Sky Valley Education Center
Welcome to Sky Valley Education Center
Sky Valley Education Center is an alternative school focusing on individualized learning plans and a wide variety of experiences. To view classes offered at Sky Valley go to our WINGS program. Sky Valley offers the following programs:
Parent Partnership Program (PPP)
This program recognizes the parent as their child's primary teacher with the staff of SVEC being expert partners in the design and implementation of the learning plans. Students take classes offered at SVEC in addition to Home Based Learning as approved through the Student Learning Plan. It is open to grades K-12, and includes an a la carte menu of hundreds of different classes in all subject areas and grade levels.
The Excursion Program is a once a week educational field trip program. The program will provide bus transportation, admittance to destinations, related curricular materials, a certificated teacher and a program organizer. It is open to K-6th grade children.
Montessori is a hands-on learning experience. The environment captures and builds on children's natural curiosity. Students are actively engaged throughout the day, using specially designed materials that provide concrete, multi-sensory learning experiences. The Montessori classroom changes and grows with the developmental needs of each child. It is open to K-10th grade children and meets Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (3 day program).
Environmental Science School
This program gives students an in-depth experience in nature and environmental science topics. Students may be found on hikes along local rivers, working on tree planting service projects, studying nature writing and adventure literature, or working on the math and science of stream flow, bird population studies, and other projects. It is open to grades 7-10 and meets three days per week. Check out the Sky Valley Environments web site.
The STEM Academy will immerse 6th-8th grade students in science, technology, engineering, and math learning experiences. Students will develop skills necessary for the 21st century such as problem solving, collaborative group work, persevering through difficult problems and situations, critical thinking, and utilizing creativity. STEM concepts and applications are integrated within a rigorous curriculum including, reading, writing, math, and science in a three day a week setting.
On Line Courses
AA program that provides Internet-based curriculum for students in grades K-12. We subscribe to programs such as Headsprout, Odyssey, Brainpop and ALEKs Math. Students may utilize one or more of these online learning opportunities as part of their overall studies, whether at school or at home.
Sky Valley Education Center
351 Short Columbia St.
Monroe, WA 98272-1527
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 2700
Lost and found items are collected at each school. Once per quarter, all unclaimed items are donated to an organization that will clean and refurbish them for those in need of clothes. Please check the lost and found area at your child's school on a regular basis if you are missing items.
- Culminating Challenge
- How Are We Doing?
- Learning Improvement Plan
- Report Card
- Report Card - districtwide
- Reviews of ACT/SAT Prep Courses
- Safe Schools Alert Flyer
- Local Scholarship Application is available. Go to www.monroepsf.org to get yours
- Continue summer learning
Hyperlinks to staff web sites (located on the Staff page) are provided for student and parent convenience, and all staff web sites are hosted by external Internet service providers. Monroe Public Schools assumes no liability for content contained on external service provider sites. Filtering software from one of the providers listed below is recommended to prevent unauthorized access to sites beyond the District's control.
Norton | Cyber Sitter | Net Nanny | Surf Watch | Cyber Patrol
2015-2016 Officers are:
- Stephanie Fifield
- Vice President
- Shannon Collins
- Tiffany DeGeorge
- Andrea Ortman
The search option lets families use their telephone keypad to enter the teacher's name to be connected to the voicemail system to leave a message.
Staff Phone Directory
|Andrew, Shawna||Non Rep Instructor|
|Ash, Karen||Non Rep Instructor|
|Bond, Katherine||Speech/French Teacher|
|Bontrager, Linda||ASL Teacher|
|Bruck, Julie||Non Rep Instructor|
|Day, Genesis||English Teacher|
|Edwards, Debbie||Non Rep Instructor|
|Engle, Heidi||ESS Teacher|
|Fitting, Joshua||Non Rep Instructor|
|Gonzales, Aminda||Math Teacher|
|Goodwin, Nona||Math Teacher|
|Hanson, Rich||Non Rep Instructor|
|Horky, Anna||Non Rep Instructor|
|Huettman, Lindsay||Non Rep Instructor|
|Kamitsuna, Emiko||Japanese Teacher|
|Liebelt, Jeanette||Office Manager|
|Maertens, Anne||Dance Teacher|
|Marks, Gary||Assistant Director|
|McCaslin, Charles||Non Rep Instructor|
|McCrain, Cara||Health/Nutrition Teacher|
|Miller, Shannon||Non Rep Instructor|
|Muelling, Michael||Music Teacher|
|Mullen-Deland, Stacy||World Language Teacher|
|Murphy, Amanda||Elementary Science|
|Neary, Dylan||Math Teacher|
|Neary, Shamus||Science Teacher|
|Olsen, Christine||Math Teacher|
|Opiela, Jeanette||6-12 Biology/Science|
|Ortiz, Amber||Non Rep teacher|
|Parry, John||PE/Math Teacher|
|Peter-Contessa, Olivier||Non Rep Instructor|
|Price, Meri||Non Rep Instructor|
|Rainville, Jamie||Elementary Teacher|
|Rihtarich, Ray||Non Rep Instructor|
|Rogers, Claudia||Counseling Secretary|
|Rosane, Andrew||Non Rep Instructor|
|Schwantes, Michelle||6-12 Social Studies|
|Shepherd, Terrie||Tae Kwon Do Instructor|
|Sherwood, Joylyn||Writing/K-3 Teacher|
|Sipher, Evelyn||Art Teacher|
|Timmons-Tharp, JeriLou||English Teacher|
|Toutonghi, Paul||Non Rep Instructor|
|Wartes, Wendy||Language Arts|
|Weaver, Pamela||Music Teacher|
SKY VALLEY EDUCATION CENTER
A Parent Partnership Program A public alternative school
focusing on individualized learning plans and experiences
A Program With A Mission: Our desire at Sky Valley Education Center is to provide a variety of alternative programs to meet the individual needs of unique students, guided by the alternative learning experience rules and regulations of Washington State. The CenterÕs educational approach, with access to cutting edge technology and on-line resources, reflects an integrated curriculum that emphasizes multicultural, collaborative, and critical thinking skills which cater to individual interests and prepare students for a successful future.
A Program With A Vision: The whole community is used as a classroom, utilizing an integrated curriculum with both on-site and off-site opportunities, traditional academics, life experiences, and cutting edge technology.
- Parents, a key resource for student success, demonstrate their partnership by taking an active role in the day to day operation of the center.
- Adults and students support this partnership, while SVEC facilitates an exchange of information and resources for parents.
- Adults and students develop partnerships with outstanding local businesses, and area schools. Parents and teachers support students through internships, mentoring, apprenticeships, and workshops for college and career bound students.
- Students discover their learning style, and demonstrate academic success in such a wide variety of ways that standardized testing is no longer required and becomes simply an option for each family.
- Adults and students continually expand our educational opportunities with the newest technology available.
- The site accommodates performing and visual arts, environmental education, public service, and relevant job training.
- The site includes a large outdoor recreation area with a variety of living ecosystems for mixed use including: games, sports, play, science and environmental projects, gardening, planting and outdoor work experiences.