Vinemont Christian Academy

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Graduation Requirements

 

A minimum of twenty-four units of credit is required for graduation. A prescribed course of study will be determined through a conference with the staff, parents and student. Transfer students must complete at least sixty paces in this school before receiving a diploma, and that must include three courses in Bible electives. (New & Old Testament Survey, Life of Christ, or New Testament Church History). We do not encourage early graduation but do encourage a student to expand their education by earning additional credits until they are a late 17 or 18 years old. We encourage all students to obtain the most they can according to their ability while they are still young and have the opportunity and time. There probably will not be a better, nor easier time to do so than now.


We offer four different diploma programs (Honors, College Preparatory, General, and Vocational) and a certificate of attendance for rare circumstances. Following are the programs and their requirements:

  • Honors Diploma (27 credits)
    o Math – 4 credits (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry)
    o English – 4 credits (English 1-4)
    o Social Studies – 4 credits (World History, American History, World Geography, Civics/Economics)
    o Science – 4 credits (Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics)
    o Bible Electives – 3 credits (New Testament Survey, Life Christ, New Testament Church History, other Bible courses may be substituted or added)
    o General Electives – 8 credits (Etymology, Health, Nutrition Science, 2 Languages, Music, Speech, Computer Science, 2 credits of Physical Education, other courses may be added
    o A student wanting to achieve an Honors Diploma must have an overall high school average of 94% or higher and attain a 22 on the ACT or a 1000 on the SAT


  • College Preparatory (26 credits)
    ​1. Math – 4 credits (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, additional credit can be chosen from our other math courses)
    2. English – 4 credits (English 1-4)
    3. Social Studies – 4 credits (World History, American History, World Geography, Civics/Economics)
    4. Science – 4 credits (Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, additional credit can be chosen from our other science courses
    5. Bible Electives – 3 credits (New Testament Survey, Life of Christ, New Testament Church History, other Bible courses may be substituted or added)
    6. General Electives – 7 credits (Etymology, Health, Nutrition Science, Computer Science, Language, Music, Speech, 2 credits of Physical Education, other courses may be added)


  • General Diploma (25 credits)
    1. Math
    – 4 credits (Algebra 1, Geometry, 3rd and 4th credits can be chosen from our other math courses)
    2. English – 4 credits (English 1-4)
    3. Social Studies – 4 credits (World History, American History, World Geography, Civics/Economics
    4. Science – 4 credits (Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, 
    5. Bible Electives – 3 credits (New Testament, Life of Christ, New Testament Church History, other Bible courses may be substituted or added)
    6. General Electives – 6 credits (Etymology, Health, Nutrition Science, Computer Science, Music, Speech, 2 credits of Physical Education)


  • Vocational Diploma (24 credits)
    1. Math
    – 4 credits (4 courses through the 9th level)
    2. English – 4 credits (4 courses through the 9th level)
    3. Social Studies – 4 credits (4 courses through the 9th level)
    4. Science – 4 credits (4 courses through the 9th level)
    5. Bible Electives – 2 credits (New Testament Survey, Life of Christ, other Bible courses may be substituted or added)
    6. General Electives – 6 credits (Etymology, Health, Nutrition Science, Computer Science, 2 credits of Physical Education, 6th credit can be chosen from our other elective courses)
    7. Work experience credits may be earned with proper verification.
    8. No Vocational diplomas will be awarded to students less than 18 years old.


V.C.A. makes or sets no age or date of graduation. Some students may need to remain in school longer than others to complete their prescribed course of study. Diplomas will not be awarded until the prescribed course of study has been completed for graduation. Students who are within 5 paces of finishing may be included in the graduation ceremony, but will not receive a diploma nor be considered a graduate until all course work is complete.

A certificate of attendance, on rare occasions, may be given a student who is at least 19 years old and for special circumstances beyond their control, are not able to obtain any of the four afore-described diplomas, having reached his or her 19th birthday.

V.C.A. maintains high spiritual, academic, moral, and social standards, and does not compromise these to accommodate those who would attempt to lower these standards. It is needful that students and parents, who are entering the ninth level, meet with the student’s supervisor or administrator to help prescribe the course of study for graduation. Often, state graduation requirements change, and with the development of new courses and updates for existing ones, adjustments to a prescribed course of study may be necessary. Please keep up to date on these items by regular contact with the school.

​We reserve the right to alter these graduation requirements as necessary because of revised educational requirements by government, college preparations, curriculum updates and additions of new or revised courses, or according to individual student ability substantiated by student aptitude and achievement test results. Please stay informed about your child's progress by talking often to your child's supervisor.