Venture Academy Family of Schools

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Venture Academy Family of Schools (VAFS) holds a fundamental belief that individuals learn best in an environment that nurtures creativity and curiosity, expanding understanding of the world through observation, questioning, and testing of theories. A powerful learning environment is one in which students, with the assistance of caring adults, have options in how, when, and where they learn. The learning environment is physically and emotionally safe; the teacher is compassionate, supportive, and trusted; and the curriculum is appropriate, relevant, and intellectually stimulating. Within VAFS, these conditions are met in a variety of educational settings called academies which meet individual needs and interests of the students.

At VAFS, students have opportunities to individualize their instruction based on their ability levels and personal interest, through a wide variety of school offerings. Teachers, parents, and students work to adjust the individualized plan as needed to ensure progress toward meeting educational goals. Using a variety of authentic assessment methods and standardized tests, students are evaluated to determine levels of competency and to measure progress.

Chartered by the San Joaquin County Board of Education, VAFS is one of the largest charter schools in the area. Serving TK-12 students, VAFS offers WASC accredited programs that feature flexible schedules and sites that develop students’ academic progress while furthering their imagination. VAFS features:

  • • Innovative non-traditional approach to education
  • • A public school of choice
  • • Tuition-free enrollment
  • • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation
  • • Staff by credentialed teachers

Students attend classes Monday-Thursday with Friday’s scheduled as a home school day with varying levels of on-site support available. Enrollment is offered to students within San Joaquin County and any contiguous counties. This includes:

  • • Stanislaus
  • • Sacramento
  • • Contra Costa
  • • Calaveras
  • • Alameda

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