Our Approach

Personalized & Flexible

At VLACS, we believe in connecting students with learning that engages their interests, talents and passions. The VLACS learning model is based on a student-centered learning approach that puts students in charge of customizing their learning to best meet their needs

Simply put, our approach to learning is based on two important principles:

Relationships

Establishing meaningful relationships with our students is essential in order to understand and support the academic needs of students and prepare them to be college.

Personalization

Student-centered learning offers flexibility in the way that credit can be earned and provides students with many options to customize their learning. Our students decide when, where, and how to meet their academic goals.

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Flexible Learning Pathways

Flexible learning paths are at the center of the VLACS learning model. Students can master competencies through a single pathway or mix and match learning paths to meet their interests, talents or passions.

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Courses

For students looking for a traditional course experience, VLACS offers over 140 courses in grades 6 through 12.

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Projects

The project approach to learning allows students to demonstrate mastery of a competency by solving real-world problems through in-depth research and application.

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Teams

We recognize that teamwork is essential to the experience of many of our students’ interests, which is why we offer a team-based learning pathway.

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Experience

Students are allowed to connect activities such as internships, travel, community service and more to our academic competencies.

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College

Our early college program offers students the opportunity to earn college credit and potentially an associate degree while attending high school.

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Competency-Based Learning

At VLACS, we don't believe success is defined by how quickly a student can learn. In a competency-based learning environment, expectations are held constant while time is a variable.

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