Vision Charter Academy (VCA) is a public school of choice in Western Colorado with three campuses located in Cedaredge, Delta and Paonia, Colorado, serving four counties, and averaging an enrollment of 400 students in grades K-12. Our rural community is composed primarily of small businesses and agriculture with a total population of 30,000 in Delta County and a median income of $42,000.
At Vision Charter Academy, we partner with our learners and families to pursue the best individualized learning opportunities for each child. We are the regional leaders and known resource center for individualized education. We support learners and parents through coordinated efforts with our Highly Qualified Coordinators (HQCs) and Advisors (for high school). Partnerships and Individualized Learning Plans allow us to provide exciting and unique opportunities that offer more freedom and flexibility for learners to demonstrate their choice, and have a voice in how they learn and achieve their goals. VCA supports individualized education while incorporating the Colorado Academic Standards and participating in all required state testing to assess our learners’ achievements and academic growth.
VCA is governed by an elected Board of Stewards, authorized by the Delta County School District 50J, and a fully accredited public school. We hold a “performance rating” from the State of Colorado on our School Performance Frameworks. As a public school our funding is provided by the State of Colorado through the Public School Finance Act. Learners may enroll either fulltime or part-time. Part-time learners are considered home school students and must comply with the Colorado Home School Law.
VCA offers a Credit pathway, Honors pathway and Community pathway toward graduation. To graduate, all learners must work with a Graduation Committee that ensures the learner meets minimum proficiency levels and is ready to take their next step after graduation. All graduates are issued a Delta County School District Diploma.
Learners will meet or exceed the state requirements for graduation and receive a Delta County School District diploma. All graduates are required to complete a Public Presentation, write a Personal Essay and a Resume and prove academic proficiency. Credit Diplomas require a minimum of 24 credits completed.
Vision Charter Academy graduates are eligible for highly competitive scholarships and have earned the esteemed Boettcher Scholarship plus many others. Our graduates have received over $358,500 total in scholarship funds.
GPA and Class Rank:
VCA does not weight their classes. GPA is based on a 4.0 grading scale. VCA does not rank students. Class credits are based upon Carnegie Units; 1 credit = 120 hours.
School Population Data:
45% Qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch
91% Non-Hispanic, 9% Hispanic
National Honor Society:
High School learners with a 3.5 GPA are eligible to apply for membership in the Vision Vanguard Chapter of National Honor Society.
High School learners with two semesters of a 3.75 GPA will earn Academic Lettering Award.
VCA offers an on campus class for Student Council offering opportunities for leadership and community service.
We are Vanguards! Vanguards lead the way in new developments or ideas. The term Vanguard comes from “avant garde” or advance guard. Avant garde refers to the forefront in any movement, field or activity. Our culture and identity support and motivate us to be the leaders in pursuit of our Mission and Vision