All LVS teachers are enrolled in college degree programs or have just graduated. Most of our teachers are education majors and plan to go on to teach professionally. Teachers will team teach, co-teach an elective, and teach their own core subject classes for two 45-minute periods each day. Throughout the summer, we assist teachers in the unit and lesson planning process and encourage our teachers to plan creative and differentiated lessons. We also encourage our teachers to take students on educational field trips and to bring in guest speakers.
Students are organized into core teams that have four teachers and approximately 20 students. Each core team is comprised of a math, science, literature, and writing or college prep/life skills teacher. Students rotate through core subject courses in the morning. Following lunch, students take an elective, have homework time, and attend a club.
Teachers submit weekly core subject lesson plans for critique and are observed throughout the summer by the program directors, a master teacher (a veteran teacher from the Lehigh Valley), and a veteran LVS teacher. Teachers also join a planning committee for Celebration, Olympics, special events, and college field trips.
In the recent past, our staff has come to us by way of: Lehigh University, Moravian College, Kutztown University, Cedar Crest College, Muhlenberg College, Northampton Community College, Marywood University, Penn State University, Temple University, Tufts University, Lock Haven University, West Chester University, Columbia University, Saint Mary's College, Coastal Carolina University, University of Pennsylvania, Delaware Valley College, Connecticut College, Ursinus College, Wellesley College, and Saint Joseph’s University.