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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- Integy RC Model Hop-ups C26414GREEN High Mass 2.2 Size Alloy XV12 Spoke Beadlock Wheel(4) for Scale Off-Road Crawler
- 100-Pack Hanukkah Dreidel Bulk Solid bluee & White Wooden Dreidels Hand Painted - Includes x10 Game Instruction Cards (100-Pack)
- Sekirei Tsukiya Honeymoon Ver. 1 7 Scale PVC Painted Finished Figure
- Anpanman good friend kindergarten bag (japan import)
- Nursery Emergency Blanket Various Different Animal Figures and Nature Themed Cartoon Characters Babies Kids Print Multicolor Size 59 x35.5
- Allegro Huyer No Game No Life Sora Shiro Action Figure Collectible Model Toy Doll 7-10cm Style 1
- YOYI Polyester blanketBaby Sleeping The Girl Baptism Birth Announcement Cozy and Durable 60 x63
- APC propeller 10 x 7 P 46091 (Japan import The package and the manual are written in Japanese)
- Artwall Dean Uhlinger 'Homeland Wilderness' Unwrapped Flat Canvas Artwork, 18 by 22-Inch
- Im Mermaid Waterproof Blanket Girl Quotation Monochrome Calligraphic Hand Written Inspirational Arrangement Plush Blanket Black White Size 59 x35.5
- Mooto Taekwondo Hand Predector Season2 WTF KTA Approved TKD Hand Gear XXS to XL
- JSSFQK Realistic Statue 26cm Anime Ornament Souvenir Crafts toy
- Zicue Stylish Charming Bracelet Exquisite Ornaments Natural Red jade pulp agate round bracelet Antique primary color jade bracelet Lady hundred fashion bracelet lady gift ( color A , Size 62mm )
- Silikomart Chocolate Mould Silicone Cubes
- Hallmark Mickey's 1st Birthday Dessert Plates (8 count)
- 6X8M LPKH Tarpaulin Waterproof Tarpaulin Ground Sheet Covers Camping Gardening and Truck Tarp Sheet Canvas TARPAULINS (Size 3X3m)
- Gintama huge Sadaharu stuffed all one
- Beluga Toys 7226 Swing Ball Football Reflex
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- Warmies Cosy Plush Westie Dog Microwaveable Soft Toy
- Aspen Creative 31015 Transitional Hardback Drum (Cylinder) Shape Spider Construction Lamp Shade in Grey & Black 12 wide (12 x 12 x 10)
- Crazy Toys 22cm Batman The Dark Night Rises PVC Action Figure in Box
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- OXFORD RAIL OR76AR002 Adams BR Early 30584
- Kids Rocking Horse Environmental Predection Solid Wood Material Rocking Horse Baby Educational Toys Baby Rocking Cradles (color C)
- BelleAckerman Weighted Blanket for Kids Letter W,Capital W with Strawberry Green Leaves Harvest Yield Pattern Alphabet,Vermilion Green orange Super Soft Faux Fur Plush Decorative Blanket 35 x60
- My First Paint Numbering Kit, 16''X20''Inches,bluee Flowers
- 22 Piece Tegu Endeavor Magnetic Wooden Block Set, Mahogany by Tegu
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- Lego Toy Story 3 Mini Set 30073 Buzz's Mini Ship (UK Exclusive)
- AM500-L54 Prince opponents piece 500 Tennis (japan import)
- Hello Kitty Bracelet Walkie Talkie, Pink by Hello Kitty
- Kaloo Rabbit Grey - Small
- Mini Dinosaur Robot with Remote Control, Canned Smart Robot Educational Pocket Robot with Lights for Kids, Four-Way Walking, Intelligent Model Telerobot Cute Toys Gift
- GAOQUNTOY 1 18 Bentley CFS W12 Bentley Speeding Luxury Car Alloy Simulation Car Model (color bluee, Size 29.5cm11cm8.3cm)
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