The SVPS program puts the individual student at the center. The teacher is the students personal coach, guiding her in the learning process and in the effort to reach her goals. Resources in the form of time, facilities, curriculum and learning material are organized to support that process.
Upon entering a SVPS school, the first meeting is a discussion with the student and her family. Together they identify the students long-term educational goals. What does she want to achieve in school? What does she need to learn? What will it take from her, her family and the school to succeed. The long-term goal is then decided and documented in writing. The long term goals are broken down into short term and intermediate goals that are achieved by the student with the help of their learning and working goals.