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2017 Eclipse Safety and Parent Information

Eclipse Safety Checklist

It’s not the eclipse that is dangerous to observe, it’s the sun! The sun’s visible (and invisible) rays can cause serious damage to the sensitive tissues of the eyes, often without being immediately aware of it. Normally, our common sense protects us from looking directly at the sun for more than a second.

Planned Systems Outage Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Time Frame: Friday, July 28, 12:00 noon to Monday, July 31 6:00 am

Description: Generally all online systems will be unavailable as DTS and O&M perform major maintenance on the district’s technology infrastructure.

Affected Systems: The following is a partial list of the systems that will be unavailable during this time.

Interested in Learning More About a Virtual Education?

St. Vrain Online Global Academy is the virtual high school (grades 9-12) in the St. Vrain Valley School District.  Thursday, January 4, 2018, is the next opportunity for parents and students to meet our staff, as well as be presented with information that includes, but is not limited to, our currciulum, student expectations, and whether or not an online learning environment will meet a student's individual learning needs.  The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Commons area of the CDC/Olde Columbine High School Building (1200 S Sunset ST, Longmont).

Advice from the Graduating Class of 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017.  Download photos from the Graduation Ceremony held on May 26, 2017.

Interested in learning more about becoming a SVOGA student?  Advice from the Class of 2017. . .

St. Vrain Valley Schools: Competitive Advantage Through Extraordinary Academic Learning and Preparation

As we move towards the end of another highly successful school year, it will be an honor to join our Board of Education, principals, parents, teachers and staff in recognizing the unwavering drive, strength of character and rigorous academic preparation that has propelled approximately 2,000 students to the day of their high school graduation.

Information Evening

Interested in Learning More About a Virtual Education

St. Vrain Online Global Academy is the virtual high school (grades 9-12) in the St. Vrain Valley School District.  We will be hosting an Information Night to provide you with the opportunity to meet our staff, as well as present information that includes, but is not limited to, our curriculum, student expectations and whether or not an online learning environment will meet your student’s individual needs. 

How to Practice for the SAT

On April 11, 2017, all sophomores and juniors in Colorado will be taking the PSAT 10 and SAT at their home schools. The good news? It’s free! AND you don’t have to do a thing to register. But wait … there’s more! Millions of dollars in scholarships (yes, millions…) are tied to both assessments, so even if you’re not 100% sure about your after-high-school plans, still use this time to prepare just in case - they’re there anyways, might as well get the most you can out of it!

I Teach Because...

Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was.

Online Education--Neither Quick or Easy

An online education is not easy or quick, and when it is all said and done, it is still school.  And, unfortunately, there isn’t any way to tell whether or not a student will be successful in the online environment.  Over the last five years, my counselor and I have met with every student who has applied to become a student at SVOGA.  But, many of the students and parents don’t hear what is said in our interview with them.  While an online high school provides a student with flexibility in terms of when and where a student can work on courses and also provid

The Best Should Teach Award Presented to Scott Bergamo, SVOGA Counselor

Over 900 people attended a ceremony on Thursday evening, August 20, 2015, on the University of Colorado Boulder Campus, where public school teachers from school districts across the Denver Metro area were honored.  As the St. Vrain Valley School District nominee, Scott Bergamo was presented with The Best Should Teacher Award for 2015.  The Best Should Teach Initiative celebrates excellence in teaching at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.  His recognition read:

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