Freshman year is a transitional time for many students. Each incoming 9th grade class represents students from more than 70 area middle schools, which means students often come in at varying readiness levels. Our goal is to have all students at grade level by the start of their junior year.
Toward that end, we offer services and classes for incoming 9th-grade students, starting during the spring semester of their 8th grade year, and running through the summer and into the academic year, that help students build foundational academic skills. Read about our course offerings below, and register by clicking on the links provided.
Edgenuity My Path – Math and/or Reading
Valor partners with Edgenuity to provide a remedial curriculum that is personalized to each student’s learning gaps in reading and math. Students begin by taking a diagnostic test. Based on the questions missed, the software creates a learning path that prepares students for 9th grade.
English Jumpstart – June 3-13 or July 8-18
This class is open to incoming freshman who want to get a jump-start on freshman English. Students will learn about Valor’s expectations in grammar, vocabulary, and writing. Students who take this class can expect to be more successful during the first few months of school because they will be familiar with the rhythm and expectations of the class before it starts.
Math Jumpstart – June 3-13 or July 8-18
This class is open to incoming freshman who want to review key Pre-Algebra concepts prior to starting Algebra I at Valor. The class will be taught similarly to freshman Algebra I, giving students a chance to get comfortable with the structure and teaching style prior to the first day of school.
English Intensive – June 3-27 or July 8-Aug 1
This is for students who traditionally struggle in English. The class is designed to complete the summer reading assignment as well as prepare students for challenging text, vocabulary, and grammar that they will encounter during the school year. This class is reserved for students who need to make significant jumps in English prior to the start of the freshman year.
Math Intensive – June 3-27 or July 8-Aug 1
This is for students who traditionally struggle in math. The class is designed to identify and remediate gaps to increase preparedness for Algebra I. This class is reserved for students who need to make significant jumps in Math prior to the start of the freshman year.
Fall 2019 – On-Going
Valor employs full-time and part-time faculty tutors that are familiar with Valor curriculum, coordinate with teachers and partner with students and families. The Academic Support department offers both faculty and peer tutoring. Tutoring sessions are built around the student’s availability and schedule.
The Academic Management (AM) course is intended to support students by improving academic performance and study habits. AM faculty help students advocate for themselves with teachers and serve as a constant accountability checkpoint. Weekly attention is given toward organization and grade checks as well as a plan for remediation if the student falls behind.
Price: $1200 per semester