Valley High School is an institution unlike any other around, with the options for International Baccaloriate program, and the Hospitality and Tourisn program. these two programs are unlike any other programs available to other inner city schools, and should be the frist options when looking for in a schools curriculum. Valley is freshly remodled, with ample science, anatomy, physics, chemistry and bio-chemistry, and the teachers are extremely knowledgable in their arrias of expertise. Having been a student at Valley I would STRONGLY reccomend this school to any parrent who is looking for top-notch quality intstruction in the classroom. If you or your child has no interests in these subjects, there also other fantastic clubs for your child to become involved with, such as robotics(placed first in first two years), Auto-shop(qualified teacher who introduces hands on learning approach rather than strictly text based), band and orchestra, art, and even a marriachi guitar class for thoes who wish to learn.
This is a inter city school who meets the needs of many low income students. Wonderful music department, IB School and needs funding to continue to educate those from lower income and a dynamic group of kids with limited advantages...They have a great bunch of teachers and administrative staff that needs your help. Give them a chance to become successful so they can help others help themselves.
I graduated Valley HS in June of 2010. We are a "high achieving exemplary turnaround school" which is nationally recognized. Being apart of the Hospitality and Tourism program, I got hands on experience in the working world, and learned how to present myself in an orderly manner. The other students in H&T are so kind and I get to have classes with the zone and IB kids as well. The one thing that seperates Valley from the rest of the schools is our diversity. When I saw the other schools I noticed that cliques between ethinicities would be common; not at Valley. In addition, the principal gets involved in what is happening with the students. He tells us each day "You are smart! You are the best! You will pass the ultimate test!" We have become just that!
I work at Valley in the IB magnet program. The staff are highly qualified and excel in teaching students advanced academics. Our athletics teams shine in our division and the coaches do an excellent job of teaching more than just the sport. The administration and teachers have worked hard to help students pass the state proficiency and graduate on time. We have several state of the art computer labs and the teachers are well equipped with the technology they need. The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism has connection throughout the city and offers internships and real life connections in a city thriving on tourism. The students in the IB program face a rigorous college prep program with many students attending Ivy League schools. The school population is diverse. Fighting/violence is rare. The building is one of the oldest schools in Las Vegas and is currently undergoing renovation.
Valley High School is one of the oldest and overlooked schools in the Clark County District. The academic programs and extracurricular activities are well maintained. GOOO VIKINGGGSS! YOU ARE THE BEST!