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.
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
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
Valley Christian School currently enrolls 387 students. (as of August 2022)
Preschool – 42
Kindergarten – 27
Elementary (Grades 1-6) – 172
Junior High (Grades 7-8) – 60
High School (Grades 9-12) – 86
Students attend over 60 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 750 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.