Valor Christian High School

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Valor Christian High School
Valor-Christian-High-School-Logo.png
Address
3775 Grace Blvd.

,
80126

United States
Coordinates39°32′26″N 104°56′42″W / 39.5405°N 104.9449°W / 39.5405; -104.9449
Information
TypeCollege Preparatory
MottoInfluence Through Excellence
Established2007
School districtIndependent
Head of schoolKurt Unruh
Grades9–12
Enrollment1130
Color(s)Navy, Columbia Blue, White
Athletics5A
Athletics conferenceJeffco (4A); Football: Centennial (5A)[1]
MascotEagles
Website

Valor Christian High School is an independent private, Christian high school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States.[2][3]

History[edit]

Valor Christian High School is a Christian high school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The school opened in 2007 to freshmen (9th grade) and sophomore (10th grade) students. In 2008 and 2009, junior and senior classes were added, respectively. Ed McVaney, the founder of JD Edwards, provided a majority of the money in the project. [2]

Campus[edit]

Valor Christian High School's Campus from an aerial view in the fall.

The campus is approximately 35 acres, in a beautiful suburban setting, with multiple buildings totaling more than 315,000 square feet of usable space.

The Academic building provides for a college preparatory learning environment with more than 50 classrooms, 8 science labs, a 5,300 square foot research and teaching library, and quality administrative offices.

The newest facility, The Valor Center for Culture and Influence, is an 82,000 square foot building dedicated to specialized spaces supporting a variety of disciplines in visual and performing arts, broadcast news, and media and graphic design. It includes a 685-seat auditorium, television studio, recording studio, ceramics and sculpture studio, dance studios, and more.

Athletic facilities include 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 lacrosse and soccer field.[2]

Students and Faculty[edit]

In 2007, 155 freshmen and sophomore students were enrolled with plans to expand each year with a goal of 1,200.

As of August 2014, there was a total enrollment of approximately 879 students with 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.[2]

For the school year 2012/2013, the mid quintile of students at Valor had an average GPA between 3.19-3.44, the mean ACT score was 25. The Class of 2014 students were accepted to over 200 schools nationally and internationally. Valor offers 12 Honors courses and 17 Advanced Placement Courses of which over 200 students scored a 3 or higher on the AP test.[2]

Valor students are heavily involved in extra-curricular activities, with over 78% 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 300 students and leaders went on 19 Discovery experiences in 2013 to help those less fortunate around the world.[2][4]

Accreditation[edit]

Valor Christian is accredited by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and AdvancED. Valor was one of the first 2 schools in the world to receive ACSI Exemplary Accreditation status[5]

Academics[edit]

Valor received the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award by the United States Department of Education, one of only three private high schools in the United States.[6]

Athletics[edit]

Valor competes in 23 CHSAA-sanctioned sports, and 5 club sports:[2][7]

Fall Sports

Football; Boys Soccer; Girls Volleyball; Boys Golf; Boys Cross country running; Girls Cross country running; Poms; Boys Tennis; Girls Softball; Cheer

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball; Girls Basketball; Wrestling; Girls Swimming and Diving; Ice Hockey; Poms; Cheer

Spring Sports

Baseball; Girls Soccer; Boys and Girls Lacrosse; Boys and Girls Track & Field; Girls Golf; Girls Tennis; Boys Swimming and Diving

Club Sports

Disc Golf; Rock Climbing; Ping Pong; Skiing

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Girls Volleyball
    • 2018 5A champions over Chaparral 3-1

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g http://www.valorchristian.com/Portals/_default/uploads/PDF/bb8b2dad-0f09-4247-a991-fac4d8be634b.pdf
  3. ^ "Christian high school welcomes 'pioneers'", Rocky Mountain News, September 4, 2007. Accessed 4 September 2007.
  4. ^ http://www.valorchristian.com/discovery/AboutDiscovery/DiscoveryFAQ.aspx
  5. ^ http://govalor.com/welcome/accreditation/
  6. ^ http://govalor.com/valor-receives-prestigious-national-blue-ribbon-schools-award/
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