What a thrill and pleasure it is for me to be the new principal of Val Verde High School. I have spent the last several years admiring the excellent programs that have been established at Val Verde High School and how well students take to the academic and opportunities that are made available to them. As we begin the 2011-2012 school year I would like to ensure all parents and students that I will continue to support the programs that have made Val Verde High School a “Model of Excellence” school. Each student that attends Val Verde High School will have the chance to grow as an individual and young adult, as they explore various career options and pathways they wish to pursue. Programs available to students include our national and international award winning Video Productions – Newscast program, our equally impressive Graphics Manufacturing courses, Medical Occupations (R.O.P.) courses which include; Pharmacy Clerk, Medical Front Office, and First Responders class. Each student will have a class designed to “explore” careers and to develop future plans for college and career exploration. I believe that within each student is the ability to work hard, set goals, and attend college or enter the work force in a career that offers students the opportunity to lead a life that is rich and full. To this end the dedicated Val Verde High School faculty have created the following “mission statement.”
The mission of Val Verde High School is to provide students with quality standards-based education, career technical opportunities, and a School—to—Career/ Advisory Program that promote their success in school, the community, the workforce, and post-secondary education.
Experience has taught us that developing career goals help students prepare for their future, but students must also develop the academic skills necessary to be successful in the future. Val Verde High School offers a rigorous curriculum that is “standards based” and instills within each student the knowledge and academic skills necessary for achievement. Students are expected to meet or exceed grade level standards academically and to maintain an appropriate grade point average. By taking advantage of all the opportunities available to students at Val Verde High School, students can take pride in themselves and our school, becoming “Noble Knights.”