WE CHOSE VCA!
The day I was in labor with my oldest, my pastor called my husband to see how everything was going. He then proceeded to ask, “Have you thought about what kind of education you will give your child?” My husband and I were stumped by the question as the norm is to just enroll in the local public school. Being young (20, 25) and recently saved Christians, we had not even thought about it. When our children were school age, we put them in public school, and remembered our conversation with our pastor years before. For the first 2 years they were in K and 1st grades, it was less than great. Even in such an early stage of elementary school, our children were targeted because they listened to Christian music, dressed a bit more conservatively, and because they didn’t participate in certain activities. The principal called me to the office because my children did not want to participate in Halloween. I responded to the principal by saying, ”We do not participate in Halloween,” and it was met with disdain, and I was told that I was teaching my children to defy authority.
We believe God is the ultimate authority. As a family, we value the belief that God is first. As parents, we have an obligation of impressing God's word not only in our hearts but in our children’s hearts. The Bible says, “Impress them (God's word) on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.“ Deuteronomy 6:7 That became a charge on my husband and me. That’s when we decided to homeschool, which went well for 3 years. But my heart was set on sending my three children to school with other kids who have the same like mind in Christ as we do. That is why we set our hearts on VCA. We are so thankful for VCA and that my kids feel surrounded by love, respect, and God's word.