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Central Valley Christian Academy

Private | K-12 | 54 students

Our school is best known for its safe and encouraging learning environment!

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted August 13, 2013

Before I came to Central Valley Christian Academy, life was really hard for me. I have Tourette s Syndrome, and kids at the public school made fun of me and picked on me because I was an easy target. This made my life very difficult. Every night and a lot of the day, I would wake up depressed and go to sleep depressed. However, at CVCA, another student made friends with me the first day. He was the first classmate to ever make me feel accepted. The teachers are amazing to me. They completely understand and never make me feel bad when I struggle or am having an off day. At CVCA, the kids and teachers are not only my friends, but now, they are my family.


Posted July 22, 2013

CVCA is an excellent school for kids who need a little extra support or just don't enjoy the cookie-cutter education that public schools gives. The teachers provide discipline and instruction based on each student's needs. While there may be a negative review from one disgruntled student, there's a reason there are so many positive reviews from parents. CVCA is a school where education is about developing the whole person and teachers care about students like they are their own kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

Not a quality education. Rather than being supportive, staff members intimidate and bully the students to finish their work. All the other reviews are from parents, but I attended this school and can say that this school lacks the ability to effectively teach high school. A remedial education, at best.


Posted November 10, 2011

CVCA has been a blessing to my son and I. This is the school for the child who can't get thier needs met in the average classroom. They provide individual lesson plans based on the childs ability to learn and progress delivered in a loving caring environment.Community field trips, ASL lessons, hortticulture, sewing, physical education and art in a non-denominational christain setting. My son cries if he has to miss school, I couldn't ask for more
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

This school and staff has blessed my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

We love this school. Every child is treate with respect from the teachers an other children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

I love this school there are 0 gangsters they have lots of fun field trips and are christ centered. I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

This is a small unique developmental school that can fit the needs of any child.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 26%
Black 12% 6%
Hispanic 12% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • American sign language
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language

Health & athletics

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Therapeutic
Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Timothe Addelsee
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • Project-based
  • Therapeutic
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Service learning
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • American sign language
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
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Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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4147 E Dakota Ave
Fresno, CA 93726
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Phone: (559) 226-4644

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