Gila Valley Learning Center

The Gila Valley Learning Center is an alternate pathway to educational success and offers an experienced and dedicated staff. It is a new school within the Pima Unified School District, designed to help students achieve success both at school and beyond. The learning center is based on programs in place around the state that have used flexibility to create a new pathway to learning.

Students enrolled in this program will have access to the same benefits that the district offers:

  • Athletics
  • GIFT
  • Seminary
  • Advanced courses

The Gila Valley Learning Center is committed to providing students with a quality education. The only difference between the education students receive at the traditional high school versus the learning center is the presentation of the material.

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How Does the Program Work?

The Gila Valley Learning Center utilizes sophisticated educational software to deliver the material for which students are responsible. In return, the students are responsible for completing courses on a predetermined schedule that ensures they have the credits necessary for graduation.

The Gila Valley Learning Center employs the leading educational software in the nation. Through this software, we provide courses that mirror those offered in the traditional high school. Students learn through a combination of text-based material and multi-media content.

Courses Offered

The Gila Valley Learning Center offers two course platforms. The A+ system is used for credit recovery. Credit recovery is defined as a course the student has previously attempted but for which he/she did not earn credit.

The ROADS system is used for original credit courses. Original credit courses are courses that the student has never attempted before. The ROADS system provides access to highly qualified teachers via e-mail, chat, and scheduled video chat.

Important Dates

  • August 2 - First Student Day
  • September 4 - Labor Day (No School)
  • October 5 - End of 1st Quarter
  • October 9-13 - Fall Break (No School)
  • November 10 - Veterans Day Observed (No School)
  • November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • December 21 - End of 2nd Quarter/Semester 1
  • December 25 - January 5 - Winter Break (No School)
  • January 8 - Students Return to School
  • January 15 - Martin Luther King Day (No School)
  • February 19 - President’s Day (No School)
  • March 8 - End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 12 - March 16 - Spring Break (No School)
  • April 2 - Easter Monday (No School)
  • May 17 - School Ends (End of 2nd Quarter/Semester 2)

Access to Special Services

Students at the Gila Valley Learning Center have access to the same high quality support services available to other students in the district. This includes access to special needs services to assist students with disabilities. By following the same procedures and using the same highly trained personnel found at other Pima Schools, every student is guaranteed that their special needs will be met.