• Superintendent Hanson July 14, 2021

    Dear MVROP Community, 

    After closing out a unique school year, Mission Valley ROP (MVROP) educators are enjoying a bit of well-deserved rest during summer break. At the ROP Center Campus, our administrators are hard at work planning our upcoming staff development in August and the start of the 2021-2022 school year. The expectation for all schools for the 21-22 school year, is that we will commence live, in-person, daily attendance for all students while keeping COVID safeguards in place. We have missed having our campuses buzzing with student activity and look forward to seeing a return to this energy for the new school year.

    For over four decades, Mission Valley ROP has provided stable, consistent technical education essentials in career pathway training (CTE) for students of the Newark, New Haven, and Fremont Unified School Districts.  While education and many other industries pivoted to remain connected yet remote for the last year, Mission Valley ROP continued to provide quality curriculum and training for college and career via customized CTE distance learning for students.

    Despite the remote nature of this past year’s academic connections, MVROP sought opportunities 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 funding via the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) and the K12 component of the Strong Workforce Program. Our ongoing goal it to pursue this path of renewal and investment as long as it is available from the California Department of Education (CDE) through these targeted funding sources.

    Over the summer, MVROP is busy with several facility improvements, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a brand new Culinary Arts classroom, and a robust schedule of CTE programming to serve our JPA District partners as we return to a more traditional in-person form of instruction. MVROP and its dedicated, talented instructors and support staff are ready to greet new smiling faces in our classrooms, ready to learn about the opportunities available in nine career pathways. Our focus on bolstering our already comprehensive list of UC "a-g" credentialed and college articulated courses will provide more support for students ready to pursue their college and career goals. Our instructors' industry expertise and real-world professional experience are the perfect combination when paired with traditional required high school core content.

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



    Thomas Hanson

    Superintendent, MVROP