School Profile

SCHOOL PROFILE 2016-2017

One West Campbell Avenue B-20, Campbell, CA  95008

(408) 866-9988; FAX:  (408)866-9989

www.valleyacademy.org

CEEB Code:  053206

 

MISSION STATEMENT
Valley International Academy provides a unique American educational experience to both domestic and international students.  Our small, intimate community of students and staff allows us to know each student personally.  We are able to create a highly-individualized program tailored to the needs of each student.  We combine a traditional American high school program with an intense English language learning program which prepares students to move on to a university/college or a larger more comprehensive high school experience.   Our experienced, dedicated educators work with individuals and small groups of students to ensure mastery of all academic areas required to thrive in the next stage of their American education.

 

ACCREDITATION

Valley International Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  Our CEEB/ACT Code Number:  053-206.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 Students must complete the following departmental requirements for graduation:

 

  • English , 40 units
  • Mathematics, 30 units
  • Science, 30 units
  • Social Sciences, 30 units
  • Foreign Language, 20 units
  • Visual and Performing Arts, 10 units
  • Physical Education, 20 units
  • Electives, 50 units

 

 

GRADING AND TRANSCRIPT NOTATIONS

 The grading scale used for calculating transcript grades is:  90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D.  D- is a passing grade.  Letter grades are assigned a numeral value for GPA calculation.  A = 4.0, A- = 3.7, B+ = 3.3, B= 3.0, B- = 2.7, C+ = 2.3, C = 2.0, C- = 1.7, D+ = 1.3, D = 1.0, D- = .7.  No credit will be given for an F grade.  The cumulative GPA is the average of all courses taken since the beginning of 9th grade.  Honors courses (H) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses carry an additional grade point for calculation purposes.  Individual class ranking is not given.

Teachers may used a slightly different grading scale in their individual classes to best meet class and student needs.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

Valley International Academy currently offers the following Advanced Placement courses:

 

AP English Literature and Composition                                   AP Government and Politics United States

AP English Language and Composition                                   AP World History

AP Calculus AB                                                                          AP European History

AP Calculus BC                                                                          AP Macroeconomics

AP Biology                                                                                  AP Microeconomics

AP Chemistry                                                                             AP Human Geography

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism                                AP Psychology

AP Physics C: Mechanics                                                          AP Studio Art

AP US History                                                                           AP Computer Science A

AP Government and Politics Comparative

 

CLASS OF 2014 TESTING (there were no seniors in the Class of 2015)

 

SAT Report

Mean                                       National                      Class of 2014              Highest score

Critical Reading                      496                              560                              630

Math                                        514                              655                              690

Writing                                    488                              575                              590

 

ACT Report

No students reported scores for the ACT

 

Advanced Placement

Total AP exams given:            15

Total students:                        05

Passing Test scores:                47%

Scores of 3                              13%

Scores of 4                              07%

Scores of 5                              27%

 

COLLEGE MATRICULATION (SINCE 2011)

 

University of California, Davis                                               Foothill College

University of California, Irvine                                               Mission College

San Jose State University                                                       De Anza College

California State University, Long Beach                                College of San Mateo

University of San Francisco                                                    Pasadena City College

University of Oregon                                                               West Valley College

Texas Christian University                                                      South Seattle Community College

San Francisco State University

Valencia College

 

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

The faculty and staff is comprised of five fully qualified teachers, our Admissions Director and a Dean Of Faculty and Students.  Master’s degrees are held by 50% of the staff.