We pride ourselves on individualizing our curriculum for each student. We start with the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards and adapt to meet the needs of each child.
We have a blended learning component that your student can work on at home built into every classroom! Here are the links to some of our blended learning partners. Please reach out to your child’s teacher to see exactly what programs their classrooms are using.
VCA is a competitive member of the Canyon Athletic Association (CAA) for Arizona Charter Schools.
We are currently offering the following sports for 5th-8th grade:
VCA also collaborates yearly with the YMCA to offer competitive and recreational sports for KG - 8th Grade.
If you have any questions about our sports teams please contact our Athletic Director, Zoe Laskoskie
What is SEL?
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
CASEL’s Widely Used Framework Identifies Five Core Competencies
Self-awareness: The ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior. This includes accurately assessing one’s strengths and limitations and possessing a well-grounded sense of confidence and optimism.
Self-management: The ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, controlling impulses, motivating oneself, and setting and working toward achieving personal and academic goals.
Social awareness: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.
Relationship skills: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. This includes communicating clearly, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeking and offering help when needed.
Responsible decision-making: The ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on consideration of ethical standards, safety concerns, social norms, the realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and the well-being of self and others.
For questions about our SEL program please contact RBlossom@victorycollegiateacademy.com
In addition to following the CASEL FIVE framework, VCA also utilizes The"7 Mindsets" SEL curriculum focusing on awareness, positive outlook and growth mindset.
VCA – Pillars of VICTORY – Character Education
Character education is the development of knowledge, skills, and abilities that encourage the students to make informed and responsible choices, and to think critically. Character Education is a key component of our school-wide “HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND, WHOLE CHILD” initiative. Our goal is for each student to reach their potential academically, while also preparing them to be a champion of character beyond the classroom and in their communities. It is through Character Education that our students will learn and display high character, utilizing skills that will lead them to success in all aspects of life.
Expectations and Goals for Character Education:
Develop a caring school community that promotes and models our core values
Develop teachers and staff with an understanding of their role as character educators and an understanding that character education will be integrated throughout the curriculum, extra-curricular activities, and social interactions among all members of our school and community.
Develop students who will learn about, understand, practice, and model our core values and positive character traits
Pillars of VICTORY
AUGUST = Respect
Respecting yourself, others and their property. Respect the rules and expectations of your school, classroom and community.
SEPTEMBER = Responsibility:
Being accountable for your actions. Being a person others depend on or trust. Considering possible outcomes before you act. Set a good example for others.
OCTOBER = Integrity
VCA students will act with integrity by: knowing the importance of honesty; respecting themselves and others; taking responsibility and remaining focused.
NOVEMBER = Gratitude
Showing appreciation and care for the people and things surrounding them. Demonstrating polite, well-mannered behavior towards others.
DECEMBER = Compassion:
Trying your best to understand the needs and feelings of others; caring for others
JANUARY = Patience:
Staying calm, peaceful and focused on moving forward in times of difficulty.
FEBURAY = Self-Discipline:
Staying consistent with positive actions, habits and behaviors; making responsible choices.
MARCH = Perseverance:
Aiming to do your best in all that you do and have a NEVER QUIT attitude; staying dedicated towards your purpose or goals; seeking to learn and apply all that you can.
APRIL = Tolerance:
Recognizing and accepting others who are different in their race, culture, habits, and beliefs.
MAY = Courage:
Making good choices in the face of fear or obstacles; not allowing fear to hold us back from exploring new opportunities, developing our skills, and doing what is right.
Physical Education (PE) is often viewed as a marginal subject within the curriculum. And many secondary schools actively reduce PE time to make way for what are deemed more “serious” or “important” subjects.
At Victory Collegiate Academy, PE is still championed for its potential to promote health and encourage lifelong physical activity. This is an important issue given that over 30% of year six pupils are classed as “overweight” or “obese” according to the latest government figures.
PE is also praised for its contribution to improved psychological health, for helping to nurture social and moral development – as well as supporting cognitive and academic performance.
At Victory Collegiate Academy we believe that teaching students to use technology can provide students access to a myriad of careers and college opportunities. We pride ourselves in providing a 1:1 technology environment where all students have access to a Chromebook. Students use these devices to learn to type, engage with our blended learning curriculum and to conduct research for classroom projects.
After School Programs
We offer a variety of programs after school from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. If you would like to know our current offerings please call the front office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
StuCo is a wonderful opportunity for students to be leaders in our community. This year our StuCo has organized dances, spirit assemblies, and our morning announcements. If you would like to know more information about StuCo or their events please email us at email@example.com