SCV Education News
September, 2023 - Issue #223
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Legacy Christian Academy's Enrichment
Opportunities Inspire Deeper Learning

Deeper learning - an education concept many of today's experts strive for - is the ability for a student to comprehend and meaningfully address
the more-complex elements of a subject and be able to draw connections within that subject area and others. Deeper learning allows for students to apply multi-faceted ideas and theories across disciplines and in their broader world.
And it's what happens at Legacy Christian Academy every day, thanks to the Valencia campus's enrichment programs. In addition to the two classroom teachers who lead all the core subjects - English, Math, Science and Social Studies - Legacy provides eight enrichment teachers who are experts in their fields. These enrichment teachers offer deep-learning experiences in the subjects of Art, Music, Spanish, Physical Education, Computers, Bible, Library and Science. As full-time staff, these enrichment teachers have the hours and resources to create incredible lessons that provide hands-on exploratory opportunities for Legacy students. All enrichment courses are taught with a biblical worldview through the lens of Scripture.
"Most public school classrooms only have one teacher who's charged with educating a large classroom of students in every single subject. They aren't given the time, education or resources to deeply explore enrichment subjects - and so much effort must be spent on classroom management because they easily could have 30 kids in one small room," explains Legacy Head of School Stacie Zorichak. "While we sympathize with our public-education peers, we know that there's a better way."
Right now, Legacy Christian Academy is scheduling private tours of their state-of-the-art science and technology labs, new arts spaces, upper-campus building acquisition and more.
Legacy Christian Academy 257-7377
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Center for Thinking Biblically Resources Now Available as Podcasts
by Adam Brewer
In a relatively short amount of time, the Center for Thinking Biblically has built a library of compelling video content, with professors from The Master's University addressing topics like culture, journalism and dinosaurs from a biblical perspective.
Now those video series are available in podcast form.
Whether on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or multiple other platforms, users can listen to Dr. Abner Chou on theology, Dr. Grant Horner on culture and Dr. Gregg Frazer on politics.
Other topics include science, education and artificial intelligence.
Each course is taught by a TMU faculty member who is an expert in their field and passionate about sharing their knowledge with others.
The Center for Thinking Biblically, which released its first video series last year, was created to offer free resources tackling important questions about the world around us through a consistently and deeply-biblical framework. One of the most-watched series so far features Dr. Matthew McLain, associate professor of biological science and geoscience, as he presents a biblical understanding of dinosaurs.
You can find CTB wherever you listen to podcasts. Simply search "Center for Thinking Biblically."
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Launch Your Child's Education into the Stratosphere at SCVi Charter School
SCVi Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school serving grades TK through 12 that prioritizes a positive, supportive and inviting environment where learners can focus on their development. In addition to academic excellence, SCVi is committed to supporting learners' development of emotional intelligence, life skills and community engagement. Through project-based learning, youth are empowered to embrace their individuality and lay the foundation for a successful future. Facilitators are fully credentialed and devoted to providing learners with the best academic and emotional support by way of individualized attention.
SCVi's aerospace programming invites real world learning through glider flight, developing experiments performed by NASA scientists on the International Space Station and more. Project-based learning means students experience hands-on individualized learning that puts them in the pilot's seat of their education - literally. Visit for more information and click on "schedule a tour" at the top of the page to see upcoming campus tour dates and times.

Give Where You Live SCV
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley

Help kids start the school year off right! The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita is holding a Back 2 School Drive during the months of August and September. Club members receive the basic necessities to start the school year with the tools and resources they need to be successful: backpacks, notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, glue sticks, scissors, rulers and even bonus items like calculators, Sharpies and protractors. In addition, monetary donations collected support after-school academic success programs year-round for Santa Clarita's children and teens. Did you know? Club programs are designed to ensure that all club members graduate from high school on time and are ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career. The Boys & Girls Club continues to build brighter futures by helping over 5,000 local youth realize their full potential by supporting academic success, providing a second home, and building leaders. We hope you can join us and help support after-school programs for local youth who need us the most. Proceeds from this campaign go directly to school supplies and programs that create an impact by inspiring and enabling the next generation of leaders. To donate supplies, drop off at one of the clubhouse locations.
For monetary donations, log on.
Mission Valley Bank's local roots run deep motivated by the desire to be an integral part of the area they serve. A strong community thrives on personal relationships and Mission Valley Bank supports - and is honored to be supported by - the Santa Clarita Valley. Mission Valley Bank is more than just another local bank. They are a full-service, independent, commercial bank that is locally-owned, community minded and relationship driven. They're proud to have earned their reputation as Trusted Advisors. Mission Valley Bank is as dedicated to their customers' success as they are. They appreciate their business and welcome the opportunity to earn yours.
Mission Valley Bank Santa Clarita Branch Office 753-5693

That's Good News!
SCV Resident Earns the Highest Achievement in
Girl Scouts
Emily M., a high school senior in the William S. Hart School District, has earned Girl Scouting's highest honor, the Gold Award. Emily's Gold Award project, titled "Savored Memories Will Never Be Forgotten," created resources for families in the Greater Los Angeles community who have members battling cognitive decline. Her project encouraged connection, supported families in making lasting memories and brought joy to senior community members. The Gold Award is the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn, available to girls in high school who create sustainable change on a community or world issue important to them. Gold Award Girl Scouts address the root cause of a problem, plan and implement innovative solutions to drive change and lead a team of people to success.
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