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School Environment


Vega Collegiate Academy’s strengths are our strong school culture, rigorous academic program, quality teaching staff, and professional culture. At Vega, we have a tremendous amount of respect for each member of our community, which ensures our school is safe and welcoming to all students and adults.

As a high-performing college-preparatory charter school, Vega Collegiate Academy is committed to providing students with a high-quality education. To do so, we have an extended school day that runs from 7:30 am – 3:45 pm, with free after school care until 6:30 pm. VCA students are also in school for more days throughout the year than traditional district public schools. 

We have a strong, choice-based behavioral management system, which is centered on our Core Values of Team, Integrity, Initiative, Grit, Excellence, Respect, and Self-Discipline. Our system promotes a joyful, team-based learning environment, where students internalize the importance of character and the value of a quality education. 

Our teachers and staff provide high-quality instruction and support and are talented, committed individuals who are dedicated to their personal and collective advancement. Teachers and staff challenge one another, collaborate, hold one another accountable, provide support, and inspiration and assume leadership roles.  The result is a highly functional team that strives for constant improvement and excellence.