VCS
OUR VISION

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Valley Christian School graduates
Christ-centered world changers
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OUR MISSION

All Valley Christian School students will discover their God-given design, be equipped to reach their full potential and boldly impact their world of Christ.

PORTRAIT OF A VCS GRADUATE

VCS Graduates passionately utilize their God-given gifts in their home, church, workplace and community.

VCS Graduates think critically, with an intellectual curiosity, able to evaluate information and actions of themselves and others in the light of God’s word. They are academically prepared to excel in their vocation and higher education.

VCS Graduates are positioned to be world changers, confident in Jesus as their cornerstone and aware of the many possibilities the future holds for them to fulfill God’s purpose and glorify His name. They are able to clearly articulate the gospel and possess strength of character which includes self control, respect for authority, integrity, and honesty.

EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES

DISCOVER

VCS students will:

Articulate their story of salvation using age-appropriate terminology in the scope of this larger context, incorporating Scripture

 

Distinguish right from wrong based on a Biblical worldview

 

Be aware and understand their identity in Christ; who they are, that God has created them

 

Passionately utilize their God given gifts in their home, church, workplace and community

 

Shows awareness of who God is as the Creator, Redeemer, and Renewer as Father, Son, and Spirit

 

 Is self-reflective of his/her spiritual limits, moral inabilities, and relational dependencies

 

Recognizes that God meets every human need through Jesus Christ

 

Understands the role of the church and the need to be part of the church body

 

Demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit Gal 5:22

 

Exhibits a developing love of God’s Word

 

Understand that the Bible is the Word of God, inspired, inerrant, infallible, and the sole authority for faith and practice (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)

 

Understand the role of scripture in their lives and its ability to guide and shape them

EQUIP

VCS students will:

Use critical thinking to solve problems independently

        •. Approach life with curiosity

        •  Formulate and ask strong questions

        •  Reflect on potential outcomes

        •  Think creatively

 

See the world through the filter of God’s Word in all disciplines

 

Advocate for one’s own learning

 

Exercise effective skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking; and understand how these skills are essential for relating to God, His Word, and creation

 

Effectively communicate, present and defend one’s own point of view

 

 Identify and pursue further education and/or vocational opportunities as God calls

 

Pursue challenges in obedience to the Holy Spirit

IMPACT

VCS students ill:

Demonstrate respect for self, others, and authority in both attitude and action

 

Display integrity through honesty, as well as wise stewardship of gifts, abilities, time, relationships, and resources

 

Display strength of character through empathy and compassion, humbly and selflessly putting the needs of others before his/her own

 

Display strength of character by demonstrating perseverance and resilience when faced with obstacles, whether personal, academic, or spiritual

 

Confidently exhibit a biblical worldview relying on Jesus as his/her cornerstone

 

Expectantly pursues his/her future of fulfilling God’s purpose and bringing Him glory

 

Operate as world changers with a developing sense of right and wrong and be compelled to intervene in situations of injustice, standing up for the marginalized and oppressed

 

Clearly articulate the gospel and maintain an exemplary and honorable testimony by words and practice, as a witness for Christ among all communities of which he/she is a part

 

Consistently displays self-control

  

Seek inspiration from Scripture to determine and develop wise strategies to boldly impact their world for Christ

  

Fulfill God’s purpose, utilizing his/her own spiritual gifts in order to recognize and meet the needs of others

 

Be world changers by serving others both inside and outside of his/her own culture and worldview 

Be world changers by identifying his/her own role within a community and collaborating effectively

 

Be world changers by demonstrating leadership, working with leadership, and submitting to leadership

 

Be world changers by striving to create a culture of humility, respect, and inclusivity on campus and in the world