ABOUT THE BLUE VALLEY ACADEMY
The Mission of Blue Valley Academy is to empower our community, foster meaningful relationships, improve
student confidence, and provide diverse opportunities for individual growth.
Our vision is to develop and celebrate balanced, confident learners who empathetically impact their
communities and achieve their unique potential.
BVA staff takes time to know students and advocate on their behalf. Individual success plans, modified
schedules, weekly progress checks, etc. are core elements to meeting the current and future needs of
The heart of BVA is making positive connections and understanding our place in the world. Students are given
dedicated time with peers and mentors along with informal opportunities throughout the day to develop valued
life skills and relationships.
Supportive & Empowering Communities
BVA strives to create a trustworthy environment that celebrates diversity and recognizes the unique
strengths of students. Genuine care for others and providing a place of belonging is top priority. Instructors
seek to instill confidence and self-worth in every student.
Students are guided through a self-discovery process with a focus on making connections to future college
and career aspirations. Real World Learning opportunities are provided throughout the school year and
supported by business partners in the local community.
BVA is committed to offering a variety of experiential learning experiences to inform youth development.
Students are encouraged to push beyond their comfort zone and try something new on a regular basis.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE...
Caring people who courageously challenge students and what they are capable of.
Environment of trust that allows others to be their natural best.
Purpose-driven curriculum connected to the Real World.
TAILORED PROGRAM DESIGN:
- Start of school day pushed back to 9:00AM
- Ample class time to complete schoolwork
- Daily block schedule of 4 class periods
- Small class sizes to allow greater access to teachers and support team
- Partnerships with local business and industry
Students interested in attending Blue Valley Academy should meet with their home high school counselor. Counselors can share more detailed information regarding the program and the home high school's process for recommending candidates. Because the success of the Academy depends on low student/teacher ratio, enrollment each semester is limited and each high school has a process in place to prioritize their selected candidates. Each semester the home high school provides a roster of the selected candidates to the Academy.
We then schedule an interview with each candidate and parent to discuss the program, propose an individualized student plan based on the student's needs and to answer any questions. If the student and parents believe the Academy is a good option based on the information provided, the student is invited to attend. Because we are a high school program that supports all five of high schools, students are "concurrently enrolled" at both the Academy and their high school of record. All Academy students continue to be members of their home high school. Students who wish to participate in extra-curricular activities, clubs, etc. do so through their high school of record. Additionally, if students elect to remain at the Academy until graduation, they will receive their diploma from their high school of record. There is no transcript or diploma designation to indicate attendance at the Academy.
It is important to understand that students are accepted to the Academy only through home high school recommendation and only at the beginning of each traditional semester.