Community & Councils

Community

Our students may not live in the same community, but each of us has a community that surrounds us and provides rich, authentic learning opportunities. Exploring each of our communities is central to our mission. 

Students explore the cultures, ecology, and economy that drive their communities. They devise and participate in service learning opportunities that require getting out and experiencing nature, visiting local businesses, and meeting people from different neighborhoods. This exploration serves as an endless source of inquiry that will drive projects linking local and global learning. Students learn how to ask clear and important questions, express themselves, and effectively listen and give feedback to others. The connection forged between students and the community provides a foundation where students care and are drawn to areas where they can affect positive change. Drive empowers students to find ways to create that change.

We embrace each student’s immediate circle of family or caregivers as members of our school community. We look forward to learning from you and working with you to make Drive all it can be. 

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Councils

Academic, policy, and community issues are governed by two primary councils.  Sometimes it is necessary for special councils to be formed for a specific temporary need.  Drive Virtual Academy has two main oversight councils as outlined below.

  • Council of Academia - The Council of Academia is lead by Director Solomon and its primary functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Monitors the progress of students towards their overall academic goals​

    • Determines the students levels of competencies in all subjects

    • Ensures that academic integrity is maintained throughout the academy

    • Investigates academic issues brought to its attention that appear to diverge from the beliefs of Drive Virtual Academy

    • Governs any special committees that the council deems necessary  

  • Council of Consilium- The Council of Consilium is lead by Director Doyle and its primary functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Monitors the progress of students in regards to life skills and goals

    • Facilitates policies and procedures

      • Changes, creates, or removes policies and procedures as needed

    • Investigates Drive community issues brought to its attention that appear to diverge from the expectations of Drive Virtual Academy

    • Governs any special committees that the council deems necessary