Vancouver Flex Academy is a school of choice blazing a trail for motivated, hard-working students who will excel in a non-traditional school setting.
Flex Academy uses a Blended Learning model. Blended learning at Vancouver Flex Academy is the practice of combining online, digital, and experiential learning to enhance classroom based instruction. In this model, instruction is divided into classes led by highly qualified teachers and periods of time for independent online study with teacher supervision and support.
At Flex Academy, students attend school five days a week. Class schedules vary based on a student’s academic need and progress. Students who choose to attend Flex Academy learn to take responsibility for themselves and their education.
Students are empowered to schedule their independent learning time in order to meet their educational goals.
School Hours 9:30am-4:10pm
Important Dates to Remember!
An Open Letter to the Community
From Superintendent Steve Webb
Vancouver Public Schools
Earlier this week, a student at one of our middle schools assaulted another student, who is transgender. As you know, bullying or any form of harassment in Vancouver Public Schools is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
The aggressor in this incident was disciplined immediately and appropriately according to district policy, which prohibits bullying, harassment and intimidation. Additionally, information about this incident was provided to the Vancouver Police Department’s hate crimes unit.
A recent communication from the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction makes it clear that Washington state law continues to protect transgender students from discrimination in school, despite a recent change in federal guidance on this matter. It assures that Washington schools will treat transgender students “consistent with the student’s gender identity.”
I want to be unequivocally clear: we will act quickly and decisively in addressing bullying, harassment and intimidation misconduct, up to and including expulsion from our schools and incident referrals to the appropriate law enforcement agency if warranted. Every child and every young person has a right to attend a safe and supportive school free of fear and hate.
We work hard every day to ensure that our schools are inviting, respectful and safe learning environments for each student. We will continue to support district staff in this effort by providing various professional development and training opportunities. We ask that parents help reinforce these expectations with their children at home.
As I’ve stated in previous communications, we want all children and families to know and feel that they are valued members of our diverse learning community.
March 25: Saturday Boost - Please encourage your student to take full advantage of the one-on-one help.
March 28: New Student Forecasting @ 6:30pm
April 20-21: Student Lead Conferences
May 4: Demonstration Learning
June 12: Graduation
VANCOUVER FLEX ACADEMY HAS OPENINGS
Call Amy Mammarrella at 360-313-4356 for more information
JOIN ASB: ASB Members have a voice and a vote in school activities throughout the year. From FUN-raising to FUND-raising and everything in between, it all starts here. Yearly dues are $30 which provides for free or reduced admission to school events not only at the Flex, but throughout VPS.(Students in need of membership aid and/or parents interested in helping to sponsor a student, please consult with our counselor, Reland Short.)
Purchase Your 2016-2017 ASB Card Now!
Your $30 ASB card offers discounts to school dances and activities. In addition, you are eligible to receive a C-Tran bus pass good from October 2016 - August 2017. The pass also gives students free admission to both Firstenburg & Marshall Community Centers.
Assistance in purchasing an ASB card is available. Please speak with counselor, Reland Short.
JOIN A CLUB: We are proud to offer a variety of clubs based on student interest each year at Vancouver Flex.
Trex Recycling Event
Vancouver Flex Academy has joined in a recycling challenge sponsored by Trex (makers of Trex decking and other products). During this challenge, students compete against other schools in their category to collect the most plastic film. The school weighs and records the weight of film collected each month.
The competition starts NOW with final tallies due April 15th. Winner will be announced on Earth Day - April 22nd. First place winner will receive a Trex outdoor bench. Participation awards made from Trex decking boards will be given to all schools involved.
What can be recycled? grocery bags; bread bags; case overwrap; drycleaning bags; newspaper sleeves; ice bags; wood pellet bags; Ziploc and other reclosable bags; produce bags; bubble wrap; salt bags; cereal bags; and all things similar!