Central Valley School District will Offer a New AA Degree Program at High Schools in Spokane Valley

Central Valley School District will Offer a New AA Degree Program at High Schools in Spokane ValleyThe Central Valley School District widely referred to as CVSD by locals is one of the most highly regarded and desirable school districts in Spokane County for parents to enroll their kids. Several young families search for homes within the CVSD boundaries to take advantage of the educational programs offered through schools in the district. 

About CVSD

The Central Valley School District is headquartered in Spokane Valley Washington. The district oversees the operations of 28+ schools and school programs. There are 3 main high schools, 6 middle schools, 13 elementary schools, and a handful of alternative programs. 

The school district is one of the most highly regarded in Spokane County receiving above-average ratings on third-party websites, and exceptional ratings for club and activity offerings. Niche.com ranks CVSD as the #8 school district for Athletes in the state of Washington. 

The New AA Degree Program

The program will be offered to incoming freshmen in next year's 2024-2025 school year. The first freshman class to try out the program will be the next incoming freshman class at University High School located on 32nd Street and South Pines in the south end of Spokane Valley. 

These freshmen will be given the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts direct transfer agreement degree while remaining on their high school campus. The students who take the program will be guaranteed the ability to enter a Washington State public university as a junior. They will have two years' worth of college credits. The program awards a two-year college degree while staying at their high-school college campus. There is no more need to travel to the community college to take these courses. This will enable students with transportation challenges to utilize these degree programs. 

CVSD High schools currently have degree programs through Eastern Washington University through credentialed instructors. The new program will be taught mostly in the classroom at Univeristy High School and will also include some online courses taught by Spokane Community College Faculty. Other four-year programs are also available in math, science, allied health, and technology through the Running Start program available in junior year at local community colleges. 

CCS Chancellor Kevin Brockbank shared this about the program with the Spokane Journal, 

It gives students choices and removes barriers for high school students who may not be able to navigate transportation challenges to easily attend community college classes at our campuses.” 

If the pilot year of the program goes well there are plans to implement the program in the two other public high schools in CVSD, Ridgeline High School in Liberty Lake, and Central Valley High School. 

This is just another way that CVSD is working to provide the best educational opportunities to students in the cities of Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake. These schools have several successful programs including amazing extracurricular activities. From the arts department including marching bands and theater to sports with several programs making it to state-level competitions, and more. 

If you are looking for a home in CVSD please check out our page dedicated to real estate in CVSD. It provides links to every school in the district and current available homes for sale. If you are interested in purchasing a home in CVSD boundaries I am here to help. Contact me any time with any Spokane County real estate needs. I am a lifetime Spokane resident here to offer my expertise and true local insights to help you find a Spokane area home you will love. 

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