm

HS Auditorium

District-wide event

Mar

5

YVMEA HS Choir Concert hosted at WVHS

HS Auditorium

District-wide event

Mar

6

Two hour late start

All Schools

District-wide event

Mar

6

HS Band Concert

6:30pm - 8:00pm

HS Auditorium

District-wide event

Mar

7

YVMEA HS Band Contest

Davis High School

District-wide event

Family Engagement Events

Mar

7

Play and Learn Group

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Innovation Center 9206 Zier Road Room 135

Mar

8

Play and Learn Groups

All Elementary Schools

Mar

14

Play and Learn Group

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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