Our Daily Schedule

Student Life

  • Leadership Principles Lesson and Discussion (8:40 - 9:00)
  • Core Block 1 (9:00 - 9:40)
  • Core Block 2 (9:45 - 10:25)
  • Core Block 3 (10:30 - 11:10)
  • Core Block 4 (11:15 - 11:55)
  • Lunch/Outside Time (12:00 - 12:45)
  • Electives (12:50 - 2:20)
  • Wrap Up and Review Leadership Principles (2:20 - 2:30)

Current Elective Offerings

Electives are offered according to student and parent interest. Currently, we offer the following: 

  • ACT Prep

  • Alabama History

  • American Sign Language

  • Art

  • Chinese Club

  • Chess Club

  • Choir/Music appreciation

  • Cooking

  • Craft Club

  • High School Biology

  • Institute for Excellence in Writing

  • Media Club

  • Mystery Science

  • Nature Science

  • Service Projects

  • Spanish

  • Student Council

  • Ukulele

  • Yearbook

  • Private Music Lessons Available on Site


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Valley Leadership Academy require a statement of faith or have a religious affiliation?
While VLA meets at a church, we do not require a statement of faith and do not have a religious affiliation. We strive to build the character of our students by teaching moral principles through leadership training. These principles are common to many faiths, and we welcome students from all religious and ideological backgrounds.

Are parents required to volunteer at the school?
No. We are fully staffed with Learning Coaches and do not rely upon volunteer time from parents.

Does Valley Leadership Academy require a specific curriculum?
No. We provide high-quality digital curriculum through the Florida Virtual School and IXL if families would like to use these resources. However, most students and their families choose to use a variety of different curriculum options. We are available to help guide the curriculum selection process.

What standards do you use to assess student progress?
We use a holistic approach to gauge student progress and overall development. Our primary goal is to provide a peaceful and engaging learning environment in which students work towards meeting personalized goals and standards. Standardized testing is offered for those who wish to participate.

What makes Valley Leadership Academy different from other schools and homeschool communities? 
So many things! Our primary focus is on school culture and leadership/character development. Academics are important, but are taught in the context of personal growth rather than the traditional competition-driven model found in many school environments. We strive to provide the flexibility and personalization of homeschooling with the structure and community of “going to school.”