Valor Christian High School
|Valor Christian High School|
Influence Through Excellence
|3775 Grace Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 80126
|Head of school||Kurt Unruh|
|Color(s)||Navy, Columbia Blue, White|
|Athletics||4A; Football 5A|
|Athletics conference||Member CHSSA, No league|
Valor Christian High School is a Christian high school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The school opened in 2007 to both freshmen (9th grade) and sophomore (10th grade) students. In 2008 and 2009, a junior and senior class was added, respectively.
The entire campus is approximately 35 acres (140,000 m2) in size.
Athletically, there are two gymnasiums, an indoor climbing wall, wrestling room, fitness center, locker rooms, a stadium, synthetic field and olympic track, softball and baseball fields, six tennis courts and an international sized lacross and soccer field.
Students and Faculty
In 2007, 155 freshmen and sophomore students were enrolled with plans to expand each year with a goal of 1,200.
As of August 2013, there was a total enrollment of approximately 850 students with a 47:53 ratio of male to female students and a 9:1 student to faculty ratio. There are 90 members on the faculty. 54 of the faculty have advanced degrees and 6 have a doctorate degree.
For the school year 2012/2013, the students at Valor had an average GPA of 3.25, ACT score of 25 and SAT score of 1731. 98% of students were accepted to over 600 schools nationally and internationally. Valor students earned over $2.7 million in scholarships through academics, arts, athletics, leadership and others. Valor offers 13 Honors and 17 Advanced Placement Courses, as well as over 20 courses through dual credit at Colorado Christian University. Students earned over 380 credit hours in dual credit classes on the Valor campus.
Valor students are heavily involved in extra-curricular activities, with over 81% and 75% of students involved in arts and athletics, respectively. Valor students are required to earn service hours, 25 per year - where they help those in the Denver Community who are in need. In addition, over 350 students and leaders went on Discovery trips last year logging in more than 18,000 hours to help those less fortunate around the world.
There are 23 sports that are offered:
Boys Basketball; Girls Basketball; Wrestling; Girls Swimming and Diving; Ice Hockey; Poms; Cheer
Baseball; Girls Soccer; Boys and Girls Lacrosse; Boys and Girls Track & Field; Girls Golf; Girls Tennis
On October 6, 2009, Valor Christian won the 4A Colorado State Boys Golf Championship at Highlands Ranch Golf Course. Valor won the team title and had the individual champion, Wyndham Clark.
On December 5, 2009, Valor Christian won the 3A Colorado State Football Championship at Legacy Stadium in Aurora, defeating Steamboat Springs 41-14.
On October 5, 2010, Valor Christian repeated as 4A Colorado State Boys Golf Champions at The Club at Flying Horse golf course.
On December 4, 2010, Valor Christian won the 4A Colorado State Football Championship at Mile High Stadium, defeating Wheat Ridge 38-8.
On May 25, 2011, Valor Christian won the 4A Colorado Girls Soccer Championship at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, defeating Wheat Ridge 1-0.
On October 3, 2011, Wyndham Clark won his second individual state title at Pelican Lakes Golf Course, with scores of 64-64.
On December 4, 2011, Valor Christian won its second 4A Colorado State Football Championship at Mile High Stadium, defeating Pine Creek 66-10.
On December 1, 2012, Valor Christian won its fourth consecutive Colorado State Football Championship, this time in the 5A class, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, defeating Cherokee Trail 9-0.
On May 16–18, 2013, Valor Christian High School won the girls 100 and 200 Meter Dash, girls 4 X 100 Relay, boys 4 X 100 Relay and the boys 4 X 200 Relay at the 4A Colorado State Track and Field Championship at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood, Colorado.
On September 30 - October 1, 2013, the Valor Christian High School Boys Golf Team won the 4A Colorado State Golf Championship at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, CO.
On Saturday, November 30, 2013, Valor Christian High School won its fifth consecutive Colorado State Football Championship, this time in the 5A class, at Sports Authority Field defeating Fairview High School 55 to 16.
League Placement and Controversy
In December 2011, the Colorado High School Activities Association voted 40-20 to exclude Valor Christian football from membership in any league or conference in Colorado for the 2012-14 cycle.
In November 2013, Valor Christian High School will join the Jeffco League as a Class 4A school in a 5A league in all sports except for football as determined by the Colorado High School Association's Classification and League Organizing Committee. Valor Christian cleaned up past infractions according to CHSAA commissioner, Paul Angelico. Football lineups are to be set later and all proposals are to be perused at the first of two annual CHSAA meetings in January 2014.
- 2013 Valor Christian Fact Book
- Gallo, Bill.
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