Academic achievement is important for the successful development of young people in society. Students who do well in school are better able to make the transition into adulthood and to achieve occupational and economic success.
Professional Development // $10,000
A great teacher makes learning fun, as stimulating, engaging lessons are pivotal to a student’s academic success. Vista Ridge Academy would like to send teachers to annual conferences and workshops to help teachers continue to be great teachers.
Strings of the Rockies Program // $10,000
Experts agree that musical training improves: reading skills, language processing, speech, and a variety of brain functions. Learning to play violin can build self-reliance, self-esteem, and self-awareness – qualities which make students well-liked and well-adjusted. Help us to continue to offer violin classes to our students. $10,000 will help us fund a portion of our violin rental fees and Instructor salary for one school year.
Student Scholarships // $50,000
We believe in the many benefits of private education. Our students are nurtured in well-rounded and loving classrooms, their small class education ensures they get the attention they need, and they develop lifelong friendships with like-minded young boys and girls. But on the surface, the cost of private school can complicate the school’s ability to bring the best students into the classroom. This is why we so strongly believe in providing aid for students who can flourish in our community but whose families could not otherwise afford it. Each eligible student can receive scholarship for up to 50% of tuition. $50,000 will help us give scholarships to 20 students.
Partnering for Eternity Scholarships // $3,500
Since 2006, the Assist and Partnering for Eternity (PFE) Programs have facilitated relationships between students at Seventh-day Adventist academies and elementary schools and mentoring adults in their communities. Vista Ridge Academy currently coordinates mentorship relationships for 14 students. Our school funds 35% of the scholarship for each student.