Details overview

Hours 07:40 AM - 02:30 AM
School leader Mr. Mark Lodewyk
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Religious affiliation Interdenominational Christian
Schedule Block scheduling
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Faith-based
STEM
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning 1.Effective, well trained Christian teachers who love the Lord and your child(ren). 2.Nurturing classrooms managed by teachers who are committed to their personal Quest for Excellence and who strive to model the fruit of the Spirit in all of their living. 3.Daily Bible instruction; every subject taught is integrated with Biblical truths and Christian values. 4. Challenging educational instruction at a level which students can succeed with reasonable effort.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Business
Engineering
Humanities
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Religious
Science
Technology
Visual arts
World languages

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
9
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
22
AP Classes
including: Comparative Government and Politics
5
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
Music Band
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Rock band
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Career and Tech programs Business Management & Administration
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught American Sign Language (ASL)
Chinese - Mandarin
French
Latin
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Chinese Language and Culture
Comparative Government and Politics
Computer Science A
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
Human Geography
Latin
Microeconomics
Music Theory
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art: Drawing
United States Government and Politics
United States History

Support

18
Facilities
including: Swimming pool
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Computer lab
College / career center
Gym
Industrial shop
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Music room
Performance stage
Science lab
Swimming pool
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Special education program details Student support counselors may assist with classroom accommodations for qualifying students with diagnosed learning difficulties.
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Specific learning disabilities

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 39% 26%
Two or more races 28% 3%
Asian or Pacific Islander 17% 11%
Hispanic 11% 52%
Black 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

15
Girls Sports
including: Diving
16
Boys Sports
including: Golf
27
Clubs
including: Math club
Girls sports Badminton
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Diving
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Water polo
Boys sports Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Water polo
Wrestling
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Debate
DECA
Drama club
Drill team
Drum line
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Flag girls
Forensics club
Game club
Literary magazine
Marching band
Math club
Mock trial competition club
Recycling club
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Technology club
Television / Radio News
Foreign language and culture club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Local Christian & Catholic Schools
  Local Private Non-religious Schools
  Local Public Schools
Parent involvement details Teachers to view parents as the primary educators of their children under God. Christian teachers receive their authority to teach children from parents. Parents can expect written or personal communication from teachers to allow parents to provide added assistance to the student in time to raise a grade should an academic grade begin to slip below a “C” level. Parents are always welcome at school and parent/teacher conferences may be arranged through the school office.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Bullying is stopped at the classroom and team level by the teacher and coaches. Larger bullying incidents, both on-campus or in the online world, are investigated by the Dean of Students.

Teachers

14
Staff
including: College counselor
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Dance teacher
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Cantonese
French
Korean
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation details We have about 10 different buses that pick up and drop off students at select stops throughout the South Bay Area.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Accessible via public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Local Christian Schools Association
Partner website Www.mychristianschool.org
Partner West Catholic Athletic League
Partner website Www.wcalsports.org

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details 1. Complete application. Instructions for each part of the application are explained thoroughly online after the parent completes the Application Form and pays the application fee. 2. Admissions and Placement Testing (may be taken while still completing application) 3. Student/parent interview with VCHS administrator 4. Admissions committee decision mailed home 5. Enrollment
Learn more Http://hs.vcs.net/page.cfm?p=516
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Entrance exam
Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Transcript
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Application submission begins 09/01/2016
Application deadline 01/31/2017
Application fee amount $70
Application fee waivers available? No
Tuition range (low) $19000
Tuition range (high) $20000
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No
# of applications received 560
For the year 2015-2016
# of students accepted 410
For the year 2015-2016

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012