Each student has an advisor, and meets daily in a group of 10 - 15 students. The same students and a teacher stay together for 7th and 8th grade, and then in a different group, for 9th through 12th grades. We believe that personalization matters. Learn more.
Students and teachers can "call students back" to work on classwork missed or misunderstood. Time is set aside every day for them to meet. We believe that students should make up work or relearn what they do not understand. Learn more.
In addition to the content standards connected to each course, students are expected to earn proficiency in Transferable Skills throughout their high school experience. See VUHS Transferable Skills and Habits of Work.
Every student at VUHS creates a Personal Learning Plan. In their plan, students consider their personal strengths, challenges, and interests. Students set goals for their future, connect their goals to learning, and reflect on their goals. At the end of the year high school students participate in PLP Presentation Day where each student presents to a variety of audiences.
VUHS has developed a Personalized Learning Plan Action Team to increase the connection between PLPs and our curriculum at our school. This team is made up of both youth and adults. Find out more about their work.