The goal of the Valley School District, from our brick and mortar offerings to Columbia Virtual Academy, is to provide a positive educational experience for all students to develop skills, competencies and attitudes which are fundamental to being a contributing and responsible citizen. The Valley School District places great value on family choice education, the belief that parents or guardians are the best educators of their children, and cooperation with: students, families, the community, other districts and the State.
The mission of Valley School District is to provide a positive educational experience which will assist all students in developing skills, competencies and attitudes that are fundamental to being a contributing and responsible citizen. The school promotes effective skills by: 1) ensuring that student acquisition of the basic skills takes priority over other school activities, and 2) providing appropriate facilities and a staff with high expectations who will encourage students to reach their highest level of achievement, and 3) encouraging family and community involvement in the educational process.
Valley Early Learning Center serves children, ages one month to 12 years old, with two programs to fit your needs. Valley Preschool is available for children ages 3 and 4 and offers an educational environment that fosters school readiness skills. The Daycare program serves children between the ages of one month to 12 years old, and includes before and after school care. Special services and the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) are also available.
Valley school is a K-8 school located in scenic Valley, Washington. Throughout its long and esteemed history, the Valley School has provided area students with the highest standard of education and has worked, and will continue to work, closely with families and the community. In operation since 1884, the Valley School honors its fine academic history with an innovative approach using the Core Knowledge curriculum and an intervention support system that works with each student’s needs.
Paideia High School is a multi-district, innovative public school program that provides a rewarding and unique educational opportunity. Paideia’s distinctive program, which is based on reforms detailed by the Paideia Group, helps students develop their knowledge base, intellectual skills, and understanding so they can begin the journey to becoming well-educated citizens and lifelong learners. Paideia High School was made possible by ESHB 2913, a bill which allows two or more non-high school districts to form an interdistrict cooperative high school. Paideia allows high school students to enroll in a program that is theme-focused, multifaceted, accelerated and creative.
Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA) offers an alternative approach to educating students through a partnership of Washington public school districts. With the guidance and expertise of a Washington State Certified teacher, each student’s learning plan is tailored to his or her unique learning style and needs. The CVA Course Catalog offers quality curriculum resources that are delivered to each enrolled student’s door and a full line-up of quality online courses. CVA’s personalized approach provides the flexibility to accommodate diverse family circumstances, and ensure quality while meeting state educational standards.
The VL Transport Center is a tremendous asset to our community. Established in 2006, this interdistrict transportation cooperative allows for the purchase of fuel, lubricants and parts at a reduced cost. In addition to fuel services, VL is a resource for members in need of engine repair that is beyond routine maintenance. Membership is free and open to any school district, as well as any other public agency, such as state and county transportation departments, fire districts, emergency service responders, law enforcement and municipalities.