Digital Learning Academy


Josh Drozdowski
Program Coordinator
303-678-5662 x 57624

Donna Thompson

Whitney Weis
Social Worker

Julie Johnson
Special Education Teacher

James DiPilato

Brenda Trupp



Parent Department


The Digital Learning Academy (DLA) is an approved educational program offered by St. Vrain Valley School District for students who have been expelled.  Students may also be administratively placed by the director of special education or by a referral submitted to an assistant superintendent or special education coordinators.  The DLA accepts students in grades K-12 and provides a safe, caring learning environment.  Students attend daily for 3 hours each day, following the SVVSD school year calendar.  When students attend the DLA, they remain attached to their home school.

Two online curriculums are used at the Digital Learning Academy.  Florida Virtual School is used for high school students (Florida Virtual is approved for high school credit).  Compass Learning is used for elementary and middle school students.  The goal of the DLA staff is to keep students engaged and on track in their learning so they return to their home school prepared for success.  At the high school level, DLA staff strives to ensure that students earn graduation credit in their core classes.

The Digital Learning Academy also provides an affective learning component.  A counseling curriculum uses visual analogies to help students learn how to deal with daily challenges at home, at school, with peers, and to set personal goals.

The DLA staff includes an administrator, school counselor, a special education teacher, and a highly qualified English/Social Studies teacher, with math, reading, and science teachers available on a consult basis.  All staff is trained in dealing with at-risk youth.

Costs may be associated with this program.