Greetings! We’re delighted that you have decided to join us here at Veritas Scholars Academy. You’ll find as your children experience Veritas that we love the Lord, love our students, and love the subjects that we teach. We’re educators who believe that children are designed to love learning, and we count it as a privilege to be part of the equation.
Dr. Bob Cannon
1. Order Books
If you’re in a summer class, this is especially important! Sometimes books get back-ordered, so it’s best to get everything ordered as soon as possible. Also, if your student is in an Omnibus course, it’s advantageous to get ahead on reading.
2. Print out the Academic Calendar
Note: Your student(s) will gain access to their account two weeks before class starts. It’s important to sign in two weeks prior to the start of class to see what readings or assignments are due the first day of class.
=> If you have a high school student, they will most likely have homework due on the first day of class, so plan for your “first week of school” to actually be the week before classes start.
April 24, 2023 - Order Summer A books
May 22, 2023 - Summer A Classes available to students in Schoology after 12 pm ET -
(access to Schoology if a new student and/or parent)
May 24, 2023 - Summer A Welcome Meeting - Wednesday, May 24 at 11:00 am ET - If you missed the meeting, please watch the Summer A Welcome Meeting Archive HERE (click link)
June 5, 2023 - Summer A First Day of Class
June 5, 2023 - Order Summer B books - Veritas Web Store
July 3, 2023 - Summer B Classes available to students in Schoology
July 5, 2023 - Summer B Welcome Meeting - Wednesday, July 5 at 10:00 am ET - If you missed the meeting, please watch the Summer B Welcome Meeting Archive HERE (click link)
July 17, 2023 - Summer B First Day of Class
July 15, 2023 - Order course books for the school year if you haven’t yet
Tue, August 1, 2023 - Order School Yearbooks (link will be available in August)
Tue, August 1, 2023 - Read the email from Dr. Bob with all the school year details - Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year at VSA!
Tues, August 22 after 12:00 pm ET - Courses available in Schoology
Tues, August 22 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET - Tech Playground session
Wed, August 23 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am ET - Tech Playground session
Fri, August 25 at 2 pm ET (Grades K-6) – Preparing Your Student for the School Year - If you missed the meeting, you can watch the meeting archive HERE (click link)
Fri, August 25 at 4 pm ET (Grades 7-12) – Preparing Your Student for the School Year - If you missed the meeting, you can watch the meeting archive HERE (click link)
Tues, September 5 - First Day of Classes (access classes from
Remember there is no class on Monday, September 4 due to Labor Day.
(Tues, Sep 5 and Wed, Sep 6 - Help Desk available 7:30 am – 3:00 pm ET)
Tues, September 5 at 8 pm ET – VSA Prayer Gathering
Fri, September 8 - Second class for Mon/Wed Class
Only Friday class in the school year
3. Read the Technology Handbook
The Tech Handbook is crucial. There’s a big learning curve to understanding how to download the Schoology app, sign into classes, communicate with teachers within the Schoology software, submit an assignment, etc. Please take time to read through this with your students. It’ll make a world of difference in your first weeks of school if you’ve familiarized yourself with the process.
4. Read the
2023-2024 Parent Student Handbook
You may have dealt with Parent Student Handbooks from other places in the past as just a bunch of discipline “what ifs.” Not so with VSA's handbook! It’s great information that’ll make your school year go smoothly! Here you’ll find how to submit homework extension requests (parents must do this), get course assignment sheets (the lifeblood of students knowing what’s due and when), and many other key items. Reading this handbook will prepare your family for the first day of school and beyond!
5. Get Connected
– 2 weeks before school starts, you’ll get access to Schoology. Students will automatically be added to specific groups based on their age and what they’re involved in. You’ll find those under the “Groups” tab. Be on the lookout for that! There will also be a Student Commons Group that will be available on the first day of school.
– Use our community groups to connect with other families in your area. We'll send out quarterly sign-up forms where you may opt-in to access a directory and a Schoology group to find those near you.