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K Street Academy

The Mission of the K Street Academy is to provide students a non-traditional path to a Scotts Valley Unified School District diploma. The program delivers support in a small and flexible learning environment through a project-based approach.

What is K Street Academy?

The K Street Academy is an alternative to traditional comprehensive public school education.

The design gives students an option to receive educational opportunities in a personally relevant and individually differentiated, small class setting. Graded work is completed within the classroom setting with minimal homework.

K Street Academy students will earn a Scotts Valley High School diploma.

They will be prepared for:

  • Community College (AA degree, or transfer to a CA Public CSU/UC four-year university)
  • Vocational School
  • Armed Services
  • The Workforce

Program Components

  • Serving 11th and 12th graders in 2018-19
  • Small classroom setting; teachers rotate through one classroom
  • Long-All day schedule on SVHS campus
  • Flexibility with curriculum options: online, direct instruction, project-based learning
  • SVHS graduation requirements apply—220 credits within specific subject areas and 60 hours of community service
  • Access to SVHS and CTE elective courses and extracurricular activities

K Street Academy Schedule

Regular Bell Schedule with school beginning at 7:40 am:

  • 1st/Advisory period
  • History
  • English
  • Break
  • Math
  • Science
  • Lunch
  • Electives and/or Credit  Recovery

The students in the program will have the same break and lunch periods as the comprehensive high school students, and participate in the Tuesday Tutorial period.

How do Students Enroll in K Street Academy?

  • Students may be recommended by staff, parents, or seek participation on their own.
  • Students will complete an application process, including an interview with the principal and/or counselor(s).
  • Considerations for acceptance include application, staff recommendation, student history, and program fit.

Students accepted into K Street Academy are:

  1. Motivated to earn a high school diploma
  2. Engaged in designing their educational experience.
  3. Interested in their personal development
  4. Persons of integrity who treat others kindly and with respect
  5. Willing to persevere
  6. Able to ask for and receive help from others
  7. Open-minded to different learning approaches
  8. Expected to adhere to SVHS rules and procedures

Contacts

Phone #:  831/439-9555

Michael Hanson, Principal

mhanson@scottsvalleyusd.org

 

Christie Danner, School Counselor

cdanner@scottsvalleyusd.org

 

Sarah Hershey, School Counselor

shershey@scottsvalleyusd.org

K Street Application

If you are interested in attending K Street Academy, please complete application:

 

K STREET APPLICATION

K Street Participation Agreement

Students in the K Street Academy have an opportunity to learn and grow in a unique environment on the SVHS campus.  For the program to be successful, all students must strive to be positive contributors to the learning environment and agree to the following expectations.

 

To read more and/or apply

K STREET PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT