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VT Experience

We believe students should be given opportunities:
 
  • to develop their own voice and leadership skills
  • to work on meaningful design challenges that teach both the academic and the technical
  • to be known by their teachers and peers
  • to serve and lead in their local community
 
 
We Want Students to Learn
 
 
In Order To Develop
 
 
We Do This Through
 

Design Thinking

 

DT is a set of mindsets for approaching learning and solving problems. Here we identity problems, get inspired, develop ideas, empathize with the situation, and then create a solution.

xClasses

 

Elective classes driven by student interest because we value exploring individual passion, purpose, and play. Students of all ages are able to learn and share in interests outside usual subjects.

Forge

 

The Forge is the center of learning where students create products that bring their classroom learning to life. Made up of five sections, the Forge applies students' current areas of study to advance knowledge of the core subject and job readiness.

1/2 Day Wednesday

 

Wednesdays are half-days at VT. This provides planning, development, and collaboration time for teachers as well as gives students opportunities to be involved in offered community activities.

Covey

 

Leader In Me 

We believe in teaching 21st century leadership and life skills while creating a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.

 

Jobs Alike 

Here students are given opportunity to lead on campus through positions of responsibility that allow student ownership on campus.

Student-Engaged Assessment

 

Student-Led Conferences

SLCs are a self-assessment for students allowing parents to hear from their child what they are learning and how they are developing.

 

Mastery Based Grading 

MBG gives ownership of learning to the student by setting goals and tracking their progress towards learning targets.

PreAP/AP/Dual

 

VT offers PreAP, AP, and Dual Credit courses within the student curriculum. At VT we give our students opportunities to graduate high school with college credit.

Leagues & Crews

 

This is a place to belong. Every student is placed in 1 of 5 Leagues and then also in a smaller multi-grade Crew. Crew time focuses on Community, Culture, and College & Career Preparation.

Travel

 

We believe that learning is done best by doing and experiencing. Here we have found that travel has the incredible power to change students' lives.

100% Teachers GT/AP Certified

 

All teachers are required to be Gifted & Talented or Advance Placement Certified by the State of Texas to provide a challenging environment for each individual student.