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Why Veritas?

Veritas Academy is the place for the inquisitive learner; a place where students can be engaged and empowered to discover the love of learning.

We take great care in finding a healthy balance between individualization and collaboration, while avoiding standardization.

We value depth over breadth in learning. Depth of learning isn't just about acquiring knowledge, it's about thinking.

Individualization

Veritas students set their own goals and work with their guides to plan their individualized learning path. They use adaptive learning technology to work toward mastery of subjects and skills at their own pace. Our excellent student to guide ratio allows for personalized and small group lessons that are tailored to the needs of each student.

Collaboration

Collaboration is a much needed skill for success in today’s world. Students at Veritas have the opportunity to practice these skills through Project Based Learning. In their groups, they make big decisions, spend time discussing and planning, and work within their personal skill set for the good of their team. They learn to encourage and challenge each other, discovering how much more can be accomplished when working together. 

Self-assessment and Learner Conferences

Learners meet with guides on a regular basis to evaluate goals and develop plans to reach those goals.
At the end of each project, groups showcase their work at an expo. Self assessment is part of the documentation process. By requiring students to evaluate and explain their thinking, assessment turns into a crucial part of the learning process.

Narrative Report Cards

Through careful observation, guides share what they have noticed about a student's progress in narrative form. This communication serves to encourage and support students on their journey and helps parents to get a glimpse of authentic learning that can't be simplified with a letter or number grading system.

Personalized Data-Driven Instruction

From the adaptive learning programs, guides receive real-time data. This formative feedback helps guides to quickly identify areas in which a student needs instruction or support. Guides use this data to plan and carry out individual and small group lessons tailored to students' needs. These programs are also based on state and national standards so this data serves to confirm a student's mastery of age-appropriate content and skills.