1. How long has MVCA been in existence? The first day of school was in September, 2007, with the first graduation class in 2014. Starting with grades K-3rd only, MVCA has grown to offer grades K-8th.
2. What church(es) are are connected with MVCA? We are are not "connected" to a church or denomination. Instead, we are non-denominational and rent space from Christ the King. MVCA includes families coming from many different churches in the Yankton area. We are very deliberate about teaching directly from the Bible and not favoring a particular denominational perspective.
3. How much is tuition? Tuition is based on how many children attend MVCA from a family. Tuition rates are available upon request from the office.
4. What curriculum is used at MVCA and what is its focus? Curriculum in the elementary is from A Beka, Bob Jones, CSI, and other Christian publishers. Our classes are taught from a Christian worldview. Most curriculum is from Christian publishers, but even when it isn’t, the teachers keep the focus on Biblical truths.
5. How does MVCA differ from public schools? Educationally, we are able to teach each subject from a Christian worldview, based on the teachings of the Bible. We also desire to reinforce the Christian morals and ethics that are taught at home and church.
6. Do you have to be religious to attend school at MVCA? A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is something we desire for each student to have. While we see in the Bible that God desires obedience to His Word, which is often seen as “religious”, we hope that our focus will be on helping each student understand who Jesus Christ is, understand His love and accept His grace.
7. Is MVCA accredited? First, every teacher is certified. Second, we are currently working on our accreditation from ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). This is a very rigorous process involving many years of work and preparation. State accreditation is something we forgo due to its strict Common Core component. We are not willing to compromise on our belief of high academic standards for our students and families.
8. How can we be involved in our child’s education? Parents are involved in their child’s education long before they enter a classroom. The best way for a parent to be involved is by living and teaching godly morals and absolutes, a respect for authority beginning with God, and a love for learning. Involvement, once the child is in school, comes through prayer, volunteer work, classroom projects, field trips, and regular contact with the child’s teachers.
9. Why Christian education? When our children leave MVCA to enter the world of high school, we want them armed with the truth of a Christian worldview. Public schools have competent instructors, bright students and beautiful facilities, so why pay extra to send your child to MVCA? The answer...to educate children in the light of God’s truth ~ the Bible. This is something public schools cannot do. Learning and living successfully require God’s wisdom, strength and guidance. Consider this math...children spend 180 days in school. Each day is 7 hours long. That is 1,260 hours! For MVCA students that is 1,260 hours of being bathed in God's word. “I would advise no one to send his child where the Holy Scriptures are not supreme.” Martin Luther.