Frequently Asked Questions
What is the maximum class size?
To ensure that your child receives the individual attention he/she needs to excel,
Is a private education really worth the price?
A private education at
Do you offer tuition assistance?
While every student who attends
In what ways can I get involved as a parent?
Do you offer Before and After school care? If so, what is the fee?
Valeo Academy Extended Care is provided on school days from . Fees for the 2012-2013 school year are $14/day or $170/month. Children participating in Valeo Extended Care enjoy such activities as our Power Hour (after school assistance with homework), Bible lessons, games involving teamwork, snack, videos, music, recess in our gymnasium, cooking, and more!
Where can I purchase uniforms? Our uniform supplier is Dennis Uniform. Uniforms may be purchased in one of two ways:
- Visit the Dennis Uniform store in
Mount Prospectat 1400 E Business Center Drive, Mount Prospect, IL 60056, 847-299-1442.
- Order online at dennisuniform.com (the code for
is GVAGV). Valeo Academy
Is there bus service?
We are unable to provide bus service, mainly due to many of our families coming from so many different locations and distances. However, almost all of our families wishing to communicate with other Valeo families - for things from setting up carpools, to arranging private birthday parties - have opted to be a part of our Valeo Family Contacts - a network of
Can home-schooled students take classes at
While we are happy to enroll previously home-schooled students full-time at
My child has not been immunized. What if I am unable to get my child immunized before the enrollment deadline?
If you have made an appointment with your child's doctor, you may submit proof that you have scheduled your child to receive his/her immunizations. Once this has been completed, please mail or fax a copy of the record to the
What if I do not believe in immunizing my child?
Although the Illinois Department of Public Health requires that all public and private schools present proof that all enrolled students have received immunizations, it does allow for the following exemptions :
- Religious: Parents objecting to the administration of immunizations are required to submit to the school, a written and signed statement indicating that the vaccinating their children are in direct conflict with a religious belief, and in what way there is a conflict. Objections on philosophical grounds are not admissible in the state of
- Medical: If the administration of one or more of the immunizing agents is a direct threat to the health of your child, the physician of that child must submit a signed statement to
indicating this fact. Valeo Academy
The above exemptions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Further information on exemptions from immunizations can be found at the IL Dept. of Public Health (http://www.idph.state.il.us/).
What if my child is doing well in one subject, but poor in another? Is there a tutoring program?
If your child needs a little extra help in a certain subject, you may request that the teacher give additional assistance for up to 1/4 hour after class. The fee for any additional assistance beyond 15 minutes will be $10 per 1/2 hour. Multiple requests at a time will be honored by appointments only.
Are there extra-curricular activities?
Students at Valeo have participated in a wide variety of activities and events such as yearbook and newspaper clubs, community service, dramatic productions and presentations, and special days centered around their studies. We are looking to implement a band program in the near future. Athletic teams will be forthcoming in future years.
Do you have an open-door policy for parents to their child's classroom? i.e., may a parent come in at any time, without an appointment, to observe the class?
Given the variety of activities and instruction through the 4 quarters, we ask that all visits by parents to a child's classroom should be arranged with the administrative office of
What level of experience/education is required of the teachers and staff of Valeo Academy?
Given that our method of education vastly differs from that of the secular world, in addition to requiring a college degree and certification, we will be training each of our teachers to instruct from the curriculum and according to the philosophy of education we have set forth. Teachers at
What are some of your policies on topics such as homework, attendance, discipline, etc.?
Is there homework on church service days?
Homework is typically not given on church service days; however, on rare occasions, there may be times when homework is required.
There is a different cost for members and non-members. What is your definition of a member?
Is there a special education program?
Not at this time. The academic program at
Is there chapel? Yes. Who teaches chapel? A qualified minister or teacher.
What types of standardized tests are used to determine a student's achievement level?
Terra Nova 3 Tests are administered every April.
The PSATs are administered annually for grades 8 through 11.
College test preparation also includes SAT test preparation for high school juniors
What about Kindergarten testing?
Determination of Kindergarten readiness will be made based on the results of a Kindergarten Readiness Scale.
How are school and teacher performance measured?
Academic performance is measured by the results of standardized tests in relation to local, state, and national averages. Faculty undergoes annual reviews.