School Profile

SCHOOL PROFILE 2019-2020

School Site 
24500 Big Basin Way,
Saratoga, CA. 95070

School Office
1 West Campbell Avenue B-20,
Campbell, CA. 95008

To contact the school, call: (408) 709-3002

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 for US citizens
  • Visual and Performing Arts, 10 units
  • Physical Education, 20 units
  • Electives, 50 units

Additionally, students must complete ten hours of community service for each year of attendance at Valley International Academy.

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 use 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 English Language and Composition
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics C:  Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • AP Government and Politics United States
  • AP World History
  • AP European History
  • AP Government and Politics Comparative
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Psychology
  • AP US History
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP Computer Science A

2019 AP RESULTS 

Total AP exams given: 05
Total students: 03
Passing Test scores: 80%
Scores of 3: 20%
Scores of 4: 0%
Scores of 5: 60%

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES (SINCE 2011)

  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California,  Santa Barbara
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • San Jose State University
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • San Francisco State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Oregon
  • Texas Christian University
  • New York University
  • University of Washington
  • University of Indiana, Bloomington
  • Johnson & Wales
  • George Washington University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Biola University
  • South Seattle Community College
  • Valencia College
  • Foothill College
  • Shoreline Community College
  • Mission College
  • De Anza College
  • College of San Mateo
  • Pasadena City College
  • West Valley College

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

The faculty and staff are comprised of five fully qualified teachers and a Head of School. Teaching credentials are held by 83% of the staff while 34% of the staff hold Master’s degrees.