In 2016 and 2017, Venture Independent Study and Del Amigo Continuation High School participated in a "WASC" review, as part of being an accredited institution. This occurred before the two programs were housed on the same campus. As is standard practice, the WASC visiting team, in collaboration with Venture and Del Amigo staff, went through a rigorous process to evaluate all aspects of school life. Both campuses were awarded the full accreditation, which is a 6-year evaluation term.
Venture School, now housing both the Independent Studies program and the Continuation High School program, is in the process of a mid-cycle review. This will be completed by May, 2021, and will include a review of the original recommendations, new recommendations, and also a reflection about the impact of remote learning due to COVID. All stakeholders, - staff, teachers, parents, and students - are included as part of the development of the mid-cycle report. We will share the outcomes here.
School-wide Areas of Strength: excerpt from on our 2016/2017 WASC report:
1. A wide range of community and other external supports exist which are aimed at nurturing the whole SRVUSD community and that are supported by resource allocations.
2. Venture administration and staff are committed to developing as professionals to lead, drive, and support student learning.
3. Venture staff and students have both played a significant part in cultivating a school culture that fosters a sense of community and belonging. Students hold themselves and each other accountable for their success through a deep commitment to clearly stated SLOs and a high level of care and concern is evident among all staff.
4. Venture offers a diverse course of study that allows students multiple ways of accessing the CCSS curriculum in a healthy school to life approach that leads to both college readiness and work preparedness"