Discontinuation of MVLA in the 2021-22 School Year

Discontinuation of MVLA in the 2021-22 School Year

We know there are many students thriving in our Monroe Virtual Learning Academy (MVLA); however, due to state requirements for alternative learning that will be reinstated next year, and projected funding constraints, it is not feasible for us to continue offering this option next year.

At the end of this school year, we are currently planning to transfer students enrolled in MVLA back to their home school for next year. Families will not need to fill out any additional paperwork for their student(s) to be transferred to their original school.

Families who may not be comfortable sending their students for in-person learning at their home school next year may be interested in distance learning program offerings at Sky Valley Education Center (SVEC), which is our parent partnership program and allows students in grades K-12 to continue to learn remotely. More information about the SVEC distance learning options can be found on their website or by calling their office at (360) 804-2700.

Additionally, online learning through Leaders in Learning High School (LILHS) may be offered for students in grades 9-12, in addition to their current independent study and contract-based offerings. Specific information about the online option at LILHS is still being determined, but you can learn more about LILHS by visiting their website or by calling their office at (360) 804-4800.

We know this will come as disappointing news to some of our families, but I want to assure you that we are committed to continuing to meet the individual needs of each of our learners as we move into a new school year. We would like to thank our staff and families for their flexibility and partnership this year in working together to create a whole new way of teaching and learning in our district during very difficult times. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to me.

Thank you for your understanding,

Kim Whitworth
Chief Academic Officer, Monroe School District