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Academics News

By January 24, 2018

CVA Guidance Office launches Naviance how-to videos

The Central Valley Guidance Office has created videos to help parents learn about Naviance, an important college and career planning tool. What is Naviance? Embedded YouTube video introducing the Naviance online platform How to Log in (for parents) Embedded YouTube video showing parents how to log in to Naviance

By December 13, 2017

Herkimer BOCES names 25 CVA students to CTE honor roll

  Herkimer BOCES has proudly announced its first quarter honor roll recipients. Congratulations to our CVA students who earned the honor: Honor Roll (90-94) Jerry Barker (12) Welding & Metal Fabrication 2: 90 Jonathon Becker (11) Outdoor Power Equipment 1: 91 Kyle Brewer (11) Heavy Equipment 1: 92 Riley Brewer (11) Conservation 1: 93 Katelyn Chmiel-Reap (11) Health Sciences & Careers 1: 93 Emily Green (11) Health Sciences & […]

By October 24, 2017

Learn about Barringer Road’s Makerspace

Barringer Road technology teacher Emily Huxley allowed us to sit in and watch her Makerspace in action. Makerspace enables students to use their imaginations and creativity to solve problems. In the process, they learn – differently than just sitting in a chair and reading or listening. But let Emily and her class tell you… Embedded […]

By August 2, 2017

CVA Student Handbook—Summer School Policy

XIV. Summer School Policy Each year, Central Valley Academy participates in a regional summer school program. If a student attends summer school, to repeat a course, In order to receive course credit, the student must achieve a passing grade derived from an average of the following four (4) sources: Final school average. First 15-day average […]

By August 2, 2017

CVA Student Handbook—Academics

XIII. Academics Student Evaluation Procedures Five-Week Notices At the mid point of each 10-week marking period, all students receive a written report of status. The five-week notices are mailed directly to the home from the school. If your parents receive a letter indicating that you are doing unsatisfactory work, they should contact your teacher to […]

By March 9, 2017

See Personalized Learning at work at Jarvis

With help from Capital Region BOCES Communications videographer Justin Cortese, we are able to give you a look at Personalized Learning at Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School. We spoke to three teachers and several students who have been actively a part of Personalized Learning. We had tons of great stories and video footage, but had […]

By March 3, 2017

Fisher launches Personalized Learning

On Monday, Feb. 27, Harry M. Fisher Elementary School officially launched Personalized Learning. First grade students in Amy Brien’s, Andrea Hartman’s, Alicia O’Rourke’s, and Lauren Passiatore’s classes gathered in the gymnasium for a “launch-themed” project. These are the school’s first classrooms to officially adopt Personalized Learning. The project tested creativity, construction, and collaboration. Each group of […]

By February 24, 2017

Personalized Learning

What is Personalized Learning? It’s not new. It’s not mysterious. It’s not unproven. The best way to understand personalized learning is to experience it through our articles, videos, and teacher materials. Visit this page and our school links to see what Personalized Learning looks like at Central Valley School District. Links Harry M. Fisher Elementary (PK-1) Barringer […]

By January 22, 2017

Exploring personalized learning

What is personalized learning and what could it do for students? Several teachers at Central Valley CSD have introduced personalized learning in their classrooms. To understand why, it’s important to learn a little about it. The term “personalized learning” probably doesn’t mean much to anyone outside education circles. Even among educators, it can be confused […]

By December 16, 2016

Central Valley math teachers taking big steps to improve math outcomes

In the past, many Central Valley students couldn’t do math at their grade level. They struggled with basic concepts, then moved on to the next level without the skills needed to be successful. But that is changing. Math teachers across the district are taking a hard look at how we teach math. Understanding the problem Fixing […]