Sunday, February 16, 2020

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Feb. 16, 2020


Good Afternoon Viking Families,

Please mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual Auction and Gala. The evening is open to all! 
When: March 27th 7PM
Where: Umstead Pines Golf and Swim Club
Invite friends and family to join us. We will be auctioning off sports memorabilia, tickets to local events, baskets filled with awesome items and more. All proceeds will go towards much needed school buses to help transport students to/from field trips, sporting events and other activities we struggle to get our students to.   It's an all school, parent only event. Please join us!


IMPORTANT TESTING UPDATE:
The ACT College Admissions Assessment will be given free of charge to all eligible North Carolina 11th graders on February 25, 2020. The ACT is part of North Carolina’s school accountability program.

The ACT results may be used at the high school level to identify students who need assistance with certain subject areas or academic skills, to evaluate effectiveness of instruction, and to make adjustments to curriculum in order to improve instruction. In addition, colleges use ACT scores for admissions decisions, course placement, academic advising, and loans and scholarships. Students participating in the statewide ACT administration can select for free up to four colleges to receive their ACT scores.

Students should arrive at school and report to the High School gym by 8:30 am as testing will begin promptly at 8:45 am. Students will not be admitted to the testing room after 8:45 am.  Please make sure your student brings several #2 pencils and a calculator. No food, drink or electronic devices will be allowed in the testing room. 

For additional information about the ACT you can visit: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/students-and-parents.html


We are continuing to raise money through our Capital Campaign for activity buses for field trips, extracurricular activities, and more.  This year's auction proceeds will support the campaign.  Please make plans to attend the auction on March 27. It was a great event last year, with terrific auction items, fun people, and basketball available on TV for March madness fans!  In addition to being a great event to raise money for our school, it is an opportunity to get together with your Voyager friends and community.  If you cannot attend, we are still accepting donations for the capital campaign through our website, at https://www.voyageracademy.net/support-voyager/.  We greatly appreciate your support!


Please save the date and join us for an evening of sharing experiences in “Growth Mindset” Mr. Tony Fernandez, owner of the Chic-Fil-A on Roxboro Rd  will be at the high school to host a session on Growth Mindset starting at 6pm next Thursday, February 20

APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING BREAK DRIVER’S ED IS OPEN! 
If you are interested in this Spring Break class, please:
Subject line:  Yes VA class - student's name
Registration form will be sent to you, once you have expressed your interest.

More information:
VOYAGER ACADEMY is interested in offering a SPRING BREAK class to students and VA friends the opportunity to complete  the NC requirements for obtaining their NC Learners Permit and NC  Driver's License.  This private program for Voyager Academy students and invited friends, will offer 30-hours classroom instruction as well as 6-hours behind-the-wheel instruction by certified instructors, as required by NC DMV.  Class dates:
Apr. 13, 14, 15, 16,  17, 2020 – 8:30A – 2:30P 
Requirements:
-Students must attend and pass the 30-hour class
-Driving requirements:  6-hour BTW (behind the wheel)
-Fee for class $395
-Class minimum:  20*
*As soon as 20 students have expressed interest, the class will be confirmed.  If the minimum is not met, a final decision will be made 7-days before first day of class.