Overview, Mission

 
What is Spokane Valley Learning Academy?
We are a program designed to support homeschool families with enrichment classes, help with curriculum, and offer moral support from the Central Valley School District. We at SVLA believe in homeschooling and support your decision to do so.

Who can attend SVLA?
Children from grades K-8 in and around Spokane area are invited to be a part of our learning community.

What types of classes are offered?
Elementary children have the opportunity to be involved in Science, ELA, Thematic Studies, Art, Health & Fitness and Technology classes. Middle and high school students may enroll in Science, ELA, History, Technology, Math, Art, Health & Fitness, Yearbook/Journalism and Debate.

Are there any requirements?
Because we exist under the Alternative Education Law, we ask that parents file a learning plan with us once a year. The WSLP is re-examined monthly by SVLA staff and changes are made as needed according to student progress. There is also a parent-teacher conference face-to-face each semester. Students are required to have up-to-date immunizations or turn in an exempt form.

Does my child have to be tested?
Since full-time SVLA students are considered to be Central Valley School District students, they are expected to take the same tests that any public school student would take.

What about high school credit?
SVLA can assist high school students to create a blend of homeschooling and online learning through Central Valley Virtual Learning. Other CVSD program options include Spokane Valley Tech (SVT), Running Start, FLEX and FLEX Express. If you are interested in Running Start, please contact your neighborhood high school Running Start Counselor for more information.

Will I lose my homeschool status?
By law, if SVLA manages all of your child's studies, they are considered a full time public school student and are no longer a homeschool student. If your child is part-time with us, they will maintain home-based study status.