School Profile

Vision Charter Academy promotes meaningful choice and diverse opportunity within public education by supporting the development of the optimal learning environment for each learner and the optimal teaching environment for each teacher. We partner with families to create children’s educational paths based on each child’s interests and dreams, offering:

  • Individual learning plans for each child embracing quality learning at home, in the community and in small classes
  • Support resources and oversight to teach your child’s classes
  • Menu of opportunities and resources
  • Enrichment activities and field trips
  • Classes with highly qualified VCA teachers and community businesses
  • Classes available for grades K-12

Our Community

Vision Charter Academy (VCA) is a public school of choice in Western Colorado with three campuses located in Cedaredge, Delta and Paonia, Colorado, and averaging an enrollment of 425 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.

Our School

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 individual- ized 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. As a public school our funding is provided by the State of Colorado through the Public School Finance Act. Learners may enroll either full time or part-time. Part-time learners are considered home school students and must comply with the Colorado Home School Law.

Diploma Pathways

VCA offers individualized Graduation Pathways designed on a Learners future goal: College Pathway, Technical Education Pathway, Military Pathway and Workforce Pathway. All learners will work with a Graduation Advisory Committee that ensures the learner meets all graduation requirements and minimum proficiency levels and is ready to take their next step after graduation. All graduates are issued a Delta County School District Diploma.

Scholarship Statistics

Vision Charter Academy graduates are eligible for highly competitive scholarships and have earned the esteemed Boettcher Scholarship, Daniels Fund Scholarship plus many others. Our graduates have received over $940,000 total in scholarship funds.

GPA and Class Rank

VCA does not weight their classes. GPA is based on a 4.0 grading scale. Concurrent College classes and Advanced Placement (AP) classes are based on a 5.0 grading scale and are considered weighted for GPA. VCA does not rank students. Class credits are based upon Carnegie Units; 1 credit = 120 hours.

Academic Opportunities

  • VCA high school learners have the opportunity to complete Concurrent Enrollment courses for college credit while earning high school credit. Learners who earn 12 or more college credits while in high school are eligible to participate in the ASCENT college tuition program.
  • VCA Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to take courses at the Technical College of the Rockies and earn certifications in Automotive Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Certified Nurse Aide, and more.
  • VCA learners may take crossover classes at area schools to assist in Individualized Learning Plan goals. Some classes High School learners participate in include; marching band, JROTC, and Advanced Placement or college classes.
  • Learners may create an Individualized Learning Plan that includes online classes, on campus classes and at home classes, all overseen by a Highly Qualified Consultant.


Individual Career and Academic Plans assist students in exploring and preparing for the world after high school.

Student Council

VCA offers Student Council opportunities for leadership and community service.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students who demonstrate excellence in Leadership, Service, Character and Scholarship.


VCA currently offers many clubs running from sewing to Lego Robotics, Destination Imagination and more. Clubs are formed by common interests of learners, staff, and families. Clubs are funded with proceeds of the annual VCA Read-a-Thon.

Food for Thought

Food for Thought is our service learning program providing weekend food to 11 other Delta County public schools each weekend throughout the school year. All VCA learners have the opportunity to serve in this program at some point during the year. This is a kids feeding kids hunger prevention program with a recycling component, food drives, nutrition, budgeting, and delivery modules.

Monthly Field Trips

VCA offers monthly field trips on Fridays as an opportunity for all learners from all paths. Explorations: Mini-classes offered periodically for various age groups on rotating campuses open to learners from all paths.

Vision Charter Academy Resrouce Center Directions
Resource Center Location
  • Phone: 970-874-8336
  • Fax: 720-897-0436
  • 263 Main St Delta, Colorado 81416
Vision Charter Academy Learning Center Directions
Learning Center Location
  • Phone: 970-874-8336 EXT 116
  • Fax: 720-897-0436
  • 537 Meeker St Delta, Colorado 81416
VCA Departments
  • Enrollment
  • Phone: 970-874-8336 EXT 100
  • Fax: 720-897-0436
  • Learner Records
  • Phone: 970-874-8336 EXT 105
  • Fax: 720-897-0436
  • Human Resources
  • Phone: 970-874-8336 EXT 106
  • Fax: 970-874-8226
  • Information Technology
  • Phone: 970-874-8336 EXT 115
  • Fax: 720-897-0436
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Vision Charter Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. For more information please view our nondiscrimination policy.