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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are you a Charter School?
A. No, TVLA is an Innovation High School in the Nampa School District.
 
Q. Are you an Alternative School?
A. No, we are not. TVLA is a school of choice in the Nampa School District. Students and families choose to apply for enrollment.

 

Q. Are you college prep?

A. Yes, we are actively preparing students to be successful in their post-secondary education. TVLA students learn skills in the habits of success and self-advocacy. We believe all students have the right to be prepared for success in college.

 

Q. I am missing credits in core subjects, does TVLA have a credit recovery program?

A. Due to our size, TVLA does not offer credit recovery. Incoming students need to have earned appropriate credits in core subjects to be on track for graduation. These requirements vary based on student grade level. 

 

Q. Will my student meet graduation requirements?

A. Yes, we offer core subjects to students that meet Idaho graduation requirements. In the interest of personalization, some content or courses may be offered through other resources such as Idaho Digital Learning Academy.

 

Q. My student struggles in school. Will they still be able to attend TVLA? 

A. Yes, as long as students have received the appropriate core subject credits, they are eligible to attend TVLA.

 

Q. What electives do you offer?

A. TVLA offers electives based on student need or demand. Generally, we offer electives in Computer Science, Creative Writing, World Cultures, and Community Engagement.

 

Q. What is Personalized Learning?

A. Personalized Learning means many things to many people. At TVLA, most of our content is separated into either Projects or Focus Areas. In Projects, students have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge through task-based assessment (Show what you know). In Personal Learning Time, students can access core content at their pace and need, which is often accelerated and not reliant on a class pace.

 

Q. Do you offer college credits?

A. Upper-level courses have options for Dual Credit.

 

Q. Is transportation available?

A. Yes, we offer transportation for students who live within the Nampa School District.

 

Q. Is school lunch available?

A. Yes, we have the same nutrition services as the Nampa School District.

 

Q. What are your behavior guidelines?

A. TVLA follows the Nampa School District behavior guidelines set in the student handbook. Whenever possible we follow Restorative Practices, but we do hold students to the expectation that they are ready to learn.