Welcome to the 2015-16 school year!
We are pleased to have you as part of the NVUSD family!
Thank you for choosing to inspire our children and make a difference in young lives. Each year we make excellent progress toward achieving our three goals.
1. Prepare all students for College and Careers.
More students are reading on grade level by third grade and leaving fifth grade prepared for middle school. More students are graduating on time with an increase in the percent meeting entrance requirements for UC/CSU. More students are taking AP classes and passing at higher rates. STEM, computer science, coding and robotics are expanding at elementary, middle and high school.
2. Provide equitable access and opportunities to close the achievement gap.
Every middle and most high schools offer AVID for first-generation college bound students. Our attendance rates and school climate results (very low expulsions and suspensions) are among the best in California. Redesignation rates for English learners outperform state rates. Technology supports differentiated instruction so interventions adjust to daily needs.
3. Instill 21st century skills.
Students are demonstrating success on the four C's (communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity). More teachers and students are using technology as a teaching and learning tool. Our classes are more engaging and focused on real world applications, thanks to your work.
Please join your colleagues at our Welcome Back on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in front of the Ed Center. Presentations at 8:15 a.m. All staff are invited!
Thanks again for making Napa Valley the place to transform lives and inspire lifelong learning.
All the best to you this year!
NVUSD is preparing your student for college or a career in the 21st century ... check it out!
Transforming Lives By Instilling 21st Century Skills
And Inspiring Lifelong Learning In Every Student