Each child at Vista Ridge Academy attends a Specials class every day. The atmosphere is fun, non-competitive, creative and developmentally appropriate.
The Music Program at Vista Ridge Academy is designed to teach the children the language of music through singing songs, listening to live and recorded music and exploring instruments and sounds. The children intuitively learn to understand, and sing in, a variety of keys, tonalities and meters. The program fosters a love of music, and, with gentle guidance from the teacher, students are encouraged to take more and more musical risks as they experience successes. Students attend Music twice a week.
Physical Education (P.E.)
Vista Ridge Academy uses the SPARK curriculum for P.E. SPARK strives to improve the health of children by disseminating evidence-based Physical Education program to teachers and recreation leaders serving Pre-K through 12th grade students. Students attend P.E. twice a week.
The Technology program for Preschool and Kindergarten at Vista Ridge Academy is designed to teach students the basic skills of using a computer. Fine motor skills are developed through the use of the mouse and keyboard on ABCya.com, the leader in educational games for kids. Students attend Technology twice a week.
Each week, students learn basic art theory and skills. Students practice and gain fine motor control and strengthen eye-hand motor coordination. By holding paintbrushes and learning how to control paint, crayons, scissors, and other art tools, children gain the skills necessary for later writing activities as well as a feeling of control over themselves and their world. Awareness of colors, shapes, forms, lines, and textures result as children observe these and try to replicate them through art. Students attend Art once a week.