Through a balance of academic rigor and social-emotional development, our teachers guide scholars to achievement in all subject areas, and toward living purposeful, inspired lives.
During Expeditions (a 6-week elective period), our faculty focus on developing as professionals. VCA coordinates Personalized Educator Plans for each teacher, and supports them as they grow into world-class educators during these nearly 620 hours of development time per year. This is 10-20 times more professional development than a typical school spends on developing great teachers.
Teachers participate as mentors in the Valor Collegiate Academies Mentor Program. Mentors coach scholars and families on developing a personalized learning plan, for both academic and non-academic progress, and serve as the main point of contact with the family regarding scholar successes and concerns.
In the 2014-2015 academic year, Valor scholars excelled in all testing subjects, outperforming all Metro Nashville Public School 5th grades and 99% of schools in Tennessee. Their general academic growth shows overwhelming progress as high-achieving, well-rounded students in all fields of study.
Our faculty come from all backgrounds with varied interests and areas of expertise. However, their common passion for high-quality instruction, learning, and the futures of our scholars unite them as strong and effective leaders.