The word ‘Valor’ can be defined as: “above and beyond the call of duty…great courage, decisiveness and presence of mind during extraordinary circumstances. ” This is why we have named our school Valor Junior/Senior High School. At Salem4youth, our goal is to help each young man not only graduate from high school but learn what it means to excel in all they do.
Valor Junior/Senior High School uses a creative approach to education by providing a mix of Instructional, Relational and Vocational training.
Each classroom consists of one teacher, a teacher’s aide and 11 computer stations for students. Though each teacher may oversee up to 11 students at a time, there are usually no more than 8-10 students at any given time. This gives the teacher optimum opportunity to work with each student at their own personal level. There may be a 13 year old sitting at one computer and a 17 year old at another, but the school is designed to assist each student based on their current educational abilities. Each student is able to work at the level and speed that they need to be successful.
Every student is required to complete a predetermined number of “submissions” or lessons per week. Submissions may include lessons, essays, projects, quizzes and/or tests. If they achieve all of their submissions, they can continue to progress and complete as many submissions as they are able. This approach, coupled with the fact that Valor Junior/Senior High School is a year round school, helps struggling students not only catch up but often get ahead.
Students are expected to work quietly and respectfully. The teacher will work with each student as needed, assisting with schoolwork, grading tests and being a reference for the student’s educational experience.