• Superintendent Hanson September 1, 2021

    Dear Mission Valley ROP Community,

    After closing out a unique school year, Mission Valley ROP (MVROP) educators enjoyed a bit of well-deserved rest during summer break. Our administrators worked hard to create plans to support staff for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. We have missed having our campuses buzzing with student activity and are very happy to witness the return of this energy back on the ROP Center Campus this school year.

    For over four decades, Mission Valley ROP has provided stable, consistent technical education essentials in career pathway training for students of the Newark, New Haven, and Fremont School Districts. While education and many other industries pivoted to remain connected yet remote over 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 that forced our students' suspension of in-person instruction, 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 grants in the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) and the K12 Strong Workforce Program. It continues to be our intent 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 was 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 embrace the return of a more traditional in-person form of instruction. MVROP and its dedicated, talented instructors and support staff welcomed the new smiling faces in our classrooms, ready to learn about the opportunities available in nine career pathways. Our continued 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