Learning & Growth
Here at VIA, our motto is “Learning and Growth!” The academy’s program aims to lay a solid foundation to help students integrate quickly and comfortably into the United States. Our motto is not only reflected in the classroom and through athletics, but also in daily life. Communal life allows students to practice self-reliance and time-management. In addition, VIA’s Oath of Honor and Rules of Discipline help students develop strong character and learn self-discipline.
The VIA Honor Oath
Under the oath of honor, students should uphold the following:
- If I violate the oath of honor, I will take the initiative to report myself to VIA’s student office.
- If I find another student has violated the oath of honor, I will advise and urge him/her to report him/herself to VIA’s student office. If the student does not report him/herself, I will take the initiative and report him/her to VIA’s student office for having violated the oath of honor.
VIA helps students form the following values:
- Gratitude | Appreciation for the opportunity to study in the United States, and recognition of the hard work of parents, teachers and staff.
- Self-Respect | Proper recognition of one’s efforts, and the desire to produce work of great quality.
- Enthusiasm | Desire toward gaining new knowledge of all cultures, and the will to reach out to friends in need.
- Participation | Willingness to engage in voluntary activities, and perfecting the virtue of service.
- Independence | Learning to manage one’s time and possessions without the direction of teachers and staff.
- Maturity | The ability to act confidently and reasonably apart from adult supervision.
- Responsibility | Honoring commitments with promptness, preparedness and the equivocation of one’s word with deed.