Larry Bush, Principal
Grade level: 9–12
Free and Reduced Meals: 44.1%
Year school began to implement innovative practices: 2006
Spokane Valley High School offers four non-traditional programs:
- Full Day - Project-based, active-inquiry, in-depth learning with performance based assessments.
- Transition School - An individualized contract-based school.
- General Educational Diploma (GED) - Small group, weekly preparation to take the GED.
- Co-op Evening Educational Program (CEEP) - Contract-based school for students who have received long-term suspention or expelled.
The cornerstone of Spokane Valley’s approach is integrating relationships with relevant and rigorous curriculum. Special features of the school include:
- Active inquiry, in-depth discovery, and performance assessment.
- Project-based, hands-on learning communities.
- Opportunities for students to be actively involved in real world activities such as working in the greenhouse or with the Farm to Fork class, working in the Phoenix Café managing a catering and espresso business, and creating websites for local businesses in bizMpower class.
- A reward system where students can earn experiences when they earn credits, exhibit good attendance, complete service learning projects and earn a good grade point average.