Study Mode

VTA has a school curriculum whose subjects are in Spanish for all of our Spanish-speaking students, and there is also an English language subject.

The compulsory subjects are:

From 1° to 8°:

  • Language
  • Math
  • Science
  • History (it may change according to each country)
  • English
  • Complementary: Coding, Chess, Neuro-writing

From 9° to 12°:

  • Language
  • Math
  • History (it may change according to each country)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • English
  • Complementary: Coding, Chess, Neuro-writing

Each subject is organized into units, which are also organized into lessons. VTA structures the lessons by using the 4-fase Methodology ©

This way of structuring is the general rule which must be followed by all of our VTA students. These are the following requirements for them:

  • They do not have any clinical diagnosis that prevents their correct progress.
  • They have studied in a compatible way to their age in previous years.
  • They have an average equal to or above 5.0 (Chilean scale or analogous in anotherSpanish-speaking country).

With that being said, VTA is always open to making the appropriate adjustments to best serve the individuality of each of our students. That is why we have three different models that can satisfactorily address three types of special students: students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), high-ability students and students who are dedicated to some special extra-curricular activity.

Special Educational Needs:

To qualify within this category, students must have:

  • Some clinical diagnosis that accredits SEN and that implies the requirement of some adaptation in the didactics and in evaluations. The SENs that are addressed are subject to the appreciation of the professionals in the area, it will be evaluated if the child’s requirement
    can be addressed by the VTA system.
  • An average less than or equal to 4.9 (Chilean scale or analogous in another Spanish-speaking country) in previous years. For these cases, diagnostic tests are very important, as they will allow tutors to take the appropriate measures in time.
  • High percentage of absenteeism as a result of crises that have been experienced in previous schools.

If this is the case, adjustments will be made according to the particular circumstances. These will be done thoughtfully as the students move forward, until they reach the expected result. The adjustments will deal with the didactics and/or the evaluation modalities.

High-ability students:

To qualify within this category, students must have:

  • Some clinical diagnosis that justifies the high capacities. confirmed by psychological, neurological or related tests. After getting these results, the student will be allowed to move to the following level.

In addition to having to take all the core subjects, these students will have the Advanced English subject.

The validation achieved by the student will be subject to the provisions of the Ministries of Education of each country.

Extracurricular activities students:

To qualify within this category:

  • Students must be dedicated to some extracurricular activity that is related to sport, music, theatre or other activity.
  • The activity that they carry on prevents them from following the standard academic development.

If this is the case, adjustments will be made according to the particular circumstances. These will be done thoughtfully as the students move forward, until they reach the expected result. The adjustments will deal with the didactics and/or the evaluation modalities.

VTA bilingual has a curriculum whose subjects are in English, and “Language” in Spanish.

To be able to opt for this curriculum, the student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Your native language is English and / or you are fluent in English.
  • Be a VTA high-ability student in Spanish and have a bilingual level of English according to the year you enroll. If the student comes from a bilingual school, they will be asked for a certificate stating their level of English. If the student has knowledge of English by studying at some other institution, a certificate will be requested stating their level of English. If the student has knowledge of English, but that knowledge does not come from a previous college or some other ad hoc institution, they will be tested by VTA to account for their level.
  • Entrance to Kindergarten with notions of English from PlayGroup and PreKinder.

These three options are grouped under the category of Bilingual VTA Student.

For elementary school (from 1° to 5°), the core subjects are:

  • Language Arts.
  • Math.
  • Science.
  • Social study.
  • Spanish Language.
  • Complementary: neuro-writing and chess.

For middle school (from 6° to 8°), the core subjects are:

  • Language Arts
  • Math.
  • Science.
  • Social study.
  • Spanish Language.
  • Complementary: neuro-writing and chess.

For high school 9°, the core subjects are:

  • Language Arts
  • Algebra I.
  • Environmental Science.
  • Survey of World History.
  • Spanish Language.
  • A third language: Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian.
  • Three complementary subjects from this list: Art History I, Concepts in Probability and Statistics, Contemporary Health, Economics, Environmental Science, Foundations of Personal Wellness, Healthy Living, Intro to Art, Intro to Communications and Speech, Lifetime Fitness, Personal Finance, Psychology, Sociology, Strategies for Academic Success.

For high school 10°, the core subjects are:

  • Language Arts.
  • Geometry.
  • Algebra II.
  • A subject from the science realm: Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
  • Spanish Language
  • A third language: Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian.
  • Three complementary subjects from this list: Art History I, Concepts in Probability and Statistics, Contemporary Health, Economics, Environmental Science, Foundations of Personal Wellness, Healthy Living, Intro to Art, Intro to Communications and Speech, Lifetime Fitness, Personal Finance, Psychology, Sociology, Strategies for Academic Success.

For highschool 11°, the core subjects are:

  • Language Arts.
  • Trigonometry.
  • Pre-calculus.
  • A subject from the science realm: Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
  • Spanish Language.
  • A third language: Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian.
  • Three complementary subjects from this list: Art History I, Concepts in Probability and Statistics, Contemporary Health, Economics, Environmental Science,Foundations of Personal Wellness, Healthy Living, Intro to Art, Intro to Communications and Speech, Lifetime Fitness, Personal Finance, Psychology, Sociology, Strategies for Academic Success.

For highschool 12°, the core subjects are:

  • Language Arts.
  • Concepts in Probability and Statistics.
  • Calculus.
  • Una asignatura de las siguientes tres ciencias: Biology, Physics y Chemistry.
  • Spanish Language.
  • A subject from the science realm: Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian.
  • Three complementary subjects from this list: Art History I, Concepts in Probability and Statistics, Contemporary Health, Economics, Environmental Science, Foundations of Personal Wellness, Healthy Living, Intro to Art, Intro to Communications and Speech, Lifetime Fitness, Personal Finance, Psychology, Sociology, Strategies for Academic Success.

Each subject is organized into units, which are also organized into lessons. Lessons are addressed with interactive videos, readings, exercises, and games.

This structure is the general rule, and every bilingual VTA Student must follow. This type ofstudent is one who:

  • They do not have any clinical diagnosis that prevents their correct progress.
  • They have studied in a compatible way to their age in previous years.
  • They have an average equal to or above 5.0 (Chilean scale or analogous in another Spanish-speaking country).

With that being said, VTA is always open to making the appropriate adjustments to best serve the individuality of each of our students. That is why we have a special study mode for students who do an extracurricular activity.

Extra curricular activities students:

To qualify within this category:

  • Students must be dedicated to some extracurricular activity that is related to sport, music, theatre or other activity.
  • The activity that they carry on prevents them from following the standard academic development.

If this is the case, adjustments will be made according to the particular circumstances. These will be done thoughtfully as the students move forward, until they reach the expected result. The adjustments will deal with the didactics and/or the evaluation modalities.

These are subject to current level requirements and other requirements as the case may be:

  • Introduction to Calculus
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Excel
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Marketing
  • Artistic Education
  • Personal Finance
  • Introduction to Economy
  • Public Speaking
  • Chess
  • Neuro-writing
  • Coding
  • Mindfulness
  • Introduction to Psychology, Painting, Scientific Research, Quantum Physics.