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Valley Christian School

School Profile Overview

Accreditation and Testing

Valley Christian School is accredited through the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and Cognia. VCS meets all requirements for graduation. VCS uses the IOWA Assessments as an assessment tool for Kindergarten-9th grade students. The high school participates in the following tests: PSAT10, PSAT/NMSQT, ACT with Writing, and AP® Exams. The VCS CEEB Code is 270631.

 

ACSI Accreditation       AdvancEd Accreditation       VCS ACT Scores         Extended School Profile (pdf)

Academics

Valley Christian School offers a variety of classes designed to engage students’ interests as well as expand their knowledge base. Elective courses offered include Art, Band, Musical, Woodworking, Welding, Yearbook/Graphic Arts, and more. AP® courses are offered for open enrollment based on the student meeting the pre-requisites for the course:  AP® Biology, AP® Calculus, AP® Chemistry, and AP® English Language and Composition.  Bible is a part of the daily curriculum for all students, and it is also incorporated into each subject.

Valley Christian School offers two tracks for graduation: Core and Honors Programs.

 

Core Program                                                  Honor’s Program

            Bible – 4 credits                                              Bible – 4 credits

            English – 4 credits                                          English – 4 credits

            Math – 3 credits (Including Financial Math)          Math – 4 credits (Including Pre-Calculus & Financial Math)           

            History – 3 credits                                           History – 3 credits

            Science – 2 credits (Including Basic Chemistry)     Science – 3 credits (Including Basic Chemistry)

            Business Tech – 1 credit                                 Business Tech – 1 credit

            Health/PE – 1 credit                                        Health/PE – 1 credit

            Fine Arts – 1 credit                                          Fine Arts – 2 credits

            Electives – 6 credits                                        Foreign Language - 2 credits

            Foreign Language - 1 credit.                           Electives - 4 credits                        

             -Total of 26 credits                                        -Total of 28 credits                                       

                                                                                    

Athletics

VCS offers a variety of sports throughout the year including football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, and track. As a member of the Montana High School Association (MHSA), students compete as members of District 13-C, which is part of the Western C Division. Several VCS student-athletes have gone on to play at the collegiate level.  Valley Christian achievements through the athletic program include:

  • 8 Montana State Championships
  • 7 District (League) Championships
  • 16 Divisional Championships

Enrollment

Valley Christian School currently enrolls 274 students. (as of May 2021)
Preschool – 37
Kindergarten – 25
Elementary (Grades 1-6) – 116
Junior High (Grades 7-8) – 40
High School (Grades 9-12) – 56

Students attend over 50 different churches in the area. Interdenominational chapel services are held weekly on campus for students and staff. Since the first graduating class in 1986, there have been over 700 graduates. VCS students have won various scholarships, including the Montana STEM/Healthcare Scholarship, MSU Hilleman Scholars Program, as well as turning out several National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists and Finalists.