The Deer Valley Online Learning Program (DVOLP) is DVUSD's approved Arizona Online Instruction (AOI) program. Since 2007, DVUSD has provided quality online learning for students in grades 7-12. Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, online courses will be available for students in grades Kindergarten-12 as part of Deer Valley Online Academy, which is a program under our AOI. This provides an option for our students and families during this uncertain time when students need a year long off-campus solution - with the intent to return back to on-campus learning the following school year.
Online courses are teacher-created in DVUSD and taught by our district certified teachers. Courses include written lessons, video, audio, discussion forums, assessments, and frequent teacher feedback within the course and at our optional in-person online learning labs (when school is open). 9-12 courses require final exams proctored by DVUSD staff.
Courses offered in DVUSD are created by DVUSD teachers using district adopted resources, aligned to state standards, and follow the scope and sequence for each content area. Courses are designed with a set of criteria, which include:
- Overall alignment
- Course organization
- Alignment to standards
- Flexibility of delivery
- Instructional approach
- Engagement in content
Courses offered in DVUSD are delivered through the district adopted learning management system, Canvas. Courses are rostered through the student information system then pushed to the learning management system, which allows DVUSD to systematically deliver courses while maintaining course code alignment, accurate rostering, and ability to archive historical data.
*7-8 part-time online requires campus admin approval