VIA Curriculum:

The curriculum of the VIA system is a standards-based curriculum with core requirements that e produce well-rounded graduates. The standards are based upon State of Vermont statutes and Common Core Standards. It is a credit-based curriculum and students have an array of choices to complete diploma requirements. The curriculum includes standard level, Honors, and AP© level course offerings. All academic courses not designated as AP© or Honors courses can be considered Honor courses. Students have a variety of elective courses that allow them to emphasize their passion and academic interests. Additionally, students have choices of extra and co-curricular activities that promote a well-rounded and holistic educational experience that is required for a full educational experience.

AN EXAMPLE OF A VIA DEGREE PROGRAM:

Grade

10th grade

11th grade

12th grade

Literature

ELA 10

ELA 11

ELA 12

Social Studies

World History

US History

Business Studies or
AP Economics / AP Psychology

Science

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Mathematics

Math 10

Pre-Calculus or
AP Calculus

AP Calculus, AP Statistics
or College Math

PE / Health

PE & Health

PE

PE

Chinese Studies**

Chinese Literature
Chinese Geography
Chinese History

Chinese Literature
Chinese History

Chinese Literature
Chinese Politics

ESL

ESL 10

ESL 11

College Writing

Electives & Enrichment

Art, Computer Sci.

Math Strategies
Critical Reading & Writing

AP Science
Modern America

Notice:

  • 1. AP course offerings may vary by campus depending on areas of staff expertise and student ability / interest level.
  • 2. Study Skills is highly recommended as a Grade 9 elective course to help prepare students for success in an American-style learning environment.
  • 3. Note that not all elective courses will be offered every year or on every campus.
  • 4. ** Chinese Studies courses may differ from campus to campus based on local Chinese government requirements.
  • 5. VIA has developed a unique "Three Frameworks" matrix for all course offerings across the curriculum to meet the needs of different learning groups based on factors such as academic ability and personal interest in order to maximize individual growth & achievement. The frameworks offer differentiated levels of learning engagement in core courses (especially sequential courses) so that the learning curve of each student and each group of students is maximized for college readiness. Quality points of the three frameworks are different and the level of rigor for each of the three frameworks is reflected on the transcript and GPA.

Grading System:

The current weighting of grades in courses across the curriculum is reflected by the following metrics. Currently VIA is reviewing a revised strategic posture for weighting of grade categories to reflect value of each category according to our philosophy of education, mission, and vision.

Grade Scale for Letter Grades:

percentage score

grade description

percentage score

grade description

98-100

A+

77-79

C+

93-97

A

73-76

C

90-92

A-

70-72

C-

87-89

B+

67-69

D+

83-86

B

63-66

D

80-82

B-

60-62

D-

 

 

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