2 Valor is a distinctive co-ed college preparatory high school that values biblical principles and emphasizes the highest level of academic, athletic and artistic achievement. At Valor, you will receive a comprehensive education that will prepare you to be a highly successful, Christ-centered leader who is well equipped to excel at the college of your choice.
3 VISION Our Vision is to prepare tomorrow s leaders to transform the world for Christ. MISSION In partnership with committed parents, our mission is to provide a purpose-driven college preparatory program, within a vibrant Christcentered environment that empowers students to discover their passions and to develop their unique gifts and abilities while growing in wisdom, knowledge, leadership, faith and service. DECIDEDLY CHRISTIAN Valor is a decidedly Christian culture and community that honors Jesus Christ in all aspects of our school. From the school s foundation and through every decision and action, Valor is intentional in pursuit of a vision to bring honor and glory to the name of Jesus Christ. EXCELLENCE IN ALL Valor pursues excellence in all we do. From the gym to the classroom, from the stage to the athletic field, in community and through the home; we will encourage your consistent pursuit of excellence. We seek to build your character and spiritual compass; and as a result we trust you will grow in individual leadership and have the opportunity to positively influence our culture. LEADERShip Through the pursuit of excellence and educated under a biblical worldview, you will be equipped to influence the culture around you. Wherever you go, and in whatever vocation or service you desire, you will understand excellence, seek to attain it; and by doing so, will have a platform from which to guide and impact others.
4 Valor Snapshot Student Body Enrollment Grades Served... 9th 12th Male to Female Ratio... 52%:48% Average GPA Students involved in the Arts... 78% Students involved in Athletics... 75% Athletic Sports Teams Discovery Outreach Service Hours... 24,920 Academics Faculty Members Teaching Faculty with Advanced Degrees Teaching Faculty with Doctorate Degrees... 4 Student to Faculty Ratio... 10:1 Honors Courses Advanced Placement (AP) Courses Campus Acres Buildings... 3 Academic Building ,000 sq. ft. Athletic Building... 65,000 sq. ft. Stadium Field House... 30,000 sq. ft. The Valor Center for Culture and Influence... Coming Fall 2015 Accreditation... ACSI and AdvancEd Religious Affiliation... Non-denominational 2
5 Valor Academics Valor s courses meet the very best educational standards and are taught in a manner to prepare students for future academic challenge without jeopardizing or diluting the importance of a Christian world and life view. Advanced Courses As a college preparatory high school, Valor offers rigorous college preparatory opportunities for students who want to additionally challenge themselves. College credit may be earned for over 22 courses through the dual credit program with Colorado Christian University. For the school year Valor students earned almost 400 credit hours in dual credit classes on our campus. Honors English Honors 9, Honors 10 Mathematics Honors Algebra 1, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry, Honors Pre-Calculus Social Studies Honors The World & The West Science Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry World Language Honors Spanish I, Honors Spanish II, Honors Spanish III Advanced Placement (AP) English AP Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition Mathematics Social Studies AP Calculus (A/B, B/C), AP Statistics AP European History, AP U.S. History, AP U.S. Government, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics Science AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C Engineering Mechanics, AP Computer Science World Languages AP Spanish Language, AP French Language 3
6 Graduation Requirements Valor Christian High School has established the following minimum graduation requirements to allow each student the opportunity to explore their giftedness whether that potential lies in academics, athletics or the arts. We expect a 100% graduation rate and that all of our students are well prepared to advance to post-secondary education. With seven courses per semester, the opportunity to explore interesting and challenging courses is ongoing. Subject Bible/Theology Credits English Credits Math Credits Science Credits History/Social Studies Credits World Language Credits Arts+Media Credit 9th Grade Seminar Credit Total Graduation Requirements Credits 1 Credit = 1 year Students are also required to meet the Valor Fitness requirement and complete a minimum of 25 approved Discovery Service hours per enrolled year. 4
7 College Counseling As a college preparatory high school, Valor is committed to helping students and parents with college planning. Counselors meet with each student to set up a comprehensive four-year plan that equips students for their post-secondary education. The College Counseling department remains busy throughout the year preparing all four classes as they develop their college tracks and begin the college selection and application process. In 2014, Valor graduated its fifth senior class of 202 students. These incredible students boasted an average GPA of 3.3 and had 728 acceptances at 213 institutions, including 2 international universities. Additional accomplishments included: Average ACT Score: 25.5 Average SAT Score: 1814/ % of graduates accepted at 4-year colleges 38% attending Christian colleges 45 students were NCAA Division 1, 2 or 3 and NAIA recruited athletes in soccer, baseball, volleyball, track & field, football, golf, basketball, lacrosse, competitive dance, rowing, cheer, hockey and equestrian. 90% Advanced Placement Pass Rate Scholarships OFFERED Total... $4,530,601 Academics... $3,112,572 Athletics and Arts... $1,355,279 Leadership and Character... $20,500 Partnerships and Other... $42,250 5
8 Class of 2014 College Acceptances Abilene Christian University Adams State University The University of Alabama* American University Arapahoe Community College Arizona Christian University* Arizona State University The University of Arizona University of Arkansas Assumption College Auburn University Azusa Pacific University* Baylor University* Belmont University Bethel University-MN Biola University* Boise State University Boston College Bradeis University Brown University University of California at Santa Cruz California Baptist University California Lutheran University Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Cal Poly, Pomona Calvin College Carroll College Carthage College Case Western Reserve University University of Central Florida Central College Centre College Chapman University University of Chicago College of Charleston Christopher Newport University University of Cincinnati Coe College University of Colorado at Boulder* University of Colorado at Colorado Springs University of Colorado at Denver* Colorado Christian University* Colorado Mesa University* Colorado Mountain College, Alpine Colorado School of Mines* Colorado State University* Concordia University - Irvine Concordia University - Seward Cornell College Creighton University Dallas Baptist University* Dallas County Community College Davidson College University of Denver* Drake University Drexel University Eckerd College Elon University Emerson College Emory University Endicott College Flagler College University of Florida Florida Institute of Technology Florida State University Furman University George Fox University The George Washington University The University of Georgia Georgia Institute of Technology Gonzaga University Gordon College Grace College Grand Canyon University* Grinnell College Harding University University of Hawaii at Manoa Hawaii Pacific University High Point University* Hillsdale College Hofstra University University of Illinois at Chicago Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana Wesleyan University Iowa State University* John Broown University Johnson & Wales University Kansas State University* University of Kansas University of Kentucky Lake Forest College Lehigh University Lewis & Clark College Liberty University Lipscomb University The Los Angeles Film School Louisiana State University University of Louisville 6
9 Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Maryland Lubbock Christian University Massachusetts Institute of Tech The University of Memphis Messiah College Metropolitan State University of Denver* Miami University, Oxford University of Michigan MidAmerica Nazarene University Middle Tennessee State University University of Mississippi University of Missouri Columbia* Montana State University, Billings Montana State University, Bozeman* University of Nebraska at Lincoln Nebraska Wesleyan University New Mexico State University North Central College Northeastern Junior College Northeastern University Northern Arizona University University of Northern Colorado* University of Northwestern O More College of Design Ohio University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma State University University of Oklahoma* University of Oregon* Palm Beach Atlantic University Pepperdine University Point Loma Nazarene University University of Portland Portland State University University of Puget Sound Purdue University Queens University of Charlotte Red Rocks Community College University of Redlands Regis University Roanoke College Rockhurst University Rollins College Saint Louis University Samford University San Diego State University University of San Diego* University of San Francisco Santa Clara University Seattle Pacific University* Simpson College Simpson University University of Sioux Falls University of South Carolina Southeatern University Southern Methodist University Southern Utah University Southwestern University St. Olaf College Stanford University Sterling College Syracuse University The University of Tampa Taylor University* University of Tennessee, Knoxville 7 Texas A&M University* Texas Christian University* Texas Tech University The University of Texas, Austin Trinity Christian College Trinity University Tulane University University of Tulsa United States Air Force Academy University of Utah Vanderbilt University Vanguard University of Southern California University of Vermont Villanova University University of Virginia Wartburg College Westmont College* Wheaton College IL* Wheaton College MA Whitworth University Wichita State University Willamette University College of William and Mary* University of Wyoming Xavier University International Institutions: University of Edinburgh University of Glasgow *Multiple Valor Students Accepted
10 College Visits Valor attracts college and university visits from across the world. For the seventh year in a row, Valor is honored to have the opportunity to host the Youth for Christ Christian College Fair of Colorado, bringing more than 70 college representatives together on the Valor campus. Students are advised how to efficiently and strategically attend college fairs, so they can maximize their exposure to the colleges, while having meaningful and memorable conversations with the representatives. Valor students also have the opportunity to meet with college representatives in a small group setting. Last year more than 115 U.S. and international college representatives sat down with our students to talk about their college or university, and as Valor s reputation grows we are anticipating even more this year. These visits provide students opportunities to speak to a diverse cross section of highly selective, Christian, or unique institutions such as Wheaton College, Air Force Academy, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University, Duke University, Pepperdine University, University of Southern California, Westmont College, Savannah College of Art and Design and many more. 8
11 Athletics Valor participates in 24 CHSAA sanctioned sports. Fall Sports Football Boys Soccer Girls Volleyball Boys Golf Boys & Girls Cross Country Poms Cheer Boys Tennis Girls Softball Winter Sports Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Wrestling Girls Swimming & Diving Boys Swimming Boys Hockey Poms Cheer Spring Sports Baseball Girls Soccer Boys Lacrosse Girls Lacrosse Co-Ed Track & Field Girls Golf Girls Tennis 9
12 Spiritual Life The Spiritual Life Department takes seriously the calling to help students grow in wisdom, knowledge, leadership, faith and service. The work of Spiritual Life at Valor is guided by the premise of, The absolute and complete exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ in all matters of faith and practice. At Valor we do not compartmentalize spiritual life, we expect our Academics, Arts and Athletic programs to incorporate spiritual life into their programs and plans. We seek to help this process with a vibrant Chapel, mentoring/discipleship relationships, prayer partners and an overall guidance of spiritual life on and off campus. Partnership with parents is vital in the development of this most important area of our student s lives. 10
13 Valor Arts+Media The Valor Arts+Media Program offers dynamic experiences and training in both contemporary and classical arts. With over 40 courses, our program affords serious art students opportunity to develop their craft at a high level. Of course, we also welcome the student who simply wants to experience an arts course or enjoy developing a new creative skill! Our Program also offers outstanding after-school opportunities. Hundreds of students participate in our five annual productions and concerts, growing their passion for theatre, instrumental music, vocal music, song writing, dance and technical theatre. Co-curricular Arts opportunties include our community youth orchestra, Valor Symphonics, a fun loving Blue Crew Pep Band, Veritas Dance, and our competition-level vocal ensemble, Valor Voice. We are delighted that many of our Arts+Media students have been placed into leading art colleges and programs, carrying forward the vision to transform the world for Christ through their creative talents! 11
14 The Valor Center Valor is currently constructing The Valor Center for Culture and Influence, a $35,000,000 national level performing, visual and media arts center, scheduled for completion in July Reclaiming the Arts for Christ In a time when schools are reducing their investment in Academics, Arts and Athletics, Valor is increasing investment in our students and their future. The Valor Center will serve to train tomorrow s leaders to impact the culture and to transform the world. 12
15 The Valor Center Will......Grow Valor to 1200 students, the optimal enrollment for independent schools in terms of ability to offer extensive programming while still fostering a strong and connected community....offer uniquely professional arts and media programs. The combination of specialized, industry level spaces with an intentional forging of professional relationships will offer our students exceptional college and career advantage....grow a unique long-term vision for the Valor Arts+Media program. We intend to launch specialized conservatory programs in both performing and visual arts that allow students to take a guided major in their area of choice....improve all facets of Valor. The Valor Center is designed with flexible spaces that afford unique opportunities to host an array of events, such as large group lectures, debate tournaments, conferences, banquets and community functions. 13
16 Valor Discovery Valor Discovery offers service and educational enhancement experiences locally, nationally and around the world. Through Discovery experiences, students grow in leadership, character, socially, emotionally, and spiritually while they explore other cultures and worldviews beyond their local setting. These experiences are designed to transform students lives by integrating faith as they compassionately serve the less fortunate, examine worldviews and are able to mature beyond the comfort and context of their local community. Each experience seeks to broaden students understanding of people and their view of God s greater kingdom, as they learn to love, serve others as the Hands and Feet of Christ and develop as transforming agents for Jesus Christ. In recent years, Valor Discovery has empowered over 1,300 students and leaders to grow as they have traveled on 70 different experiences in 21 countries. Through Discovery, Valor students will serve a minimum of 25 hours per year with a cumulative of 100 hours by the end of their senior year. In every case, local or abroad, our desire is that Valor students will develop and model Christ s servant leadership and embark on a path of life-long service. 14
17 Tuition and Fees Tuition for is $16,100 Additional fees are required for participation in athletics and selected classes (generally art classes) to help defray the cost of materials and student deliverables. Fees for are paid at the beginning of each sports season or semester. Participation fees range from $300 to $850 depending on the sport, and $10 to $320 depending on the class. All Valor students are required to purchase and supply their own textbooks. Valor has a partnership with a textbook supplier that provides both new and used texts and also offers buy-back services at the end of each semester. Typically, book fees will run $400 $600 per year depending on a student s class selection. Tuition Payment Options One Payment...Single annual payment due June 5 Ten Payments*...Ten monthly automatic drafts, June through March *Tuition Refund Plan. Setup required by family. Families choosing monthly payments are required to participate in this program at the additional cost of approximately $320 per year. If a student withdraws from Valor, the Tuition Refund Plan will pay benefits (subject to its terms, conditions and limitations and based on the amount insured) directly to the school in order to assist the family in meeting their financial obligation. 15
18 Admissions Valor s admissions process is an integral part of fulfilling the Valor vision to prepare tomorrow s leaders to transform the world for Christ. We engage in a selection process with the goal of identifying the most capable and highly motivated students; ones who will benefit from a Valor education, while positively contributing to the Valor community. Admissions Criteria Valor Christian High School admission criteria includes the following: Student and parents are in agreement with Valor s vision and mission and are enthusiastically supportive of a Christian education. Student and parents agree and expect to hear about Jesus Christ. Student must be willing to give the claims of Christ a fair hearing. Student demonstrates academic success and motivation. Student will bring tangible benefits to the greater student body. Valor has confidence and trust that they can serve the student and parent in reaching their goals and meeting their expectations. Application Process 1. Complete the student application online at which includes: Student information Parent information Student essays Teacher/administration recommendations Family interview Testing 2. If you are interested, register online for a Shadow Day. Your student will spend the morning attending classes with a current student followed by lunch. They will experience a typical day at Valor. 16
19 Nondiscrimination Policy Valor Christian High School admits students of any gender, race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. Valor does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance, athletic, arts or other school administrated programs.
20 Admissions Visit GoValor.com: Start your online application Sign up for a Shadow Day Schedule your family interview Priority deadline for admissions: November 10, 2014 Regular admissions deadline: January 12, 2015 Rolling admission after January 12, 2015
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