Valley Christian Schools’ admissions process is a mutual sharing of information to ensure the right fit between your family and the school. The process has been designed to acquaint you with our school and to provide opportunities for families and students to get to know the Heritage community better and for us to become familiar with you.
For most families, the application process begins through an introduction to our school. This may include visiting us at a school fair or open house, or calling us to request materials or to schedule a tour. All prospective families must complete a formal orientation scheduled through the School Office. At this meeting with the parents or guardians, and preferably the student(s), spiritual, educational, and philosophical expectations will be discussed. A tour of the facility will be given. The orientation will likely last between 60-90 minutes. After the orientation both parties should know if VCS will be a good fit between the family and the school. If the school sees no problem with a continuation of the process, it is then up to the family to fill out an application form and return it to the school.
Our receipt of your completed application and application fee starts your Admissions file. We require a letter of recommendation from your pastor, or someone who has mentored you spiritually (when no pastor is available). A copy of previous school records/transcripts must be sent to the VCS main office. The application includes opportunities for parents/guardians to give a brief testimony of faith, and read and sign our “Commitments” and “Statement of Faith”. Please complete the admissions inquiry form to obtain application materials, pastor’s recommendation form, and tuition rates.
Once the completed application is returned, the student will be set up for testing at the school. We require entrance exam results to help us gauge potential for academic success and to help in course placement. Tests are approximately one hour in length.
The Final Interview
Once testing is completed and the Pastor Recommendation Form has been returned (by the pastor), a final interview is set between the family and the principal. At this interview, test results are reviewed and the principal has the opportunity to become better acquainted with the family and student(s). During this time, Middle and High School students will discuss scheduling of classes. The principal will also discuss payment options for your tuition and fees. A financial contract must be signed in order to make the admissions process complete and for the student to be officially enrolled at Valley Christian.
The entire admissions process can take up to 3 weeks to complete and families are encouraged to apply early into the recruiting season. During the school year, applications are considered on a space-available basis. For the coming school year, orientations are scheduled beginning in April.
The applicant must be five-years-old on or before September 1st of the school year. Qualified younger siblings of current VCS students will receive priority in acceptance prior to April 1. Following April 1, students will be accepted, all things being equal, in the order applications are received.
Other Important Notes
Parents must be in agreement with and support of the “VCS Statement of Faith”, “Philosophy of Education”, and “Mission Statement” without reservation. They must desire for their children to be educated accordingly.
Any student who has been suspended or expelled from their previous school must demonstrate two semesters of good behavior at another school before being considered for enrollment at Valley Christian.
Valley Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin or previous doctrinal belief.