Our Approach

Intentional Size

VALE is a “small by design” school built on the bedrock of Belonging and Innovation with the mission of preparing our students to be entrepreneurial change makers who are world ready.

Real-World Learning Experience

At VALE, students engage in problem-based learning (PBL) experiences that transcend traditional content areas. Our focus is on empowering students to design, create, and test real solutions to the global challenges we face. Students have daily opportunities to apply their knowledge and understanding to authentic work-based learning environments while pursuing mentorship and apprenticeship opportunities in the local community.

University Dual-Enrollment Credit

VALE students will have the opportunity to receive dual enrollment credit for their Leadership and Entrepreneurship pathway from a prestigious university.

Staff/Student Connections

Our Learning Experience Facilitators work collaboratively to design meaningful learning that transcends traditional content areas. We believe that relationships are at the core of effective instruction, and our staff embodies and entrepreneurial spirit of curiosity and lifelong learning. Our focus is on empowering educators to design innovative and engaging trans-disciplinary learning experiences that meet the unique needs of each student.

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Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).