At LVA, we recognize the uniqueness of each child. Our small class sizes enable our highly-skilled staff to differentiate instruction and provide a great deal of one-on-one interaction. Each grade hosts multiple Reading and Math groups, which move at different paces for different learners. In addition to Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science, students participate in Spanish, PE, art, and music multiple times a week. Students also have the opportunity to check out books from our library.
LVA blends innovative techniques and technologies with tried and true traditional methods. Savvas (formerly Pearson) is our primary curriculum source, though all subjects and grades are supplemented with additional material at the teacher's discretion. Each student has access to both the electronic and physical textbook for all subjects. Our curriculum is rigorous and meets state and national standards. LVA is not a Common Core school.
LVA is also proud to incorporate Slingerland instruction. This is a pedagogical method developed for dyslexic students, based on the Orton-Gillingham method. While all of our teachers incorporate some level of Slingerland instruction in their Language Arts lessons, LVA-Slingerland is a school-within-a-school. Slingerland students participate in Slingerland specific classes with very low student-teacher ratios, while joining their classmates for all other subjects. LVA-Slingerland students become both competent readers and well-rounded people. For more information, visit our Slingerland page.
ELA: MyView Literacy K-5; MyPerspectives 6-8
History & Social Sciences: MyWorld
Math: EnVision Math 2.0
Science: Elevate Science
A couple of the many other tools we use:
IXL: Fun online modules designed to reinforce key concepts and gently introduce new ones
Typing Club: Online typing tutorial