The Mission of the K Street Academy is to provide students a non-traditional path to a Scotts Valley Unified School District diploma. The program delivers support in a small and flexible learning environment through a project-based approach.
The K Street Academy is an alternative to traditional comprehensive public school education for 11th & 12th graders.
The design gives students an option to receive educational opportunities in a personally relevant and individually differentiated, small class setting. Graded work is completed within the classroom setting with minimal homework.
K Street Academy students will earn a Scotts Valley High School diploma.
They will be prepared for:
Community College (AA degree, or transfer to a CA Public CSU/UC four-year university)
Small classroom setting; teachers rotate through one classroom
Flexibility with curriculum options: online, direct instruction, project-based learning
SVHS graduation requirements apply—220 credits within specific subject areas and 40 hours of community service
Access to SVHS and CTE elective courses and extracurricular activities
Students may be recommended by staff, parents, or seek participation on their own.
Students will complete an application process, including an interview with the principal and/or counselor(s).
Considerations for acceptance include application, staff recommendation, student history, and program fit.
Students accepted into K Street Academy are:
Motivated to earn a high school diploma
Engaged in designing their educational experience.
Interested in their personal development
Persons of integrity who treat others kindly and with respect
Willing to persevere
Able to ask for and receive help from others
Open-minded to different learning approaches
Expected to adhere to SVHS rules and procedures
Sarah Gialdini, Principal
Grace Wahl, School Counselor
Sarah Hershey, School Counselor
Students in the K Street Academy have an opportunity to learn and grow in a unique environment on the SVHS campus. For the program to be successful, all students must strive to be positive contributors to the learning environment and agree to the following expectations.
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