SDGVA is a progressive collaborative of innovative educators and enthusiastic administrators dedicated to the individual excellence of every student, and supports students and their families through open-door policy, accessibility and ease of communication with all staff members, SDGVA-teacher run 6 to 6 Program and Saturday School. Experiential learning through community building service projects, gardening, Tae Kwon Do, science/technology labs, and field trips to the colleges in the city, inspire and motivate our students as resilient life-long learners - empowering them to become responsible, accountable, contributing leaders. Critical thinking and writing skills are honed across all academic disciplines. In this technological age of massively available, self-published, instantaneous communication, this compassionate group of savvy education professionals is guaranteeing that SDGVA students will undoubtedly "Write the Future!"
I chose to work at SDGVA because in working with the group of founding members, I finally found a supportive and driven group of educators who found a way to put children first. I've worked with some wonderful teachers and taught at another great charter school, but for the first time in my career I am able to stand alongside other educators developing the our vision, learning together, growing as professionals and individuals, creating a school FOR KIDS. SDGVA embodies everything I believe is important about education: our mission to creating resilient, lifelong learners, our focus on service learning and writing, our emphasis on tae kwon do and self control, and our belief as individuals, as a teaching staff, and as an entity that ALL students have the potential to succeed. I've never been happier or felt so motivated as a professional. Working alongside such amazing and motivated educators who are genuinely excited to teach our children keeps me motivated and makes getting up each morning and showing up for work "worth it."
Working at SDGVA is a dream come true. It is a place where all teachers, staff, and administration work diligently to support student achievement and personal growth. At SDGVA everyone is willing to do whatever it takes to give students what they need and to help them achieve their goals. At SDGVA, parents, teachers, staff, and students are a family. We support each other and band together when things get tough. We are flexible, caring, and hardworking. At SDGVA students are resilient and face life s challenges head on. I am extremely fortunate to work with such an amazingly strong group of people that are making a difference in the lives of young people everyday. You will never meet a more passionate and dedicated group. This school is a rare find.
Working at SDGVA gives me an opportunity as an educator to meet the needs of all of my students and help them become the best learners they can be. I am treated professionally by administration and by parents. I am part of a very dedicated team that not only truly believes students can achieve excellence, but every decision is based on it. There is cross-grade-level accountability and help that can be so rare in schools. I am valued here as an educator, a learner, and as an individual!
SDGVA has transformed my life as an educator. Teacher burn out influences many teachers on a daily basis. When I found SDGVA, I knew that this school would protect me from growing exhausted and frustrated. I was grateful to be offered a teaching position here and I have had an incredible, supportive, and enhancing experience at this school. Each day I work alongside the most loving and amazing teacher leaders. I learn everyday and I share everyday. The buzz of teachers leading teachers can be heard always and this experience is valuable and priceless. SDGVA has found a way to put students first and to see to it that all teachers continue their journey as lifelong learners. I am eager to see what the upcoming years will bring and I am thankful each day to have met all the SDGVA teachers, faculty, families, students, and parents.
I love being a teacher at SDGVA because of the strong community that has been fostered among educators, administrators, family, and students. Every student, regardless of grade level, is considered one of ours by all teachers. I am amazed by the innovation and consistent high expectations that I see occur in every classroom, every day. SDGVA students work hard, take responsibility for their behavior and their learning, and know that they will not be overlooked or able to slide by . High expectations are set for every student, and every educator, and because of this, the years are filled with huge successes. All teachers are committed to helping their students achieve in every way that they know how and if they don t know how, you can bet they will work hard to find solutions. Because of this diligence and dedication, I have witnessed students who have made giant leaps in proficiency and overall motivation and work ethic. All staff works together in a dynamic environment that brings out greatness in every member of the SDGVA family, and I feel lucky and honored to be a part of this amazing charter school.
SDGVA I feel incredibly fortunate to have found SDGVA so early in my career. The academic rigor and passion for student achievement is truly unmatched by any school site I have observed. SDGVA is 100% student focused and student driven, with an extremely gifted and dedicated staff of educators. The willingness to ensure academic success for all students, at any cost, is truly inspiring and motivating. I have been afforded an incredible opportunity to learn from my colleagues in a network of love and support and reflect daily how incredible my job is! SDGVA bridges the teacher-parent relationship in a genuine, heart felt environment, which strengthens our community of young leaders and resilient learners. I couldn t feel more fulfilled to be an educator at SDGVA.
Outstanding School with Amazing Teachers! My child started at SDGVA in kindergarten and is now in 2nd grade. We researched countless schools and toured at least 8 before deciding on SDGVA - we absolutely made the right choice. This is a small school with small class sizes, where the teachers all know the kids and the students get individualized attention. The curriculum and pedagogy is fairly traditional, but this approach produces considerate, respectful students who are good citizens and resilient lifelong learners. The school focus is on writing, with a STEM emphasis in the upper grades. They also have Tae Kwan Do as a key part of their curriculum. The school is quickly becoming recognized as successful leader among San Diego charter schools and as an integral part of the Normal Heights community. The teachers and staff are always available to discuss issues and give feedback on my child's progress. They continually work with us to find the best educational approach for our child - and he is thriving as a result! As a parent, I can't imagine a better fit for my child or our family. We LOVE SDGVA!
I couldn't possibly be more satisfied with the decision to enroll my child here. He is absolutely thriving. The staff is exceptional, I have loved his teachers each year! All of the staff know each of the students, so it is an ultra personal feel. Tae Kwon Do is a part of the curriculum and I have seen so much more discipline from my son because of that. It is the perfect place for our family. The teachers take great care in assuring your child is on track for success. I am thrilled to be enrolling my younger son in Kindergarten this Fall! What a wonderful place to grow. Thank you, SDGVA!
The amount of professional development that SDGVA provides for their teachers is monumental. More importantly, most of it comes from in-house, which allows for all teachers to serve in a leadership role. Such responsibilities foster teachers who are always working on their craft of teaching, and their ability to work with students and adults. SDGVA is a fantastic place to work. Both students and staff are held to high expectations.
A school that's young, but has many good qualities of an old established institution. SDGVA, turn my son into an avid reader. I remember when I use to bribe him to read anything, now he beats me to the library trying to check books out. I love how his teacher use JUNK books and POWER books to classify different books. They have instill the love of reading into my child without me having to bribe him. HOORAY!!!!!!
My daughter has attended SDGVA since 4th grade (now in 7th) and I love this school. They receive a stellar education from master level teachers. In addition they're taught personal responsibility and how to be leaders. I especially love their passion for literacy. My daughter has excelled at this school and I highly recommend it!
I am a mommy of a 7 year old that attends SDGVA and I absolutely love the school. My son started there last year in kindergarten and it was an amazing experience for him as a student, and myself, as a parent. I am very impressed with the dedication of EVERY SINGLE faculty member at SDGVA. The office staff is amazing! I truly enjoy the relationship I have with my son's teacher both this year and last! You can just tell that they want the very best for your child and they work with your child as an individual! As a mom, I couldn't really ask for anything more from my kid's school. I can't wait for my daughter to start there as well! Very proud to be an SDGVA parent!!!!!
I have a middle school student and a 1st grader that attend SDGVA. The teachers and staff are passionate about education. They are passionate about children. My children love to go to school each day. My 1st grader even asks to go school on the weekends. I have always been a parent who is involved in the learning process of my children. When my personal circumstances changed and I was not able to spend as much time as would have liked at the school my kids never missed a beat. I feel the teachers genuinely care about my kids and my kids feel the same way. My kids strive to do well in class and have a love for learning and I know that in part is because of the way that lessons are taught. The schools doesn't stop with reading, writing and arithmetic but instead help to develop the whole child by producing civic minded leaders. My children have the opportunity to learn about their contribution to the world. I have referred this school to any and everyone I know looking for a new school. If you are searching, search no more.
My child is in second grade, and is already proficient in every skill, but excelling in reading and writing. I am very pleased with her performance, her teachers' ability to support a wide range of student abilities and keep my child challenged, and I feel that the school is extremely efficiently and lovingly run.
SDGVA is a wonderful school. Both of my daughters have improved from proficient to advanced. The teachers go above and beyond and communicate regularly. The administration is the best I have ever seen. They know all of the children and even teach in the classrooms. SDGVA is like one big family where all the teachers know my children's names and care for the kids deeply. They have high standards and very solid classroom management. Thank you for all that you do for our kids!!!!!
I have three children attending SDGVA an I could not be happier!!!!! We transfered into the school mid year, I was so excited to see my kids grow. They are making wonderful friends becoming outgoing and confident in who they are. The teachers have made the transition easy for them. Their tests scores have gone up in some areas to advanced. I am so glad that my kids attend here. It is a warm and friendly place to send your kids.
My daughter has been a student at San Diego Global Vision Academy for the last 2 years, her choice. She is now a 6th grader. The teachers and staff are awesome! They are genuinely concerned about the students well being, physically, mentally, emotionally and educationally. The line of communication with the parents is always open. They keep the parents informed about their child s progress and are always eager to provide any extra assistance. The success of the students is most important. At SDGVA, they are building life long, responsible, service minded learners. My daughter LOVES to read and has a developed a passion for creative writing. She has a strong responsibility for her own actions and encourages others to do the same. We are extremely happy with SDGVA and would recommend it as a school of choice!
If you're looking for teachers who honor your children for who they are and encourage the best of them to shine, SDGVA should defiantly be a school to consider. They are not only big on academics but are there to help create strong and compassionate leaders for our community. We were enrolled at another school when we went to SDGVA to meet the teachers. The first impression my sons teacher made on him,as well as us changed our minds to attend here. My son has grown so much and has such a positive experience her. Teachers make themselves available to students as well as parents. Children are respectful and polite thanks to the family like atmosphere created by these caring and qualified teachers. An added bonus to all this....free (healthy) breakfast,lunch and snack to all!
This school is the best! My daughter came from another charter school. She had fallen from proficient to basic in that school. She came to SDGVA and improved to advanced! I was floored. The teachers are highly dedicated, kind, and committed. They don't allow any bullying or teasing. I am so impressed I'll be keeping my daughter there through middle school.
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