Pre-Kindergarten and K4
VCA offers a pre school program as well as a K4 (Four Year Old Kindergarten) program. We will use the A Beka Christian Book program. Some of the areas that will be taught in Pre-K are: Language Arts with a focus on recognition of name, sound, and picture for short vowels and consonants, formation of vowels and consonants in upper and lower case; Language Development and Listening skills that include color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners and science; Numbers Simple Counting 1-30 and Number concepts 1-15, Bible: Lessons such as Creation, Noah, Boy Samuel, Daniel, Boyhood of Jesus, Zacchaeus, Good Samaritan. Music, Arts & Crafts: Colors, shapes, following directions, eye-hand coordination, etc. In addition to the areas taught in Pre-K, K4 will focus on long and short vowels, sounding of blends and one and two vowel words, reading of sentences and stories with one and two vowel words. Students will be introduced to cursive writing, memorize poems that are commited to memory. Numbers: number recognition and coiunting 1-100, number concepts 1-20, numbers before and after 1-20, simple addition facts, etc. These are a small snipet of the program to be taught. If you have any questions or would like more information please call our school at 618-283-9901. We have a limited enrollment of ten students for each class.
All new students are required to present a birth certificate and immunization records. Kindergarten requirements are as follows: physical exam, dental exam, and vision exam in addition to birth certificate and immunization records. Students entering second grade must have a dental exam. Students entering sixth grade are required to have a physical exam, dental exam, vision exam, and DTap immunization.
Before completing an application, parents should read the materials provided by VCA carefully to determine whether or not we offer the type of education you desire for your child. Parents must complete and return the application for admission. The registration fee must accompany each student application and is non-refundable. An interview may be scheduled with the Administrator and/or a board member to discuss the application. If scheduled, this interview will be held with a parent and the prospective student(s). The following items should be brought to the interview: report cards and/or records from the last school attended, latest achievement test scores, dental, vision, health, and immunization doumentation. Placement testing may be used to determine admission. Testing may determine the grade level at which a student will be admitted to VCA. This grade level may differ from a student's current grade level at another school.