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:
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.
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.
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.
For students looking for a traditional course experience, VLACS offers over 140 courses in grades 6 through 12.
The project approach to learning allows students to demonstrate mastery of a competency by solving real-world problems through in-depth research and application.
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.
Students are allowed to connect activities such as internships, travel, community service and more to our academic competencies.
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.