Victory Christian Academy offers both morning and full day Pre-Kindergarten (K4) for four year olds. A safe environment with caring teachers provides the framework for academic, physical, spiritual and social activities. Academically, the children have reading readiness lessons, science units, language skills, and math concepts such as counting to 100. They also learn number and shape recognition, math readiness skills, phonics sounds and letter recognition. The pre-school children learn to blend the sounds and begin reading one and two vowel words by spring.
Art and writing activities, gym time and recess involve the small and large muscles that contribute to physical development.
Spiritual activities include weekly chapel, daily Bible lessons, character development lessons and relating the wonder of God's creation in reading enrichment time, their science units and daily interactions. Music is integrated into lessons through the curriculum and chapel. Social development is encouraged during a daily playtime, recess and units in social studies that help the children become aware of the community around them.
Field trips are an essential part of a pre-kindergarten's learning experiences such as a trip with their class to an orchard. An introduction to Spanish and learning sign language through phonics complete the curriculum. The morning K4 (pre-school) takes place from 8:10 to 12:00 noon. If a full day is chosen, students stay until 2:40 PM which includes lunch, recess, a rest/nap time and enrichment activities before they are dismissed to go home. Interested families may call (219) 548-8803 for further information and/or to schedule a tour.
The elementary and middle school years are crucial in the development of a student. Moving beyond the basic academic and social skills learned in kindergarten, students in 1st grade and beyond are consistently working beyond grade level to prepare for their next step. A strong, accredited Christian curriculum stretches student thinking and helps to foster high achievement. This advanced learning is illustrated in VCA elementary and middle school students scoring well above grade level on standardized testing on a yearly basis. Victory students are given opportunities to grow spiritually, socially and academically at every grade level as they prepare for the rigors of high school and college.
VCA's high school has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years! As our student population has increased, so has our academic and extra-curricular offerings. As of the 2012-2013 school year, Victory is now offering up to 18 dual credit college courses per year to our high school students. These courses are offered through Purdue University and Indiana University. Through the dual-credit program, students are not only earning college credits, they are being challenged with college-level academics. In addition to these classes, students take four years of English and can take up through Calculus in mathematics. All students takea minimum of four years of Bible, three years of science and three years of history. Electives include art, drama, choir, worship band, physical education, food and nutrition and more.
As of the 2012-2013 school year, Victory is now offering up to 10 concurrent enrollment college credits per year to our high school students. These courses are offered through Purdue University, Indiana University, and Indiana Wesleyan. Through the dual-credit program, students are not only earning college credits, they are being challenged with college-level academics. Current and future course offerings include Anatomy and Physiology, Calculus, Sociology, Life Calling (Leadership/Bible), Psychology and Art.