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
Pink Multi One Size Disney Mouse Large Backpack With Lunch Box (One size, Pink Multi) Girls Minnie cfrcyu1839-Kids' Backpacks
Cordura w/microsilk. Canvas backpack w/ adjustable padded straps.
Measures:16"x 12" x 5".
Large backpack with detachable lunch bag.
Two mesh side pockets with elastic on top edge.
- Playmobil 4548 Special Captain Peg Leg
- EVA BJD Queen BJD Dolls 1 3 60cm Doll 24inch BJD Bride dolls +Makeup +Full Accessory Figure
- Elastic Stretch Universal Sofa Cover Sectional Cubre Sofa Slipcover Couch Corner Cover for Furniture Armchairs funda Sofa 1PC color 6, 3-Seater 190-230cm
- Power Slam WCW Wrestlers HAK by WCW
- Creative Congreening Mini Cascade Centerpiece, Red and Silver Hearts
- Ellie shoes Women's 420-Cottontail Pump
- 12 Pink Toy Shovels and 12 I Dig You Stickers Lead Free No BPA
- Safe T Ball, Tee Ball, T-Ball, Baseball Set for Kids, 4 Bats, 4 Baseballs, Assorted colors, Training Practice, Youth Batting Trainer, School Playground, Kid Toy
- Face mask Shield Veil Guard Screen Domino False Front Venice high Class Metal mask Dance Princess Half face mask Female COS Party Fun Wrought Iron mask
- Trademark Fine Art golden Dust Crop by Silvia Vassileva, 14x14 Fine Art, Multicolor
- Wooden Construction Building Set Master Workbench Kid's Wooden Tool Bench Toy Educational Construction Building Blocks for Toddlers
- Unicorn Party Bags (12pcs) Super Cute Ribbon Handles & Thank You Tags Incl. Perfect for Kids Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Party Theme - Fill bags with Treats Toys Games or Supplies.
- 2013 Christmas 9cm Duffy Sherry Mae stuffed strap 2-piece set (japan import)
- Oxyde de fer brown transparent 128 oz pail golden Artist Colours Acrylic Heavy Body gold 128 oz Pail Chartreuse Fluo V
- 1pc White Striped Sofa Slipcovers 100% Cotton Sectional Couch Cover for Living Room Geometric Furniture Predector Modern Design hui bai mi Qing, 110cmX110cm 1pc
- Preiser 79160 Shepherd & Sheep
- Wood color D GLJJQMY Kitchen Wooden Step Stool Adult Ladder Solid Wood Folding Ladder Portable Folding Foot Stool Multifunctional Stool Stool (color White, Size A)
- 4set lot SunnySky X2820 800KV 920KV 1100KV Outrunner Brushless Motor Engine Servo OSD ESC for RC Airplane Quadcopter Hexrcopter X2820 920KV
- White Zfggd step stool Folding Ladder Solid Wood Flower Stand Shelf Household Ladder Multifunction Indoor Ascend Ladder Small Stool (color White)
- Revoltech - Figurine Spider-Man - Revoltech 039 15cm - 4537807040336
- color Collection PSYCHO-PASS 2nd BOX
- Generic 5.8G 3W 4.5W Wireless AV Transmitter Signal Booster Amplifier for FPV
- Buffalo Men’s Lined Sweater (bluee XL)
- Sulphur Spring Midnight 10 M US HOKA ONE ONE Mens Clifton 4 Running shoes
- DRAGON BALL SUPER UDM THE BEST 12 ULTIMATE Gohan
- color11 50 x70 Inch BelleAckerman Soft Blanket Microfiber Modern,Sketchy Hand Drawn Cartoon Style House Apartment Trees Kids Nursery Theme Print,Black and White Comfortable Soft Material give You Great Sleep 50 x60
- Cardfight Vanguard TCG - Prisoner Beast (BT03 044EN) - Demonic Lord Invasion by Cardfight Vanguard TCG
- JINQD HOME Home folding staircase chair all-wood ladder chair dual purpose multi-function step stool. - step stool
- WinfreyDecor Dog Canvas Wall Art Set Various Different Dogs in Cartoon Style Looking Up in Circle Adorable Cute Characters Wall Stickers 16 x24 x3pcs Multicolor
- Megcos Magnetic Numbers in a Jar, 100-Piece by Megcos
- Funko POP Star Lord Action Figure Toys Bobble Head Doll Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel by Guardians of the Galaxy
- Dr.Comfort Men's Relax Slipper Camel Nubuck 8
- Summer Cooling Geometric Pattern Mat Rattan Sofa Cover Breathable Non-Slip Modern Home Textile Sofa Towel for 30 Sizes color 3, 80x210cm
- Disney Pixar Cars Mack Transporter
- B Solid Wood Folding Ladder Stool Multifunctional Utility Stool Indoor Mobile Ladder Creative Furniture
- TP 8ft Hip Hop Trampoline
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