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Personalized Learning


Flexibility and Options for Middle and High School Students, Staff and Parents

 

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is exploring a number of personalized learning ideas that focus on flexibility and options for middle and high school students in the coming years. The District will be updating this webpage with information and news as the exploration of these ideas evolve.

2017-2018 SRVUSD Leadership Priorities

Clearly and effectively communicate and execute our Framework for Excellence, with a customer service mindset, while holding ourselves accountable as leaders.

 

  • Offer a cohesive curriculum, instruction and assessment program aligned to State Standards with an emphasis on each student’s personal and academic growth while eliminating barriers.

 

  • Deliberately prioritize and provide a world-class education where our focus on Inclusion, Cultural Responsiveness and Response to Intervention ensures that each student, employee and family feels safe and respected.

 

  • Expand opportunities for student, family and staff options, improve student wellness, and enhance staff working conditions while potentially saving the district millions of dollars.

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  • Continually evaluate results and cautiously allocate resources that lead to ongoing improvement.

VISION

  1. Increase student, staff and family options
  2. Improve student wellness (reduce overscheduling and student stress)
  3. Reduce class size with no increase in general fund expense

Assumptions

The ideas reflect the following key assumptions:

  • Most ideas would be optional for all students, families and staff

  • Implementation would begin in 2018-2019; some may be phased in over multiple years

  • More individualized scheduling options provided for all students

  • No increased costs associated with any idea

  • No teacher or staff layoffs associated with these ideas

As part of SRVUSD’s exploration of the Personalized Learning ideas, based on feedback from parents, staff and students, these ideas were revised and presented in the following format to the SRVUSD Board of Education at their October 24, 2017 meeting.

Ideas - Middle and High School

1. Create flexible start & end times at middle and high schools, with schedules built from input from student, staff, and parent stakeholders at each site.

 

2. Create more flexible options for meeting the PE requirements through reinstating independent PE and marching band PE, and revising athletic PE team sports options.

 

3. Communicate how parents can have unlimited access to School Loop for daily assignments and student grades via the School Loop app and eliminate the daily 5 p.m. email to parents from School Loop.

 

4. Give middle school students the option of taking 6 or 7 classes.

 

5. Offer up to two years of world language credit in middle school while preserving the option to take one year of language over two years.

 

6. Maintain the 7th class option for current high school students. Identify a pathway for future high school students to take 2 electives each year as well as all graduation and college entrance requirements, on campus.

 

7. Provide credit to high school students for accredited online courses, off-campus classes, and 8th to 9th grade summer courses.

 

8. Expand opportunities for students to take world languages for credit through Heritage Schools.

 

9. Create a program for students to receive credit for off campus internships.

 

10. Redesign high school graduation requirements.