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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- Vintage Camera Camera VCR Model Decoration Vintage Old Movie Cinema Shop Ornament Gift 31.5cm10.5cm18.5cm 12.4 4.13 7.28
- bluee Exorcist notebook-type smart phone case [phosphorus version]
- Farmerly WLIARLEO All-Inclusive Sofa Cover Big Elastic Cover for Couch Universal Fabric Stretch Sofa Cover Flower Anti-Mite cubresofas Pattern 3, Four 235-300cm
- Melissa & Doug Wooden Railway Set (Vehicles, High-Quality Construction, 130 Pieces, 43.18 cm H x 12.7 cm W x 71.12 cm L)
- Fans Toys G-Creation Shuraking Dinosaur Shuraking SRK 05 Iron SLAG
- TINGTING Side Table desk End Bedside Double Shelf Solid Wood Side Table Bedside Table Laptop Table Notebook Stand For Bed Multifunction Lap Desk (color Wood, Size 68.5 43.4 56)
- 1 6 Scale PVC StarALL He She Body Kun Body-Chan Action Figure Model with Accessories 27 cm Art Body Figure Model
- Dengeki G's game Ver in magazine September issue of Appendix black cat with 2013.
- JIANPING Car Model 1 18 Ford Mustang Simulation Alloy Die-casting Toy Ornaments Police Car Collection Jewelry 25.5x11x8.2CM Model car
- Red School Backpack Super Cute School Bag Kids Cartoon Penguin Backpack Toddler Rucksack (color Pink)
- C WQQTT Small stool Stool, stylish and creative Sofa stool Household fabric Multi-color optional (color C)
- Creative Transparent Crystal Skull Head Shot Glass Cup for WhiskeyVodka Home Drinking Ware Man Gift Cup
- Back To The Future Hot Toys 1 6Th Scale Delorean Collectible Vehicle
- Gibson 6-Pc. Collarette Preparation Cutlery Set - - Gibson
- TRC Recreation Sunsation Pool Float
- Crafts Paintworks Paint By Number Kit, Animal Lion
- Smallbeefly 90th Birthday Digital Printing Blanket Party Preparations Theme Candles Number Ninety in Red and bluee color Summer Quilt Comforter 60 x50 Red bluee White
- Playmotions Bull's Eye Strike Science Kit
- color02 50 x30 QINYAN-Home Lightweight Blanket (60 x36 Oversized Travel Throw Cover Blanket Cartoon Decor Illustration of Big Gorilla Like as Professional Athlete Bodybuilding Gym Animal Black White Grey.
- Da Vinci Series 1220 Russian Red Sable Round Long Handle Liner Rigger Paint Brush, Size 0
- Laliva Hot LIANSHENG LS114 LS124 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts CW CCW Propellers 4pcs Set
- R & M4 Rider king snake from Kamen Rider Ryuki (japan import)
- Loft Bunk Bed with sprung mattress 2ft 6 Small single wooden high sleeper bunkbed heavy duty use CAN BE USED BY ADULTS
- Farmerly Wine red Grey Floral Quilted Plush Sofa Cover cama slipcovers for Living Room Furniture Covers sectional Couch Covers SP4883 Grey per pic, 110cm110cm
- 22 Inch 55cm Vinyl Real Looking Newborn Dolls Soft Silicone Lifelike Reborn Baby Doll Smiling Girl Doll
- Generic HSP Racing RC CAR Spare Parts Accessories BODYSHELL 88060 and OR 12111 for 1 10 Scale Nitro Power Monster Truck 94188 2PCS
- Hasegawa 1 24 Lancia 037 Rally Charwomeny
- Cool Vintage Fun Chalk Typography Pale Green Personalised Engagement Party In...
- Small Foot 9-in-1 Multifunctional Table
- Paul Kariya NHL Prozone 12 Figure
- Voggenreiter 995 Large The Back Cool Cajon
- DC Comics XDCJLZZZ02 Justice League Variant Play Arts Kai The Flash Action Figure
- CM921 2.4G DSM2 9-Channel Receiver Compatible JR, SPEKTRUM with Wireless Simulator Function
- PlugIt Popira 2 (japan import)
- Fireman Sam Sams Venus Fire Truck Ages 3+
- IndianShelf Handmade 10 Piece bluee Circles Crackle Vintage Furniture Knobs Wardrobe Pulls
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