At present we do not offer a separate Bible class for students. Biblical principles are integrated into every part of the day but are especially evident through our science, history and literature programs. In the younger grades we have such limited time with the students that we feel a Bible class is not necessary but rather the privilege and responsibility of the parents and their local church. We offer a Worldview course in high school based on apologetics. Biblical studies may be added as an elective to the high school in the future.
A University-Model School is a unique educational model in which two proven elements of educational success are combined. The classroom instruction of a teacher and the home mentoring of a parent are combined into a single, unified, college simulated program. Students are taught in the classroom by qualified teachers for two or three days per week while parents remain central in the character formation and education of their child by working with them on the alternating days.
We are a non-denominational Christian school. We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, the salvation of individuals by grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ, and the regeneration of the soul by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. A more complete rendering of our doctrinal statement of beliefs is incorporated in our school catalog. Parents and students must sign a statement agreeing with and supporting the fact that Veritas will incorporate these beliefs as the foundation of our educational methods and teachings. They must support their integration into all of Veritas programs and classes. By way of example, Veritas holds to the Creationist view of the origin of the world. Though evolution will be presented as a theory, it will be presented as one that is counter to the Bible and thus in error.
Registration begins each January and continues through the end of May. Registration fees for current students increase from $100 per student to $175 per student on Feb. 1st and will increase a final time to $225 on March 1st. All new families may register for $100 per student.
Veritas is located on the property of First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774.
We offer grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.
All core courses are taught by certified teachers or qualified individuals holding a bachelors degree or higher.
Veritas has a discipline policy modeled in keeping with the Biblical ideal that children should 1) be respectful of those in authority and 2) that they should love one another as they love themselves. As such, we have attempted to avoid legalism while at the same time ensuring that children act in accordance with Scriptural guidelines. For more details, please consult our school catalog.
We do have a dress code which requires modesty and a certain level of uniformity. Although spelled out in greater detail in our school catalog, children are required to wear khaki or navy colored pants, skirts, or shorts, etc. and a Veritas logoed polo shirt in white, navy, or red.
If shopping locally for Veritas logoed shirts, contact Allen's Sports in Seminole. If you would like to order Veritas logoed shirts online, you can do so from Land's End. Click here to outfit your children from Lands’ End School online catalog.
Ordering Instructions-please read before proceeding:
Visit the Lands' End School website (click on link).
Choose the category (Uniforms for Girls or Uniforms for Boys) and click on the appropriate size range.
Choose a product category (polos, pants, shorts, etc.).
Select the item and click the size next to the color you would like.
Enter the preferred school number in the box that appears after the item is ordered. The number for Veritas is 900115734
Click "Add to Shopping Bag."
On the "Shopping Bag" page, click "Keep Shopping" to order more items, or "Proceed to Checkout" to complete your purchase.
All Lands' End school products will be displayed. Please keep our dress code and logo policy in mind.
If you have any problems placing an order, or if you have questions about an existing order, please call 1-800-469-2222.
Students may participate in the MyLunchMoney program at Indian Rocks Christian School or they may bring their own boxed/packed lunch on Mon/Wed/Fri. For more information on the lunch program at Indian Rocks Christian School, please visit www.MyLunchMoney.com
Our classes are scheduled on a 32-Week schedule, two 16 week semesters with a four-five weeks break during the Christmas holiday.
Kindergarten through 6th grade meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:15 until 2:30. Grades 7 through 12 meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:15 until 2:35.
Our maximum class size is 16 for Elementary classes with an average class size of 12.
For grades 7 and higher, you may enroll your child on a part-time basis. We do require a minimum of 2 classes for 9th - 12th Graders and a minimum of 3 classes for 7th & 8th graders. You may enroll your child in our extracurricular activities regardless of your enrollment status.
Due to the rigors of our curriculum and the shorter amount of classroom time, we are regrettably unable to accommodate serious learning disabilities.
At Veritas, we seek to place students based upon their mastery of the material rather than the child's chronological age. Therefore, it is possible that your child may work at a level above or below their normal age in one subject while still working on grade level for their other subjects. We believe this allows the student to achieve his or her maximum potential. Placement is initially made based upon the results of a pre-admission test.
In the elementary years, children are taught English, history, science, math, and physical education as their core courses. Electives consist of the after school activity programs from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays. For grades 7 and above, in addition to their core courses, students may elect to take Spanish, Geography, Art, Public Speaking, Government, Economics, Health, Personal Fitness, Concise Theology, Choir, and World View.
Middle and high school students may play sports through Indian Rocks Christian School. For more information check the link on the homepage to IRCS Athletics.
We do not offer extended childcare before or after school beyond our scheduled extracurricular activities.
What is the cost of the after school activities? Students may take any or all of the enrichment activities available after school. Each class is one hour from 3:00-4:00 held at Indian Rocks Christian School in the elementary building Students are taken to the activity from Veritas and picked up at IRCS by the parents. Fees vary by activity, contact the office for details.
We have priced the tuition at the best possible value, and at this time we do not offer a discount for multiple children.
Checks can be made payable to Veritas Academy. and they can be mailed with student application to: Veritas Academy at Indian Rocks 12685 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33774
Please call our office for current tuition costs. This tuition cost EXCLUDES curriculum/books and all after school activities.
Veritas using FACTS for financial planning. There are many options for payments: a 10 month plan, a 12 month plan, or a full payment plan. Details are provided on the Financial Agreement.
All students must pay an annual, non-refundable registration fee of $150-$225, depending on date of registration. The school may also charge a $40 placement test fee if such placement testing is deemed necessary by the school administrator.
There are two major fundraisers each year that we require parents to participate in. These events will be held to improve the facilities and activities of the school. Your participation is essential in developing the school's maximum potential. The school is IRS recognized as a 501©3 organization, therefore any donations (but not tuition and fees) are tax deductible. Parents that are unwilling or unable to participate in fundraising events will be assessed a $175.00 fee per student, per fundraiser.
Registration opens each January and continues through the end of May. Registration fees increase from $100 per student to $175 per student on Feb. 1st. They will increase a final time to $225 on March 1st. Class seats will be offered in the order registration is received and application by the deadline does not guarantee admission. Applications will be considered on a space available basis after May 1. All applications must be accompanied by the appropriate registration fee.
Veritas believes that the parent must be a central participant in the education of their child. At the primary level parents are responsible for instruction three days a week and hence share the instructional responsibility. Parents of middle and high school students will oversee the work of their children two days a week. Veritas provides the evaluation of the student's performance, retains records relating to the students performance, selects the curriculum, and provides a majority of the instruction for middle and high school.
A homeschool parent may have the option of retaining their homeschool status while participating in a private school program. The school deems it the responsibility of the parents to seek legal counsel on this issue. See the Veritas Handbook for information related to homeschool students and sports at IRCS.
In keeping with our philosophy that a Veritas education requires both the school and the parent, parents are required to volunteer 24 hours per year. Parents who are not able to volunteer will be assessed a fee of $50 per every 6 hours, or $200.00 ONLY if parents aren't planning on volunteering. If necessary, we can work with parents to provide a variety of options to fulfill the volunteer hours with our various needs. Call the school office for more info.
The Veritas building is secured with locked entrances which require visitors to request entrance where a video camera and speaker are used. The campus is fully equipped with a video camera system both inside and outside the building.
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