Academics

Curriculum

Curriculum
Here at Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy, the students will develop in three areas: Academically, they will be challenged to expand their minds and embrace the desire to become critical thinkers and life-long learners. Physically, they will be encouraged to develop their bodies and talents through athletics and outdoor activities, so they can lead and...

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Multi-Grade Classes, Flexibility, & Student Relationships

Multi-Grade Classes, Flexibility, & Student Relationships
  Differentiation through Multi-Grade Classes Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy is committed to providing classroom instruction that meets every student’s need. With the exception of Kindergarten, the classes at Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy are arranged with two grade levels per classroom. Our teachers are experienced and trained to teach multigrade-multiability groups. It has long...

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Music Program

Music Program
Our Band and Keyboard Program is offered in conjunction with the American Independent Music Association. In addition to weekly instruction, students also perform at school musicals and with hundreds of other Christian School musicians in the exciting Solo and District Music Festivals. Advanced students perform with the A.I.M.A. All-State Honors Band Performance Tour. Music classes...

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Enrichment Activities

Enrichment Activities
Throughout the school year, we offer educational enrichment activities to all of our students.  These activities include such enrichments as: Our Social Studies and Science Fairs Hands-on Field Trips Outdoor Education School Plays Community Service Projects Educational Contests Reading Buddies And More! Many of our enrichment activities have students of multiple grades involved allowing the...

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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education
Learning in the Great Outdoors Throughout the year, all of the students from Kindergarten through 12th grade participate in outdoor educational activities, where the students are involved in activities that vary from back-packing to visiting the Virginia Safari Park to going to local farms and more. Each year, our 3rd to 8th grade classes are...

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Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule
School Hours of Operation Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bashful Giraffe Early Learning Center Hours Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bashful Giraffe Phone: 434-237-0054  

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Upcoming Events
Aug
21
Mon
2017
Monday Casual Days Kickoff
Aug 21 all-day

Every Monday will be casual day this year.  The kids can wear appropriate t-shirts, jeans, etc. on these days.

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Friday Dress-up Days
Aug 25 all-day

For this school year, every Friday will be a “dressier” or “uniform” day.  This means that it is uniform dress or better. There will be more details provided.

Please note that ALL TUESDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS are uniform days, except when a special casual day is earned. Details about earning extra casual days will be provided.

Pizza Day
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Once a month, we have pizza day luncheons available.  Sign-up sheets will be sent home the week of the Pizza Day luncheon for you to sign up your student if you choose to get them the pizza lunch.

Aug
28
Mon
2017
Monday Casual Days
Aug 28 all-day

Every Monday will be casual day this year.  The kids can wear appropriate t-shirts, jeans, etc. on these days.

Sep
1
Fri
2017
Friday Dress-up Days
Sep 1 all-day

For this school year, every Friday will be a “dressier” or “uniform” day.  This means that it is uniform dress or better. There will be more details provided.

Please note that ALL TUESDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS are uniform days, except when a special casual day is earned. Details about earning extra casual days will be provided.

Welcome Breakfast
Sep 1 @ 7:00 am – 8:15 am

This will be a special welcome breakfast. We invite all students and parents to attend this breakfast. Also, we love to have volunteers to help us prepare the breakfast. There is no cost for this breakfast. We ask that all school parents donate one breakfast item. Details about that will be sent home with your student that week.

Sep
4
Mon
2017
NO SCHOOL—Labor Day Holiday
Sep 4 all-day

No school today!

Sep
7
Thu
2017
Fall Picture Day—School uniform required
Sep 7 all-day

Fall school portraits will be taken this day. These are the photos that will appear in the school’s yearbook for this school year.  Please make sure your student is in full uniform dress that day.