Quality Education

Quality Education

There are many factors that go into ensuring each child receives a quality education. We believe that there are three major areas that we base this thought off of and it is even included in our student creed that is recited daily by all students and staff:

Discipline
A major component of the educational program at Voyageur is to prepare students to become responsible citizens by learning how to conduct themselves properly and in accordance with established standards. Our school discipline policy is another element to guide our students to 
academic success. The classroom environment must be conducive for teaching and learning. Voyageur Academy enforces a zero tolerance that will not tolerate any actions or behaviors that delay, disturb, or disrupt the school and classroom environment or the teacher’s ability to lead the students in daily lessons. To ensure that our teachers are focused on teaching and our students focused on learning, we enforce the system outlined in our Parent & Student Handbook. (available for download by clicking on the Resources Tab/Policies)

Focus
We believe in keeping classroom distractions to a minimum so that each student is able to focus on his/her daily tasks, this begins with keeping class sizes down to approximately 25 students per class. We also limit the number of announcements that are made throughout the day. We only allow parents to pick up students that are going home early before 3p.m. so that there are no distractions at the end of the day, thus allowing students to get all of their work, homework, end of the day instruction, and planners signed. We believe in keeping visual noise to a minimum as well, following the Two Sisters books Daily Five and C.A.F.E

Hard Work
Our students work hard on their academics. We provide all the additional support that we can through an online program called Study Island, each teacher offers tutoring at least once per week, and through our Tutoring and Homework Assistance Program. We also believe that field trips within our city and to nearby points of interest supplement different aspects of the classroom curriculum and introduce students to resources of the community which helps broaden their education and encourage them to work harder.
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