What is Veritas Christian Academy?Answer
Veritas Christian Academy is a co-op that partners with homeschooling parents to provide an excellent education in an encouraging Christian environment. We seek to empower students with the passion, courage, and conviction to obtain a higher level of education if they choose; while helping develop the intellect, gifts, and talents of every student. Our goal is to maintain an environment of positive fellowship and academic excellence, where kindness, character, and integrity are not only sought, but honored.
Veritas offers classes for pre-school through high school.
Where can I get more information?Answer
Click on the prospective members link above and choose "Request Info." Once you fill out the information, we will get back to you as soon as we can.
What classes/levels does Veritas offer?Answer
Veritas offers classes for all ages, nursery through high school. We offer all major subjects and some electives, and our focus is on providing excellent, college-prep high school courses. The class schedule may vary from year to year, but typical offerings include the following:
Elementary: Math, Science, Literature, Bible, History
Middle School: Math, Science, Writing, Literature, History, Electives
High School: Math (through Pre-Calculus), Science (through Physics and A&P), Writing, Literature, Spanish, History, Electives
How do I apply?Answer
Under "Prospective Members" above, click the "Request Information" tab, and fill out the requested information. Admin will be in contact with you shortly.
Do I have to be a member in order for my kids to take classes?Answer
Some years we are able to offer limited high school classes on a paid basis. Students may take no more than 2 classes as a non-co-op/paid student. Contact us for more info.
How much does it cost?Answer
Yearly co-op fees consist of a $30.00 non-refundable annual administration fee due at time of registration; a minimum donation of $100.00 for families that have Thursday only students and of $200.00 for families that have Tuesday and Thursday students due in March; and individual course supplies and copy fees listed on course descriptions for both “co-op classes” and “paid classes” due on the last day of co-op in May.
Do I have to teach?Answer
Yes, one parent from each co-oping family must lead teach one class each year. The Board, who makes the schedule, will take into consideration your degrees, past experience in teaching, your strengths and passions, your current home situation, and family dynamics when assigning you a teaching position. You are given one free period each Thursday, and if teaching an upper level class, a possible grading period as well; you will be assigned to assist during all other periods. If you have a student on Tuesdays, you may be assigned a job on Tuesdays, usually requiring 1.5 hours or less. Exceptions may be made for families who have both high school students and elementary students.
When does registration begin?Answer
The application process starts in January and registration for classes typically occurs in late-March or mid-April.
When and where does cop-op meet?Answer
We meet on Thursdays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 4303 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30907 and on Tuesdays at Martinez Bible Chapel, located at 4352 Columbia Road, Augusta, GA 30907. Our school day begins at 7:40am and ends at ~4:00pm. One parent of the co-oping family has to commit to be present the entire day on Thursday and for 1 1/2 hours or less on Tuesdays.
Our high school Maths, Sciences, Literature, Foreign Languages, and middle school math (starting with Pre - Algebra) classes meet twice a week.
Our high school Writing, History, American Government, Economics, and elective classes usually meet only once a week, but occasionally meet twice a week depending on who is teaching the class and schedule availability.
Middle school electives meet on Tuesdays.
All other middle school classes and elementary classes meet once a week on Thursdays.
When was Veritas formed?Answer
The Veritas Christian Academy (VCA) has existed since 1993 and was co-founded by Jenny Carr and Leslie Pye.
What are Veritas graduates doing now?Answer
Veritas graduates have gone on to attend colleges including Augusta University, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, Georgia Southern, Augusta University Medical School (MCG), U.S. Air Force Academy, etc. Graduates have sought master's degrees, attended medical school, and pursued careers as police officers, missionaries, interior designers, nurses, physician assistants, military members, engineers, etc.
I am a member of the co-op. How do I request account login info?Answer
Click on the icon at the top of the page that looks like a group of people and is titled "Request Membership." Once you fill out the form, we will get you registered on the website.