Sun Valley High School provides a safe and supportive environment for accelerated education. Through personalized instruction, we incorporate our high academic standards with essential life skills. By meeting individual and academic needs, through stellar core curriculum and vocational programs, Sun Valley prepares students to become productive citizens.
Arizona State Board of Charter School Mission Statement
The mission of Sun Valley High School is to help all students develop basic skills, understanding and attitudes necessary to become productive citizens. We accomplish this through an integrated approach using curriculum aligned to the Arizona State Standards and relevant instruction. The school serves young people for whom traditional schools have not been effective and predictably will not be in the future. As such, essentially all students meet one or more of Arizona's definitions for an alternative school. That is, they have behavioral issues, have dropped out or are likely to drop out, are pregnant or parenting, have a history of academic failure or have been adjudicated. It is the specific mission of the school to serve such students.
SVHS's core supporting business principles:
- To deliver premiere service at every customer interaction
- No learning can occur without a quality relationship or in the absence of a trusting, nurturing, safe environment.
- The school must recruit, retain, and mentor high quality educators who have a genuine understanding of, and compassion for, the life challenges that students carry into their education careers.
- The one-size-fits-all approach to traditional education has failed many students. Kids deserve a fresh start with the flexible programmatic options and support services necessary to nurture the whole child
- Services shouldn't stop outside of the classroom or upon graduation, and all students must have a written plan for future college and/or career success.
- High expectations produce success in our students and ourselves, and excellence should be rewarded and celebrated.
- The question: 'What is best for our kids?' should drive every decision we make.
- A therapeutic, individualized approach to discipline, entrenched in unconditional positive regard, that focuses on academic opportunity, is best.
Information for Parents:
If your family lives in any of the following situations:
Then your children have the right to:
- In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campround
- On the street
- In an abandoned building, trailer or other inadequate accommodations
- Doubled up with friends or relatives because you can't afford housing
Then your children have the right to:
- Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there. They must be given access to the same public education, including preschool education, provided to other children.
- Continue in the school they attended before you became homeless or the school they last attended, if that is your choice and is feasible. If a school sends your child to a school other than the one you request, the school must provide you with a written explanation and offer you the right to appeal the decision.
- Receive transportation to the school they attended before your family became homeless or the school they last attended,if you or a guardian request such transportation.
- Attend a school and participate in school programs with children who are not homeless. Children cannot be separated from the regular school program because they are homeless.
- Enroll in school without giving a permanent address. Schools cannot require proof of residency that might prevent or delay school enrollment.
- Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment.
- Enroll and attend classes in the school of your choice even while the school and you seek to resolve a dispute over enrolling your children.
- Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs.
- Receive transportation to school and to school programs.