GLENDALE – We’ve heard the saying that “one size fits all” and know that is not true for clothing, housing and other living things. Another example where one size doesn’t work is students and schools.
One high school that marches to a different drum and attracts more and more students each year is Deer Valley Academy (DVA), a non-profit charter high school.
DVA offers FREE classes in July and afterschool along with early evening classes during the rest of the school year, an alternative to the traditional, daytime high school.
Credit retrieval classes are also available for others who want to attend part-time to stay on track for graduation. The smaller campus and class sizes are a major attraction that students find comforting, enabling students to work closely with teachers and staff.
“Students love the presence of a teacher and textbooks. Surprisingly, many are not fans of online learning or the constant use of electronics that dominate too many classrooms,” states DVA counselor Carol Willette.
With six sessions each year students take two classes at a time.
“Staggering classes reduces the stress of juggling multiple classes at one time and allows for better focus and organization of classwork, resulting in academic success,” said Willette.
Later school hours allow students to work at a job or care for family during the day. It even allows the “night owls” to avoid early mornings.
Located in northwest Glendale, DVA is offering free high school classes in July. Call 602.467.6874 or visit www.DeerValleyAcademy.org for information.