Digital Learning Academy

Staff

Josh Drozdowski
Program Coordinator
drozdowski_josh@svvsd.org
303-678-5662 x 57624

Donna Thompson
Counselor
thompson_donna@svvsd.org
303-702-7848

Whitney Weis
Social Worker
weis_whitney@svvsd.org

Julie Johnson
Special Education Teacher
johnson_julie@svvsd.org

James DiPilato
Teacher
dipilato_james@svvsd.org

Brenda Trupp
Teacher
trupp_brenda@svvsd.org

 

 

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Overview

What We Believe - DLA Program Philosophy

  • Create a positive, safe, and tolerant educational environment 
  • Keep students academically engaged and socially involved in small school community
  • Provide academic and social enrichment to foster soft skills vital to school and life success
  • Alternative environment but not alternative rules 
              Clear boundaries, expectations, and consequences are explained to students and parent
              Consequences will be followed through with consistency 
  • Parent involvement is important to student success 
              Participation at intake meetings to receive information about DLA and its policies
              Communication between DLA staff and parents 

What We Offer - Academic Coursework

Curriculum:

DLA students access academic course material through online programs and digital media. Online curriculums used are Florida Virtual School and Compass Learning. In addition, other supplemental materials may be used based on student needs.

High School Students: Students who attend the DLA will concentrate on core courses in the following subjects:

  • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Science: the digital-based curriculum is available and will be supported at a distance by a licensed district teacher.
  • Electives: Students may be eligible to take a limited number of electives
  • Transcripts will be reviewed and appropriate coursework will be assigned based on credit needs, length of placement, as well as student input.

Students will remain attached to home school in Infinite Campus but schedule will be at DLA. 
Credits earned at DLA will be entered directly into Infinite Campus.

Middle School Students: Students who attend the DLA will concentrate on coursework in the four core areas:

  • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Science

The home school will maintain a schedule for the student and DLA staff will send grades to them to be entered into Infinite Campus.

Enrichment Activities:

  • Students will participate weekly affective education facilitated by a counselor, social worker and teaching staff.
  • At times students may be asked to participate in activities outside of their core coursework. The purpose is to allow students to interact with each other as well as staff in an effort to make their placement at the DLA as rewarding as possible.

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