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:

Sun Meals

Summer Meals at West Valley Middle School

Breakfast and Lunch are available for children aged 18 and under thru August 8, 2024.

Faith Wilkinson Caden Casteel

West Valley "Dollars for Scholars"

West Valley "Dollars for Scholars" awarded 64 scholarships to students from the Class of 2024.

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for the West Valley School District

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Student Spotlight - Kaylee Guy

Kaylee Guy receives WASA Student Leadership Award

Upcoming Events

Jul

23

Summer Reading & Summer STEAM

10:00am - 12:00pm

Wide Hollow Elementary

District-wide event

Jul

23

School Board Study Session & Board Meeting

6:00pm - 9:00pm

High School Library and via Livestream

District-wide event

Jul

30

Summer Reading & Summer STEAM

10:00am - 12:00pm

Wide Hollow Elementary

District-wide event

Aug

6

Summer Reading & Summer STEAM

10:00am - 12:00pm

Wide Hollow Elementary

District-wide event

Aug

13

Summer Reading & Summer STEAM

10:00am - 12:00pm

Wide Hollow Elementary

District-wide event

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