SCHOOL UPDATE: Arc is open Wednesday, Feb 13. The road conditions are drivable on major routes in the Victoria core with the forecast of plus zero temperatures.
Live Your Own Learning.
Victoria's Only Interdisciplinary Inquiry Middle School
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- Battlestar Galactica CCG Starter Display
- Xena Warrior Princess Amazon Princess Gabrielle Doll
- Rustic Dark bluee and White Decorative Ship Wheel With Anchor 6 - Boat Steering by Handcrafted Model Ships
- Target Darts Carrera Azzurri Cortex Steeltip, Carrera Azzurri Cortex CX5 22G Steel Tip Darts, 101658, CX5 22g
- 1 Step Stool White Solid Wood Step Stool Ladder for Adults Wooden Kitchen Stepladder Portable Fold Up Footstool Multifunction Small Stool Bench (color 1)
- MAG Magformers 62 pc set
- Redcat Racing Front Rear Aluminum Shock Tower, Purple
- Mass Effect Normandy SR2 Silver Prop Replica Ship
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- 2016 Berry small piece Bonin Islands Japan 24-110 (japan import)
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- 245. Magic Flute, The (Glockenspiel) Gorgeous Baby Grand Musical Piano With Bench - Over 400 Song Choices - Yellow Ribbon - SWISS
- Dearfoams Mens Microfiber Terry Clog with Memory Foam Slippers (Small (7-8) Black Grey)
- Deluxe Doll Crib w Pacifier, Bedding, & Lulaby Music
- Yamako Hinoki Wooden Bath Chair (M) 82673 Made in Japan
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- Spectrum Reading Workbook, Grade 4
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- EBBRO 1 43 Porsche 906 Japan GP 1968 White (japan import)
- Fernando Torres Hand Signed White bluee Nike Football Boot in Acrylic Display Case
- YXXHM- Toys Educational Pipeline Building Blocks Assemble Track Ball Removable 33.5 27.5 10CM
- Zinniaya L20 FPV RC Drone Quadcopter with Real-Time 0.3MP Camera Headless Mode 3D-flip
- Metal D6 - Gunmetal w Powder bluee (3) New Condition
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- Pegasus Soft TIP Darts Set - 18g or 20g - Black Winmau Flights, Black Shafts, Wallet & Red Dragon Checkout Card
- Generic Educational DIY Building Car Vehicle City Track Sets with Light and Sound Brinquedos for Kids Assembling Police Car 2018 bluee
- Panta - artillery observation car G777 (japan import)
- Zoomy far 22-Styles Sofa Cover Sectional Capa de Sofa Elastic Sofa Printed Slipcover Couch Cover for Lig Room Black, Four Seat
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Opening a progressive inquiry middle school takes a very committed community, and becoming a part of the family also has its privileges. Founding Families and new families are ensuring this type of education is available for more children. Our hearts go out to these families with the utmost gratitude.
How To Apply
Submit an online application form, which will be received by our Admissions Team. Applicants will be contacted in a timely fashion to arrange for a parent interview.
Life at Arc
There is school and there is learning...
We know the difference.
Arc focuses on nurturing the whole child, valuing the development of social and emotional skills along with academics. At different stages of their education an Arc student may study art, music, philosophy, and technology as well as the regular subjects in the BC Curriculum. Critical thinking, scientific literacy, and support for skills in reading and writing are emphasized.
There is supervised and varied physical activity every day. Activities include but are not limited to:
- Walking or running
- Playing games at the park
- Dance, rock climbing, and soccer
- Use of community facilities (such as ice skating and swimming)
Every day also includes time for play and rest, both of which are essential for children’s development. In all our programs, we seek to balance rich opportunities for intellectual growth with the time needed for children to absorb and integrate what they have learned.
"Where students learn from teachers, and teachers learn from students, and everyone learns from each other."
- Sir Ken Robinson ON INQUIRY LEARNING
There is more than education here.
There is a team of dedicated, smart, and sometimes funny people collaborating together who brought this into existence. Some have depth in structuring sustainable entities, others bring expertise in education. Every one of them is passionate about giving youth more inquiry opportunities. It is this combined brilliance that makes this more than a school.
We currently offer teaching to students in grades 6-8.
And we know full-well our children will live a life that we can’t even wrap our heads around, to work jobs that haven’t yet been invented, and for organizations that don’t yet exist. This school has unique attributes that prepare students to handle the future.
If you are interested in learning more about Arc, we welcome you to explore our website or contact us to arrange an interview.
"Inquiry-based learning is the most engaging and inspiring way for my kids to learn."
- FOUNDING FAMILY
Igniting students' interest.
Inquiry learning is a researched, proven instructional model that is engaging and meaningful for students. Instead of the teacher telling students what they need to know, inquiry-based learning asks students to construct their own knowledge through experiences and explorations.
There will always be a need for direct teaching, but overusing this instructional approach causes students to tune out or lose touch with their own agency. Inquiry-based learning can accomplish deeper levels of learning that build on student strengths and passions to actively discover knowledge.
With inquiry-based learning, students are guided through some or all of the follow activities:
- Formulating a set of questions
- Designing an investigation
- Identifying and collecting resources
- Developing explanations based on evidence
- Sharing investigation findings
- Reflecting on the learning process and outcomes
Our learning model motivates students to learn and advances their problem solving and critical thinking skills. Teachers monitor their inquiry process and provide guidance when they encounter difficulties.
"Sat through a keynote on creativity. Confirms my belief that Arc Academy is so needed in Victoria, and that your values and beliefs are exactly what the world needs."
- Educator at confraute uconn