Victory Christian Academy (VCA) uses the A.C.E. program as the curriculum. This Program provides students with academics, skill building, reading practice, character and wisdom training, and knowledge of God and His Word. This complete package begins with reading development and progresses through high school, giving students a solid foundation for pursuing their life goals.
Each core subject consists of 12 PACEs (Packet of Accelerated Christian Education) per level. Typical students work daily on one PACE in each subject and may be performing at varying levels. The diagnostic test results help to identify academic weaknesses and prescribe a path to help students catch up.
Students who are more skilled may progress at a faster rate or may accelerate in the areas of their academic strengths. Slower students are encouraged to do their best but are able to work at their levels of proficiency and proceed as they are capable.
Kindergarten and first-level students are taught with a phonics-based program that requires direct instruction from a teacher. From the second level on, the student is guided by the self-instructional PACEs.
This program also includes SATs and GED preparation classes. We encourage students to take the SATs and GED as it is necessary because St. Maarten is still considered a foreign nation. Every secondary student who wants to continue education abroad must prove that they are qualified. The tests accepted are GED, SAT, TOEFL, and IELTS.
Alpha & Omega Academy
We have partnered with Alpha and Omega (Online) Academy (AOA) to give students the opportunity to “do school” online with the Christian-based curriculum.
Let’s face it! Today’s children are technologically advanced and traditional school formats are not working. All of our students can be fully registered for the school year with both VCA and AOA and parents can be assured that the advantages of a higher quality education will be theirs. Access to the curriculum is anywhere the child is at any given time. Sick days can be productive days with login on their personal laptops, tablets, etc. Yes, “Teach them diligently unto thy children…”
Learn more about the Alpha & Omega Academy at…www.aoacademy.com
A Unique and Effective Curriculum
Believing that reading is the doorway to education, we offer several avenues by which children and adults can learn to read or increase their reading ability. Our kindergarten program features a complete scope and sequence of concepts and skills needed to prepare children to read.
Our school testing average as remained above 95% across all levels of the program. The personalized workbook system allows each child to learn and retain and apply in and outside the classroom.
Core Subjects offered in this Curriculum
- Math (Levels K–12)
- English (Levels K–12)
- Literature and Creative Writing (Levels 2–8)
- Social Studies (Levels K–12)
- Science (Levels K–12)
- Word Building (Levels K–9)
- Bible Reading (Levels 1–6)
- Physical Education is offered twice a week this year during the last two periods of Wednesday and Friday. (Unfortunately we are unable to offer anything else in the area of athletics.)
Each student entering VCA is given a diagnostic test to determine skill and concept mastery. The diagnostic tests assist the tutor in the evaluation of the student’s academic needs in each subject. After the student completes the testing, he is given curriculum that meets and challenges him at his achievement level. If weak areas are evident from the testing, the appropriate gap lessons will be given to strengthen specific weaknesses.
Learn more about the curriculum we use here…at School of Tomorrow.
1. Do you have an athletics program?
Answer -No, we do not have an athletics program. The curriculum includes a half-credit of physical education education each year.
2. Do you offer CXC?
Answer- No, we do not offer CXC courses. The curriculum is an American Christian one assisted at the 12th grade level with SAT and GED preparation classes.
3. Can my child/children leave after 6th grade and continue into a high school?
Answer – Any student transitioning from the 6th grade can matriculate into any of the English high schools on the island.