Teacher Shortage Program - Silicon Valley High School


teaching every Student, Filling Every Gap

School districts across the country are facing an unprecedented teacher shortage, leaving many classrooms empty or filled with underqualified staff. This crisis threatens to undermine student learning and success. However, Silicon Valley High School offers a quick, affordable solution to make sure your students receive a quality education, no matter the staffing challenges you face.

Our Teacher Shortage Program provides your school with a turnkey solution for subjects where you are unable to hire a credentialed teacher. You provide a supervisor to monitor a classroom of students. We provide the specialized curriculum, online learning platform, and expert instruction to fill the gap.

Quick, Effective Solution for your School

  • Curriculum of more than 60 online video-based, self-paced, teacher-supported courses at $125/each.
  • You provide a classroom supervisor–we provide them with a dashboard to track student progress.
  • Support from licensed, experienced teachers.
  • Expert teachers provide office hours via video conference.
  • Structured courses that meet state standards.
  • Accredited transcripts accepted by colleges/universities.
  • Affordable tutoring from credentialed teachers.

Filling Gaps in Math, Science, Languages & Other Subjects

If you’re struggling to recruit teachers, you’re not alone. According to the National Education Association, job openings started to outpace hires in late 2017, and the gap has been getting wider ever since. More than 200,000 classrooms across the US are left without qualified teachers today. The most hard hit subjects are math, science and languages. 

How It Works

  • You have students, a classroom and you need to recruit a supervisor to monitor the students and track their progress.
  • You contact us here at SVHS and let us know you’re interested in our Teacher Shortage Program. 
  • Our specialists step you through the process of getting your supervisor up to speed and enrolling your students into our online courses.
  • You provide us with a purchased order. The price is $125 per student per course. 
  • Courses are graded and supported by our credentialed teachers.
  • SVHS customer service agents (mostly credentialed teachers) are available to chat online round the clock to handle technical issues, and other questions about the course.
  • Your supervisor tracks student progress through a dashboard showing overall progress for each student and enabling the supervisor to drill down to view the student activity at a granular level. 
  • As an accredited school, Silicon Valley High School is the school of record, and will provide you and your students with an official transcript once the course is completed.

Tutoring From Credentialed Teachers

Our credentialed, experienced teachers are available for tutoring online at affordable rates. 

  • You can order one-on-one student tutoring at $35 for a 30-minute videoconference session.
  • Your supervising teacher and all the student can schedule a 50-minute office hours session with our teacher, also via video conference–at a cost of $125.

Accredited School & Curriculum Approved for College Admissions

SVHS holds prestigious accreditations through both Cognia and WASC. Courses are approved by organizations such as the NCAA and University of California (A-G program). Courses are designed to satisfy state standards requirements. Our transcripts with course descriptions, grades and credits are accepted by colleges and universities across the country.

Silicon Valley High School was accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) with code 44 75432 417.

Cognia is the largest community of education professionals in the world. Cognia is the trusted partner to 34,000 educational institutions—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.

AdvancED (now Cognia), was established in 2006 when the Board of Directors of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and the Board of Trustees of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) made a unanimous decision to unify their respective organizations. The National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE) also joined the unification. In 2012, the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) joined AdvancED as the third accreditation division.

SVHS courses are approved by organizations such as the NCAA, Quality Matters and University of California (UC A-G)


Our Approach

We adopt the following strategies in order to achieve our mission and objectives:

  • Provide students with compelling educational content that is engaging and relevant.
  • Provide students with interaction and support from credentialed and experienced teachers.
  • Enable students to move through course materials at their own pace.
  • Create a curriculum that provides students with a thorough grounding in the subject matter.
  • Encourage repetition such that students are able to replay videos, re-read readings and retake quizzes as many times as is necessary for them to master the material.
  • Deliver responsive customer service and support to students, their parents, counselors and educators.
  • Design courses that follow a simple step-by-step approach to navigation.
  • Constantly search for ways to improve our courses, our customer service and our overall efficiency.
  • Actively gather and analyze feedback from students, staff and the community at large.
  • Leverage online content and opensource platforms to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Offer flexible and rewarding engagement arrangements to attract top quality teachers and support staff who are looking to work online.
  • Pursue accreditation to cover all the student groups and markets where we operate.

University of California, A-G Approved Course List