SCVi's mission, "Inspiring lifelong learners with the skills to thrive in the 21st century," was inspired by this TIME cover story:
There's a dark little joke exchanged by educators with a dissident
streak: Rip Van Winkle awakens in the 21st century after a hundred-year
snooze and is, of course, utterly bewildered by what he sees. Men and
women dash about, talking to small metal devices pinned to their ears.
Young people sit at home on sofas, moving miniature athletes around on
electronic screens. Older folk defy death and disability with metronomes
in their chests and with hips made of metal and plastic. Airports,
hospitals, shopping malls--every place Rip goes just baffles him. But
when he finally walks into a schoolroom, the old man knows exactly where he is. "This is a school," he declares. "We used to have these back in 1906. Only now the blackboards are green." Click here for the full article.
- TIME, December 18, 2006
"Assessment, when used correctly in a formative way, can empower students and teachers to not only improve but, better yet, believe in themselves. . . . And . . . any barrier, no matter how imposing, begins to crumble."
In the 2013/2014 school year we are adding12th grade to SCVi.We collaborate with colleges and universities to create a state-of-the-art, progressive high school that meets the A-G requirements and is WASC approved. We are an International Baccalaureate school, allowing our students the option to receive the well-respected, world-renowned IB diploma.
We are modeling our Diploma Years after similar charter high schools that have experienced success in a 21st-century approach to learning.