Academics

Our Christian Philosophy of education is based on the authority, authenticity, and reliability of the Bible as the complete and final revelation of God concerning all matters of faith, truth, and practice.  We believe that the ultimate responsibility for a child's education has been given to the parents.  At school, the teacher assumes that responsibility, so that the school will complement and supplement the training at home.  In that way, Valley Stream Christian Academy helps parens fulfill that wise and powerful scripture that says, "Train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6.  One of the major advantages of a Christian school education is the fact that each student may receive an education by Christian teachers.  The faculty and staff at Valley Stream Christian Academy have a strong Christian commitment to provide th best education for the students. 


 

Graduation Requirements

Per NYS high school graduation requirements, students are required to have the following credits in order to graduate:

 

English:                                              English 9 (1 credit)

4 credits required                               American Literature (1 credit)

                                                           British Literature (1 credit)

                                                           World Literature (1 credit)

 

History:                                              Global Studies I (1 credit)

4 credits required                               Global Studies II (1 credit)

                                                           American History (1 credit)

                                                           Government/Economics (1 credit)

 

Mathematics:                                    Algebra I (1 credit)

3 credits required                               Geometry (1 credit)

                                                           Algebra II (1 credit)

                                                           Pre-Calculus (Optional)

 

Physical Education:                         9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades (Total of 2 credits)

2 credits required

 

Science:                                            Earth Science (1 credit)

3 credits required                               Living Environments (1 credit)

                                                           Chemistry (1 credit)

 

Spanish:                                            Spanish I (1 credit)

2 credits required                               Spanish II (1 credit)

                                                           Spanish III (1 credit)

 

 

Electives:                                            Bible:   The Gospel of John (1 credit)

                                                                         Theology (1 credit)

                                                                         Comparative Religions (1 credit)

                                                                         Apologetics (1 credit)

                                                            Entrepreneurship (1 credit)

                                                            Health (.5 required credit)

                                                            Leadership (1 credit)

                                                            Music 9th – 12th grades (2 credits)

                                                            Psychology (1 credit)

                                                            Visual Arts 9th  - 12th grades (2 credits)

 

Students must also take the SAT and/or ACT in order to graduate.