NUVHS Mission Statement and Core Values
NUVHS Mission Statement
National University Virtual High School is committed to providing interactive, media-rich educational opportunities in a flexible, student-centered learning environment to a diverse population of learners.
NUVHS Core Values
National University Virtual High School provides an innovative opportunity for students to attain a rigorous high school education over the Internet. The online learning platform enhances student learning through the use of multi-media to augment student learning. Course content and resources allow students to access learning opportunities related to topical areas through the Internet to enhance 21st century learning skills.
NUVHS provides online access to a high school education, creating opportunities for learning to students with a variety of educational needs including credit recovery, academic acceleration, or grade improvement. Further, the school's year-round open enrollment policy provides students greater access and flexibility to courses on a more flexible schedule.
The flexible student learning format aligns NUVHS courses with state and national standards so that students have the opportunity to increase their achievement. Students demonstrate their ability to perform academically in alternative learning environments, and have access to individualized attention from teachers to maximize achievement potential. Students determine their readiness for testing and assessment on course subject matter, offering them numerous opportunities for individual goal setting. This results in a more independent, achievement-oriented learning process for each student.
Collaboration on an organizational level occurs with the school's relationship with National University and other National University System affiliates. Collaboration also occurs through the collective efforts with other traditional schools as well as various other districts within and outside the state.
Opportunities for collaboration among students and teachers avail themselves through the online course design and tools including asynchronous discussion boards, document sharing, and Webliography opportunities. Synchronous communication opportunities also exist. Other collaborative initiatives include completion of the Student/Parent Compact as part of the admissions paperwork, the routine student progress reports and the provision of constant, real-time access to student's online gradebook.
In the instructional setting, teachers have the opportunity to focus on individual student needs, adapting the teaching process to the different learning styles, paces and levels for each student. This same flexibility in learning lends itself nicely to the organization's self-paced and open enrollment format. Students can accelerate their completion of materials they understand and spend more time in areas of the course or subject matter in which they may have some difficulty. This core value permeates the services and course delivery structure of the school.