Gila Valley Learning Center
The Gila Valley Learning Center is an alternate pathway to educational success and offers an experienced and dedicated staff. It is a new school within the Pima Unified School District, designed to help students achieve success both at school and beyond. The learning center is based on programs in place around the state that have used flexibility to create a new pathway to learning.
Students enrolled in this program will have access to the same benefits that the district offers:
The Gila Valley Learning Center is committed to providing students with a quality education. The only difference between the education students receive at the traditional high school versus the learning center is the presentation of the material.
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How Does the Program Work?
The Gila Valley Learning Center utilizes sophisticated educational software to deliver the material for which students are responsible. In return, the students are responsible for completing courses on a predetermined schedule that ensures they have the credits necessary for graduation.
The Gila Valley Learning Center employs the leading educational software in the nation. Through this software, we provide courses that mirror those offered in the traditional high school. Students learn through a combination of text-based material and multi-media content.
The Gila Valley Learning Center offers two education platforms, credit recovery and original credit. We define credit recovery as a course the student has previously attempted but for which they did not earn credit. Students take a ten-question pretest. A 70% or better, and the system moves the student to the next pretest. A pretest score of less than 70% and the system gives the student that lesson. Students then complete the lesson and are moved to the next pretest.
We use the Edgenuity SIS system is for original credit courses. Original credit courses are courses that the student has never attempted before. The Edgenuity SIS system provides access to highly qualified teachers via email, chat, and scheduled video chat. Students must complete the entire course to receive credit.
August 4 - First day of school
September 6 - Labor Day-No School
October 7 - End of the First Quarter
October 11–15 - Fall Break - No School
November 11 - Veterans Day - No School
November 24–26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
December 16 - End of Semester One
December 20–January 2 - Winter Break - No School
January 3 - Students Return to School
January 17 - MLK day - No School
February 21 - President’s Day - No School
March 10 - End of Third Quarter
March 14–16 - Spring Break - No School
May 19 - School Ends
Access to Special Services
Students at the Gila Valley Learning Center have access to the same high quality support services available to other students in the district. This includes access to special needs services to assist students with disabilities. By following the same procedures and using the same highly trained personnel found at other Pima Schools, every student is guaranteed that their special needs will be met.
The Learning Center is located at
170 S. Main Street
Pima, Arizona 85543
Phone: (928) 387.8015
Fax: (928) 387.8023
Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Please contact the program director at (928) 387.8015 for registration information. We would love an opportunity to sit down and discuss how this program can help your student be successful.
You may download enrollment packets, or pick them up at the district office.