Valley Christian High School Viewbook

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Table of Contents

Welcome from the Principal

About Valley


& College Counseling


Credit Courses

& Honors Courses

Applied Math, Science & Engineering (AMSE)

& Entrepreneurship Initiative (BEI)


of the Arts Programs


Athletics Awards & Accolades

Performance Center (HPC)


School Faith


School Community

4 Learn
6 Academic
8 Academic
10 College
12 Dual
14 AP
16 Courses 18
20 Business
26 Artistic
32 Conservatory
34 Athletic
40 Human
42 Spiritual
44 High
46 Student
48 High

Welcome from the Principal

“High school is the capstone on our K-12 educational journey. In these final four years, students solidify answers to essential questions such as, “Who am I?” and “Where do I belong?” We believe that seeking those answers in partnership with nurturing Christian educators within an innovative, quality learning setting best prepares teenagers for the complexity of today’s world. Our Christ-centered teachers, staff, coaches, and mentors help guide and prepare students for the next chapter of their Quest by providing life and college prep training. Within our caring community, students cultivate talents, explore academic rigor, and practice purposeful living. We are committed to finishing the foundation that will carry them through their college years and beyond, including pastoral care for our alumni community. Once you graduate from Valley Christian High School, you will always be a Warrior – ready to lead, serve, and impact our world based on a solid spiritual foundation.”

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students Valley Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Jennifer Silvia Griffin, EdD Principal of Valley Christian High School
“Within our caring community, students cultivate talents, explore academic rigor, and practice purposeful living.”

Learn About Valley


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.


0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native


Pacific Islander


Hispanic or Latino

Black or African American



Mixed Ethnicities

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Based on 2021-2022 enrollment information.


22 Average Class Size


Student/Faculty Ratio

Student/Counselor Ratio

College Bound Seniors

VCHS admits students with a wide range of academic abilities, prioritizing a diverse student body that represents many different talents.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)


Principal, Dr. Jennifer Silva Griffin,, (408) 513-2425

Vice Principal of Academics, Alexis Schneider,, (408) 513-2492

Dean of Students, Mike Machado,, (408) 513-2458

Vice Principal of Student Life, Nathan Smith,, (408) 513-2412

Dean of Academic Counseling, Heidi Vals,, (408) 513-2499

12 National Merit Scholar Finalists 1960 Year School Founded

Academic Achievement

Through a rich combination of core classes and electives, VCHS students are given a chance to discover their passions and develop their talents in a comprehensive, college-preparatory environment. We believe that Christian education is more than a career—it’s a calling. Many of our faculty come to VCHS as experts in their field—with 72% of core academic teachers holding advanced degrees—and all of the faculty and staff are passionate about building up students to become men and women of God.

STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENTS CLASS OF 2019 SAT Reasoning Test: 296 test takers (74%) ACT Test: 176 test takers (44%) SAT EBR Range of Mid 50% 570–700 SAT EBR Mean 633 SAT Math Range of Mid 50% 570–750 SAT Math Mean 655 ACT Composite Range of Mid 50% 22.5–32.5 ACT Composite Mean 27 9

Academic & College Counseling

The VCHS Academic and College Counseling Department partners with students, parents, and teachers to prayerfully identify the social, emotional, and spiritual needs; the interests and aptitudes. They also work to provide thoughtful academic and college/career planning throughout four years of high school to best prepare students to serve God and their families and to impact their communities and the world. Our new Counseling Center provides a state-of-the-art hub for counselors and students to chart a course for a bright future.

The counseling team provides strategic education and individual support to students in a number of ways, including:

• Annual class presentations covering strategies for academic success, course selection, college preparation, and a healthy life balance

• Discipleship and the development of students to be intellectually-, socially-, emotionally-, and spiritually-healthy Christian leaders

• Education and empowering students to take ownership of their own self-discovery and college application process utilizing a strategic four-year college counseling curriculum, including the use of CIALFO (our college & career readiness platform).

• Individual meetings with students and families to help students develop a rich list of universities that suit their interests and goals

• College tours led by VCHS counselors - past trips include Boston, New York, Philadelphia, the Pacific Northwest, the Southern States, and Southern California

• Over 250 college admissions representatives scheduled throughout the year to meet with students, in addition to our annual Christian College Fair

• Guest speakers on college essay writing tips, and applying for financial aid and scholarships

• Individual college counseling appointments to assist in the NCAA and NAIA athletic recruitment process for student-athletes

CLASS OF 2021 98% Attending College 10% Christian Universities 12% Catholic Universities 14% University of CA 17% California State Universities 42% Out-of-State Universities 30% Highly-Ranked Universities 98 Attend College Senior Class Size 229 Highly Ranked College Acceptances 386

Recent College Acceptances

Alboin College • Arizona State University • Babson College • Baylor University • Belmont University • Biola University • Boise State University • Boston College • Boston Conservatory • Brown University • Bryn Mawr College • California Baptist University • California Institute of Technology • California Institute of the Arts

• California Lutheran University • California Polytechnic State University • California State University-Bakersfield

• California State University-Chico • California State University-Dominguez Hills • California State UniversityEast Bay • California State University-Fullerton • California State University-Long Beach • California State University-Northridge • California State UniversitySacramento • California State University-San Mateo • California State University-Stanislaus • Calvin College • Carnegie Mellon University • Case Western University

• Chandler-Gilbert Community College • Chapman University • Charles University • Colby College • College of San Mateo • Colorado Christian University

• Colorado State University • Columbia University • Cornell University • Cuesta College • De Anza College • DigiPen Insititute of Technology • Dordt College, Drexel University • Duke University • Duquesne University

• Emerson College • Emory University • Erasmus University • Evergreen Valley College • Fontbonne University, Foothill College • George Fox University • Gonzaga University • Grand Canyon University • Harvard University • Humboldt State University • Illinois Institute of Technology • Johns Hopkins University • Lawrence University • Lehigh University • Loyola Marymount University • Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Miami University-Oxford • Mission College • Morgan State University • New York University • Northeastern University • Northern Arizona University, Northwest Nazarene University • Northwestern University • Oregon State University • Pace University • Pennsylvania State University • Pepperdine University • Plymouth State University • Point Loma Nazarene University

• Portland State University • Purdue University • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute • Rice University

• Richmond-The American International University in London • Saint Mary’s College of California • San Diego State University • San Francisco State University

• San Jose City College • San Jose State University

• Santa Barbara City College • Santa Clara University

• Santa Monica College • Sonoma State University • Southern Methodist University • Stanford University • Syracuse University • Texas Christian University • Texas State University • Ohio State University • Tsinghua University • Tulane University • University of Arizona

• University of California - Berkeley • University of California - Davis • University of California - Irvine • University of California - Los Angeles • University of California - Merced • University of California - San Diego

• University of California - Santa Barbara • University of California - Santa Cruz • University of Colorado Boulder

• University of Connecticut • University of Hartford • University of Idaho • University of Illinois at Chicago • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • University of Kansas • University of Massachusetts - Amherst • University of Michigan • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities • University of Nevada - Reno • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • University of North Dakota • University of Notre Dame • University of Oregon • University of Pennsylvania • University of Rochester • University of San Diego • University of San Francisco • University of Southern California

• University of Texas - Austin • University of the Pacific • University of Toronto • University of Utah

• University of Washington • University of Wisconsin - Madison • University of Wyoming • Vanderbilt University • Vanguard University of Southern California

• Washington State University • Washington University in St. Louis • Wellesley College • Wesleyan University

• West Valley College • Western Oregon University

• Westmont College • Whittier College • Worcester State University • Xavier University of Louisiana • Yale University

*Highly ranked/selective colleges are in bold


Dual Credit Courses

The Dual Credit Program provides students with the opportunity to take college-level courses on campus and graduate with over 100 college units. Taught by VCHS faculty, 29 courses are offered through four different colleges and universities (Fresno City Community College, West Hills Community College, William Jessup University, and Colorado Christian University) that give students a jump-start on college requirements.


Philosophy of Religion

World Religions

Business & Technology

Debate Speech

Introduction to Computer Sciences


British Literature

Philosophy in Literature

AP English Language

AP English Literature Mathematics


Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus BC (H)

AP Statistics

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

Multivariable Calculus (H)

Music Arts

AP Music Theory


Anatomy/Physiology (H)


Biology (H)

Chemistry (H)

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics I

Social Science

AP US History

AP Psychology

Visual Arts

AP Art History

Ceramics I, II, or III

AP Studio Art: 2D Design

AP Studio Art: Drawing

World Language

French IV (H)

AP Spanish

15 29 Dual Credit Courses 49 Honors & AP Courses

AP & Honors Courses


We are committed to offering our students academically challenging courses in order to prepare them for any college environment. VCHS offers AP programs, which prepare students for 24 AP exams including:

AP English Language

AP English Literature

AP Statistics

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics C: Mechanics

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

AP Physics I

AP US History

AP Microeconomics


AP Psychology

AP US Government and Politics

AP Human Geography

AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Art History

AP Music Theory

AP Studio Art: Drawing

AP Studio Art: 2D Design

AP Chinese Language (Mandarin) and Culture

AP Latin

AP Spanish Language and Culture

In addition to the AP programs, VCHS offers 25 Honors (H) classes.

Dance Technique III (H)

Hip Hop III (H)

Advanced Applied Filmmaking (H) Theatre II (H)

Technical Theatre II (H)

Art III (H)

Photographic Design Studio (H)

Ceramics III (H)

Jazz Ensemble (H)

English 9 (H)*

English 10 (H)*

Geometry (H)* Algebra II (H)*

Trig/Pre-Calculus (H) Calculus (H)

Multivariable Calculus (H)*

Advanced Data Analysis (H)* Statistics (H)

Entrepreneurship (H) Biology (H)* Chemistry (H) Anatomy & Physiology (H)

Modern World History (H)* American Sign Language IV (H) French IV (H)

Latin III (H)*

Chinese (Mandarin) IV (H) Spanish III (H) Wind Ensemble (H)

*Though internal honors credit is given, this class is not designated as a UC/CSU Honors course. Other colleges may assign honors credit. Class availability in any given year is based on student interest. Complete class list is in our Course Catalog at:


Courses Offered


Christianity and Leadership Wisdom for Leaders

New Testament Studies

Christian Practice and Belief Philosophy of Religion/World Religions

Service Learning: Mentoring Service Learning: Outreach Service Learning: Justice Service Learning: Missions

Business & Technology

Introduction to Computer Pro gramming (Code HS)

AP Computer Science A (Code HS)

AP Computer Science Principles iPad Technical Support Internship

Introduction to Engineering Design Principles of Engineering Aerospace Engineering Business Fundamentals Entrepreneurship (H)

Debate Speech

Personal Finance & Stewardship Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

Dance Arts

Hip Hop I, II, III, III (H) Dance Technique I, II, III, III (H)


College Preparatory English 9 English 9 (H)

College Preparatory English 10

English 10 (H)

American Literature

African American Literature Philosophy in Literature British Literature

AP English Literature & Composition


AP English Language & Composition


Algebra I Daily

Algebra I

Geometry Daily Geometry

Geometry (H)

Algebra II Daily

Algebra II

Algebra II (H)

Consumer Math (online)

Math for Business Application Mathematics of Financial Analysis


Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus BC (H)

Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus AB Statistics (H)

AP Statistics

Advanced Data Analysis (H) Calculus (H)

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

Multivariable Calculus (H)

Media Arts

Art of Filmmaking

Applied Filmmaking

Advanced Applied Filmmaking (H)

Traditional Animation Techniques

3D Animation

Advanced 3D Animation

Miscellaneous Electives

ASB Student Government

Aides: Office, Teacher, Library, Specialized

Applied English and Bible Fundamentals

Reach I, II, Extended Reach

Language Skills for International Students

Study Hall

Music Arts

Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble II Chamber Ensemble Chamber Strings Jazz Lab

Jazz Rhythm Section Jazz Ensemble (H)

Piano I, II, III

AP Music Theory

Wind Ensemble (H) String Ensemble Studio Band

Worship Choir Conservatory Chorus

Introduction to Guitar and Electric Bass Guitar II, III

Physical Education

Lifetime Fitness (Boys) Lifetime Fitness (Girls) Foundations of Baseball Foundations of Water Polo Football Performance Outdoor Sports Performance (Boys) Outdoor Sports Performance (Girls)

Indoor Sports Performance (Boys)

Indoor Sports Performance (Girls)


Integrated Science Biology Biology (H)

Marine Biology Chemistry Chemistry (H) Astronomy Physics Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology (H) Scientific Research

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics 1

AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

AP Physics C: Mechanics

AP Environmental Science

Social Science

Modern World History

Modern World History (H)

AP Human Geography

US History

AP US History US Government/Economics

AP Microeconomics

AP US Government & Politics

History and Music

Theatre Arts

Theatre I, II, III, IV (H)

Technical Theatre I, II, III (H)

Advanced Design and Stage Production Internship

Visual Arts

Art I, II, III (H)

AP Studio Art: Drawing

AP Studio Art: 2D Design

AP Art History Graphic Design

Photographic Design I, II

Photographic Design Studio (H)

Ceramics I, II, III (H)


World Language

American Sign Language I, II, III, IV (H)

French I, II, III, IV (H)

Latin I, II, III, III (H)

AP Latin

Spanish I, II, III, III (H), IV

AP Spanish Language and Culture

Chinese (Mandarin) I, II, III, IV (H)

AP Chinese (Mandarin) Language and Culture


AMSE Institute

Applied Math, Science, & Engineering


Our STEM program, the Applied Math, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) Institute, provides students with a pipeline of inspiration, instruction, and experiences to help them become successful innovators and world changers. Students receive unique training from industry professionals, helping them to gain real-world experience and become future leaders in their field.


AMSE Institute students are encouraged to get involved in specially designed after-school programs that allow students to advance their unique abilities, stand out to colleges, and prepare them to pursue education and career paths in the STEM fields. Students who plan to participate in both AMSE and the Conservatory can apply as an AMSE Artist Honors student which combines the best of both programs.

There are three distinct pathways for AMSE involvement:

MEMBERS: AMSE Members stay up-to-date on AMSE news and activities with no obligation for participation. Students may join at any time, and by joining will be eligible to participate in any of our after-school programs.

HONORS: AMSE Honors students commit to fulfilling specific course, program, and research project requirements while maintaining a 3.8+ GPA.

HONORS FELLOWS: AMSE Honors Fellows are an elite group of outstanding twelfth-grade students who work alongside VCS Program Managers for a unique, year-long learning experience conducting specialty research in a specific field of interest.


Students have access to our world-class facilities, including our SchmidtCassegrain Telescope, 3D printer room, innovation center, machine shop, AMSE lab, Agri-Tech garden, and the new ocean and innovation labs.

20 900 VCHS Students Involved in AMSE 163 Science Experiments Aboard ISS +

“If I go up to the heavens, You are there. If I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the day, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.” - Psalm 139:8-10



Students explore the science behind flight through an introductory investigation of the basic elements of aeronautics, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, launch systems, and flight mechanics. Using hands-on training opportunities, students discover the specifics of aerodynamics and current technologies in the growing field of aeronautical engineering.


Pursuing innovation in the field of agriculture with sustainability as its focus, students will explore a myriad of agriscience technologies including hydroponics, aeroponics, and vertical farming. Students discover the relationship between humans, organisms, and the environment as well as understand what it takes to manage soil, water, crops, diseases, pests, energy, and waste.


Students receive practical, hands-on opportunities in the field of astronomy while exploring careers and interfacing with industry professionals. Utilizing the VCS observatory and 11-inch Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain Edge-HD telescope, students integrate math, physics, chemistry, and astrophysics research projects.


Students will explore the elements of 2D, 3D, and XR design through presentation, programming, and publishing, beginning with 2D basic genres and advancing to 3D, XR (VR/AR), and the multi-player Metaverse. Students will design using the latest in open-source creative art and drawing tools, program with the world’s leading game/graphic engines for cross-platform development, and publish their portfolio on major digital ecosystems.


This health science initiative introduces students to various aspects of physical and mental health and is designed to help students prepare for college programs in the medical field, including allied health. Students will apply principles of biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology to the study and interpretation of human health and disease.



Two distinct options are available for International Space Station (ISS) program involvement. Both opportunities teach engineering, circuitry, programming, and data analysis.

ISS SPACE PROGRAM: Designed for students who are interested in space science, this fastpaced, semester-long course includes two to three pre-designed experiments, and multiple data uploads to the ISS.

ISS RESEARCH LAB: This year-long program enables students to conceive, design, build, test, integrate, and qualify an in-depth custom experiment, which will be launched to the ISS and remain active for 30 days.


Provides students with the opportunity to further their math skills, as well as meet other people who share the same love and interest in math. Team members compete in local, national, and international competitions, attend seminars and develop collaboration, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. Qualifying students can participate in the Mu Alpha Theta National Honor Society.


Two distinct options are available for the Ocean Discovery Program:

MARINE LIFE: Students take a deep dive into ocean exploration with the Ocean Discovery Marine Life Program. This semester-long program exposes students to the biological and environmental aspects of the ocean through the study of marine life, corals, and aquarium maintenance to enrich their scientific understanding of this vast and fragile ecosystem. Students will gain an appreciation for the nature of the sea and its inhabitants while maintaining

AMSE Programs

shared aquariums in the newly installed ocean lab.

MATE: Discover ocean engineering through participation in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) program to creatively apply STEM principles in the exciting field of underwater robotics. Students design and build remote operated vehicles (ROVs) to tackle missions modeled after real-world scenarios in the ocean workplace. The program includes regional and international competitions.


Two distinct options are available for Robotics program involvement. The VCS proprietary program, RoboQuest, introduces fundamental robotics concepts, focusing on the construction and programming of individual mobile robots. Students will learn programming skills, problemsolving strategies, and have the opportunity to design, build, and compete with their own bot. FRC Robotics promotes competition-based STEM learning and focuses on developing skills in the areas of software, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer-aided design (CAD), and outreach. Activities equip students with the essential skillsets necessary for competing at the local, regional, and international level. The WarriorBorgs team represents VCHS in FIRST Robotics League competitions.


Student teams are on a quest to change the world through participation in XPRIZE competitions, including the $100M Prize for Carbon Removal, and a newly formed development team which is awaiting the next XPRIZE competition. These multi-year competitions encourage rapid innovation to solve the some of the world’s greatest challenges.


AMSE Institute

Awards & Accolades


• VCHS Math Team won the National Championships in May 2022 – the team’s 3rd victory in four years.

• SPACEX Falcon 9 carried seven custom student experiments to the International Space Station in June 2022 for 30 days of experimentation and analysis in microgravity.

• The Ocean Discovery MATE WarriorTides team advanced to the MATE ROV World Championships with their uniquely designed remotely operated underwater robot.

• Esports team member Eliam Chang named National Champion in High School Esports League (HSEL) 10-Minute Chess competition.

• The Warriorborgs Robotics team advanced to the FRC Championships in Houston, Texas.

• VCS “Avatar Quest” team competed in Miami, Florida as semi-finalists in the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE challenge, creating an avatar system that can transport a human presence to a remote location in real-time.

• VCS “Ocean Quest” team awarded first place in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Bonus Round of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Competition, winning $800,000 of a $1 million prize.

24 1 3D Printed Tool Aboard ISS 20 Afterschool Programs st 4x Advanced Data Champions

Valley Christian High School’s Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative provides students with resources and training to learn by experiencing the entrepreneurial process. With a focus on experiential learning, students gain foundational knowledge and skills to launch their innovative ideas into business opportunities. Through course electives and cocurricular programs that focus on technology innovation, students learn firsthand how to creatively solve problems through an entrepreneurial lens as they further their entrepreneurial pursuits. BEI is on the cutting edge of creating future, faith-driven, principled leaders, giving students another avenue to lead, serve, and impact their communities and the world.


The mission of BEI is to train, equip and empower the next generation of principled leaders to lead, serve and impact.

“Lead with Purpose, Serve with Love, and Impact in Faith”

The Experience Business and Entrepreneurship Initiative (BEI) program starts with the belief that every student is creative and can solve real-world challenges through entrepreneurship. Through learning experiences both in the classroom and in co-curricular programs, students develop their skills in creative thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication with an emphasis on servant leadership and Christian character.


Experience BEI

Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative


The Center for Faith Driven Entrepreneurship provides a central hub and collaboration space for businessminded students to innovate, collaborate, and launch their startup ideas to fulfill their God-given call to create and transform the world around them. The BEI Center provides the following:


The BEI Innovation Center is a collaborative office space setting with an attached conference room. It is centrally located near our business classrooms, ASME offices and classrooms, and a newly designed maker space called the i-Lab. Students have access to 3D printing and a machine shop.


A key component of our programs is mentoring. BEI students have access to industry experts who impart Christian values, wisdom, and knowledge, and pose guided questions as students work through market research, business development, and strategy. Students learn to interface and communicate professionally with Silicon Valley business leaders as they spark innovation in the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.


Bringing insights into leadership practices, entrepreneurship, and the latest innovation trends, guest speakers share life lessons as they speak from their personal and professional experiences. We are privileged to host speakers from notable corporations including Burberry, Apple, NASA, Intel, Radar Partners, and Google.


• Diamond Challenge - University of Delaware Horn Center for Entrepreneurship high school competition

• Technovation - Technology and entrepreneurship competition for girls

• Conrad Challenge - Purpose-driven technology innovation and entrepreneurship challenge

• Model Entrepreneur Competition - global entrepreneurship competition hosted by Columbia Business School Venture For All® and IEG Global Association

Venture Lab Pitch Events


Enactus World Conference

Stanford Women in Business Conference

Quest Hacks Hackathon




Sharks Sports Entertainment LLC

Walmart Labs

Stanford Design School

27 100+ President’s Business Challenge Startups Teams 25 of VCHS Students Participating in BEI yearly 120+ Mentors & Speakers from Silicon Valley companies 50+ Quest Incubator Students

BEI Programs


Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is an international nonprofit program that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, management, and hospitality. VC DECA students engage in competitive events, community activities, professional development, and leadership opportunities, attending regional, state, and international competitions and conferences.


The President’s Business Challenge (PBC) is a capstone project embedded in the Entrepreneurship Honors course where students form teams and learn to create startups while addressing all the different areas of business development. Competing for the opportunity to present their business plan to leading venture capitalists, students learn to collaborate as a team, think critically, problem-solve and design creative solutions for a business opportunity. Student teams interface with a dedicated mentor as they prepare to present their business idea in a series of pitches and gain invaluable insight and experience as they learn by doing.


The Quest Incubator program provides an opportunity for students to work closely with dedicated mentors and industry leaders to launch their startup or nonprofit. Working collaboratively in teams with business and technology skills, students storyboard, architect, and develop a working prototype as they create an MVP. Working closely with their mentors, students beta launch a working prototype that allows them to gain initial traction and revenue to obtain seed funding.


Valley Christian Speech and Debate is a program that competes in the Coast Forensics League (CFL) and in other regional competitions. VCS emphasizes Christian character and ethical principles as students learn to communicate effectively and compete with integrity.


BEI Information


Business Fundamentals

Entrepreneurship Honors

Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

Personal Finance and Stewardship

Intro to Computer Programming

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Computer Science A

Artificial Intelligence

Mobile App Development

Introduction to Engineering Design

Principles of Engineering Aerospace Engineering Speech & Debate


Personal Finance

Sports Analytics

Civic and Political Engagement

Girls Who Code


Model UN


Visual Development

Design Sync

Women in Leadership

Youth in Business


Intelligence Club

High school clubs are subject to change each year.


• World Vision Social Innovation Challenge Winner ($25,000 prize) - Team H2Go to deliver an innovative clean water solution in Sogod, Philippines

2021-22 DECA Chapter Leader of the Year Award - VC DECA CoPresident

2021-22 California DECA Advisor of the Year Award - VC DECA Lead Advisor

Diamond Challenge Semi-Finalists

Model Entrepreneur Winner

MIT Launch Finalist

DECA Internationals Winner

• Web
• Empowering
Programming • Artificial
$25k 3+6 5 World Vision Social Innovation Challenge Winner alumni startupsVCHS startups DECA Interna tional Winners

Artistic Beauty

The Conservatory of the Arts provides all VCHS students with a pathway of participation in the creative and performing arts. There are numerous opportunities for students to discover and develop their creative gifts and talents.


Conservatory of the Arts Programs




Enjoy the benefits of the Conservatory with minimal involvement

Exciting opportunities to create and develop artistic gifts and talents

Scholarship program for advancedlevel creatives pursuing a career in the arts

Our mission is to discover and develop the extraordinary God-given talents of young artists, proclaiming the arts as an expression of God’s love among the varied cultures of the world.


• All Steinway School

• Strategic partnerships with local and internationally recognized art institutions such as the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, Steinway & Sons, and the San Jose Jazz Society

• Nationally ranked VIVID Dance Team

• Theatre productions and performers have gained regional and national recognition from the Rita Moreno Awards in San Jose, CA and The Jimmy Awards in New York City, NY.

• Opportunities to travel for performances, competitions, and outreach events, with past trips to Europe, China, Disney World, Indonesia, and Thailand

• Numerous production and performance opportunities throughout the year, including concerts, filmed productions, theatrical and dance productions, and art shows.

• Faculty from some of the most highly esteemed conservatories in the world, including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, University of North Texas, and the Peabody Institute


Proscenium Arch Theatre | Rehearsal Hall | Dance Studio | Piano Lab | Practice Suites | Ceramics Room | Scene Shop | Recording Studio | Film Studio & Green Room | Specially designed music classrooms | Black Box Theatre | NorCal Dance Arts Studio*

* VCHS Satellite Campus


The Dance Arts Department boasts one of the area’s most extensive dance programs, offering courses in a wide variety and multiple levels of styles including jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop, world dance, lyrical, and contemporary. The VCHS Dance Arts Department is also home to nationally ranked VIVID Dance Team, and produces several main stage productions each year.


The Music Arts Department serves both the most elite high school music talent in the country and students who simply enjoy making music. Classes provide small chamber ensembles to large group ensemble experiences.


The Media Arts Department offers courses in both animated and live-action filmmaking. Students get hands-on experience with professional grade equipment as they are guided through industry standard practices for the creation of visual stories.


The Theatre Department aims to offer in-depth training in acting, directing, movement, and technical theatre, both for students who wish to experience theatre for enjoyment and for students who choose to pursue theatre as a career. The program presents all Valley Christian students with opportunities to participate in multiple performing arts events.


The Visual Arts Department encourages students to discover and grow their artistic creativity in a wide variety of mediums, including photography, ceramics, pencil, ink, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, collage, and digital design.


Conservatory of the Arts Awards & Accolades

• VIVID named National Champions at the 2022 Contest of Champions for the sixth year running.

• In the summer of 2022 a VC visual artist received a Gold Medal at the Scholastic Student Art Competition held at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY.

• The 2019 Performing Indoor Ensemble (PIE) won a Gold Medal at the World Championship for the third consecutive year.

• The Valley Christian Jazz Combo is awarded “Outstanding Performance” in the Downbeat Student Awards. The Downbeat Student Awards, considered the most prestigious in all of jazz education, are announced annually in the June issue of Downbeat Magazine.

• Sarah Tuan (class of 2019) was selected to compete in the in the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. Initiated in 1927 to celebrate the work of Frederyk Chopin, is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious competitions in all of classical music.

• Valley Christian Theatre productions and performers regularly receive regional and national accolades from the Rita Moreno Awards in San Jose, and The Jimmy Awards in New York, NY.

• Since 2018 Performing Indoor Ensemble (PIE) has finished top 5 in the last four years at the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships. In three of the 4 years they received the Gold Medal.

• Valley Christian is proud to be an All-Steinway School, providing students access to more than 20 Steinway and Steinway-designed pianos in state of the art practice rooms and teaching studios. Conservatory pianists are recognized for their amazing artistry and technical skill as they perform across the globe in venues of prominence, such as Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Poland, and the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.

• Jeston Lu (class of 2023) represents all of Northern California as he competes in, and wins, the 2022 Music Teachers Association of California Concerto Competition.

• Erin Yu (class of 2022) and Jeston Lu (class of 2023) are admitted into the highly-selective MTAC Young Artists Guild.

• Classical Guitarist Eric Wang (class of 2022) wins the Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition.

• Percussionist David Hsieh (class of 2024) wins the coveted “Special Judges Award” at the National League of Performing Arts and is invited to perform at Carnegie Hall.

• Dance alumna Tawnya Kuzia, master teacher & choreographer, recently received national recognition as the winner of Radix Dance Competition 2021 - Best in Show. Her dancers have been featured on World of DanceSeasons 1 “The Posse” & Seasons 3 “Chau & Jake”



36 544 Conservatory Students
Tiers of Involvement
Areas of Emphasis

Athletic Distinction

“Pursuing victory with honor.” The Athletic Department’s goal is to teach life lessons through disciplined training and the preparation for competition: how to gracefully handle and overcome adversity, work as a team, and display Christ-like sportsmanship both on and off the field. Each of our athletic programs believe that preparation is never wasted, it’s an investment in the future. VCHS continues to grow beyond our extensive offerings of championship-caliber Warrior teams to come alongside our student-athletes in all aspects of their training and competing.

• With 59 competitive teams in 25 different sports, VCHS provides increasing opportunities for our athletes to develop.

• Our student-athletes consistently compete with distinction at the local, state, and national levels.

• On-campus specialists are available to assist with the college recruitment process.


Athletics Awards & Accolades

• The varsity baseball team finished the 2021 season with their fourth straight CCS Open Division Championship. The championship was varsity Coach, John Diatte’s 10th in 32 seasons.

• At the 2019 CCS Meet, Valley Christian earned its first ever CCS Championship in women’s swimming when the Warriors 200 medley relay team posted an automatic All-American time to earn the title. A short time later a VCS junior won the first ever individual CCS title with a time that earned All-American consideration in the 200 IM.

• The varsity football team defeated WCAL rival St. Francis in double overtime to earn the CCS Open II Championship and a number one ranking in the Central Coast Section in the 2021 season. This was the seventh CCS title for the Warriors football program.

• The men’s and women’s 4x100 relay teams won the WCAL Championship at the year-end league meet. Seven of the eight athletes who competed in these events will return next year.

• A Valley Christian lifer concluded her remarkable softball career with 28 home runs and being named WCAL Player of the Year for a record fourth time.

• The varsity men’s volleyball team was runner up in CCS Division II playoffs and advanced to the CIF NorCal semifinals for the first time in school history before falling to eventual champion Elk Grove.

• The Valley Christian athletic program was thrilled to offer interscholastic competition in Field Hockey for the women in the fall and Lacrosse for the men in the spring during the 2019-20 school year. The Warriors face an independent schedule and offer teams at both the varsity and junior varsity levels.

• The women’s volleyball program secured 5 consecutive CCS Division 3 Championships 2013-2016 and won the first ever Division 3 State title in any sport in 2013 & 2015.



Men’s: Football, Water Polo

Women’s: Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Field Hockey

Co-Ed: Cross Country


Men’s: Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling

Women’s: Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling


Men’s: Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Lacrosse Women’s: Softball

Co-Ed: Badminton, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field


• Northwest Nazarene University NCAA D2

• Sacramento State NCAA D1

• Whittier College NCAA D3

• Santa Clara University NCAA D1

• Biola University NCAA D2

• Cal Lutheran University NCAA D3

• Columbia University NCAA D1

• Boston College NCAA D1

• San Jose State University NCAA D1

• UC Santa Cruz NCAA D3

• University of Kansas NCAA D1

• Montana State NCAA D1

• San Diego State NCAA D1

• Washington State NCAA D1

• UC Davis NCAA D1

• Cal Baptist NCAA D1

• Duke University NCAA D1

• UC Riverside NCAA D1

• Morgan State NCAA D1


• Stanford NCAA D1

40 23 Varsity Sports 40 CCS Championships 100+ Alumni Collegiate Athletes
42 *opening spring 2023

Human Performance Center

The Human Performance Center (HPC) provides yearround access to sports-specific training aimed to maximize strength, speed, and power for all studentathletes in a supportive, Christ-centered environment. The HPC’s goal is not only to enhance a student’s specific athletic performance but to also give them the tools to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

The HPC trains over 250 student-athletes every day, becoming a leader in academically-sound sport and health programs for high schools across the country.

A wide variety of sports-specific classes are offered during the school day and after school to allow multiple opportunities for attendance. With our amazing team of trainers from both collegiate and professional athletic backgrounds, students are surrounded by a highlytrained and competitive community of fit, sports-loving individuals.

Classes allow students to:

• Improve their skills in their sport(s) through strategic and measured growth in strength, flexibility, fitness, and power.

• Increase academic class time thereby minimizing class time missed for athletic event travel.

• Develop a healthy schedule with fewer late-night practices, allowing more time for after-school appointments, homework, and sleep.

• Expand their opportunity for athletic participation by making it easier for student-athletes to participate in multiple seasons of sports.

250 Student-Athletes Trained Each Day 97 Coaches in Warrior Athletics


At VCS, we seek to help students experience wholistic Christian faith through weekly worship experiences, theological education, biblical unity, leadership development, character formation and service. We believe Jesus taught and modeled servantleadership (Jn. 13:12-17) so we offer students the opportunity to put their faith into practice in their relationships, communities, and the world. As students pursue their Quest for Excellence, we seek to cultivate their character and values alongside their education to make a positive impact in the world.

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High School Faith

Through interactions with Christian mentors, campus pastors, chaplains, Biblical teaching, and meaningful life experiences, VCHS graduates can define and live out their own faith both on our campus and in the community. Alongside a student’s educational journey, we seek to foster the values of wisdom, honor, courage and sacrifice, which we call ‘the Way of the Warrior’. For our students, the Way of the Warrior is about personal formation on their journey towards graduation. Our goal for every Valley student, is the desire to be formed into the likeness of Jesus, allowing us to reflect His love, and grace to others around the world. We will encourage our students to grow in their Christian faith or be willing to give Jesus a fair hearing.

Here are some of the ways VCHS fosters this spiritual formation:

Bible Classes

Bible classes for every grade level, designed as part of our 4-year Spiritual Plan, including introductory classes for students new to Christian Teaching.

Classes focused on the following areas:

• Studies in the Bible’s Old Testament

• Studies in the Bible’s New Testament

• Philosophy of Religion & World Religions

• Service Learning: on campus, in the local community, or around the world Service Opportunities

• Every year, teams of VCS students and faculty travel the world on short-term service trips to South Africa, Liberia, Chile, Haiti, India, Mexico, and Thailand.

• Students are required to complete 25 hours of Community Service each year, though many students serve above and beyond that.

• Our students lead Bay Area-focused service projects during the school day through the Junior University and Lighthouse programs, providing tutoring for students at local public elementary schools and building relationships with them.

• VCHS hosts a number of campus-wide service projects throughout the year including food drives, clothing drives, and fundraising for various non-profits.


• Weekly Chapel with a time of music, teaching, Scripture reading, and prayer.

• Bi-annual Spiritual Emphasis Week gives students the opportunity to learn from world-renowned Christian speakers.

• Each student participates in a weekly Connection Group. Connection Groups are small groups of students who meet together to form meaningful friendships and grow deeper in the faith.


He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.

what does the Lord require of you?

act justly and to love mercy

to walk humbly with your God.

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- Micah 6:8

Student Life

The Student Activities Department engages students in campus life with fun activities such as Homecoming Spirit Week, dances, dress-up days, Friday

“Fun-at-lunch,” and our annual class competition “Warrior Warz.”

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High School Community

Building community through school spirit, VCHS offers a balanced high school experience for students to create lifelong memories and a connection to the campus, starting freshman year with our Freshman Mentoring Program. Whether it’s the morethan 80 student-led clubs, or the spirit rallies, or anything in-between, it’s easy to see why our students are excited and proud to be Warriors.

Some of our VCHS events include:

• New Student Sunrise

Back to School Bash

Club Fair

Homecoming Game & Dance

Fall Ball

Christmas Spirit Week

Year Long Point competition

Warrior Warz

Week Long Cultural Celebrations

Blue Crew Events


Junior & Senior Prom

Untalent Show

Senior Sunset




Valley Christian Schools’ mission is to provide a nurturing environment o ering 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.





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

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