Valley School Counselor:  Lori Starr

End of year thoughts:

As summer approaches, many are looking for work. Make sure that you get the paperwork you need from Mrs. Wyatt in order to be able to count your work hours towards elective credit.

60 hours of work = .5 elective credit

You may earn up to 3 elective credits per year by accruing work hours.  If you work during the summer, those hours can go on this year’s transcript.  That means you can continue to work throughout the school year and earn an additional 3 elective credits.



Valley is a ½-day program; therefore, you are expected to have a 2nd placement in order to be considered a full-time student beginning day 1 of the fall semester.

Options you have for a 2nd placement are:

  • Electives at your home school (CHS/PHS/GJHS/FMHS/R5/GRA)

  • Career Center

  • Western Colorado Community College (WCCC)

  • Work (over 20 + hours/week with a non-family member)

  • Volunteering (at a non-profit for at a minimum 20+ hours/week)

If you currently PLAN to get a job, but currently do not have one, please create a class schedule with your home school and we can adjust in August if the job comes through.

If you have any questions about your 2nd placement, make sure to ask the office staff to verify that your choice will meet the necessary requirements as a 2nd placement.


Please be safe and keep each other safe!

Even though school is out, we still talk to one another and keep in touch with our friends/peers.  Safe2Tell is an anonymous app that you can utilize to make sure everyone is safe throughout the year.

Report, anonymously, any concerns you have about friends or peers by calling, texting, or downloading the app on your phone.

  • Safe2Tell:  877-542-7233


  • Mobile app


Have a safe summer and we will see you on Wednesday, August 15!

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