The year 2017 was a year of transformation, innovation and expansion of opportunities for Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD). Dr. Michelle Rodriguez, Superintendent, is honored to release the 2017 State of the District report. The report highlights PVUSD’s efforts to achieve its mission of preparing and supporting students to reach their highest potential.
The District is actively searching for methods to personalize learning built around the passions, interests and talents of students and to accelerate results. One of those methods is creating 21st Century learning environments throughout the District, such as MakerSpace or FabLab, which encourages student collaboration.
Visual and Performing Arts, VAPA, continues to strengthen its presence in all schools. Programs such as El Sistema and the Latino Youth Film Institute started this school year and have successfully been implemented at Radcliff, Starlight and Cesar Chavez schools. The Dual Immersion program traditionally offered at Alianza Charter School is being also implemented at Freedom Elementary School.
Preparing our community students for success is a key commitment from PVUSD and with the early literacy initiative, Paso a Paso, Creciendo Juntos, Step by Step, Growing Together, we are able to provide the youngest members of our community a literacy tool they can use even before they begin school. Initial results are encouraging; it is evident that the community has embraced this early literacy app and is empowering the youngest learners because as of January 18, 2018, 5 months after implementation, these young learners have read over 10 million words – and the number increases daily!
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is strong at PVUSD. Pathways for college and career are being developed and expanded to provide students relevant and effective career choices. In addition, the high schools’ college and career centers have been thriving, informing students of opportunities and options for their future.
PVUSD is proud to provide students with valuable tools to be successful scholars from pre-school and beyond high school. It is our commitment to continue to improve student achievement and make PVUSD a leader in education.