SCHOOL UPDATE: Arc is open Wednesday, Feb 13. The road conditions are drivable on major routes in the Victoria core with the forecast of plus zero temperatures.
Live Your Own Learning.
Victoria's Only Interdisciplinary Inquiry Middle School
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- orange KTYXGKL Car Model Car 1 18Jeep Wrangler Simulation Alloy Die-Casting Toy Jewelry Sports Car Collection Jewelry 22x10.5x10CM Model car (color White)
- SMBYLL Toy figurine toy model anime character crafts decorations 30cm Anime model (color Silver)
- Disney Women's Sally Prestige Adult Costume, Multi, Large
- Intex 12ft x 30in Deep Metal Frame Pool with filter pump 28212
- Rubies Costume Star Trek into Darkness Uhura Costume, Medium
- HO F7B, WM Speed by Bachmann Trains
- MusicBox Kingdom 43867 135mm Wooden Farm Carousel Turns To Tune The Magic Flute Room Decor
- Slava Voynov (Los Angeles Kings) 2014 Forever Collectibles Stanley Cup Champions Trophy Bobblehead by Forever Collectibles
- Xtreme Adaptor Cable (for OneCam)
- Rattle Kugel Emissions_Berri Design Inc. Germany_ (Japan Import) by belidesign
- Evil Dead Ash Williams - 12 Figure
- Funko POP Movies Pitch Perfect Fat Amy Action Figure
- Farmerly Fit for 1 2 3 4 Seater Sofa Cover Tight wrap All-Inclusive sectional Elastic seat Bench Covers Couch Cover Christmas Slipcovers K180, AB 190-230cm
- Sega Kantai Collection Kancolle Mutsu SPM Super Premium Figure + 41cm Twin Gun Mount
- Polly Pocket Polly Explorin Australia Travel Backpack
- B JJJJD Anime Toy Model Naruto Game Toy Home Office Decoration Model (color B)
- 4pcs Original Sunnysky R2205 2300KV 2500KV Brushless Motor CW CCW for FPV Racing Quadcopter Drone Multicopter New 2300KV No Box
- Hobby Master 1 48 FW 190A-4 White 8 1. Staffel I. Gruppe JG.54 Eastern Front Earlt 1943 HMA7421 Brand New
- Take it Easy YZEA Go Rucksack 46 cm Cloud M
- DCC Decoder Test Kit, 4-Function 8 9-Pin
- Great Eastern Animation Dragon Ball Super Battle of Gods Sd Majin Buu PVC Keychain
- bluee 16inches Kids' Bikes Student Bicycle Mountain Bike Bicycle boy Bicycle Girl Bicycle Shock Bicycle 16 inch, can be Installed Tripod Auxiliary Wheel (color bluee, Size 16inches)
- Mini-Z air color fluorescent yellow MZW150KY
- 6 Sheets Puffy Dimensional Scrapbooking Party Favor Stickers + 18 FREE Scratch and Sniff Stickers - JUNGLE, SAFARI
- Bulk Buy Darice DIY Crafts Clothespin Spring Natural Jumbo 12 inches (3-Pack) 9192-08 by Darice Bulk Buy
- YUHUS HOME Solid wood fashion creative stool fabric sofa stool chair home coffee table stool adult stool stool (color B)
- Weighted Blanket for Kids Abstract,Floral Pattern with Watercolor Brush Strokes Effect Background Fall Season Leaves, Multicolor for Bed & Couch Sofa Easy Care 50 x60
- Green HOOPOO Step Stools Ladder Stool Solid Wood Stool Home Storage Stool Nordic shoes Stool Creative Fashion Stair Stool Door Change shoes Bench (color Purple)
- Disney first time Ideyo tail English Mickey Mouse together
- JLA New Frontier 1 Wonder Woman Action Figure
- Disney Minnie Mouse 9 Piece Gardening Set by Disney
- Stephen Joseph Girls Quilted CHEER Backpack by Stephen Joseph
- Matek Systems F405-CTR Flight Controller Built-in PDB OSD 5V 2A BEC Current Sensor for RC Drone Quadcopter
- K'Nex 854 Lincoln LOGS – 100th Anniversary Tin-111 All-Wood Ages 3+ Construction Education Toy, Brown, 111 Pieces
- LEGO Town 1630 Mini Helicopter
- Peacock Themed First Birthday Party Fill In Style Invitations, set of 10 including envelopes
- DC Chess Collector Figure & Magazine Supergirl White Pawn by Eaglemoss by Eaglemoss
- Melissa & Doug Flossie White Cat
- Mocha Latte Plush Brown Bear 12 Plush Valentine's Day Gift
- Generic for RED Epic Black Magic Scarlet CamHigh Torque Brushless Gimbal Motor GM100H BLDC Motor Slipring Sealed Case Gimbal Motor
- Classroom DX English with ABC chat Anpanman Anpanman (japan import)
- FOANA 1 16 WPL C34KM KIT Off-road Metal Chassis Remote Control New RC Car Toys DIY
- Haruhi Suzumiya 2 Haruhi Mug
- 3D LED Night Light Table Desk Lamps 3D Optical Illusion Visual Lamp 7 colors Touch Table Desk Lamp for Christmas Birthday Gift Christmas Tree
- Trademark Fine Art Florison 50 by Alan bluestein, White Matte, Black Frame 11x11
- Déguisement pour Enfant - Bricoleur - Ceinture, Chapeau, Outils en Plastique
- Oeuf Baby Clothes hammer pants-pink red hearts-12M
- (S - Small) - (Cuts S) Harley Quinn Costume for Kids Carnival Halloween Cosplay Suicide Squad Film Idea Gift Little Girls ,
- Generic Open Source PH Sensor Simulation of PH Meter
- Cordoba GK Studio Limited [Gypsy Kings Signature Model] Acoustic Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar
- Johnny Marr Signed 16x12 Photo The Smiths Music Autograph Memorabilia + COA
- DZXGY Elephant Night Light for Kids 3D Illusion Night Light Touch Button 3D Optical Illusion Table Desk Lamp with 7 color Light for Girls Christmas Birthday Gift
- Made by Mika Personalised baby announcements HOT PINK BUTTERFLIES GIRL FREE DRAFT & FREE ENVELOPES (200, A6 folded Silk card)
- Flying Heroes Spiderman Flying Hero
- Creativity for Kids GROW Light Kit, Mimics Natural Sunlight
Opening a progressive inquiry middle school takes a very committed community, and becoming a part of the family also has its privileges. Founding Families and new families are ensuring this type of education is available for more children. Our hearts go out to these families with the utmost gratitude.
How To Apply
Submit an online application form, which will be received by our Admissions Team. Applicants will be contacted in a timely fashion to arrange for a parent interview.
Life at Arc
There is school and there is learning...
We know the difference.
Arc focuses on nurturing the whole child, valuing the development of social and emotional skills along with academics. At different stages of their education an Arc student may study art, music, philosophy, and technology as well as the regular subjects in the BC Curriculum. Critical thinking, scientific literacy, and support for skills in reading and writing are emphasized.
There is supervised and varied physical activity every day. Activities include but are not limited to:
- Walking or running
- Playing games at the park
- Dance, rock climbing, and soccer
- Use of community facilities (such as ice skating and swimming)
Every day also includes time for play and rest, both of which are essential for children’s development. In all our programs, we seek to balance rich opportunities for intellectual growth with the time needed for children to absorb and integrate what they have learned.
"Where students learn from teachers, and teachers learn from students, and everyone learns from each other."
- Sir Ken Robinson ON INQUIRY LEARNING
There is more than education here.
There is a team of dedicated, smart, and sometimes funny people collaborating together who brought this into existence. Some have depth in structuring sustainable entities, others bring expertise in education. Every one of them is passionate about giving youth more inquiry opportunities. It is this combined brilliance that makes this more than a school.
We currently offer teaching to students in grades 6-8.
And we know full-well our children will live a life that we can’t even wrap our heads around, to work jobs that haven’t yet been invented, and for organizations that don’t yet exist. This school has unique attributes that prepare students to handle the future.
If you are interested in learning more about Arc, we welcome you to explore our website or contact us to arrange an interview.
"Inquiry-based learning is the most engaging and inspiring way for my kids to learn."
- FOUNDING FAMILY
Igniting students' interest.
Inquiry learning is a researched, proven instructional model that is engaging and meaningful for students. Instead of the teacher telling students what they need to know, inquiry-based learning asks students to construct their own knowledge through experiences and explorations.
There will always be a need for direct teaching, but overusing this instructional approach causes students to tune out or lose touch with their own agency. Inquiry-based learning can accomplish deeper levels of learning that build on student strengths and passions to actively discover knowledge.
With inquiry-based learning, students are guided through some or all of the follow activities:
- Formulating a set of questions
- Designing an investigation
- Identifying and collecting resources
- Developing explanations based on evidence
- Sharing investigation findings
- Reflecting on the learning process and outcomes
Our learning model motivates students to learn and advances their problem solving and critical thinking skills. Teachers monitor their inquiry process and provide guidance when they encounter difficulties.
"Sat through a keynote on creativity. Confirms my belief that Arc Academy is so needed in Victoria, and that your values and beliefs are exactly what the world needs."
- Educator at confraute uconn