Merrimack Valley Learning Center
26 Washington Street • Penacook, NH 03303 • Phone Number (603)-753-0199
- MVHS credits/diploma (26 credit diploma)
- MVSD 20 credit/diploma
- Access to jobs coordinator for job shadowing
- Staff trained in RENEW process
- Weekly school community meetings
- Small group challenges/team building activities
- Daily student focus time to discuss and plan for success
- A tiered behavioral expectation system with incentives
- Personal goal setting
- Monthly/bimonthly community service field trips
- Monthly/bimonthly reward field trips
The Merrimack Valley Learning Center is the home of a variety of unique programs.
We offer both special education programming and alternative education programming. These programs are approved by the State of New Hampshire, Department of Education. They are designed for students who struggle with both academic and emotional challenges. Here at MVLC we address student needs through Individual Education Plans (IEP). Class sizes are small and there is additional staff support for academic and behavioral needs. The school day is structured with frequent short breaks and positive reinforcement is woven throughout the daily program.
The goal for students in these programs is to stabilize behaviors, build/develop strategies for students to be successful, in hopes that they will eventually integrate back into the larger MV middle or high school.
The alternative education program is for students who are not identified under special education, but require a smaller learning environment with additional staff support.
Staff at Merrimack Valley Learning Center
Adminstrator: Ken Fuller
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Woodward: Paraprofessional
Carole Thibodeau: Paraprofessional
Deb Anderson: Paraprofessional
"I like how there’s more freedom than when I was at the high school.” - Jacob
“The best thing about MVLC is that I can get stuff done at my own pace.” - Billy
"For once in my life, I actually enjoy school and feel like I belong at this school. They help and listen when you need someone. They truly want you to succeed at life." -Emmi
"I enjoy MVLC because it is like a second home to me. The staff are very understanding and loving. MVLC offers a learning opportunity that I never felt I had before." -Olivia