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About Our School

Vision Charter Academy

What We Do

Vision Charter Academy promotes meaningful choice and diverse opportunity within public education by supporting the development of the optimal learning environment for each learner and the optimal teaching environment for each teacher. We partner with families to create children’s educational paths based on each child’s interests and dreams, offering:

  • Individual learning plans for each child embracing quality learning at home, in the community and in small classes
  • Support resources and oversight to teach your child’s classes
  • Menu of opportunities and resources
  • Enrichment activities and field trips
  • Classes with highly qualified VCA teachers and community businesses
  • Classes available for grades K-12

At Vision Charter Academy, we partner with our learners and families to pursue the best individualized learning opportunities for each child. We are the regional leaders and known resource center for individualized education. We support learners and parents through coordinated efforts with our Highly Qualified Coordinators (HQCs) and Advisors (for high school). Partnerships and Individualized Learning Plans allow us to provide exciting and unique opportunities that offer more freedom and flexibility for learners to demonstrate their choice, and have a voice in how they learn and achieve their goals. VCA supports individual- ized education while incorporating the Colorado Academic Standards and participating in all required state testing to assess our learners’ achievements and academic growth.

VCA serves learners in Delta, Montrose, Mesa, and Gunnison Counties.  VCA is governed by an elected Board of Stewards, authorized by the Delta County School District 50J, and a fully accredited public school. As a public school our funding is provided by the State of Colorado through the Public School Finance Act. Learners may enroll either full time or part-time. Part-time learners are considered home school students and must comply with the Colorado Home School Law.

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Diploma Pathways

VCA offers individualized Graduation Pathways designed on a Learners future goal: College Pathway, Technical Education Pathway, Military Pathway and Workforce Pathway. All learners will work with a Graduation Advisory Committee that ensures the learner meets all graduation requirements and minimum proficiency levels and is ready to take their next step after graduation. All graduates are issued a Delta County School District Diploma.

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Explorations and Field Trips

VCA offers weekly explorations that allow learners to explore a variety of special interest topics. Past explorations have included tours of the police and fire departments, a visit to the Delta museum, dance, martial arts, crafts, and many other topics. Field trips are offered one Friday each month and have included activities such as the Eureka Science Museum, Dinosaur Journey, and Bananas Fun Park.

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GPA and Class Rank

VCA does not weight their classes. GPA is based on a 4.0 grading scale. Concurrent College classes and Advanced Placement (AP) classes are based on a 5.0 grading scale and are considered weighted for GPA. VCA does not rank students. Class credits are based upon Carnegie Units; 1 credit = 180 hours.

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Community

Vision Charter Academy (VCA) is a public school of choice in Western Colorado with a campus located in Delta, Colorado, and an average enrollment of 400 students in grades K-12. We enroll learners from Delta, Montrose, Mesa, and Gunnison Counties.

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Clubs

VCA offers clubs formed by common interests of learners, staff, and families. Clubs vary each year but may include sewing, cooking, board games, Lego Robotics, Destination Imagination and more. Clubs are funded with proceeds of the annual VCA Read-a-Thon.

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National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students who demonstrate excellence in Leadership, Service, Character and Scholarship.

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Scholarship Statistics

Vision Charter Academy graduates are eligible for highly competitive scholarships and have earned the esteemed Boettcher Scholarship, Daniels Fund Scholarship plus many others.

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Student Council

VCA offers Student Council opportunities for leadership and community service.

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ICAP

Individual Career and Academic Plans assist students in exploring and preparing for the world after high school.

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Academic Opportunities

  • VCA high school learners have the opportunity to complete Concurrent Enrollment courses for college credit while earning high school credit. Learners who earn 12 or more college credits while in high school are eligible to participate in the ASCENT college tuition program.
  • VCA Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to take courses at the Technical College of the Rockies and earn certifications in Automotive Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Certified Nurse Aide, and more.
  • VCA learners may take crossover classes at area schools to assist in Individualized Learning Plan goals. Some classes High School learners participate in include; marching band, JROTC, and Advanced Placement or college classes.
  • Learners may create an Individualized Learning Plan that includes online classes, on campus classes and at home classes, all overseen by a Highly Qualified Consultant.