Who we are

   

At Alpine Valley Academy, students learn to think for themselves, and learn to use Information Age tools to unearth the knowledge they need from multiple sources.  They develop the ability to make clear logical arguments, learn that there are absolute truths, and deal with complex ethical issues based on LDS principles.  Through self-initiated activities, they pick up the basics; as they direct their lives, they take responsibility for outcomes, set priorities, allocate resources, and work with others in a vibrant community.

Children ages 5-18 explore the world freely, at their own pace, and in their own unique ways.  They learn how to set their own goals and then work to achieve them.  Progress will be documented in a personal journal.

Trust and respect are keys to the school'€™s success. Students enjoy total intellectual freedom, and unfettered interactions with other students and adults. Age mixing allows students to learn from others, and how to interact with individuals of all ages. Through being responsible for themselves and for the school'€™s operation, they gain the internal resources needed to lead effective lives. 42% of SVS students start their own businesses or create their own jobs. Whereas, only 3% of public education students accomplish this.

The School Council is the governing body of the school.  In the School Council, students and staff each have one vote to elect officers, setup committees to run the school, vote on their constitution and rules, and hear appeals from the Judicial Council.  Students are held accountable for how they obey the school rules and treat others.

  

school policy

Alpine Valley Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religious background, and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religious background, and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Alpine Valley Academy's Principles:

-   Self Directed Learning is the key to true learning, based on choice and not compulsion

-   Parents have the sovereign and sacred stewardship to guide their children’s educational journey

-   Learning shall be individualized to allow children to identify and develop their gifts and talents and discover their life’s missions

-   Play is an essential part of the learning experience

-   The school follows a Constitutional Republic model

-   The curriculum helps develop an internal moral compass as one fosters a recognition and love of truth

-   Age mixing improves the learning process and prepares students for real life