BVP High School is the first school in its network to pilot a personalized learning model, which is characterized by a focus on individualized learning and a movement away from a one-size-fits-all approach.
Unique learning styles and needs require a unique and innovative teaching approach. Every scholar is provided with a ChromeBook, a self-paced personalized learning platform to track progress, and teachers and staff who provide the content expertise and supportive environment necessary for success. Through a partnership with California Summit Public Schools, BVP scholars use an online system that tracks individual progress through lessons, core content areas, and electives. Teachers, students, and families can use this system to continually assess progress and areas of growth.
As with any innovative approach, there are challenges. BVP High School has had the benefit of implementing a personalized learning model from its inception. As the BVP network grows, a challenge will be the continued implementation of the personalized learning model across all of its schools. BVP will continue to balance student autonomy with academic rigor across all levels, but perhaps will focus in particular at the middle and elementary level, where this program has not been the primary focus from day one.