Our tuition-free, full day Kindergarten program provides your child with ample opportunities to learn and grow socially, academically, emotionally, and physically through hands-on adventures in learning. We follow the Arizona Academic Standards to help ensure a well-rounded curriculum. The Journeys ELA program and Fundations phonics program pair together for a well-rounded reading and writing curriculum. Mathematics and numeracy is taught via enVision Math using many forms of manipulatives to introduce and develop math concepts. Social Studies and Science are taught alternately with hands-on activities that engage students in community, civics, and the scientific process at their level. Students will rotate through specials classes daily (P.E., Technology, Music, Spanish, and Library) and participate in Art Masterpiece.
HMH Journeys: provides an ELA instructional system for reading both literature and informational texts, for acquiring foundational skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening and writing.
Wilson Fundations: Students are taught phonics with the Wilson Fundations which enables learners to experience a multi-sensory, systematic approach designed to address the growing needs of emergent readers.
Pearson enVision: is a comprehensive mathematics curriculum with superior focus, coherence, and rigor. Ensure success at every level with problem-based learning, embedded visual learning, and personalization to empower every teacher and student.
Harcourt & McGraw Hill: Social Studies emphasizes the exploration of geography, history and current events. Social Studies concepts are often taught in conjunction with ELA standards, such as informational reading and research skills. We use Harcourt and McGraw Hill text series to support learning. Use of primary source documents, video, discussion, and other relevant sources are also integral to the program.
At Val Vista Academy, we use G Suite for Education, and we are seeking your permission to provide and manage a G Suite for Education account for your child. G Suite for Education is a set of education productivity tools from Google including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Classroom, and more used by tens of millions of students and teachers around the world. At Val Vista Academy, students will use their G Suite accounts to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers, and learn 21st-century digital citizenship skills. The link listed provides answers to common questions about G Suite for Education.