Education at VFBA
We are aligned to the State of Pennsylvania Academic Standards and most of our courses are taught by teachers certified by AACS. Beyond the state academic standards, however, we endeavor to provide strong, Christ-centered, Biblically-based academics so that our students grow in wisdom, in intellect, and in spirit.
Our curriculum includes a combination of Abeka, BJU Press, and Positive Action for Christ.
The elementary program is designed to help students excel in all subject areas. With the Bible being the basis for all learning, the students are taught from a Biblical worldview beginning in Kindergarten. The core subjects taught in all elementary classes are mathematics, spelling, science, history, penmanship, and an early reading curriculum that focuses on mastering phonics.
Middle School:(grades 6-8)
Middle School is a time of transitioning from concrete thinking to abstract thinking. We desire to partner with the parents as we strive to prepare the students by giving them a strong educational foundation for their high school years, as well as supporting them emotionally and spiritually while they transition to young adults. They are also given the opportunity to choose from our wide range of elective classes.
High School:(grades 9-12)
One of the main purposes of VFBA is to academically prepare its students for college, the military, or a career field. At VFBA, we offer a multitude of Biblically-integrated courses. However, our mission reaches beyond that. We are not just preparing graduates – we are training the next generation who will rise to meet the challenges of the future from a Christian perspective in a God-honoring way. Our high school curriculum is a combination of both Abeka and BJU Press.
Each student in grades 9-12 is required to complete the following minimum requirements for graduation:
- Bible – 4 years
- English – 4 years
- Math – 3 years
- Science – 3 years
- Social Studies – 3 years
- Speech – 1 year
- Physical Education – 1 year
- Economics – 1 year
- Government – 1 year
- Spanish – 2 years
We also offer Physics, Advanced Chemistry, Spanish III, AP English, and Trigonometry.
Electives at VFBA
Here at VFBA, we desire our students to be well-rounded, and therefore, offer a wide range of electives for students in grades 6-12. Our course offerings may change from year to year depending on interest and teacher availability, but here are some of the selections that we offer: