• Superintendent Hanson August 19, 2020

    Dear MVROP Community, 

    This week we started another school year at Mission Valley ROP. It is likely that if you are reading this, you or your student are enrolled in our programs. Welcome to 2020-2021 school year. It is a highly unique and challenging time for everyone involved. Programming and student need will be the focus of our efforts in distance learning, and eventually, when approved, hybrid instructional models until we have entirely transitioned back to full-time, in-person instruction.

    For over four decades, Mission Valley ROP has provided consistently innovative Career Technical Education (CTE) instruction and career pathway training for students of the Newark, New Haven, and Fremont Unified School Districts. MVROP has worked hard over the summer implementing plans and applying resources to enrich virtual instruction, to equip our teachers and staff as they support student learning, and communicate in a timely and transparent manner in an ever-changing environment the best we can. The focus as we launch the 2020-2021 school year is to connect with students enrolled in our Center Campus courses, even if those students may not know how to contact us first. We are adapting and identifying new solutions and are confident any challenges presented will be handled by a dedicated and caring staff as quickly as possible.

    COVID-19 pandemic conditions continue to force many unwelcome changes, most specifically, the suspension of in-person instruction for our students. While we look forward to the future when students can be physically present in our classrooms, Mission Valley ROP is taking this opportunity to continue improving programming with capital investments within our JPA District schools and at the MVROP Center Campus. On behalf of our three district partners, we are receiving annual state grants through the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) and the K12 Strong Workforce Program. We intend to continue this path of renewal and investment as long as it is available from the California Department of Education (CDE) through these targeted funding sources.

    As we virtually welcome students today and in the coming days, they can count on energetic instructors aiming to excite students and open their eyes to the potential and possibility of pursuing high demand, high wage employment. We have spent months preparing for this unique start to the school year. We, as a community, are in this together. MVROP encourages all to be patient as the new school year commences, and to have comfort in knowing all of your student’s school staff are focused on providing not only engaging, quality instruction, but connection and understanding.

    Mission Valley ROP's staff includes highly dedicated instructors and support staff. Our expertise in the industry creates a specialized learning experience for students differing from the required standard core curriculum. It is always our mission to provide an excellent educational experience for you and/or your student this year.

    We look forward to continuing with our 40+ years of service to the Mission Valley ROP community and three-member districts of Newark, New Haven, and Fremont Unified School Districts.



    Thomas Hanson

    Superintendent, MVROP