Valley Christian Schools, in San Jose, California, was founded in 1960 and has grown into one of the largest independent K-12 Christian school systems in the United States. Accredited by both ACSI and WASC, Valley Christian takes pride in its top-notch facilities that are among the finest in California—two campuses, an extensive sports complex, and the new 46,000 square foot Conservatory of the Arts (music, theatre, dance and visual arts) & Student Life Center.Its unique Conservatory of the Arts opportunities for students passionate about music, theatre, dance, visual arts (painting and photography, and cinematography to work closely with top faculty to reach great heights of success. Our music groups are known throughout the U.S. for their excellence, our marching band was invited to march in the prestigious Rose Parade in January, 2013, and our theatre awards caused Stage Direction Magazine to say Valley Christian High School is “one of the 6 best high school theatre programs in the United States.”The Applied Math, Science and Engineering Institute AMSE allows students of high ability to enjoy unique challenges. An example of such an opportunity is the International Space Station project, in which Valley Christian students pioneered the first-ever high school Cube Lab™ experiment place aboard the Space Station in January, 2011, with four more experiments in 2012. With a newly built satellite tracking station on its campus, VCHS plans to be the first high school in the world to design and send up its own satellite in 2013. Valley Christian Junior High was just awarded in 2011 as an Intel School of Distinction and Intell Star Innovator for its math education.Valley Christian High School is a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon “No Child Left Behind” school and was just voted “Best High School” in the 2011 annual survey of parents by Bay Area Parents magazine. In addition, 54 sports teams allow students to compete and develop character at the highest levels of high school athletics.Daily Bible classes, weekly chapel services and many community service events give students a loving environment in which to learn more about the Christian faith, and to become excited about the eternal perspective Jesus Christ brings to their lives. What is the VCS Difference?Valley Christian Elementary School:The entire Kindergarten – 12th grade VCS journey starts on the elementary campus!Parents and students experience genuine Christian community and care.Students foster their spiritual life through Christian educators, daily Bible instruction, weekly chapel, community service and more.Students test above grade level on achievement test scores.A range of servicesexists to support students who will benefit with individualized levels of learning in specialized one-on-one programs.There are robust pull-out program opportunities in Hands On Science, Spanish, library, computers, art, music, band, piano, orchestra, and P.E.The unique “Kidservatory” also includes after-school offerings, such as Junior Theatre, Dance, Art, Drums, Harp, Guitar, Keyboard and Private Lessons.The exciting “Little Warriors” athletic program pairs elementary students with Valley Christian High School players and coaches for great training and mentoring opportunities.Students naturally move up to Valley Christian Junior High following 5th grade and then on to Valley Christian High School, among the finest Christian schools in the nation.Valley Christian Junior High:Life-changing values and spiritual life growth occur through daily Bible education, weekly chapel, community service opportunities and leadership development.Personal interest and involvement of the faculty creates a sense of “family” on campus where each student feels valued.VCJH received the 2011 Intel School of Distinction and Intel Star Innovatorawards.Students take grade level and Honors-level classesin English, math and science available (including Geometry and high school-level biology)Students identified as needing academic accommodations to achieve their true school potential receive help and encouragement through the Student Support Servicesprogram.Project Lead The Waybrings our engineering program into the junior high level.The unique Junior Conservatoryprovides extensive offerings in music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts with participation in a variety of performances, festivals, competitions and recitals.There is a fully developed, competitive robotics program, award-winning math and science clubs, and the annual all-school Rube Goldberg Contest.Our extensive electivesexcite students and then feed naturally into elite high school programs. These electives include state-of-the-art video editing, TV broadcasting, 3D animation and game design, Hands On Science, and foreign language.22 sports teamsover five different seasons benefit from state-of-the-art athletic facilities and compete in one of the largest public school leagues in the area.Students gain perspective from special travel opportunities, such as to Southern California with the band, or the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.Valley Christian High School:Spiritual growth occurs through a wide array of exciting Bible course offerings, weekly chapel services, extensive community service opportunities, and biblical leadership development.Graduates overwhelmingly point to significant mentoring relationships with teachers and coaches as a real help to wisely navigate their teenage years.Students benefit from U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School academics, including over 35 honors and Advanced Placement courses.At least 99% of graduates go on to college, assisted by our academic counseling department.The Dual Credit programallows students to achieve both high school and college credit while on our campus.Students identified as needing academic accommodations to achieve their true school potential receive help and encouragement through the Student Support Servicesprogram.The unique Applied Math, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) Instituteoffers students unprecedented opportunities, including the International Space Station project, VCHS Satellite Tracking station, and a nationally-awarded roboticsprogram.The Biological Research and Development Laballows for specialized student research normally seen only at the college level and supports their entry into national science fair competitions.The lauded Conservatory of the Artsprogram offers concentrated majors and minors in music, theatre, dance, visual arts or cinematic arts, with student ability levels and college portfolios enhanced through extensive performances, recitals, and competitions.VC Warrior athleticsis known throughout California for its 55 sports teams, frequent state and national rankings, and athletic scholarship opportunities to Division 1 and 2 colleges and universities. The teaching of character and integrity are integral in training our athletes.