About Academics in VASD
Collaboration, as a conduit to healing and joy, is our transition from self-care to community care. It is our intentional strategy to ensure we create a culture where we take care of each other. In healing language, the word conduit means to channel energy to allow movement and change.
Disciplinary literacy refers to the ability to read, write, speak, listen, think critically, and perform across all learning environments. Disciplinary literacy integrates content that students learn in class with skills they acquire and their life experiences. It encompasses immersing multilingual and multicultural skills into the culture of VASD and into the experiences of our scholars. Most importantly, it is the foundation that supports students in creating a deeper understanding of what it means to be an active and informed person who is readily poised to participate in their local community and our global society.