October 03, 2005
I'm a former 'Victory girl.' This God-centered boarding school focuses little on academia. School is not intellectually challenging, and help is mediocre. However, the PACE academic system allows many students to catch up and graduate 'on time.' Parents have little involvement besides writing their child(ren). Students are removed from reality and forced to focus on God. Rules, however silly, are strictly enforced. Days are scheduled, and activities include chores, KJV-Bible reading, chapel (often preachy, even dogmatic), meals, school, and sports/leisure time. Typical 'extracurricular activities' are limited. The most common form of punishment is writing lines. The God-fearing leaders ensure student safety, as students are closely watched and don't leave the premises. Sadly, this school has an undesired recidivism rate due to its extreme withdraw from the outside world. Students receive little, if any, counsel. The staff assumes the worst of everyone. I appreciate this school, but my overall experience was nightmarish.
- submitted by a student