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Upper School

The Upper School at SVCA consists of grades 6 through 12. Using ABeka, Bob Jones Press, and Alpha Omega Publications, the Upper School has eight class periods of approximately 48 minutes each throughout the day.

In addition to their standard class schedules, SVCA students are permitted to participate in dual-enrollment at Lord Fairfax Community College. Because of this relationship that SVCA has established with LFCC, many SVCA graduates have had as many as 60 college credits when graduating from high school.

To graduate, a senior student must have earned 25 to 29 credits depending on their course of study in grades 9 through 12.  Students graduating from SVCA will be awarded one of the following diplomas depending on the types of courses taken: general, academic, honors, or vocational.

The Upper School day begins at 8:15 am and concludes at 3:15 pm.


Courses and Units Required for Graduation

Students graduating from SVCA will be awarded a diploma depending on the types of courses takes.  Mandatory credits required are:

General Diploma – 27 credits
4
4
3
5
1
10
Bible
English (9, 10, 11, 12)
Social Studies (World History, American History, Government)
Math and Science
Physical education/health
Electives

 

Academic Diploma – College Bound 27 credits
4
4
3
4
4
2
1
5
Bible
English (9, 10, 11, 12)
Social Studies (World History, American History, Government)
Math (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-calculus)
Lab Sciences (Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry)
Foreign Language
Physical Education/Health
Electives

 

Honors Diploma – College Bound 27 credits & 3.2 GPA
4
4
3
5
5
2
1
3
Bible
English (9, 10, 11, 12)
Social Studies (World History, American History, Government)
Math (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus)
Lab Sciences (Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Foreign Language
Physical Education/Health
Electives

 

Vocational Diploma - 21 credits
The courses attained will be individually prescribed to each student’s specific needs but must contain the following core credits: 3 Science, 2 Math, 4 English, and 3 History.

 

Course Offerings

Junior High School (6-8)
Language arts/literature Bible
Science Physical education
History Choir
Earth Science (lab science) Typing
Pre-algebra Algebra I*

 

High School (9-12)
Mathematics History
Algebra I* and II* World History
Geometry* U.S. History
Pre-Calculus* Government/Economics
Calculus*     
Accounting     
Consumer Math     
English/Literature* Physical Education/Team Sports/Health
4 years
(Honors included)
1 year
Science Electives
Physical Science Spanish I & II
Biology Computer Applications
Chemistry Select Choir
Physics Drama
  Yearbook/Journalism
Bible Weight Training
1 year for each year
of enrollment
    

(*Honors classes available)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:10

 

Vision Statement

SVCA Mission StatementShenandoah Valley Christian Academy seeks to educate students to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength thus guiding them to embrace and live out God's will for their lives.

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