Marathon Venture Academy (MVA) is an innovative Expeditionary Learning school whose mission is to challenge a diverse group of learners to communicate, investigate, and collaborate in authentic learning expeditions that promote personal “best” work, understanding of civic responsibility, and life-long learning. MVA offers a relevant, project-based, community oriented education in a small, public school environment. MVA students are held to the highest expectations of achievement and accountability.
Marathon Venture Academy (MVA) will prepare our diverse student citizens to meet the global challenges of the 21st century, helping them thrive as socially responsible, justice-oriented problem solvers. MVA’s interdisciplinary academic program thrives on authentic, community, project based learning at its core, with Expeditionary Learning as our comprehensive framework. Marathon Venture Academy will set the standard for culturally relevant teaching, stewardship, and civic engagement, integrating best practices in a model 21st Century school.
MVA’s vision is to empower its students to thrive as citizens, entrepreneurs, leaders, collaborators and innovators, working to appreciate and become stewards for the natural world and better the cultural environment while utilizing innovative technology. Community partnership, learning and citizenship are crucial elements of the school’s overall vision to increase student engagement and strengthen relationships and learning outcomes. With passion, a healthy, informed optimism, and a well-stocked tool kit, students from MVA will become our future leaders, reshaping our communities in socially, ecologically, economically and technologically sound ways.