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TABLE OF CONTENTS President’s Message

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Valley Christian Schools’ Mission and Vision

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Academic Achievement

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HIGH SCHOOL

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JUNIOR HIGH

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ELEMENTARY

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APPLIED MATH, SCIENCE, AND ENGINEERING INSTITUTE K-12

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Artistic Beauty

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CONSERVATORY OVERVIEW K-12

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VISUAL ARTS

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THEATRE AND DANCE ARTS

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MUSIC

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CONSERVATORY TRAVEL

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Athletic Distinction

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HIGH SCHOOL

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JUNIOR HIGH

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ELEMENTARY

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

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Financials

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Alumni

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For school years 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Clifford E. Daugherty, Ed.D. President "As you review this President’s Report, please be sure to recognize the amazing student accomplishments in Academic Achievement, Artistic Beauty, and Athletic Distinction. Three specific areas that you will want to note include ath, Science, and the Applied Math, AMSE) Institute, Engineering (AMSE) tory of the Arts, the Conservatory and VCS’’ Athletics."

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Building Lives . . . To Reflect and Continue God’s Creative Works “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” 1 What a great theme! “Building Lives to Reflect and Continue God’s Creative Works.” But reflect on Jesus’ words: “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” How does that verse relate to our theme? While I was earning my Bible and theology degree, a question arose as to whether Jesus views heaven and the kingdom of God as the same idea. For me, the issue was settled by Paul the Apostle’s simple statement describing the kingdom of God as “justice, joy, and peace in the Holy Spirit.” 2 As Christian parents and educators, we endeavor to build the lives of our students to reflect and continue God’s creative works to bring justice, joy and peace to our world. Isn’t that what we want for our children, ourselves, and our hurting world—justice, joy, and peace? But if we are honest with ourselves and one another, we realize that alone, we cannot build even one life to reflect and continue God’s creative works. But we should not despair. Jesus said of His miraculous works, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do . . .” 3 The key is that it is God, the Creator, who builds the lives of those who choose to follow Him. The Apostle John says of Jesus, “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” 4 It is interesting to see our Maker in action as He began building lives. Matthew records that Jesus called the disciples with a promise: “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.” 5 Jesus promises that He will do miraculous things through His followers. Many of the world’s greatest composers are examples of how surrendered lives can be used by God to reflect and continue His creative works. And, in response to the Lord’s work in their lives, these musicians created musical compositions that glorified God and transformed the world. Johann Sebastian Bach said, “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” 6 It appears that Bach fully understood the connection between glorifying God and refreshing the soul. Certainly justice, joy, and peace involves, as Bach described, “the refreshment of the soul.” It is well known that Bach and his contemporary George Frideric Handel often signed their compositions with the letters “S.D.g.": Soli Deo gloria, or "Glory to God alone." 7 Before Bach began to compose, he often initialed his blank manuscripts with the letters "J.J." for Jesu Juva, translated "Help me, Jesus!” or "I.N.J." for In Nomine Jesu, translated "In the name of Jesus." 8

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Like his counterparts, Franz Joseph Haydn serves as one incredible example of how God builds lives. Haydn began The Creation, arguably his masterpiece composition, in 1796 at the age of 65. He completed the work after two years of labor and later commented, “I was never so devout as when I was at work on The Creation. I fell on my knees each day and asked God to give me the strength to finish the work.” Like Bach, Haydn began most of his compositions with In Nomine Jesu 9 and ended each section by affixing the words Laus Deo, translated “Praise to God.” 10 These men and other great composers were used by the ultimate Creator to create the world’s finest music. With so many inspiring examples, it remains Valley Christian Schools’ duty to build lives to reflect and continue God’s creative works to appropriately proclaim "Soli Deo gloria, Glory to God alone." As you review this President’s Report, please be sure to recognize the amazing student accomplishments in Academic Achievement, Artistic Beauty, and Athletic Distinction. Three specific areas that you will want to note include the Applied Math, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) Institute, the Conservatory of the Arts, and VCS’ Athletics. I urge you to take note of the many beautiful images offered inside that demonstrate our students’ pursuits in their own personal Quest for Excellence.

“SDg” at the end of a G. F. Handel manuscript

Like Bach, Handel, and Haydn, many of our students’ lives shall boldly advance justice, joy, and peace in our needy world. Only eternity will reveal all that God builds into our students’ lives to continue His creative works through all of VCS’ A3 programs involving Academic Achievement, Artistic Beauty, and Athletic Distinction. But we shall proclaim with the Apostle Paul, “Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power He can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.” 11

Clifford E. Daugherty, Ed.D., President 1. Matthew 6:10 2. Romans 14:17 (DRA) and Matthew 6:10 3. John 14:12 4. John 1:3 5. Matthew 4:19 6. http://thinkexist.com/quotes/Johann_Sebastian_Bach 7. Kavanaugh, Patrick. Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers. Grandrapids: Zondervan, 1996, p. 20. 8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soli_Deo_gloria 9. Tobin, John. Handel’s Messiah, A Critical Account of the Manuscript Sources and Printed Editions. New York: St. Martin’s Press, Inc., 1969, p. 161. 10. Coxe, William. Anecdotes of George Frideric Handel and John Christopher Smith. London: Bulmer, 1799, p. 29. As cited by Patrick Kavanaugh. 11. Ephesians 3:20 (GW)

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MISSION & VISION

Mission Valley Christian Schools’ mission is to provide a nurturing environment offering quality education supported by a strong foundation of Christian values in partnership with parents, equipping students to become leaders to serve God, to serve their families, and to positively impact their communities and the world.

Vision Since VCS is founded on Christian values, VCS supports the homes and churches of students in providing an education grounded in the Judeo-Christian values of the Bible as reflected in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Valley Christian Schools is committed to a Quest for Excellence in all of its educational programs. The school provides a comprehensive kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum with a rigorous college preparatory program. Firmly founded on Christian values, VCS challenges students to aspire toward lives of character, service, and influence while pursuing their individual Quest for Excellence.

Accreditation Valley Christian Schools is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). The school maintains dual accreditation from ACSI and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. As a member, VCS subscribes to ACSI’s Christian Philosophy of Education: “to enable Christian educators and schools worldwide to effectively prepare students for life.”

Admission Policy Valley Christian Schools does not discriminate in the admission of its students, in its offers of financial or other aid to students, nor does it discriminate among its students on the basis of religious belief. VCS admits students of families who support Christian values representing any race or ethnic origin and from any geographical area to the school with all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Educational Purpose As a nurturing Christian school, VCS seeks to admit students of parents who will support the school’s mission and educational philosophy. VCS instructs students under the delegated authority of their parents in harmony with their various local congregations.

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I LOVE THAT WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES LIKE COMMUNITY OUTREACH CLASS BECAUSE IT CAN BE HARD TO FIT EVERYTHING I’D LIKE TO DO INTO MY SCHEDULE. I LOVE HAVING A SET CLASS EVERY OTHER DAY WHERE I CAN GIVE BACK. — Emnet Mekonen, Accepted to UC Berkeley and USC; Honor Roll, CSF, Scholar Athlete, National Society of High Scholars, National Spanish Honor Society; Freshman All-Tournament Team for Basketball; over 150 hours of community service; Top 5% of Class, CSF Lifetime Member (Basketball, Community Outreach); Jeremiah 29:11

International Student Program VCS enjoys the diverse backgrounds and global perspectives that 67 international students bring to our campus. Countries represented include South Korea, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Burma, and Thailand. All students bring a high level of English language skills to the campus and enroll in all college prep classes. Last year, one international student earned the California Math Council Award and the Top American Math Club Award (12th grade). Graduates of the international student program attend excellent colleges, including placement into UCLA and Cornell in the graduating class of 2011.

Ethnic Diversity The student body identifies itself as the following: 5% African American, 17% Asian, 39% Caucasian, 11% Hispanic, and 28% East Indian, Middle Eastern, Filipino, Pacific Islander, or Native American.

Enrollment High School

Elementary

9th Grade

319

6th Grade

142

Kindergarten

62

10th Grade

320

7th Grade

180

1st Grade

67

11th Grade

314

8th Grade

209

2nd Grade

71

12th Grade

329

3rd Grade

77

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Junior High

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531

4th Grade

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5th Grade

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Mark Lodewyk High School Principal

“Recognizing the breadth readth of creation and the fact ct that all students are uniquely y gifted with God-given talents, s, VCHS students have the opportunity portunity to explore a variety of disciplines in order to achieve their God-intended purposes.” oses.”

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VALLEY CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY PARTNER WITH PARENTS AS STUDENTS GROW IN KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S CREATED ORDER.

Letter from Mark Lodewyk, High School Principal When we study the beauty and harmony of God’s created universe, we are able to learn about His divine nature and eternal power. Paul tells us this in Romans 1:20 when he states, “for since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made....” Throughout students’ four years at Valley Christian High School, faculty partner with parents, as students grow in knowledge of God’s created order. As students mature in their personal understanding of the Old and New Testaments biblical doctrine, they are also pursuing the expansion and bibli various intelligences. Through the guidance of twelve of their v students cultivate their ability to write robust departments, de cogently, to reason mathematically, to comprehend the cogently complexity and laws of nature, to think critically about world complex history, to t converse in a language other than their native tongue, to t appreciate other heritages, to be inventive, to of the arts, and to be fit stewards of gain appreciation app As they grow in knowledge, students increase their bodies. bod to interact effectively with others, to read and their ability abil analyze ffrom a Christian perspective, and to conduct personal analysis and investigation as they contemplate issues of eternal significance.

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Recognizing the breadth of creation and the fact that all students are uniquely gifted with God-given talents, VCHS faculty encourage students to explore a variety of disciplines in order to achieve their God-intended purposes. Such exploration necessarily involves choice. With over 160 innovative course offerings, it is the goal of VCHS that students will grasp the rich diversity of human learning. By becoming familiar with several disciplines, students are equipped to be impactful members of an increasingly global and diverse intellectual community. VCHS students grow in the knowledge of God’s creation, but a Christian education is more than an intellectual exercise. Students must develop the ability to take competent and compassionate action. Through Christian mentoring and relationships, teachers guide learners to apply what they have learned. Students who graduate from VCHS are ready to live out the Good News of Christ through the empowerment of education.

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VALLEY GIVES STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURSUE THEIR PASSIONS AND MAINTAIN A BALANCE IN LIFE. ROBOTICS IS THE BEST PROGRAM TO LEARN REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH. FURTHERMORE, IT DEVELOPS LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS. IT GIVES STUDENTS THE TOOLS THAT THEY NEED TO SUCCEED. — Veronica Lane, Accepted to MIT, Stanford, and CALTECH; Captain of Robotics and Team leader of the ISS Project, AMSE Major, CSF Lifetime Member, Honor Roll; FIRST (robotics competition) Dean’s List Award; National Hispanic Scholar; AP Scholar with Distinction; over 400 hours of Community Service

SAT Reasoning Scores—VCHS Compared to Nation and State* Critical Reading

Mathematics

Writing

560

560

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2010 VCHS National

500

510

490

California

500

500

500

*Represents all 4-year college matriculants that took the SAT

High School Academic Awards and Distinctions DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM VCHS provides a comprehensive education that provides students with the appropriate level of academic rigor customized to meet their goals. The Dual Credit Program allows students seeking an academic challenge to earn college credits while continuing to work towards graduation. There are three avenues to pursue college credits: Concurrent Credit—Courses are taught by a faculty member who teaches the college-level course at the VCHS campus. The class is recorded on both the VCHS transcript and the college/university transcript, with a letter grade assigned. Advanced Placement—The Advanced Placement (AP) program is offered by the College Board and allows students to enroll in AP courses and take a cumulative examination in May. If the student earns a score of 3 or higher, the student can receive college credit or bypass a college course. Last year, more than 512 students took over 1,069 AP exams in 23 different subjects. Students performed well on AP exams with 55% of VCHS graduates passing at least one AP exam during their high school career. In 2011, there was a total of 155 AP scholars. Online College Courses—Online College Courses is an independent study format which allows VCHS students to enroll in online courses taught by college professors to earn college credit. CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION (CSF) CSF recipients qualify by semester following a point system requiring As and Bs in the most rigorous classes. Lifetime members must qualify for four semesters during their last three years of high school, including one semester during their senior year. For the last school year: • 75 CSF recipients • 40 CSF Lifetime Members

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Scholarships/Colleges COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE STATISTICS • 87% are attending a 4-year college or university • 13% are attending a 2-year or vocational school • Over $6 million in college scholarship offers Acceptances from four year colleges and universities: Abilene Christian University Academy of Art Alabama, University of Arizona, University of Arizona State University Art Institute of California Azusa Pacific University Babson College Baylor University Belmont University Bentley University Berklee College of Music Biola University Boston College Boston University Brown University Butler University California, University y of - All campuses California Baptist University niversity California Institute of Technology California Lutheran University California State University versity - All campuses Calvin College Carnegie Mellon University niversity Chapman University y Chicago, University y of Claremont McKenna a College Colby College Colorado, University y of


Colorado State University Columbia University Concordia University (CA) Cornell University Dartmouth College DePaul University Drexel University Duke University Elon University Emerson College Emory University Fordham University George Fox University George Washington University Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia, University of Gonzaga University Gordon College Grove City College Harvard University Harvey Mudd College Hawaii, University of Howard University Idaho, University of Illinois, University of Indiana University Iowa State University Johns Hopkins University Johnson & Wales University La Verne, University of Lewis and Clark College Liberty University Lipscomb University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University (MD) Manhattan School of Music Marquette University Maryland, University of

Marymount College Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Master’s College and Seminary Miami, University of Michigan, University of Middlebury College Minnesota, University of Montana State University Morehouse College Mount Holyoke College New Mexico State University New York University North Park University Northern Arizona University Northwest Christian University Notre Dame deNamur College Occidental College Ohio State University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City University Oregon State University Oregon, University of Otis College of Art and Design Pace University, NYC Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania State University Pensacola Christian College Pepperdine University Pitzer College Point Loma University Pratt Institute Princeton University Purdue University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Redlands, University of Rochester, University of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Saint John’s University Saint Martin’s University Saint Mary's College Santa Clara University Sarah Lawrence College Scripps College Seattle Pacific University Seton Hall University Spelman College Stanford University Stony Brook University Swarthmore College Syracuse University Taylor University Tennessee, University of Texas Christian University Texas Southern University United States Air Force Academy United States Military Academy at West Point United States Naval Academy University at Buffalo NY Vanderbilt University Vermont, University of Wake Forest University Washington, University of Washington State University Washington University of St. Louis Wellesley College Westminster, Choir College of Rider University Westmont College Wisconsin, University of Wheaton College Whitworth University William & Mary College William Jessup University Wyoming, University of Yale University

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New Delhi Project Deep in the heart of the New Delhi slums is a three-story building crowned with a white cross that rises above the brown shacks and mud alleys of the city. Here, children come to learn and grow in the hopes of escaping the cycle of poverty which pervades the city. To this school, Valley Christian is irrefutably bound. Five years ago, Valley Christian Schools learned of Pastor Abraham Philip’s mission in New Delhi and began to help fund the building of a new home for Grace Public School, which is located in a slum of 3 million people. In an environment where education is the only escape from poverty, the Grace Public School students who had once worked as pickpockets and child laborers began to learn English, history, science, Hindi, and mathematics. Bible lessons and prayer were integral to the curriculum, bringing many of the children to Christ.

Valley Christian High School’s Community Outreach classes have established the Grace Operation, an initiative devoted to making Pastor Philip’s goals a reality. All three campuses have participated in raising support for the school from quarter drives to chapel offerings. Grace Operation aspires to strengthen the bond between Valley Christian and Grace Public School students in order to spread generosity and blessings to both campuses. Written by: Claire Karlsson, Class of 2012

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VALLEY’S TEACHERS ARE WILLING TO TALK ABOUT THEIR SPIRITUAL LIVES AND THEIR PAST EXPERIENCES. — Nicholas Ahn, Accepted to St. Mary’s College, UCLA, and Emory; CSF Highest Honor, AP Scholar, Top 5% of the Senior Class, Advanced Leadership Student; (Tennis, Leadership, Math Club)

Departmental Summaries Applied Technology

Bible

In Silicon Valley’s highly technological environment, VCHS strives to develop each student’s skills while relating Christian values to workplace technology. Our students have access to the latest technology with MAC and PC computer labs, a scanning electron microscope, and 3D Auto CAD. They also have the opportunity to participate in advanced levels of applied technology through AP courses in computer programming and other courses in robotics design and 3D animation. With these resources and opportunities, students are able to continually build upon previous knowledge and create new and innovative technological projects and programs.

The Bible Department is committed to standing alongside students in their journey with God, while encouraging them to move toward Him. This past year, the Bible Department focused on working through serious issues faced by today’s youth by empowering students to minister to their peers. These efforts were highlighted by the campus-wide screening of To Save a Life, a film focused on combating teen depression and suicidal intentions. As a result, a student-led outreach was created to help those students facing similar situations. The department continues to teach and emphasize biblical values in the classroom, allowing students to select their own elective Bible classes as juniors and seniors. These courses offer unique hands-on, devotional, and philosophical experiences. The department also offers online courses to better accommodate individual students. In the new school year, the Bible Department will add a new course, Introduction to Life Calling, where students can earn high school and collegiate credit while pursuing God’s calling for their lives.

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Communications

English

With constant changes and improvements in equipment and technology, VCHS is committed to offering students and staff access to the most current and widely used technological equipment. Students are taught timeless communication skills, learn to converse, convey their ideas, and collaborate with others. From the physical layout of the classrooms to the creative freedom of student-run projects, the department is centered entirely upon enabling students to become effective communicators. With professional equipment, industrystandard editing software, a full production studio, and an entirely soundproof room, students are able to familiarize themselves with the industry in a practical, applicable manner, while internalizing the intrinsic value of communication.

VCHS develops critical thinkers and analytical minds, which is crucial in the fast-paced, global work environment that awaits our students.

• The Warrior Editor-in-Chief won the SAP Student Sports Writers Contest at the HP Pavilion and won a 1st place award from the National American Scholastic Association newspaper and yearbook competition. • A junior photojournalism student won a 2nd place award in Josten’s Nation-Wide Photo Contest. His photo will appear in the Josten‘s Look Book of award winning books and photos. • The 2009 yearbook won the American Scholastic Association first place with special merit (high points of 965/1000) award. • A film student placed 1st in the Cross Wind Productions National Screenwriting Contest with his film, Sleeping Rough. Even though he was younger than the entry requirement, he was so good they allowed it with his parents’ permission! • The 2010 50th Anniversary VCHS yearbook, The Vanguard, received a first place award from the American Scholastic Association for content, layout and design, and photography. • Two films produced by VCHS students were awarded multiple cash prizes in the Bay Area Social Issues Documentary Film Festival. These two students each received $500 each for charity, and one was awarded a $1,500 cash scholarship for Best Technical and Artistic Achievement.

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By analyzing various genres of literature from a Christian perspective, students develop the ability to express emerging beliefs, convictions, and values through written and verbal communication. To practice this skill, students participate in a national competition called Wordmasters Challenge, which allows students to exercise the skill of close reading, a highly analytical practice in the fields of art and literature, on selected texts from Shakespeare to modern authors. This challenge also allows students to acquaint themselves with some of the most masterfully composed samples of the English language. • 13 students scored a perfect score on the Wordmasters Challenge exam. • A sophomore placed 13th in the nation and received a perfect score. • A freshman scored 7th in the nation. • 16 students received high honors.


Foreign Language

Science

VCHS recognizes the need for intercultural communication in our ever-globalizing society. By offering courses in six different languages, the department offers students a wealth of opportunities to achieve linguistic proficiency. We incorporate Rosetta Stone into the curriculum, which uses a unique multi-sensory approach to language learning that is as close as an immersion experience can be without travel.

God’s creative works provide the foundation for scientific discovery. Students demonstrate a grasp of science concepts, theories, and calculations through extensive small-group experiments and real-life simulations using state-of-the-art, industrial-quality lab equipment, including two recently acquired Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM). These microscopes have the ability to manipulate and measure matter to the nearest nanometer, which is the unit used to measure the width of a cell membrane. With the addition of new equipment to the solid curriculum of the science department, students are prepared to explore new realms of scientific discovery.

• 21 students qualified for the National Spanish Honor Society, La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, by completing 3 consecutive semesters of Spanish with a grade of 93% or above. • A senior received a full scholarship from the Mazda Corporation to participate in a Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) study abroad program and studied in a high school in Japan for 6 weeks during the summer. • 2 students qualified for the Japanese Honor Society.

Mathematics We value analytic thinking and strive to develop each student's potential to the fullest extent by offering 19 math courses ranging from pre-algebra to multi-variable calculus. Students receive exceptional teaching in the classroom from highly-qualified teachers. They also reinforce subject material through ALEKS, an online program that provides precise mathematical assessment and personalized learning through an artificial intelligence engine and adaptive questioning. The use of new technology recognizes that each student is created with unique learning needs and allows VCHS to adapt curricula to meet them.

Social Science The Social Science Department offers a variety of courses designed to introduce students to two different scholastic approaches: narrative history and social scientific inquiry. Whether college prep, honors, or Advanced Placement courses, graduates of the department examine moral and ethical questions in history and the modern world. Students learn to think critically, clearly communicate their analysis, refine a biblical worldview, and ultimately translate their learning into compassionate action in their personal and public lives. • Students utilize modern social networking technology to enhance understanding of historical characters. • Students attend lectures at prestigious universities, such as Stanford University.

• 27 graduating seniors received Mu Alpha Theta Honor Cords. • A freshman captured 1st Place in Algebra at the 43rd Annual Tokutomi Math Contest.

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Students In Action VALLEY HAS GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO FOLLOW GOD’S PLAN FOR MY LIFE. I WAS ABLE TO START A SUCCESSFUL CLUB THAT HELPS KIDS IN AFRICA WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY AIDS. WE WERE ABLE TO TRAVEL TO AFRICA TWICE! THIS HAS NOT ONLY CHANGED THE CHILDREN’S LIVES, BUT MY LIFE AS WELL! — Andrea Stickel, Accepted to Santa Clara University and the University of San Diego; Founder and President of Save the African Kids (STAK), (Cheerleader, Community Outreach, Leadership, two missions trips to South Africa)

Community Outreach

ASB

The crowning achievement and ultimate goal of an educational institution is to enable students to move beyond the classroom by applying their knowledge to the world around them. In particular, transforming classroom knowledge to create practical solutions to “real world problems” is an essential life skill. We have seen many students apply their knowledge through service both locally and abroad.

After being elected by the student body, the members of the Associated Student Body (ASB) begin the daunting but rewarding task of running a number of different functions for the student body. They learn the practical aspects of governmental operations, including parliamentary procedures, budget planning and implementation, coordination of activities, and basic principles of leadership. This year, our ASB organized a variety of events, including fall and winter homecoming events—complete with float and dance competitions; two dances that drew a combined total of over 1,200 students, an AMSE rally to recognize the new program, and two service projects to minister to the homeless, and the environmental needs of the community.

Locally, students serve the community at Hellyer and Hayes Elementary Schools through a program called Junior University. In this program, our students invest their time and knowledge by tutoring and developing relationships with elementary students. Not only do our students tutor these children during school, but they also run two afterschool programs, Kids Club and Light House, to enhance the elementary schools’ artistic, athletic, and academic progress. To date, our students have reached out to over 230 elementary students. Recently, Hellyer Elementary School achieved the Academic Performance Index of 800, an academic goal of all public schools. Upon reaching this goal, the principal wrote, “The Junior University program was so influential to our students’ success.” It is evident how demonstrating Christ’s love can have a powerful affect on the local community. This past year, a group of 16 students travelled internationally to serve the people of South Africa. The group helped meet the needs of bedridden, home-bound AIDS victims, assisted local construction teams in building an orphanage, and supplied food, clothing, and uniforms to at-risk children at a squatters’ camp in Freedom Park, thus enabling the children to enroll in school. Another group of students journeyed to Camalu, Mexico, on a similar service trip. They fed more than 300 people and built a home for a family in need. Additionally, the team distributed personal necessities to hundreds of children and their families and conducted services for a drug rehabilitation center. Finally, the team partnered with local organizations to run Vacation Bible School programs in several neighborhoods. Students utilized the knowledge and leadership skills learned at VCHS to help those in need both locally and around the globe. As a result, these students created new perspectives and futures not only for the people they served, but also for themselves.

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Clubs The VCHS student body has either participated in, or created, over 45 clubs that reach the community and the world. The club Emerge spends time weekly in prayer for students facing difficult times. Emerge also posts verses on students’ lockers and started a rapidly-growing Facebook prayer group. The Creative Writing Club and the Film Club have invited multiple speakers to enhance their understanding of the artistic workplace and learn from actual artists about how they demonstrate Christian values within their work environment. The Abolitionist Society hosted a benefit concert to help continue its mission to raise awareness and funds to fight human trafficking. They were also invited to lecture college students at Biola University on human trafficking and the new abolition movement. Through the clubs at VCHS, students are not only informed about social issues but can become actively involved in them.


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Lisa Arnett Junior High School chool Principal

“We provide an atmosphere that fosters a true love ove of learning coupled with an environment where each student dent is viewed as an individual gifted ed with talents to be developed and nurtured.”

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THE JUNIOR HIGH WAS AWARDED THE INTEL SCHOOLS OF DISTINCTION AWARD AND STAR INNOVATOR AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP IN 21ST CENTURY TEACHING AND INVENTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS WHICH PROMOTE EXCELLENCE IN MATH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION.

Letter from Lisa Arnett, Junior High School Principal Let The ha halls of the junior high echo with eager learners who are offered the best possible educational opportunities in a safe, nurturing environment where they live out their hopes and nurturi dreams during the "mysterious" early adolescent years. We provide an atmosphere that fosters a true love of learning pro coupled with an environment where each student is viewed as an indiv individual gifted with talents to be developed and nurtured. Students Student receive a solid foundation through their academic coursework, which prepares them for their high school coursew experience. Advanced students may even complete several experie high school courses during their junior high years. sch

The dedicated and experienced faculty and staff, who specialize in teaching this age group, partner with parents, the primary educators, to guide students in their academic endeavors and development. There is a snapshot of an adolescent Jesus found in Luke 2:43-52 that pictures Him as a true junior higher. As parents, I am certain that you will be able to relate to the experience of His mother and father as you read this account. The closing verse states, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” This is the desire of the junior high team as we work to foster a spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially rewarding experience for each student.

The junior juni high was awarded the Intel Schools of Distinction Award and Star Innovator Award for exemplary leadership in a 21st Century teaching and inventive learning environments Cen which promote excellence in math and science education. pr The opp opportunities for students to dabble in different areas of interest a are vast. From the wide range of choices in electives such as c classes in video editing, pottery, engineering, band, theatre, a and foreign language, to the excellent academic classes, tthe most difficult part of the junior high experience is choosing between the advantageous courses that are offered.

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Junior High Mission Statement The junior high school provides 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students with a nurturing environment as they experience a departmentalized approach to all subjects. With a variety of academic options, students are able to pursue knowledge at a level that meets their specific needs. Students are able to explore unique opportunities through the diverse selection of electives that accompany the core academic courses.

Honors Class Offerings Our academic program includes 9 different honors courses along with a strong and wide-ranging selection of elective classes. Typical students take multiple honors courses during their time in junior high school. 6th Grade = 53% 7th Grade = 43% 8th Grade = 45%* * High School Class Equivalent Offerings

VCJH offers 4 courses that are equivalent to high school courses: Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, and Spanish 1.

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Junior High Awards • 82% of our graduates continuing to Valley Christian High School enroll in the Honors Program. • 14 students were admitted to the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. • 10 students chose to participate in testing for the Global Talent Search through the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. • 8 students received high honors in the Global Talent Search at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. • 25% of the 8th grade class has a 4.0 GPA • 63% of the 8th grade class has a 3.5 GPA or higher • 20% of the 7th grade class has a 4.0 GPA • 53% of the 7th grade class has a 3.5 GPA or higher • 36% of the 6th grade class has a 4.0 GPA • 66% of the 6th grade class has a 3.5 GPA or higher


YOUNG PEOPLE ARE TAUGHT THE IMPORTANCE AND POWER OF THEIR EFFORT INSTEAD OF SIMPLY RELYING ON THEIR OWN ABILITY. SAT SCORES Grade 6 Reading Math Language Science Listening Thinking Skills

10.5* 10.7 11.3 10.1 12.2 10.5

TOTAL BATTERY**

10.6

Grade 7 Reading Math Language Science Listening Thinking Skills

10.8 12.5 11.6 10.6 11.1 11.9

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PHS***

Grade 8 Reading Math Language Science Listening Thinking Skills

12.2 12.5 12.7 10.8 PHS PHS

TOTAL BATTERY

PHS

* 10.5 means tenth grade, fifth month ** Total Battery means the total of all sub-tests *** PHS - Post High School

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JH Academic Courses Math

The Junior High Math Department provides a comprehensive math program that encompasses all levels of ability, from grades 6 through 8. The program offers honors level courses at every grade level, with all math courses emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, mathematical concepts, application, and preparation for high school mathematics. Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS), is a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn’t know in a course in order to determine the topics they are most ready to learn. MATH AWARDS Math Counts / Math Olympiad: Silver Award National Assessment and Testing (NAT): • Fall Start Up: VCJHS ranked 17th nationally; Highest individual student ranked 20th nationally • AMC 8: Two students awarded national honors • Ciphering Time Trials – Ranked 15th nationally; Highest student ranked 7th nationally National Assessment and Testing (NAT): • NAT Four-by-Four Competition: Placed 2nd nationally • SCVMA Field Day: Team placed 7th of 40 • Collaborative Problem Solving Contest: Placed 20th in the world • Fall Start Up: Three students achieved 1st place Valley Christian Junior High was named The Intel Schools of Distinction – Star Innovator 2011 for excellence in mathematics in the Intel Schools of Distinction Competition. Intel stated, “Valley Christian uses inverted learning, in which students watch pre-recorded webcasts of lessons as homework, reserving class time for practice. The effects include increased student engagement, increased retention and the utilization of multiple forms of personalized learning through individual work, pair share, group work, and one-on-one student-teacher interactions. This innovative approach has allowed Valley Christian students to consistently score in the nation's top 17 percent in mathematics on the Stanford Achievement Test Series.”

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Logic and Reasoning

In the Logic and Reasoning class, students solve logic puzzles and mysteries and play chess and other strategy games to improve their abilities, such as pattern recognition, planning, spatial awareness, and concentration.

Science

Students experience many hands-on labs in the junior high’s own science laboratory classrooms. This may include building models of DNA, atom, and animal cells. In studying the effects of force, they may build pinewood derby cars or even middle-age trebuchets. Students have the opportunity to view samples at the molecular level in Valley Christian’s own NanoTechnology Microscopy Laboratory, which features two scanning probe microscopes. Students analyze DNA through DNA electrophoresis analysis, and may also treasure hunt using handheld GPS units. Our science curriculum reaches all levels of students, from the very advanced scientific minds to the very young 6th grade scientists. Students have the opportunity to complete high school biology by the time they finish their 8th grade year.

English

Each grade level is committed to reinforcing and building on the skills learned the previous year. Grammar rules are taught to be both memorized and applied in creative and expository writings. Literature is taught in a similar fashion so that students comprehend and analyze literature for theme and beauty of language. • The English Department earned the title of School of Distinction by Celebrate, a creative writing publication. • The Writing Proficiency Test is a graduation requirement for all 8th graders and is passed by 100% of the students. • Students participate in activities such as the ACSI Speech Meet and the Shakespeare Festival.


STUDENTS GROW MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY THROUGHOUT THEIR JUNIOR HIGH YEARS. History

Technology/Video

The Social Science Department uses a wide variety of resources to provide quality experiences to enhance learning. Teachers strive to reveal to students the hand of God and His divine plans through historical events: from Creation through World War II, Mesopotamia to America, from kings and empires to democracy.

Teachers are able to use technology in many diverse ways and, with the aid of mobile laptop class sets, students can collaboratively or individually prepare presentations or podcasts. They can also research, investigate, and analyze data, collaborate with students/professionals in other locations, and participate in virtual science labs. The technology electives are designed so students may explore future careers and develop the skills needed to be successful in school. All technology electives utilize industry-standard software and hardware to facilitate a real-world experience for our students.

The department uses field trips to places such as the de Young Museum, the Rosicrucian Museum, San Jose City Hall, and the Santa Clara Superior Court to provide students with a “hands-on” approach to education. Our annual 8th grade trip to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York averages over 150 students who observe the qualities of our great nation first-hand. Project-based learning is reinforced through presentations, art projects, video presentations, and podcasts. The department is a member of the National Council of the Social Sciences.

Bible The Bible Department’s overall goal is for students to develop, grow, and sustain an ongoing personal relationship with God. Because teachers are committed to actually live their faith in practical ways, students are challenged to participate in many service and mission-minded projects during the school year. These projects include national and international outreaches such as Operation Christmas Child, Grace Public School in India, Harvest Food Bank, CityTeam, and Teen Challenge. Additionally, the Prayer Club is a lunchtime opportunity for students to gather and pray for each other.

The Student Body in Action • This past year, the entire student body raised nearly $1,200 for the Grace Public School in India. • Students prepared almost 300 packages for Operation Christmas Child. • Through the World Vision mission outreach program, students raised over $8,700 for HIV AIDS kits for volunteer caregivers in Africa and Haiti.

Student Volunteerism • Volunteered at local elementary schools • Volunteered, raised, and donated money to local animal shelters • Built bikes for the Turning Wheels Organization • Participated in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk • Collected and distributed food for the homeless • Sent food and clothes to Japan for the earthquake victims • Raised money for the Make a Wish Foundation • Taught disabled children

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• Typing/MS Applications teach students how to use the Microsoft Office Suite, how to utilize the Internet, and how to format an MLA paper—all skills that will help them throughout their school careers. • 3D Animation teaches students how to use Autodesk MAYA—an industry standard—to create characters and environments, and to animate a story. • 3D Animation, Level 2—continues teaching Autodesk MAYA. Students learn more advanced techniques including dynamics, rigging, and use of Mudbox. • 3D Game Design builds on what students have learned in MAYA to script their own 3D games. • Web Page Design teaches students how to use HTML, JavaScript, and Adobe to create and maintain the VCJH student website. • Video Journalism students learn how to use TV studio equipment to produce a daily announcement broadcast streamed live to every junior high classroom on campus. They also learn journalism skills as they create news features. • Video Projects teach students more advanced cinematography skills using professional level cameras, lights, and equipment, along with Final Cut Pro.

Foreign Language Currently, junior high students may choose from three different levels of Spanish. All Spanish students also have the opportunity to supplement their speaking and listening skills at home or in the classroom with Rosetta Stone. In addition to preparing students for future language learning, the coursework offers students the opportunity to test out of Spanish 1 before high school, enabling students to get a head start on their high school studies.

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Gabe Guven Elementary School Principal

“The K-12 scope and development of programs in Academic Achievement, Artistic Beauty, and Athletic Distinction provide elementary students the opportunity to discover their God-given talents and abilities at a young age.”

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CLASSROOM TEACHERS CREATE AN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT THAT VALUES THE UNIQUE ABILITIES AND NEEDS OF EVERY STUDENT AS THEY LEAD IN THE CORE ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES.

Letter from Gabe Guven, Elementary School Principal It is our distinct privilege to partner together with parents in the education of our children. One of the Valley Christian Elementary School’s theme verses this year reads, “They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common," (Acts 2:42-44).

Classroom teachers create an educational environment that values the unique abilities and needs of every student as they lead in the core academic disciplines. A robust schedule of pull-out classes taught by specialists creates a comprehensive approach to education that students love. Additionally, the thorough offering of after-school programs allows students the chance to pursue their areas of passion in depth.

The Valley Christian Elementary School finds its strength in community. We like to say The Quest Starts Here! The K-12 scope and development of programs in Academic Achievement, Artistic Beauty, and Athletic Distinction provide elementary students the opportunity to discover their God-given talents and abilities at a young age. As our students progress through junior high and high school, they will discover more advanced opportunities to develop these gifts. Many of our teachers and coaches spend time at both the Skyway and Leigh campuses, creating an educational environment built upon high standards and continuity.

The Quest Starts Here…but it’s only the beginning!

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Academic Programs Core Academics Highly-qualified faculty and staff bring passion and vision for a Christ-centered, nurturing school. Teachers challenge students at their individual levels of learning through differentiated instruction, project-based learning, using the most effective digital learning tools. The VCES curriculum is designed to meet or exceed the California state standards in the various academic disciplines. The core academic program includes the following: Bible—Teachers bring the Bible to life for students. The approach includes study of key narratives, character studies, thematic studies, life application, and weekly memory verses. Reading—The curriculum develops readers who excel at every grade level. Language—The curriculum equips students with the skills required for effective communication. Emphasis is on conventions, parts of speech, writing, punctuation, research, and oral presentations. Writing—Students are taught neatness, correct letter formation, and proper grammar. Writing assignments vary by grade level based on the California state standards. Examples of student-composed works include biographies, book reports, research projects, character analyses, responses to literature, and more. Math—Students tackle mathematical challenges with confidence by integrating critical thinking, concept-based lessons, computation, and application. By 5th grade, students study algebra, statistics, decimals, fractions, integers, solid geometry, measurement, and percentages. Science—The curriculum develops students who can understand and apply the scientific method in the study of science. The core science curriculum maintains a project-based focus, allowing students to discover and create. Social Studies—Teachers develop civically responsible students who understand the past and can think critically about the future of our society. Topics of study include continents, oceans, map skills, people who make a difference, government, community, Native Americans, citizenship, economics, California missions, California settlers, California Gold Rush, US geography, and US history.

Pull-out Classes Computer Science—Driven by the NETS, computer science classes for all students K-5 develop learners with 21st century skills. With the emergence of countless digital learning tools, students must be able to operate in a digital world. The program aims to develop basic computer skills as well as the skills to thrive in a 21st century learning environment.

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Hands-on Science—Life science, physical science, and earth science units come alive as K–5th grade students engage in hands-on experiences that reinforce the concepts they learn. This program seeks to excite students’ interest in the discipline of science through a motivating, completion-oriented approach that capitalizes on their background knowledge and moves them to a more complete understanding of science concepts while reinforcing their knowledge of God’s Truth as revealed in the physical world. This past year, our students studied the following: Animal Adaptations, Acids and Bases, Genetics and DNA, States of Matter, Friction, Potential and Kinetic Energy, Egg Anatomy, and Flower Anatomy. Library—Students meet with the school librarian twice a month. The focus of library class is to learn the basics of library science as well as to make reading selections based on the students’ interests and reading levels. Foreign Language—Spanish is taught weekly to all students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Instruction in colors, shapes, and numbers begins in kindergarten. By 5th grade, students are forming short sentences and increasing their vocabulary to include words of places in the community, months of the year, and days of the week. There is also exposure to the Hispanic culture through various projects, and a celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Junior Conservatory students also receive instruction in Latin.

Academic After-School Offerings Brain Busters—This high-level critical thinking program allows students to develop their logic and reasoning skills. Chess Club—The after-school chess club, offered through The Chess King, gives students an opportunity to begin developing high-level critical thinking skills required for applied math, science, and engineering. KidLead—KidLead is America’s only concentrated leadership skills development program, designed specifically to train leaders while they are moldable. We offer four modules that allow 4th and 5th grade students to experience LeadNow club meetings, using accelerated learning methods that enhance teaching as well as make it fun. Robotics—The VCHS Robotics team provides an after-school robotics clinic for elementary students. Students travel to the Skyway (High School) campus to work in the robotics lab. Junior high and high school students and coaches help mentor the budding team members. Summer robotics camps are also offered. Select upper-elementary students qualify for the competitive robotics team, WarriorBots. Schmahl Science—For students who love science, this after-school program provides opportunities to learn about important scientists and the mistakes and triumphs they have made throughout history. Students are actively involved in discovering the fun of science.


TEACHERS CHALLENGE STUDENTS AT THEIR INDIVIDUAL LEVELS OF LEARNING THROUGH DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION, PROJECT-BASED LEARNING, USING THE MOST EFFECTIVE DIGITAL LEARNING TOOLS.

Elementary Academic Awards

SAT SCORES

NATIONAL LANGUAGE OLYMPIAD 3rd and 5th grade students competed in a National Language Arts Test.

Grade 1 Reading Math Language

2.9 3.0 3.1

• A student received special recognition from the National Language Arts League as a National Student Winner.

TOTAL BATTERY*

3.3

PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMIC AWARDS • 30% of the 5th grade class received a Gold in the Presidential Academic Awards (5th grade students receiving all As and Bs and in the top 85% for SAT scores)

Grade 2 Reading Math Language

3.8 4.1 5.7

TOTAL BATTERY

4.4

Grade 3 Reading Math Language

6.1 6.4 6.7

TOTAL BATTERY

6.2

Grade 4 Reading Math Language

6.8 6.7 6.7

TOTAL BATTERY

6.7

Grade 5 Reading Math Language

7.7 9.2 8.8

TOTAL BATTERY

8.8

• 4% of the 5th Grade Class received a Silver in the Presidential Academic Awards (5th grade students receiving all As and Bs and in the top 70% for SAT scores) HONOR ROLL AND HONORABLE MENTION Honor Roll = All As and Bs Honorable Mention = B Average with No Grade Lower than a C • • • • • •

76% of the 5th grade class was on the Honor Roll 8% of the 5th grade class received Honorable Mention 67% of the 4th grade class was on the Honor Roll 10% of the 4th grade class received Honorable Mention 56% of the 3rd grade class was on the Honor Roll 11% of the 3rd grade class received Honorable Mention

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YOUNG SCIENCE, MATH, AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS AT VCS ARE PREPARING TO SERVE AS GOOD STEWARDS OF THE EARTH AND TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN THE MOST ADVANCED FIELDS. — Cliff Daugherty, Ed.D., President

Applied Math, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) Institute The Applied Math, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) Institute K-12

Kindergarten through 12th grade students are in passionate pursuit of creative science projects as part of AMSE. This program is an initiative to develop Christian scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, because belief in the Creator motivates faculty and students to learn about God’s creation. Young science, math, and engineering students at VCS are preparing to serve as good stewards of the earth and to successfully compete in the most advanced fields.

High School INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION High School AMSE students kicked off the past school year with a blast into space! In partnership with NASA, students designed, built, and launched the nation’s first high school science CubeLab® space experiment. The experiment went aboard the International Space Station and returned a month later to the Skyway campus. Additionally, students were asked to present their experiment at the 8th Annual Cal Poly CubeSat Developer’s Workshop. SATELLITE DEVELOPMENT & TRACKING STATION High School AMSE students have successfully designed, built and made operational an advanced satellite command, tracking, and control station. Eight students have passed the rigorous FCC Technician Class Radio License exam. This was done in preparation for AMSE’s next BIG project: the design, fabrication, test, and launch of the world’s first high school student-designed satellite from the International Space Station in early 2013.

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NANOTECHNOLOGY VCHS is the first high school in the nation to build an amazing Nanotechnology Microscopy Lab that includes two atomic force microscopes to support AMSE student science projects. The Nanotechnology Lab provides students the opportunity to view and study matter, including DNA and chromosomes, at the atomic and molecular scale. Additionally, students have access to Solver-Next™, a research-grade Scanning Probe Microscope for advanced science projects and advanced high school courses. AMSE also acquired a NanoEducator, a portable Scanning Probe Microscope, to be used K-12. ROBOTICS The Robotics Program was established to promote science, technology, engineering, teamwork, project management, and positive Christian attitudes. The Robotics program sponsors the WarriorBots (elementary and junior high school) and the WarriorBorgs (high school) competitive teams. The WarriorBorgs endeavor to inspire respect for, and motivate the pursuit of, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The team strives to acquire knowledge through hands-on and collaborative learning. SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM The inaugural year of the Science Club started with 15 students anxious to have an opportunity to further their passion for science. The Science Club is an integral part of the AMSE Institute where students develop hypotheses, perform hands-on research, and give support to their conclusions while they present their projects to other researchers. The Science Club allows like-minded students with a real interest in science to collaborate with each other and with VCS mentors on today’s important issues.


HS AMSE RECOGNITION AND AWARDS • One student received the Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship Certificate of Achievement from the National Society of Professional Engineers. • One student received Honorable Mention from the Society of Vacuum Coaters. • VCHS received 2nd place in California in the Four-by-Four Competition. • The AMSE Institute received written accolades from President Obama, Vice-President Biden, Senator Boxer, Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Ph.D. (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) and Yvonne Cagle, M.D. (Colonel, USAF) and many others. • The AMSE Institute’s ISS Project has been seen on ABC, CBS and NBC TV and radio programs. • The Math Club placed 8th in the Fall Team Scramble administered by National Assessment & Testing (NAT). • A sophomore earned 2nd place and a senior 3rd place in the American Region Math League. • A team of 4 students combined to win 4th in California and 15th in the nation in the Ciphering Time Trials and a second team of 4 students combined to win 2nd in California and 9th in the nation in the 4x4 competition. • Students brought home 1st, 8th and 9th place at the Senior Mathematics Olympiad sponsored by the Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Association. • A senior and a sophomore each earned 1st place in their respective grade levels in the American Math Contest. • A freshman placed 1st in Algebra at the 43rd Annual Tokutomi Math Contest. • A senior won the Bay Area Affiliate Award from the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award.

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• 21 students competed at the 48th Annual San Jose State Math Field Day for both high schools and middle schools sponsored by the Santa Clara Valley Math Association. Their scores combined to earn 6th place among high schools in the county. A student earned 7th place in Statistics and the Leap Frog team placed 9th. • A student earned 4th place at the Northern California State Math League Championships. • The Math Team ranked 26th in an International competition including teams from Korea and Canada on the National Collaborative Problem-Solving Contest. • A student won the California Math Council Award for unusual and sustained interest in mathematics, demonstration of creativity in the application of math concepts, outstanding achievement in math course work, and excellence as demonstrated in competitions. • Mu Alpha Theta honor cords for active participation in the National Honor Society and maintaining all A’s and B’s for four years of math coursework were awarded to 19 seniors. • A senior was accepted to work at the NASA 2011 Summer Robotics Program. • A student won 2nd place for Creative Design in a MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Day Mouse Trap Car. • FIRST Robotics Challenge Rookie of the Year • First Tech Challenge Rookie of the Year • FIRST Tech Challenge Leadership Award • Scholar Roboticist - GPA of 4.0 or higher • One student was recognized by the Silicon Valley Engineering Council and received a $1000 scholarship for “Outstanding Professional Activity in Engineering and Community Service”.

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A student scan of a DVD under noisy conditions, transformed into art at a nano-scale. The small world has a lot to offer not only as scientists, but to the artist in all of us as well.

Students created a lithography of the VCS logo 20 micrometers across and 10 micrometers high, about half the width of a human hair, created on our Atomic Force Microscope.

Junior High PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW) PLTW’s curriculum, Gateway to Technology (GTT) is an opportunity for middle school students to experience the world of engineering. Through hands-on activities, projects, and problem-based learning, students discover what it is like to be an engineer. PLTW classes engage the interest and energy of middle school students to explore how God designed the universe, and then apply that knowledge to become creative innovators. eCYBERMISSION Students recognize the real-world applications of science, math, and technology while working to solve problems in their community. RUBE GOLDBERG COMPETITION VCJH has an annual Rube Goldberg Competition. Working in teams of two to four, students design and build a Rube Goldberg Machine that accomplishes a specific task. The machine utilizes at least ten different events using all six simple machine types. Entries are judged on technical difficulty, creativity, success, and team work. This competition is open to all junior high students. ROBOTICS The Robotics Program sponsors WarriorBots, the competitive robotics team. Valley Christian Schools has joined efforts with the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League (FLL) organization where students compete in a sports-like environment inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders, while engaged in exciting mentor-based programs.

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RESEARCH CLUBS Science Club students explore the character, nature, and wisdom of God through science. Physics, biology, chemistry, and earth sciences are studied while having fun. Students start by asking questions, creating a hypothesis, and then finding ways to test our hypotheses which culminates with entries into the Synopsis Science Fair of Silicon Valley. Our Junior High Math Club (JHMC) is chartered with Chi Alpha Mu (Creative Adventures in Mathematics), the National Junior High Mathematics Honors Society. The JHMC participates with the Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools, as well as in local and nationally recognized math competitions ranging from the American Math Contest (AMC) 8 and the National Assessment Testing Center (NAT) to the Santa Clara Valley Math Association. Math Club students have received National Honors with the AMC 8, and placed 20th across the nation for the NAT Fall Startup competition. GEM ST (Girls in Engineering, Math, Science, and Technology) is a club that is designed to inspire VCJH girls to expand their knowledge through the use of hands-on labs and projects and to give them the confidence to follow their interests and explore their future career options. JH AMSE RECOGNITION AND AWARDS • Local Tournament 1st Place Robot Design • FLL State Championship 3rd Place Robot Design • FLL Regional Champion’s Award • Utility Patent Dual Purpose Wind Machine/Turbine • FLL Regional 1st Place Champion’s Award • FLL Level 1 Tournament 1st Place Robot Design • FLL U.S. Open Championship 2nd Place Quality Robot Design • FLL U.S. Open Championship Excellent Achievement Research Project


THE CLASSES AT VALLEY ARE OUTSTANDING BECAUSE THE TEACHERS PROVIDE US WITH AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF SUPPORT. THEY ALSO HELP THE STUDENTS ON A MORE PERSONAL LEVEL AND ARE WILLING TO HEAR OUR PROBLEMS ABOUT LIFE AND HELP US. — Shalmalee Pandit, Accepted to UC Berkeley; CSF Lifetime Member, Top 5% of the Senior Class, Outstanding Community Service Award from the California Legislature, 2nd Place for Photo Manipulation from Pro Image, Over 200 hours of Community Service; (Community Outreach, Math Club, Dance, AMSE, Conservatory of Visual Arts, Martial Arts, Indian Classical Dance, Tutor, Gymnastics)

Elementary AMSE SCIENCE Similar to our Hands-on Science class, students are exposed to the fun of science through exploration and hands-on science labs. AMSE topics integrate science standards mastered by Valley Christian High School students with the excitement of learning at the elementary school level. High school students visit the elementary campus each week to help instruct students in small groups. This unique opportunity allows older students to mentor elementary school students. Sample lessons include discovering acids and bases, Newton’s Laws of Motion, animal adaptations, and exploring your DNA. AMSE Science also aims to bring in experts from the various applied math, science, and engineering fields. MATH OLYMPIAD In the fall of 2010, AMSE launched its first-ever Math Olympiad team. As part of the team, students meet weekly with a math mentor during the school day to hone their math skills. Math Olympiad students compete with other students across the nation and internationally.

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Troy Gunter VP, Conservatory of the Arts

“With the completion of Phase 1 of the construction for the Conservatory of the Arts building, we are close to realizing our dream of providing the very finest instructional environment possible to assist students in discovering and developing their God-given talents.”

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I CAME TO VCHS AS A FRESHMAN, VERY MUCH LACKING IN SELF-CONFIDENCE. BUT THROUGHOUT MY FOUR YEARS OF STUDIES IN THE VCS CONSERVATORY PROGRAM, I HAVE BEEN NURTURED AND STRENGTHENED MUSICALLY AS WELL AS SPIRITUALLY IN CHRIST. — Michelle Hermadi, Accepted to USC Thornton School of Music, Piano Performance Major

Letter from Troy Gunter, VP, Conservatory of the Arts When first developing the concept of the Conservatory, we created three overarching goals in order to realize our goal of becoming an exceptional institution: expand artistic opportunities through innovative course offerings and institutional partnerships, attract and procure a collegiate level faculty, and provide state-of-the-art specialized facilities for instruction, rehearsal, and performance. We are well on our way towards the fulfillment of these endeavors as God continues to bless our efforts. The seed of the Conservatory germinated as we researched the prospect of Valley Christian’s marching band participating in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, in tandem with our belief that “Excellence brings influence.” Just five years ago, after that research and with an initial enrollment of 22 students, the Conservatory was launched. The enrollment in the Conservatory of the Arts now exceeds 300 students in the discipline of music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. And, as a result of our vision and God’s blessing, VCHS has been invited to participate in the 2013 Rose Parade. The Conservatory of the Arts continues to expand course offerings and enter into strategic partnerships with internationally recognized arts institutions such as the renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston and the Steinway Corporation. Staffing needs have been addressed by employing faculty that hail from some of the finest conservatories in the world, including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Peabody Institute. With the completion of the construction of the Conservatory of the Arts building, we are close to realizing our dream of providing the very finest instructional environment possible to assist students in discovering and developing their God-given talents. Valley Christian Schools President’s Report

We eagerly anticipate the further expansion of our program to train, inspire, and positively impact the lives of developing artists throughout Silicon Valley and the world. The building is designed to support our specialized arts programs; it is equipped with state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting, and sound reinforcement. Fifteen practice and teaching studios, accommodating onsite private instruction by highly acclaimed music teachers and performers has enhanced after-school programs. The Visual Arts program will have access to studios specifically designated for 2D and 3D art. The Theatre Department awaits the new black box theatre and the creative opportunities that will arise with its use. The Conservatory of the Arts building provides leading-edge learning and rehearsal spaces critical to the continued growth and success of Valley Christian Schools’ artistic community. This building only furthers the artistic development that is already instilled in the Valley Christian Conservatory program. The Conservatory is gaining national recognition for its outstanding performance ensembles. Recent alumni are advancing their artistic abilities in internationally renowned arts institutions, including Manhattan School of Music, Westminster Choir College, and Berklee School of Music. With the ever-increasing demand for creative thinkers in the workplace, our students are preparing themselves for a life of artistic excellence, constantly pursuing new horizons as they contribute their God-given talent to society.

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Conservatory Overview K-12 Mission Statement

The Conservatory of the Arts was created to discover and develop the extraordinary God-given talent of young artists to reclaim the arts as an expression of God’s love among the varied cultures of the world.

General Overview of the Program

The Conservatory of the Arts is a comprehensive K-12 program that incorporates students’ artistic development at all stages in their scholastic careers. The Kidservatory after-school program for K-5 is an in-school program during the school year, as children partake in courses developing their musical, dramatic, and artistic natures. This program sets the stage for our Junior Conservatory, which covers grades 5-8. Students are given the skills to become budding young artists in a program that provides unmatched quality and breadth of offerings. High school Conservatory students hone their artistic skills through specialized course schedules, which allow them to major or minor in the artistic field of their choice. This focused curriculum gives students the ability to develop a highly accomplished resume while studying under some of the best educators in their respective fields. STUDENT DATA • Conservatory graduates had a combined average GPA of 3.91. • The majority of art students took AP and honors classes. • Over 1,000 students participated in the Conservatory program annually, 300 of which are enrolled in the high school program with either a major or a minor in a specific discipline.

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Conservatory Students’ Acceptances: Abilene Christian University Azusa Pacific University Berklee College of Music Bethany University Biola University Boston University Cal Lutheran University Cal Poly Pomona Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Cal Tech University Carnegie Mellon University Chapman University Colorado, University of Cornell School of Design CSU Chico CSU Long Beach CSU Monterey Bay CSU Northridge CSU Sacramento CSU San Jose DePauw University Emerson College Fordham University Georgia, University of

Harvey Mudd College Loyola Marymount University Manhattan Marymount Miami, University of New York University Oklahoma Christian University Pacific Union College Pepperdine University Purdue University Santa Clara University Seattle Pacific University UC Berkeley UC Davis UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA School of Theater, Film and TV University of the Pacific Vanguard University Wake Forest Washington State University Westminster Choir College


GETTING INVOLVED IN THE CONSERVATORY WAS ONE OF MY MOST ADVANTAGEOUS CHOICES AT VALLEY CHRISTIAN. I WAS ABLE TO DEVELOP MY TALENTS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FAR BEYOND WHAT I EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE IN HIGH SCHOOL. EVEN HERE AT BERKELEY, I CAN SEE HOW MY TRAINING THROUGH THE CONSERVATORY HAS HELPED ME IN MY ENDEAVORS. — Gabriel Weitzman, Accepted to UC Berkeley

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THE CONSERVATORY PROGRAM PUSHED ME IN ALL ASPECTS: LEARNING TO BE RESPECTFUL, PROFESSIONAL, AND MANAGE MY TIME WELL. THERE IS NO OTHER SCHOOL PROGRAM IN THE AREA THAT OFFERS AS MANY OPPORTUNITIES AND SUCH A CARING ENVIRONMENT AS VALLEY CHRISTIAN. — Olivia Norman, Accepted to USC, BFA Theatre Program

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Visual Arts Valley Christian Schools’ Visual Arts Program encourages a steady progression of skill development from elementary through high school. Beginning with rudimentary skills and progressing to professional techniques, students graduating from this program develop a critical understanding of the visual arts. Through hands-on art making, Valley Christian Elementary School students are introduced to a broad range of materials useful for expressing themselves creatively. Students learn to take inspiration from the works of artists past and present, as well as from God’s creation around them. The elements and principles of design are introduced and serve as a foundation for all Valley Christian visual arts classes at the elementary school level and beyond. The elementary school program allows students to explore their creative potential in a variety of media, while challenging them to broaden their artistic knowledge and skills. This knowledge and experience is further enhanced at the junior high level. Students have access to even more artistic resources, such as a kiln, and can begin to explore different media including digital photography, clay, and ceramics. These students also have the opportunity to showcase their pieces alongside the high school in the Annual Art Show that takes place off campus in the San Jose Art Object Gallery. The junior high Visual Arts Program provides students with a wonderful opportunity to gain confidence and begin shaping their creative voice and vision.

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At Valley Christian High School, individual God-given gifts in the visual arts are nurtured and developed. Visual arts students refine their skills and hone their crafts to positively impact the world for God’s glory. Students develop skills that give them advantages in their future endeavors. Field trips to museums, art galleries, and excellent photographic locations, along with additional resources such as an indoor photo studio and industry-standard editing software, provide students with the opportunity to add interest and depth to the student-artist’s education. In addition, each student produces a professional-quality portfolio. Students are also recognized in the Annual Art Show and Festival of the Arts and offered invaluable hands-on experiences that better prepare them for collegiate level courses. Over fifty students chose to participate in the National Arts Honor Society, which offers participants a chance to showcase their work in different venues, enabling them to become eligible for awards and scholarships and to take part in various community service projects. Students in the high school program leave with skills that prepare them for any artistic pursuit.

Accomplishments

• A junior won a regional Gold Key award and then went on to win a National Silver Key award for one of his photographs. • The National Art Honor Society students painted the backdrop for the Los Gatos Ballet production of Coppelia. • A visual arts student won 3rd place in Cornell University’s 2010 Fashion Design Competition and is now attending Cornell University. • A total of 15 high school students won awards at the regional level in the Scholastic Art Competition.

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Theatre and Dance Arts Theatre Arts Department

The Theatre Department provides students with quality training in the areas of acting, voice, movement and choreography, design, construction, and directing. The vision to continue providing students with the best learning experiences possible includes raising the standard of mainstage performances and restructuring the class offerings to include a multi-tiered, conservatory-style training structure. Elementary school students are able to participate in both fall and spring semester plays. Past elementary performances have included Disney’s Cinderella, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. Junior high theatre offerings introduce the Conservatory model of classroom training and extra-curricular performance opportunities. With classes in Beginning and Advanced Theatre, students are able to develop their performance skills through scene work, improvisation, and character study. Students in the junior high can also take part in a fall play and a spring musical. Past performances have included Schoolhouse Rock Jr., Annie Jr., Into the Woods, Once Upon a Mattress, and many other productions. High school theatre continues to provide students with the best theatrical learning experiences possible. In addition to introductory classes in theatre and technical theatre, students are able to take classes in Film Acting, Musical Theatre, Honors Theatre, and Technical Theatre, some of the first UC-approved honors theatre courses available in California. Over the past few years, the Theatre Department has revolutionized the way theatre is presented in the already beautiful proscenium-style performance space. This was accomplished through the addition of a computer-operated Vortek™ rigging system for flying set pieces, as well as a 1,620 square foot scene shop, which includes equipment for set construction, woodworking, metal working, scenic painting, and more. In 2009, the Theatre Arts Conservatory was launched, offering students the opportunity to major or minor with a theatre performance emphasis. With open auditions for fall plays, a spring musical, multiple student-directed one act “Brown Bags,” and the honors students‘ mainstage production Experiments in Comedy and Tragedy, there is something for everybody. In the spring of 2009, Valley Christian Theatre presented the epic musical, Les Miserables. Complete with the traditional turntable and barricade, this musical “tour de force” marked a new level for the performing arts at VCS. For the 2009-2010 school year, students took the stage in the comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, followed by the stunning drama The Crucible, and performed before three weekends of standing room-only crowds in the smash hit Singin’ in the Rain. Summer Theatre at VCS has become the largest summer program at Valley, with nearly 100 performers involved annually. Students ages 7-16 take part in this acclaimed program that offers instruction in acting, singing, and dancing while preparing a full-length musical production. Recent Summer Theatre productions have included Aladdin Jr. and The Wizard of Oz.

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Dance Arts Department

The mission of Dance Arts is to equip students with spiritual, artistic, academic, and technical excellence in dance, reclaiming the arts for Christ at the community, university, and professional levels, thus bringing influence to the world. Over the past few years, junior high dance has restructured its classroom offerings to include a beginning level course, Dance Fundamentals, and an advanced course, Dance Workshop. Students taking classes at the junior high level perform in two dance concerts annually. They also have the opportunity to dance at Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose for the local community. At the high school level, VCS has one of the most extensive offerings of dance courses in the area. Training is available in Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop. With three separate course levels for each style, students develop their skills from beginning to advanced in four years of high school. In addition, Honors Jazz 3 offers the most advanced students studio-level training and performance opportunities. Dance students are given the opportunity to choreograph, perform, and produce two dance concerts; the fall’s student choreographed production Emotions and the regular faculty choreographed Spring Dance Show. Dance students also have the opportunity to join the VCS chapter of Nu Delta Alpha, a National Dance Honor Society. This fraternal organization promotes dance education within schools and communities. Students plan activities, attend shows, organize workshops, and acquire points toward earning an honor cord for graduation. The dance team, Vivid, offers a place for high-level dancers to compete, perform, and train. During its first year, Vivid attended multiple competitions, ranking highly among competitors.


ALTHOUGH I ALWAYS HAD A STRONG INTEREST IN ACTING AND STORYTELLING, MY EXPERIENCE AT VALLEY CHRISTIAN HEIGHTENED MY PASSION FOR THE ARTS, SOLIDIFIED MY DESIRE TO SEEK A CAREER IN THEATRE, FILM AND TELEVISION, AND HELPED TO SHARPEN MY SKILLS SO THAT I COULD TAKE THE STEPS NECESSARY TO FULFILL MY GOALS. — Amber Coney, Accepted to UCLA, BFA Theater Program

Theatre and Dance Arts Accomplishments

• Stage Directions Magazine recognized Valley Christian Theatre as one of the top 6 high school theatre programs in the United States. • Singin’ in the Rain was nominated for 8 awards in San Jose Stage Company’s Top Honor Awards 2010. • Dance students were invited to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and a New Year’s Day Parade in Rome, Italy. • The Theatre Arts Department was one of 40 finalists selected from hundreds of applications worldwide to participate in the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, renowned as the World’s Largest Arts Festival.

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I TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN JOINING FORCES WITH THE STEINWAY & SONS COMPANY TO CONFER UPON VALLEY CHRISTIAN AND ITS MUSIC CONSERVATORY THE DESIGNATION OF ‘ALL-STEINWAY SCHOOL.’ VALLEY CHRISTIAN IS NOW ON A SELECT LIST WITH THE WORLD’S FINEST CONSERVATORIES AND SCHOOLS OF MUSIC. — Chris Hepp, Sherman Clay, Institutional Sales

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Music The development of young artists’ God-given musical talents is thriving at the Valley Christian Conservatory. From the very beginning, students are immersed in musical education through our Kidservatory program. All students receive the foundations of musical excellence while participating in classroom music, choir, strings, and band. They spend time in class each week pursuing vocal and instrumental disciplines. Students perform several times during the year; events include a concert at a local shopping mall, churches, a Christmas performance at the California Theatre, a spring performance at the Festival of the Arts, and at different nursing facilities. This is a wonderful opportunity for the students to minister to their community. Once students reach the 5th grade, they can explore a curriculum presented entirely through an artistic lens. This integrated visual and performing arts intensive program allows interested students to develop their God-given talent while attending private music lessons, music theory class, band, strings, and keyboard classes. This marks the beginning of the Junior Conservatory program, which students can continue throughout junior high school. Once in junior high, they can investigate new disciplines or pursue familiar ones by utilizing the multi-level music courses available. Whether it’s jazz band, strings, choir, or even marching band, students have the freedom to explore and develop their skills according to their interests. The high school Conservatory offers opportunities with world-class instruction, travel opportunities, and high-caliber performance venues. The dedicated faculty and staff have degrees from the most prestigious institutions in the world and decades of teaching and performance experience with top entertainers and ensembles throughout the world. Not only do students learn from quality educators, they are also exposed to online college courses through The Berklee School of Music. Students may earn college credit while interacting with some of the school’s professors as they learn collegiate-level curriculum. Influential musicians such as Pete Escovedo, David Benoit, Peter Buffett, and the Shanghai Quartet perform with, or speak to, the students. Along with this instruction, students have performed in Europe (Austria, Italy), Asia (Shanghai, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Hong Kong), and throughout the United States. They have also performed in local venues such as the California Theatre, Villa Montalvo, Le Petit Trianon, and the Santa Clara Mission.

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These budding musicians receive incredible instruction and musical experience paired with an unparalleled quality of resources and equipment. Valley Christian Schools is the first California school to be named an “All-Steinway” school. Music technology courses use industry-standard software as students compose and arrange their own pieces. The Conservatory Program for Music has encouraged students of all ages to refine their musical abilities as they reclaim the arts as an expression of God’s love throughout the world.

Accomplishments • Room 107 was recognized as the top high school vocal jazz group in the nation by Downbeat Magazine. • Valley Christian Jazz Ensemble was one of three high school bands selected nationally to perform at the world-renowned Monterey Jazz Festival. • Valley Christian Marching Band and Color Guard was named Sweepstakes Silver Medalist at the Western Band Association Grand Championships. • 3 Conservatory students were named finalists in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble. • A Conservatory junior was named Young Artist of the Year by the San Jose Symphony Foundation. • A Conservatory freshman was selected by the California Music Educator’s Association to the All-State Jazz Choir. • 2 junior high students were selected for the All-State Middle School Choir. • The Marching Band was one of 22 bands selected from an international pool of over 475 applicants for the 2013 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. VCHS will collaborate with performers from a high school in Beijing, China to form the East-West Fusion All-Star Band.

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Conservatory Travel One of the traditions that makes the Conservatory so unique is its desire to travel. Every discipline wants to open the eyes of students to some of the very best or very unique artistic opportunities in the world, whether that means traveling to Los Angeles or across the globe. Students are able to experience new cultures and recognize the relationship between culture and the arts. This passion for travel is embraced by all disciplines and continues to grow over time. The Music Department has multiple opportunities for international travel. The Early Music Ensemble visited the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the leading conservatory in China. Students were privileged to present their own chamber music recital in the President’s Ballroom for parents, teachers, and students and learn in some of the professors’ private lessons and chamber music classes. They also explored different Chinese instruments through one of the Conservatory’s classes. They saw first-hand the devotion that the students in the Shanghai Conservatory put into practicing their instruments, and the students came away greatly inspired to increase their own practice time. Marching band students traveled to the same part of the world. While visiting Cambodia, they performed for local orphanages and watched students from state-run fine arts schools perform traditional music and dance. This experience was more than just an artistic eye-opener, as it also gave students a heart for the Cambodian culture and people. The Conservatory’s choral and wind students embarked on a ten-day visit to Austria and Italy. They performed in historic cathedrals and churches for city communities throughout Vienna, Salzburg, Florence, Venice, and other small towns. The group was also privileged to perform in the Easter service at St. Othmar’s Cathedral in Vienna.

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The Dance Department expands the knowledge of its students by taking them to prestigious schools and academies across the country to participate in highly acclaimed classes. Dance students traveled to New York City for dance workshops, including classes at Broadway Dance Center, Ailey School of Dance, and a tour of the NYU Tisch School of Dance. They also had the opportunity to perform in Times Square. They traveled to Los Angeles to take professional classes at The Edge Performing Arts Center, World in Motion Dance Company, and an industry audition class at Disneyland. Photography students from the Visual Arts Department had a unique overnight experience in Yosemite National Park. The trip allowed students to follow in the footsteps of famous photographer Ansel Adams. They hiked part of the John Muir Trail to photograph Vernal Falls. Students spent two hours in a meadow in the moonlight learning how to properly expose night photographs, and had the opportunity to learn the proper use of equipment like tripods, special-effects filters, and other rarely-used camera settings. The students came away with hundreds of stunning images.


THE RANGE OF WORK THAT VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS UNDERTAKES IS IMPRESSIVE. THEIR ENTHUSIASM IS INFECTIOUS, AND THE PROGRESSIVE LEVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT SHOW A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE. IT ALL COMES WITH ENOUGH SPUNK TO SHOW THEY ARE HAVING FUN DOING IT. — Andrew Bales, Symphony Silicon Valley Founder and President

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Eric Scharrenberg VP, Athletics and Physical Education

“Valley Christian athletes regularly compete with distinction at the local, state, and national level in a way rarely seen in a school our size. We are so proud of the many accomplishments of our athletes, coaches and teams that are chronicled on the following pages.”

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WE BE BELIEVE ELIEVE THE FIRST STEP FOR OUR ATHLETES ATHLET IS A TRUE UNDERSTANDIN UNDERSTANDING THAT ALL OUR GIFTS AND ABILITIES ARE GOD-GIVEN AND ARE TO BE USED TO BRING HONOR AND GLORY TO HIS N NAME.

Letter from Eric Scharrenberg, VP, Athletics and Physical Education Educatio In his book, Called to Coach, legendary college football coach Bobby Bowden tells a remarkable story of his first and only home run as a college baseball player. Bowden’s blast is not your typical over the fence home run. Instead, it is a drive into the outfield gap where he circles the bases and slides into home plate to narrowly avoid the catcher’s tag for an inside the park home run. As a true competitor, Bowden was ecstatic to have finally reached his goal of hitting a home run and quietly celebrated all the way to the dugout. Unfortunately, he soon discovered that he failed to touch first base and instead of hitting a home run, he had made an out. Bowden’s emotions in the moment are well understood by athletes everywhere and Valley Christian is certainly no exception. Perhaps there is no area of the Valley Christian Schools ministry where competition is as honored and fierce as the competition found within our athletic teams. Coaches, athletes, and supporters feel the thrill of victory and also the agony of defeat many times throughout a typical season. Our young people set extremely high goals and often feel the immense satisfaction of accomplishing those goals. However, they also learn how to manage emotions and move forward when they come up short. Valley Christian athletes regularly compete with distinction at the local, state, and national level in a way rarely seen in a school our size. We are so proud of the many accomplishments of our athletes, coaches, and teams that are chronicled on the following pages. Our Warriors have clearly demonstrated the ability to set high goals and to do the work necessary to achieve those goals.

As a school, we remain committed to ensuring that our young people have everything necessary to compete at such a high level. Our nationally renowned league, coaches, and athletic facilities are about to be joined by a new and exciting program designed to maximize the human potential of the young people in our school. Plans for the Valley Christian Schools’ Human Performance Center are well underway with all signs pointing towards an expected launch in the fall of 2012. We believe the program has the potential to revolutionize athletics at the high school and junior high school level. You will certainly be hearing much more about the Human Performance Center in future issues of the President’s Report. In Bowden’s story, his joy over his home run was short lived. Ultimately, his failure to touch first base rendered the trip to second, third, and home plate meaningless. For our athletic program, the idea of touching first base is more than just a sports story. Instead, it reflects a commitment that our athletes go through the proper steps and in the proper order. We believe the first step for our athletes is a true understanding that all our gifts and abilities are God-given and are to be used to bring honor and glory to His name. Our coaches do seek championships, but first they encourage our athletes to learn to love God with their whole heart, mind, and soul and to love their neighbors as themselves (Matthew 22: 37-39). We understand very well that all the titles, scholarships, recognition, and home runs are ultimately meaningless if the young people in our care have not understood these lessons. So while we are proud to list the successes told on the following pages, the real successes are happening in the lives of our athletes on a day-to-day basis as coaches teach important life lessons on the Valley Christian courts and fields. These lessons stay with our young people forever and ultimately become a part of their character. Now that is something to celebrate!

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Athletic Distinction EVERY CLASS AT VALLEY IS STIMULATING AND INSPIRING BECAUSE EACH TEACHER’S PASSION FOR HIS SUBJECT IS VERY VISIBLE AND CONTAGIOUS. I ENJOY PARTICIPATING IN SPORTS AT VALLEY BECAUSE THE COACHES DO AN EXCELLENT JOB OF BALANCING ATHLETIC GROWTH WITH SPIRITUAL GROWTH. — Lauren Speers, Accepted to Rice University and UC Berkeley; Honor Roll, over 100 hours of Community Service; CSF Highest Honors, Top 5% of Class (Tennis, Diving, Leadership, Mexico Missions Trip 2010, Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient)

Philosophy of Athletics The Valley Christian Athletic Program exists for three primary purposes: • To teach life lessons that come through true competition: effort, teamwork, sportsmanship, preparation, dignity, worth, and handling adversity • To be a strong outreach branch of the VCS ministry. We strive to share the Gospel message through words and actions and provide a Christian environment for entertainment and competition • To provide Christian role models of the highest skill levels in our coaching staff with the intent of forming a Christ-like character in our athletes Valley Christian is a proud member of the CIF Program Pursuing Victory with Honor.

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High School Athletic Accomplishments ALL-WCAL SELECTIONS, FALL SPORTS—50 1st Team: 20 athletes selected (15 boys, 5 girls) 2nd Team: 18 athletes selected (10 boys, 8 girls) Honorable Mention: 12 athletes selected (6 boys, 6 girls) ALL-WCAL SELECTIONS, WINTER SPORTS—27 1st Team: 8 athletes selected (2 boys, 6 girls) 2nd Team: 12 athletes selected (6 boys, 6 girls) Honorable Mention: 7 athletes selected (5 boys, 2 girls) ALL-WCAL SELECTIONS, SPRING SPORTS—36 1st Team: 16 athletes selected (11 boys, 5 girls) 2nd Team: 9 athletes selected (5 boys, 4 girls) Honorable Mention: 11 athletes selected (9 boys, 2 girls) Total athletes selected as “ALL-WCAL” for this report: 113 WCAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009 Girls JV Golf 2010 Football

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS Track and Field: 100M High Hurdles, 4x4 Relay, 100M Dash Swimming: 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay INDIVIDUAL RECOGNITION CCS, State and National All-County Team (Cross Country) California State Sophomore of the Year (Football) CCS Boys Swimmer of the Year CCS Girls Track Athlete of the Year CCS Boys Horizontal Jumper of the Year CCS Softball Player of the Year CCS Male Scholar (Athletic Scholarship Recipient) Division III All-State Team (Girls Basketball) NorCal Top 20 Defensive Player (Football) San Jose Sports Authority HS Athlete of the Year Aflac All-American Team (Baseball) CCS Baseball Freshman of the Year 2011 Major League Baseball Draftee

Sports

WCAL INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2 Track and Field Record holders—100M dash, 10.7 seconds, 100M High Hurdles, 13.72 seconds Softball Player of the Year Girls Basketball- WCAL leading scorer WCAL HONORS Co-Utility Player of the Year—Football Sophomore of the Year—Football Most Valuable Player—Softball Freshman of the Year—Girls Soccer Sophomore of the Year—Girls Soccer Sophomore of the Year—Boys Soccer

Girls Sports

Boys Sports

Coed Sports

FALL Golf Tennis Volleyball Water Polo

FALL Football Water Polo

FALL Cross Country

WINTER Basketball Soccer SPRING Softball

NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT 34 athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play their respective sport at an NCAA or NAIA college or university.

WINTER Basketball Soccer Wrestling

SPRING Swimming & Diving Track & Field

SPRING Baseball Golf Tennis Volleyball

MERCURY NEWS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK 8 athletes received Mercury News Athlete of the Week honors. CENTRAL COAST SECTION (CCS) Team Accomplishments—The Warriors had numerous team accomplishments, including 3 championships. Girls Basketball Girls Volleyball Boys Volleyball Baseball Football Girls Volleyball Girls Basketball Baseball Softball Football Girls Soccer

Semifinalists Finalists Finalists Quarterfinalists Semifinalists Semifinalists Champions Semi Finalists Champions Finalists Champions

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I KNOW THAT I HAVE BUILT AN AWESOME FOUNDATION IN CHRIST THROUGH THE EXPERIENCES I HAVE HAD AND THE FRIENDS AND COACHES WHO HAVE BEEN WITH ME ALONG THE WAY. THE FOUNDATION IS CHRIST, AND IT WILL HOLD ME UP AS LONG AS I CONTINUE TO STAND TALL. — Emily Blaha, Accepted to Naval Academy; (Cross Country)

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AS EXCITED AS I AM TO START A NEW CHAPTER OF MY LIFE, LEAVING VALLEY WILL BE DIFFICULT. I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO STAND STRONG IN MY FAITH AND BECAUSE OF THAT, I AM PREPARED FOR ANY ADVERSITY I MAY FACE. I PLAN ON CONTINUING TO PLAY FOR CHRIST. PL — Jamaal Rose, —Jamaal e Accepted Acc to Fresno State; (Football)

Junior High Junior High Sc School Athletics is committed to providing a that consists of 22 teams competing in 11 balanced program prog sports. We are a proud member of the Santa Clara different spor County East Side Junior High Coaches Association. The league schools, which provides the highest level boasts 33 different diff competition in Santa Clara County. Our commitment is to of competiti hire coaches that model Christian values both on and off the athletic field in order to prepare our student-athletes to be the community. leaders in th

Accomplishments Accom • • • • • • • • • •

Girls Voll Volleyball Santa Clara County Eastside Champions 4x100 Relay set Santa Clara County Record Girls 4x1 Clara County East Side Section Champion in Wrestling Santa C Basketball Chaboya Colt Classic Tournament Champions Girls Ba Clara County Girls Basketball East Side League Santa C Champions Champ Grade Girls Cross Country Santa Clara Division 8th Gra Champions Champ Basketball Santa Clara County Eastside Champions Girls B Soccer Santa Clara County Eastside Champions Girls S Boys Basketball Santa Clara County Eastside Champions Boys Basketball Evergreen Shootout Champion

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Elementary School The Little Warrior Nation is an exclusive opportunity for students at Valley Christian Elementary School. The program was launched in the summer of 2008 as an alternative to the ultra-competitive youth sports world so prevalent in contemporary society. The Little Warriors have the opportunity to learn some of the basic skills and fundamentals of a wide variety of sports from some of the very best coaches and athletes in the state of California. Additionally, they get an inside look into one of the most successful high school athletic programs in the state. However, more important than acquiring the basic skills, the Little Warriors get to learn first-hand what it means to be a Valley Christian Warrior. The high school students and coaches not only teach skills but share devotions, testimonies, and lessons on effort, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The Little Warrior Nation seeks to assist in the formation of the physical, social, emotional, moral, and spiritual well-being of our students. Throughout the school year, high school coaches and athletes travel to the elementary campus twice a week to instruct the Little Warriors in a variety of sports, provide exposure to athletic opportunities in a Christian environment, and encourage development in areas where students have no previous experience. In addition, all Little Warriors have a special big buddy in the high school who prays for their Little Warrior regularly and sends occasional gifts or notes of encouragement. Finally, every Little Warrior is allowed an inside look during one game a year in any sport they choose. The Inside Look gives Little Warriors an opportunity to be with the team for the pregame pep talk and sit at or near the bench during part of the selected game.

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Elementary Presidential Fitness Awards 5th Grade Presidential—23 Total Students 5th Grade National—16 Total Students 4th Grade Presidential—15 Total Students 4th Grade National—14 Total Students 3rd Grade Presidential—12 Total Students 3rd Grade National—12 Total Students

Physical Education

Valley Christian Elementary School athletics teach physical fitness and skills that will provide a lifetime of healthy lifestyle choices. Additionally, students are taught sportsmanship. Students meet with a physical education specialist twice a week. Units of study include jump rope, bowling, tennis, foursquare, basketball, volleyball, softball, and physical fitness. All students are encouraged to participate and increase their skills. Additionally, kindergarten students participate in motor lab taught by the physical education specialists on a bi-weekly basis to further develop their gross motor skills.


I HAVE FUN AT SCHOOL, AND I LIKE LEARNING ABOUT SCIENCE AND MATH IN CLASS. — Roman, Little Warrior

Spotlight on Roman

Roman joined Little Warrior Nation in the fall of 2009. His mother was impressed by the professionalism of the team. The players shook hands with parents and prayed with the students. They took a genuine interest in the elementary school students. Roman immediately gravitated towards the high school varsity boys’ basketball team. His mother reached out to the current head coach of the team and helped connect Roman with the entire team. He rode the bus to the Skyway campus after school on select days to meet the “big players.” The team mentored Roman on his homework and also served as role models. They spoke to him about the importance of good grades and treating family, friends, and teammates with respect. Roman loved the experience. He plans to pursue basketball at a higher level as he continues through Valley Christian Schools. • What He Loves Most About Valley Christian Elementary School: It has a lot of programs to offer, like Little Warrior Nation. • Future Aspiration: To become a professional football and baseball player.

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Where Are They Now?

From left to right: Rachel Alvey, University of San Diego / Matthew Carroll, San Jose State University / Shayne Fleming, University of California Berkeley / Hannah Goranson, Duke University / Daniel Tan, Columbia University / Chelsea Shears, Lewis and Clark State College

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Rachel Alvey

2010 GRADUATE University of San Diego, Women’s Volleyball “Looking back on my years at Valley Christian, I couldn't be more thankful for all the opportunities and experiences I had there. Valley Christian placed a strong Christian foundation in my heart that I would carry into my "college life." Valley taught me time management when it came to school work and sports. Playing volleyball at Valley Christian helped me grow as a player and a leader on the court. I hope to carry that leadership that sets an example for Christ onto the court during my next 3 years at USD. Spiritually, I didn't realize how much I would miss chapel and being surrounded by such a loving Christian community until I got to USD. I feel blessed to have attended a school that has prepared me for college and taught me lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I look back with many emotions; speechless, motivated, and so thankful for all that God has done in my life and how He has been with me in every stage of life so far.” USD Assistant Volleyball Coach Brent Hilliard reflects: “Rachel is the most athletic setter we have had in my ten years and easily the best defensive setter we have ever had. All she needs to do is learn our system, and she will be on her way to being the best that we have ever had here at USD. She is really good and the best part about that is she doesn't even know it yet! Although she has played for very good club teams and is now playing with a top 20 team, she still feels as if she is not where she needs to be, and in our opinion that is what is making her so great. It is the perfect mentality as an elite athlete. I expect Rachel will help keep us at the top of our conference and push us to new heights nationally.”

Matthew Carroll

2010 GRADUATE San Jose State University, Baseball “Valley Christian has supplied me with the tools to be successful in college, but above all, it has given me the faith to be successful in life. I cannot look forward without recognizing the immediate impact from my past. VCS allowed me to experience what a life surrounded by Christ can create and challenged me to push past limits I had set for myself as a student, athlete, and follower of Christ. Sports can easily become the center of your life, but Valley conditioned me to play for God. ‘Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor dismayed, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1:9. I thank my parents, teachers, and coaches for giving me the opportunity to succeed, and I am committed to upholding the values Valley Christian has taught me.” SJSU Assistant Baseball Coach Jeffrey Pritchard reflects:

I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LEARN THINGS [AT VALLEY] THAT I WILL KEEP WITH ME EVEN AFTER GRADUATION. — Tyler Walker, Accepted to University of Minnesota; WCAL 1st Team All League for Softball, 1st Team Softball for the Mercury News, Junior Softball Player of the Year for the Mercury News; (Over 100 hours of Community Service)

Shayne Fleming

2010 GRADUATE University of California Berkeley, Swimming and Diving College Contributions: Contributing member of the 2011 National Championship Team

Hannah Goranson

2010 GRADUATE Duke University, Track and Field College Contributions: School record in 100m hurdles: 13.93. Also holds school record for indoor hurdles as a freshman

Daniel Tan

2010 GRADUATE Columbia University, Swimming and Diving College Contributions: Finished first semester with a team high GPA of 3.5. Assisted in breaking two pool records on the 200 and 400 Free Relays

Chelsea Shears

2010 GRADUATE Lewis and Clark State College, Women’s Volleyball College Contributions: Played a significant role as the program went undefeated at home and completed the season with an overall record of 31-3

"Matt had an outstanding first year, both on the field and in the classroom. Matt worked extremely hard at strength and conditioning, and offense and defense. He was one of the most consistent players throughout the fall and exhibited real potential with the bat, especially with his power. He quickly developed a reputation for being a great teammate and clutch player, willing to do whatever it takes to win. In the classroom, Matt had one of the finer academic semesters of any Spartan athlete. He earned one of the highest GPAs of any Spartan baseball player this fall. We are confident that he can maintain the high standard that he set for himself."

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FINANCIALS

Valley Christian Schools REVENUE PERCENTAGES BY SOURCE

EXPENSE PERCENTAGES BY SOURCE

Revenue*

Expense*

Net Tuition Fees Donations Summer School income Investment income Rental income Daycare income Other revenue

81.3% 5.1% 6.3% 1.1% 2.2% 0.7% 0.4% 2.9%

Staff expense (incl. BeneďŹ ts) Instructional support expense Facility expense Interest expense Technology operating expense General/Administrative expense

61.5% 11.9% 9.4% 8.9% 0.9% 7.4%

TOTAL INCOME

100.0%

TOTAL EXPENSE

100.0%

* for school year 2010

FINANCIAL AID 2008-2010 $1,600,000

$1,407,026

AMOUNT AWARDED

$1,400,000 $1,200,000 $811,242

$1,000,000 $800,000

$570,946

$600,000 $400,000 $200,000 $0

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2008

2009

2010


Conservatory of the Arts and Student Life Center VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

WHILE PHASE ONE OF THE CONSERVATORY OF THE ARTS AND STUDENT LIFE CENTER WAS FULLY FUNDED, WE STILL NEED FUNDING TO COMPLETE PHASE TWO. THE SECOND PHASE OFFERS AN UNEQUALED OPPORTUNITY FOR PATRONS OF THE ARTS TO INVEST THEIR RESOURCES IN VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS AS WE CONTINUE TO BUILD LIVES TO REFLECT AND CONTINUE GOD’S CREATIVE WORKS.

P H A S E I - $17,000,000 FULLY FUNDED! • Student Life/Remote Learning Center

• Music Technology Lab

• Prayer Chapel/Recital Hall

• Keyboard Lab

• Symphonic Rehearsal Hall

• Instrument Storage Areas

• Chamber Music Room

• Staff/Administration Offices

$4,65 $4,18

We are thankful the Lord has provided all these items to benefit many generations of students.

$3,72 $3,25

P H A S E I I - OUR CHALLENGE $4,654,000 • 3-D Art Studio

$495,000

• Recording Studio Equipment

$150,000

• 2-D Art Room

$412,000

• 17-Room Practice Suite

$605,000

• Graphic Art/Photo Art Rooms (2)

$385,000

• Music Library

$302,000

• Black Box Theatre/Dance Room

$506,000

• Additional Instrument Storage

$248,000

• Instrument Jazz Studio

$352,000

• Rehearsal Hall Divider

$330,000

• Recording Studio

$495,000

• Teaching Studios (4)

$374,000

= already funded

$2,79 $2,32 $1,86 $1,39

Valley Christian Schools President’s Report

8,600

3,200

7,800

2,400

7,000

1,600

6,200

$930,8 $465,4

4,000

00

00

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Human Performance Initiative Valley Christian Schools

Launch Date Fall 2012

Valley Christian Schools is continuing to connect God-given talent with extraordinary opportunities. The Human Performance Initiative is the latest example of VCS’ passion for A3 education: Academic Achievement, Artistic Beauty and Athletic Distinction. The Human Performance Initiative follows the Conservatory of the Arts and the Applied Math, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) Institute programs as an initiative to allow VC students to dream big dreams, pursue athletic passions, accomplish fitness goals, discover potential careers in athletic fields, and develop unique leadership skills. Any Valley Christian student can participate and student-athletes are not required to enroll in any Human Performance class as a prerequisite for being on any VC athletic team. Proposed classes to look forward to in the coming years at Valley Christian Schools’ Human Performance Center: • Sports-specific classes • Health and Wellness • Exercise Science and Sports Medicine • Lifetime Fitness

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VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS / ALUMNI

• History of Sport • Christian Perspective of Athletics • Sports Psychology • Economics of Sports


Alumni Update We have embarked on a campaign to reconnect with our former students who represent the foundation of Valley Christian Schools. One of the ways we are accomplishing this goal is by launching a new alumni website which allows alumni to access our online yearbooks, view their senior pictures, and update their contact information. We have already had the pleasure of speaking with hundreds of alumni from the early 70s to our most recent graduates. The alumni website enables VCS graduates around the globe to stay connected by sharing their lives and accomplishments. Please visit our website at www.vcs.net and click the “Alumni� tab to update your contact information today.


VC S BOA RD O F DI R E C TO R S

Ms. Vera Shantz

Chair

Mr. Michael Sprauve

Vice Chair

Mrs. Susan Bagley

Member

Mr. Daniel Burford

Member

Mr. Robert Rubino

Member

Dr. Rick Watson

Member

W HOM D O I C AL L F O R I N F O R MAT I O N ?

Dr. Clifford Daugherty

President /Superintendent

408-513-2503

Mr. Claude Fletcher

Chancellor

408-513-2502

Mr. Stephen McMinn

Chief Operating Officer

408-513-2534

Mr. Don Shipley

Chief Financial Officer

408-513-2598

Mr. Gabe Guven

Elementary School Principal

408-559-4400

Mrs. Lisa Arnett

Junior High School Principal

408-513-2463

Mr. Mark Lodewyk

High School Principal

408-513-2403

Mr. Michael Annab

Technology K-12

408-513-2556

Mr. Troy Gunter

Conservatory of the Arts K-12

408-513-2416

Mr. Eric Scharrenberg

Physical Education /Athletics K-12

408-513-2455

Miss Shirley Hitchcock

Accreditation and Curriculum K-12

408-513-2508

VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

WWW.VCS.NET

100 Skyway Drive San Jose CA 95111 Telephone: 408.513.2500


2010-2011 President's Report