Philosophy of Education
Consistent with our name, we strive to teach students how to view their world and their lives through the Bible and to make decisions and responses based on this guidance.
It is the purpose of the school to provide an excellent academic program permeated with Christian love and faith. Each person affiliated with the school is capable and well trained for their particular task and has a deep concern for the spiritual development of the students.
Valley Christian High School attempts to establish and maintain an atmosphere that encourages growth in personal faith in Christ and the building of Christian character. VCHS is unique because it presents and develops a distinctively biblical worldview in its curriculum and discipline systems. The school prepares students not only for college academics but for “works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up.” (Ephesians 4:12) The Bible presents the explicit view that God created the universe, its laws, and human beings. Sin, redemption and reconciliation are concepts that the Bible presents to describe God’s view of the human condition. Christ, the Son of God, is the answer to the human condition of sinfulness. VCHS is governed by this biblical message and recognizes the Creator and Redeemer God. The Bible declares, “The knowledge of God is the beginning of wisdom.” (Proverbs 15:3) VCHS seeks to integrate the knowledge of God’s creation with training in righteous living in order to develop true wisdom and character in students.
As God’s children, life only makes sense when we recognize that Jesus is Lord of everything. Romans 11:36 is very clear on this. It states, “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever.”
At Valley Christian, our prayer is that our students will identify and develop their God‐given talents to live a life of service for the Lord.
Bible Teaching Policy
Since Valley Christian is a non‐denominational school, not affiliated with any one particular church, and because we recognize that we serve families from many different backgrounds, we attempt to emphasize those matters of doctrine upon which we agree rather than emphasize those matters upon which there is disagreement among sincere Christians. The school has a general doctrinal statement that is in agreement with orthodox, conservative, evangelical Christianity. Aside from the fundamentals of the faith, which are written in our doctrinal statement, we do not dwell upon distinctives of any particular group or denomination, and we ask that students do the same.
Genesis Doctrinal Statement
It is the position of VCHS that the following is true regarding the infallibility and inerrancy of the Bible, and more specifically the interpretation of the first eleven chapters of Genesis.
1. God created the entire world and all that is living. This was a divine act with every step directed by His hand.
2. The whole of the Bible is infallible, meaning all events and characters as recorded in its writing are historical, true, and real.
3. God created man unique and in His own image God created man for the purpose of glorifying Him and serving on His behalf. (This rules out any possibility that man could have had any evolutionary forbearers or evolved from another state.)
4. Adam and Eve fell into sin and the whole of humanity was made sinful by this act.