San Jacinto Valley Academy
On June 9, 1997, San Jacinto Valley Academy was approved as a charter school by the San Jacinto Unified School District approved. On September 5, 1997 the school was opened starting with sixty-seven students, K-8 grade. In 2005, the school enrolled its first 9th grade class and added an additional grade level each year after. San Jacinto Valley Academy has full accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), staffed with fully credentialed teachers, and in 2009-10 was officially authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School, providing the IB Diploma Program. More information about San Jacinto Valley Academy can be found here.
In August 2011, SJVA launched an after school and summer program for 6th through 12th grade students. The club continues to meet one hour a week after school and hold an annual summer aviation program. The club focuses on the many aspects of aviation and serves to inspire and exposure students to pursue post-secondary education and careers in the field of aviation. To learn more see the Aviation Academy page.
Introduction to Aviation
In August of 2018, SJVA will offer Introduction to Aviation as a high school elective course. Introduction to Aviation provides the foundation for advanced exploration in the areas of flying, aerospace engineering, and unmanned aircraft systems. Students will learn about the engineering process, problem solving, and the innovations and technological developments that have made today’s aviation and aerospace industries possible. Students will also learn about the wide variety of exciting and rewarding careers available to them. To learn more see the Introduction to Aviation page.
Aviation 1 – Ground
In August of 2017, SJVA offered for the first time as an aviation high school elective class. Aviation 1 serves to equip students with the necessary knowledge and endorsement to pass the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam, FAA Remote Pilot Certificate and prepare them towards earning their Private Pilot certificate. In addition, this course serves to inspire and expose students to the many post-secondary education and career opportunities in the aviation field. To learn more see the Aviation 1 – Ground page.
Aviation 2 – Flight
Aviation 2 – Flight is the capstone course for Career Technical Education Aviation Pilot pathway at San Jacinto Valley Academy. Aviation 2 builds upon the knowledge and skills developed in the Aviation 1 – Private Pilot Knowledge course. With the use of classroom based simulators and/or airplane, students will acquire the aeronautical knowledge and demonstrate the necessary flight skills to earn a private pilot certificate with an airplane single-engine land class rating. At the end of the course students will take a mock oral and flight test in preparations for the Private Pilot oral and flight test from an FAA examiner. To learn more see the Aviation 2 – Flight page.
FAA Approved Training Device
SJVA Aviation’s program provides students with training in Precision Flight Control’s CRX MAX Advanced Aviation Training Device. The CRX Max being an FAA Advanced Training Device (AATD) means that students can credit 2.5 hours of their time in the training device with a flight instructor towards earning their Private Pilot Certificate.