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Mar Vista Middle School is now Mar Vista Academy! We proudly engage, educate, and empower 7th and 8th graders in South San Diego and Imperial Beach.
Welcome to the Mar Vista Academy FB page! Our goal is to ENGAGE, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER adolescents in South Bay Communities of San Diego with 21st century skills and habits for college and career readiness. Our commitment to excellence is based on three major pillars to our school: ACADEMIC LITERACY: We recognize that a student’s ability to read and write at grade level is the determining factor in their success in middle school and beyond. We also understand that it is our responsibility to explicitly teach reading, writing, and critical thinking skills in all core content area classes. Through our collective focus on Academic Literacy our students will be better prepared to meet the demands of successfully completing their high school A-G requirements. 21ST CENTURY SKILLS We know that our students’ success in high school, college and the world of work is based on their ability to think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively (in both written and verbal form) and collaborate with others. The essential skills listed above require us to provide our students with instruction that is based on the utilization of assignments and tasks that infuse these skills. PROBLEM BASED LEARNING Each quarter MVA students investigate and provide solutions for real world problems in our local and/or global community. These experiential investigations provide additional relevance for the skills and knowledge students have gained in their core content classes (English language arts, math, science and social science.) In addition, these investigations require students to work collaboratively and utilize/apply their critical thinking skills and content area knowledge. Educators at MVA understand that learning is a life-long process that requires all of us to reflect on our own practice. Faculty and staff members learn from each other and strive to improve instruction and the school environment every day. Our students’ success is, in large part, shaped by the learning experiences we create for them. In order to best serve our students and community, teachers at MVA participate in quarterly peer observations centered around best practices (with pre-observation and post-observation debriefings) and weekly Professional Learning Community meetings that focus on the following essential questions: -What do we want students to learn? (Planning and pacing instruction) -How will we know if they have learned it? (Collect data) -What do we do if they do not learn it? (Intervention) -What do we do if they do learn it? (Enrichment)
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Thanks to all the parents and community members who made it to our SafetyNet meeting last week! Don't forget to join us for Coffee with the Principal at 8:00 am on Wednesday, Sept 3. If you can't make it in the morning, Mr. Winters is also available for Dessert with the Principal at 5:30 pm that same day. Both opportunities will be in our Mar Vista Academy Parent Center. See you then!