Valley Christian Academy’s kindergarten establishes a basis for academic excellence by emphasizing the basics of phonics and mathematical concepts while presenting the Gospel and Christian character traits.
The elementary classes help students master the fundamentals of learning while firmly establishing work habits and learning patterns. Students learn character development through a structured classroom setting that promotes discipline and self-control.
The A Beka Curriculum is used to help the students excel, along with Zaner Blosser penmanship and Positive Action for Christ Bible. Elementary classes are also supplemented with weekly computer, PE, and music classes. In the third grade, students learn to play a flutophone, so they are ready for elementary band and choir in fourth grade. Every year, our students display their skills both in concerts and in competitions.
Junior high introduces a new phase in growing up. Students change classes and teachers for each subject area. The curriculum is a mixture of BJU and A Beka. Possible electives include home economics, wood shop, band, drama, and choir. Classes prepare junior high students for a college preparatory high school.
Academic help classes are available for junior and senior high students daily.
Senior high students are challenged with a curriculum that encourages them to excel. Students use iPads for their work. The curriculum is frequently supplemented with additional information, projects, and opportunities. Some of the electives offered include home economics, culinary arts, band, choir, art, yearbook, accounting, teacher's aide, and a computer elective.
Several Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered to juniors and seniors. These classes receive an extra point in the GPA, and they qualify students to take the AP exams, which can qualify them for college credit if they receive at least a 3 of 5 on the exam.