Founded in 2006, Veritas Scholars Academy (VSA) is the world’s first K–12 classical Christian online school. VSA equips young men and women to think clearly with discernment and understanding, to reason persuasively and articulate precisely, to evaluate their experiences through a biblical lens, and to do so with eagerness and in joyful service to God, whatever their calling.
Academics at VSA follow the classical pedagogy of the first three of the seven liberal arts—the trivium of grammar, logic (dialectic), and rhetoric. The grammar stage coincides with grades K–6 and focuses on learning significant facts, mastering language, and basic math. Latin is also an important part of this stage. The grammar stage (elementary years) is foundational to more advanced studies in the secondary years. Students in grades 7 through 9 (the Logic Stage) study critical reasoning and argumentation within the confines of challenging academic content. It’s here where he study of formal and informal logic is crucial to the classical student.
Students in grades 10 through 12 (the Rhetoric Stage) study courses in science, math, and humanities. Additionally they study rhetoric, which leads to a capstone Senior Thesis course, which includes preparation and presentation of an extensive position paper before a panel of experts.
Grades 7–12 (dialectic and rhetoric learning stages) include an extensive and cohesive Great Books program called Omnibus, issuing English, history, and religion credits. Latin studies continue while Greek and modern foreign language studies are added.
The classical educational model will be new to some and rewarding to all. We have multiple options for many subject areas, and our faculty are poised to ensure that your student experiences the right balance of strong academic rigor and personalized attention. If you’re unsure what classes are in your student’s best interests, schedule a free consultation with a Family Consultant, and they’ll help you as much as you need. We love coming alongside families to help parents navigate their children’s educational journey.
VSA offers live online classes for both students accepted into the Diploma Program, and students who choose the “à la carte” option. Take one class or a full load – it’s up to you! Your students can take part in our selection of world-class offerings in whatever way fits into your student’s unique educational program. Full-time Diploma and part-time) students take the same classes together. To see the benefits of the Diploma Program, click here.
During the school year, students enrolled in Live courses meet twice a week (M/W or T/TH) in real time for an interactive learning experience with teachers and peers.
In summer sessions, students enrolled in Live courses meet M/T/W/Th for six weeks.
Each class listing has approximate homework hours listed so that you can have a general idea of weekly time commitments. Click here to see how students upload homework. If you have younger kids, this will help you to determine your level of assistance you need to give your student throughout the year
Students complete assignments outside of class throughout the week in preparation for live class meetings. Homework is completed before class meets.
Live classes typically have no more than 20 students per class. Our average class size is 17, enabling our teachers to know their students and their learning needs well.
Prices vary depending on the specific course. Listed below are the typical prices per class, but these are subject to change each academic year. Class price does not include required books/materials. You can learn more about tuition in our Terms and Conditions.
Grammar School Academic Year: $649
Secondary School Academic Year: $749*
Secondary School Summer Course: $599
* with an exception to higher level math and science
VSA has over 160 teachers and 10,000 students. A great benefit of taking online courses with Veritas is that it’s a global school! We have both teachers and students who are from all over the world. Discussing important matters in a class like Omnibus with students and teachers who live in various regions of the United States and in other countries affords a unique experience that students in a traditional school setting simply do not have.
Two-thirds of VSA’s faculty hold advanced degrees.
Our student/teacher ratio is 17:1.
See our School Profile here.
Grammar and Writing Transition
Composition II (H)
Creative Writing (H)
Fairy Tales (H)
Fiction Writing Workshop (H/U)
Novels of Jane Austen (H/U)
Science Fiction: A Christian Perspective (H)
Shakespearean Literature (H)
*World Ancient Literature I (H)
*World Ancient Literature II (H/U)
*World Medieval Literature I (H)
*World Medieval Literature II (H/U)
*U.S., British & Modern Literature I (H)
*U.S., British & Modern Literature II (H/U)
Art History (H)
Art Studio I–II
Biblical Archaeology (H)
Computer Programming C++ (H)
Computer Programming Python (H)
Film & Worldview (H/U)
Intro to Theater
US Government (H/U)
World Religion (H/U)
*Doctrine & Theology I–VI (H)
French I–II (H)
French III (H/U)
French IV (H)
German I–II (H)
German III (H/U)
Greek I–II (H/U)
Latin Transition I
Latin Transition II
Latin II (H)
Latin III: Christian or Classical Authors (H/U)
Latin III: Virgil (H/U/AP)
Mandarin Chinese I & II (H)
Spanish I–II (H)
Spanish III (H/U)
Algebra I Saxon
Algebra I MUS
Algebra II (H)
Algebra II Saxon
Algebra II MUS
Pre-Calculus w/ Trig (H)
Calculus I (H/U/AP)
Calculus I Saxon
Calculus II (H/U/AP)
Business Math (H)
Problem Solving - Mathematical Reasoning (H)
Earth Science Novare
Physical Science Novare
Biology Novare (H)
Chemistry Apologia (H)
Organic Chemistry (H/U)
Anatomy & Physiology (H/U)
Physics I (H)
Physics II (H/U)
Marine Biology (H/U)
History and Survey Transition
Western Civilization (H)
*World Ancient History I (H)
*World Ancient History II (H/U)
*World Medieval History I (H)
*World Medieval History II (H/U)
US History (H)
*U.S., British & Modern History I (H)
*U.S., British & Modern History II (H/U)
Logic I Veritas Press
Logic I Canon Press
Logic II Veritas Press (H)
Logic II Classical Academic Press (H)
Rhetoric I (H)
Rhetoric II (H/U)
Senior Thesis (H/U)
Art I Grammar
Art II Grammar
Geography - North
Geography - South
Geography - East
Geography - West
Grammar and Writing 3 - 6 - Shurley
Grammar and Writing 3 - 6 - Classical
Latin Grammar 3 - 5
Linguistics (Spelling) 3- 5
Literature 3 - 6
Mathematics 3 - 6 - Saxon
Mathematics 3 - 6 - Math-U-See
Memory Period I - II
Stepping Stones: Literature and Memory (Grade 2)
A student auditing a class will be enrolled in a separate Audit section of the course. They will have access to archives and the Course Assignment Sheet (a document detailing the schedule of assignments), but will not have access to any of the online materials including homework assessments, tests, and exams. No teacher contact occurs with course audits.
Introduction to Veritas Scholars Academy
General VSA Information
Academic Year Calendar
Terms and Conditions
End of Year Gathering - EOYG
Best Practices for Students
Etiquette and Behavior Standards
Chat Box Guidelines
Academic Policies and Procedures
Orientation/Start of Classes
Academic Dishonesty and Other Disciplinary Challenges
Attendance and Participation
Class Attendance and Relevant Class Participation Grading Rubric
Course Waiver and Archive Viewing Report
Course Assignments Sheet
“Save Your Grade” Day
Quarterly Grading and Comments
Full-Time Diploma Program
Full-Time Diploma Course Registration
Full-Time Diploma Admissions and Enrollment
Transcript Grade Information
Each year a new Academic Calendar is released. This includes important dates such as the start and end of class terms, school holidays and breaks, midterm exams, orientation days, graduation, and more. You can view the latest academic calendar here. Note that this calendar is an overview of the school year. Any dates for exams, homework, or other events unique to a particular class will be detailed in the quarterly Course Assignment Sheets for each class.