The presence of God in our lives is one of the key distinguishing characteristics that identifies us as Christians. Without His presence, through the indwelling of His Holy Spirit, we are really no different than those who don’t know Christ. His presence enables us to live the Christian life as representatives of His kingdom here on earth.
But His presence also gives us “rest.” Jesus said in Matthew ll:28-30, “Come unto me all who weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls.” Soul rest is something the world does not understand cannot experience. It only comes from being rightly related to God through Jesus Christ.
Are you “weary” today? While there are many reasons to feel that way, we don’t have to stay that way. Christ says to “come unto me.” That is the only path to rest for your soul. May God’s presence and “rest” be yours in abundance as you seek to follow Him each day.
Black History Month
February is designated as “Black History Month.” All month long our students are encouraged to explore the many contributions made by African Americans to our country since its founding. These contributions span religious, business, athletic, and scientific contributions, to name a few. As Dr. King said, may all Americans be valued by the "content of their heart and not the color of their skin."
Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year
The re-enrollment process for the 2021-22 school year has begun for our current families. Open enrollment for new families begins March 1st, in less than a month. Re-enrollment packets were sent home with the youngest child in each family the last week of January. Please contact the North Campus office if you did not receive your packet. While some classes were not full this year, many were and we anticipate more classes filling up next school year; especially with the rollout of the COVID vaccine before next fall. On March 1st, openings in classes will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The tuition rates for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows:
PreKindergarten (½ day)-$ 4,225.00
PreKindergarten (full day)-$ 4,960.00
Elementary (grades K5-5)-$ 5,245.00
Middle School (grades 6-8)-$ 5,550.00
High School (grades 9-12)-$ 5,860.00
Frozen Toes Lacrosse Run
The Frozen Toes Lacrosse Run is our first virtual fundraiser to support our up and coming lacrosse team. How does it work, you ask? You register for the event, picking either treadmill/track or road/cross country race division. You will have from February 13 to February 20 to walk, jog or run the 5K. You could upload your results to the race page, or you could just choose to mark the race as completed without submitting the time – in any case, once the race period is over, you will receive your amazing race swag – a t-shirt and a medal! If you enter your results, you will be able to download your race completion certificate that will list your time and place in your age group. People anywhere can participate – we will simply ship the swag to those who are not local. Please, help us spread the word and share this event with friends and family. runsignup.com/Race/IN/Valparaiso/FrozenToesLacrosseRun5K
Shepherding His lambs,
Lead Administrator, VCA
A Message From The Front Office
with Mrs. Mendez
The HS art classes have been working on watercoloring. The student made several rough drafts before completing their final image. Practicing different techniques of watercolors has paid off. The students' hard work has produced some beautiful landscapes.
with Miss Uporsky
"The 6th-grade students recently learned how to fold paper cranes. Across all of the students, approximately 200 were folded. The students then broke up into different groups to design their own 3D displays of the paper cranes."
"7th and 8th-grade students who finished their main project early spent the day working on chalk and oil pastel drawing on black paper. Often in art, we primarily use white paper to start. The black paper gives the students a different start and makes the pastels look even more vibrant!"
"The first 6th-grade project with the art club was painting on canvas. Students got to create their own beach scene using an art sponge to finish up details such as the seafoam or the clouds!"
Robotics Continues to Thrive at VCA!
"We had our first tournament, which was rescheduled from December at Portage High school on Saturday, January 23rd against 34 other teams from as far away as Martinsville to Plymouth. We qualified for the alliance matches after 7 previous matches and ended up 25th out of 34. We had a lot of fun, got lots of new ideas for design changes, and met many new robotics teams. We have four members on the team: Levi VanderWel, Solomon Miron, Kaden Snellgrove, and Jack Hayes."
JV Boys Press On To Victory!
"This past year has certainly been a challenge for all of us and our basketball season is no exception! We have had plenty of uncertainties including cancellations, weather issues, sickness, and injuries. Even with these challenges, the boys have risen to the occasion and excelled! We play every game as it's our last! The boys play hard and it shows as our record is 10 and 3. Our B team has only been able to play 3 games this season so far but have been improving together as they have been playing some fierce competition. I just want to thank all the parents for their efforts. Without your support, none of this would be possible! Let's finish the season strong!!"
GO LIONS! ~Coach Meyer
Special Athletic 1,000 Pt. Achievements
Congratulations to Seniors, Flynn Carlson and Ashtyn Huber and their families for their commitment to Victory Christian's Athletic program over the years, resulting in this special achievement. May God continue to bless these athletes as they continue to pursue excellence in the Name of Christ for His glory in the next season of their lives as they prepare for graduation.
2020 Yearbooks Are In!
We still have yearbooks available for sale for $40.
There are also some yearbooks that were ordered by families that have not yet picked them up. Please stop by the North Campus to get your copy at your earliest convenience. Thank you!
Spirit Week 2021 North Campus students!
High School students made banners and videos to share with the student body. The Juniors took first place for best overall. The Varsity boys and along with the rest of our high school basketball teams were honored at today's assembly.
It's been a joy to see our students have fun expressing their originality, creativity, and school spirit this week at VCA!
Mailing address: Victory Christian Academy, 360 N. 325 E., Valparaiso, IN, 46383, US
North Campus: 360 N. 325 E. | Valparaiso, IN 46383 | 219.548.2701
South Campus: 3805 LaPorte Ave | Valparaiso, IN 46383 | 219.548.8803
Victory Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to VCA students. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admissions procedures, and scholarship awards, athletic and other school administered programs. We do, however, reserve the right to deny admission or employment to any individual who cannot benefit from enrollment based on past academic achievement, disqualifying handicap, or whose personal lifestyle is not in harmony with the Holy Bible, and VCA’ s stated philosophy and purpose. VCA’s biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christ like. Of necessity, this involves the school’s understanding and belief of what qualities or characteristics exemplify a Christ-like life according to Scripture. The school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student if the atmosphere or the conduct within a particular home or the activities of the student are counter to or are in direct opposition to the biblical lifestyle taught in the Bible. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, participating in, supporting, or condoning sexual immorality, homosexual/lesbian or bisexual activity, promoting such practices and asserting that any philosophy other than God alone is the determiner of gender; and/or that marriage is between anything other than one man and one woman. VCA will love and pray for families with these struggles but we must stand firm in declaring that Scripture is truth and thus it would not make a good fit for students and/or families that are unable to support the moral principles of the school as taken from Scripture. (See Leviticus 20:13 and Romans 1:27)