Academic Supports

The information on this page has been updated for the 2020-21 school year. Please see the 2019-20 Valley and Valley Southwoods course description catalogs if needed.

Academic Resource

Academic resource is designed for students needing to make up work or to acquire special help. Academic resource is available daily 7–7:45 a.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. The Math Center is available each period every day Monday through Friday.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program

Two semesters of ESOL may be counted as fulfilling two of the eight high school language arts requirements, one literature course and one elective. Eight semesters of ESOL may be counted as elective credits used to fulfill graduation requirements. With the exception of the special provisions stated above, ESOL students must meet all graduation requirements of Valley High School in order to receive a diploma.

Learn more about the ESOL program.

Fundamentals of Writing Lab

This course is available for students concurrently enrolled in Fundamentals of Writing who show a definite need to improve their writing skills. (Specific details are provided under Language Arts.)

Gifted/Talented (GT) Program

Students identified to receive direct Gifted/Talented services may enroll in GT Seminar. (Specific details are provided under information for Unique Programs & Courses.)

Learn more about the GT Program.


The school district each year compiles a list of individuals qualified to tutor high school students in the various academic areas. This list is available in the Counseling Center.

Special Education Program

Special education services are determined for individual students by a staffing team consisting of the parents, school staff, and Heartland AEA representatives. The district provides a broad continuum of services to assist students with disabilities.

Learn more about the Special Education Program.

Success Center/Learning Lab

The Success Center is designed for students who are behind in credits, not progressing towards graduation, or who have been recommended by their Valley counselor. (Specific details are provided under information for Unique Programs & Courses).

More Supports: Advanced Options at Valley Southwoods

More Supports: Advanced Placement and AP Capstone

Where can I get help at Valley High School? (PDF)