Since opening its doors in 1982, VHCA has been committed to quality education based on biblical principles. For more than two decades VHCA has served Chenango County families, providing the finest Christian instruction in academics, athletics, and leadership. Its curriculum is challenging and students regularly score higher than the national and state averages on the Stanford Achievement Tests.
VHCA is a member of the American Association of Christian Schools and the New York State Association of Christian Schools.
VHCA is in session for a minimum of 180 days per year with regular school hours from 8:10 a.m. through to 2:20 p.m. The regular school year calendar closely follows that of the nine local school districts from which students are drawn.
VHCA maintains a staff of teachers and administrators who are qualified, degreed and deeply committed to Christian education.
Purpose of VHCA: To assist parents in providing an education that encourages academic excellence and social responsibility taught in a biblically-based Christian context.
At VHCA, the students are provided a wide-range of traditional academic classes. More than 53 courses in English, mathematics, social studies, sciences, and language studies, offer opportunity to learn and achieve at an academically challenging level in preparation for college, workplace and ministry.
Students also have an opportunity to take courses in computers, family and consumer sciences, fine arts and physical education.
VHCA connects its students with the community through an extensive Christian Community Service Program that places an emphasis upon serving individuals.
For additional information please request a copy of the Jr./Sr. High School Curriculum Guide, the Elementary Curriculum and related Scope & Sequence materials.
Each Spring VHCA students take the Stanford Achievement Test Series, Tenth Edition (Stanford 10). The Stanford is a norm-referenced achievement test. As a norm-referenced test, a child’s scores describe how he or she did on the test compared with other students in the same grade across the nation. VHCA students are also scored in comparison with other students whose schools are in membership with the New York State Association of Christian Schools. VHCA students at all grade levels consistently test higher than the National Average. All VHCA Tenth Grade students also participate in the PSAT/NMST program. A number of VHCA students have met the requirements for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Program because of their outstanding Index Scores. College bound students taking the College Board SAT consistently achieve a National Percentile Rank average of 68 to 71 percentile.
VHCA SCHOOL BOARD requires a minimum of 30 credits in grades 9-12, of which 23 must be earned in grades 10-12. Students may receive a General Certificate of Graduation by obtaining a minimum of 26 credits. A College Prep Certificate of Graduation can be received by a student who earns a minimum of 30 credits that include Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry, Chemistry, Physics and a minimum of two years of a foreign language.
All Students must pass the following courses for graduation.
English 4 units Social Studies 4 units
Bible 4 units Math/Science 6 units
|A - Superior Work||94 - 100|
|B - Above Average||86 - 93|
|C - Average||76 - 85|
|D - Below Average||70 - 75|
|F - Failing||0 - 69|
Besides the formal curriculum, VHCA students are engaged in many co-curricular activities. Surveys of 7th – 12th grade students show approximately 92% of our students take part in these activities. VHCA offers opportunities including interscholastic athletics, student government, music, community service, fine arts and language arts competition, and school plays. Many of our students find themselves in leadership roles within their Youth Groups, Church Groups, local and national organizations. VHCA Sports
On an annual basis, with an average graduation class size of nine (9), VHCA consistently reflect the following:
Four-year colleges/universities (public/private) . . . . . . . .88%
Two-year Community College or Bible School . . . . . . . .10%
Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%
2009 – 2010 * Combined classes exist primarily in the elementary grades. Junior and Senior High classes are combined on a rotational academic year format with the exception being Math, Science and some electives.
|1st & 2nd||16|
|3rd & 4th||19|
|5th & 6th||11|
|7th & 8th||17|
|9th & 10th||12|
|11th & 12th||16|
5 year average enrollment total: 101 students