Valley Catholic High School VIewbook 2021-22

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VALLEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

E xcellence in Ever y t hing. Oppor tunit y for Ever yone. 2021-2022


The community at Valley Catholic allows you to step out of your comfor t zone and tr y new things while making lifelong friends. – Haley Gentry ‘20

As an administrator, teacher, and parent of three Valley Catholic High School graduates, I know how swiftly the four years of high school will pass. Because of this, high school ought to be a place where students want to go every day, where they can succeed, participate, contribute in a meaningful way, and feel like they belong. With so much to learn and experience, students deserve a school that creates a culture and builds a community that will help them have positive experiences and use their gifts and talents in support of one another. Valley Catholic High School strives to be such a school. One of the strengths of Valley Catholic High School is that our size allows for students to participate and be significant contributors in a variety of activities. We encourage our students to be diverse in their activities. Our students are multiple sport athletes, take to the stage in the fine and performing arts programs, and participate in a wide variety of clubs. Students are able to explore their varied talents and discover new passions. If you want a school that endeavors to make the four years of high school among the best and most memorable, a place where students are challenged to grow in mind, body, and spirit, and where participation is the foundation of formative experiences, come to Valley Catholic. Valley Catholic High School: Excellence in everything. Opportunity for everyone.

Doug Ierardi, Principal Valley Catholic High School

92% 60% of the student body participates in an extracurricular activity

of the student body participates in multiple extracurricular activities


Academics True academic quality resides in the daily work of talented teachers who love their subjects. Such teaching is the heart of a great school. At Valley Catholic, our courses culminate year after year with great success and leave students fascinated and wanting more. AP scores for Valley Catholic students are well above the national average and nearly 20 percent above the Oregon average.

The best par t about the Valley Catholic experience is knowing that you have teachers and students that want to help you succeed and that they’re going to help you accomplish whatever you want. – Abhi Rajendran ‘19

” Nearly 100 percent of Valley Catholic graduates go to college immediately after high school. Many attend northwestern colleges and universities. The University of Portland and Gonzaga are especially popular. Recent grads have also attended Stanford, Columbia, Yale, Notre Dame, Duke and Air Force Academy, just to name a few.

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AP courses offered

92% of upperclassmen take an AP course

59% of upperclassmen take multiple AP courses

AP COURSES OFFERED: AP Art AP Computer Science Principles AP Computer Science A AP English Language 11 AP English Literature 12 AP Music Theory AP Calculus I AP Calculus II AP Statistics AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics I AP Physics II AP Physics C AP U.S. Government and Politics


Fine Arts Valley Catholic has a long and rich tradition of excellence in the arts. We provide a dedicated class period for students studying band, choir, and orchestra. Valley Catholic’s Drama Department produces two major shows each year. Nearly half of the student body participates in the Fine Arts program.

“ Valley Catholic has provided a lot of oppor tunities for me when it comes to the drama program. I was able to really explore something that I love to do and I’d never really had the oppor tunity to before Valley. – Macy Belusko ‘21

50%

of student body participate in the Fine Arts program

25%

of student body participate in Fine Arts extracurricular programs


Spiritual Life Valley Catholic offers a faith-based education with a strong emphasis on personal growth and serving others. Students have many opportunities for growth through participation in retreats, Mass, and community service. Last year, more than 30 percent of our students each completed over 100 hours of community service.

“ Valley Catholic has given me so many oppor tunities: oppor tunities to lead, to share my faith, to connect with my classmates. – William Weber ‘19

Valley Catholic High School students helped raise more than $3,000 for the Children’s Cancer Association.

The annual carnival features fun-filled activities, food, music and a dunk tank.


Outside the Classroom “

There is something for ever yone at Valley Catholic and I’m ver y grateful for my time here. I am pushed to be my best at VC and I have had so many amazing experiences that I will remember for the rest of my life! – Gretchen Kibbe ‘21


Athletics

VALLEY CATHOLIC OFFERS THE FOLLOWING SPORTS:

Valley Catholic is athletically the most successful mid-sized school in Oregon, having won the OSAA Cup (formerly Oregonian Cup) six out of the last 9 years. Valley Catholic fields teams in 19 sports. In the past eight years, Valley Catholic teams have won 16 state championships, 17 second-place honors, and 33 league championships. Historically, Valley Catholic has won 27 state championships in 11 different sports. Valley Catholic has a no-cut policy.

Boys Cross Country

Girls Swimming

Girls Cross Country

Baseball

Boys Football

Boys Golf

Boys Soccer

Girls Golf

Girls Soccer

Softball

Girls Volleyball

Boys Tennis

Dance

Girls Tennis

Boys Basketball

Boys Track and Field

Girls Basketball

Girls Track and Field

State Championships

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Oregonian Cups

“ Valley Catholic gave me endless oppor tunities. No matter what I wanted to tr y, the community suppor ted me in the classroom, on the cour t, and in whatever I pursued. – Allie Merz ‘20

Boys Swimming

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79% of students participate in athletics

43%

of students participate in multiple sports at VCHS


1:1 MacBook Air Program Important Dates • Open House.......................................................................................... Oct 3rd Each student is issued a MacBook Air to use during the school year. This program strives to improve the equitable access to technology for all students throughout their day. These tools help students to collaborate in ways that prepare them for their college years and beyond. In addition, these devices integrate seamlessly with our iPads, Apple TVs, and other devices already on campus.

• Spend-a-Day visits................................................................................ Oct - Dec • Academic Night.................................................................................... Nov 17th • Freshman Applications Due................................................................. Jan 14th • Financial Aid and Scholarship Applications Due................................ Jan 14th • Incoming Freshman Transcripts and Recommendations Due............ Feb 2nd • Freshman Decision Letters Mailed...................................................... Mar 11th • Freshman Enrollment Deadline............................................................ Mar 31st

“ I think this is our next step to ensure teachers have all the tools they need to continue to inspire students to do their

• Freshman Registration Night............................................................... Apr 6th Please check the admissions page on our website for the latest information regarding these events. Transfer applications are accepted on a rolling basis pending availability.

best work. – Doug Ierardi, Principal

Kalani Efstathiou Director of Admissions hsadmissions@valleycatholic.org Direct: 503.520.4721 Main: 503.644.3745 Fax: 503.646.4054


EXCELLENCE IN EVERYTHING. OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE. Learn more about Valley Catholic. Join us for our open house. Visit our campus. Open House October 3, 2021 valleycatholic.org

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