• Arts

    Art Camp (Grades K-2)

    Art Camp emphasizes creativity as an integral part of the art process, regardless of a student’s level of experience. By teaching fundamental skills and concepts, the instructor encourages students to see art as a means of personal expression. The Valley Christian Elementary School Art Camp allows children to immerse themselves in an array of intensive art studio experiences. Children will be up to their elbows in fun as they dabble in a kaleidoscope of exciting art!

    Date June 5-9
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-2 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Carlson
    Cost $262
    Location Leigh Campus - Room 209
  • Athletics

    Diving Camp

    This camp is available to all kids wanting to learn how to dive and who are interested in possibly participating in competitive diving. The diving camp is open to all ages and abilities. An invitation to join our diving team will be extended to kids completing the camp.

    Prerequisites: All athletes must have intermediate swim skills and be deep water safe.  No prior diving experience is necessary.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Polo Camp

    This camp is for kids 8-12 years old interested in learning the basics of the sport of water polo. It is designed to prepare kids for participation in our club water polo program. Improved swimming skills, ball handling, and the basic rules of the sport will be introduced. Upon completion of the camp, kids will be encouraged to join the club program if they wish to continue in the sport.

    Prerequisites: All participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle and 50 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swim Camp

    This camp is for kids looking to improve their swimming technique and prepare them for entering the swim team. Emphasis is on proper technique and expectations for participating on a competitive swimming team. The camp will provide children 5 years old and up all the aspects of what they will need to know to compete in a team setting. Upon completion of the camp, participants will be able to join the team if they are interested.

    Prerequisites: All enrollees must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swimming Lessons

    Splash SwimAmerica is a national learn-to-swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association. We believe that swimming lessons are the most important lessons parents will ever purchase for their child. At SwimAmerica, our swim coaches take a caring approach towards teaching children to swim, and are trained to help reluctant children adapt to a swim environment. We emphasize the proper techniques of swimming and give special care to correct breathing, body position, and good swimming strokes.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor TBD
    Cost TBD
    Location Aquatics Complex, Skyway Campus

    VCS Sports Camps

    VCS Sports Camps have the best coaches paired with state of the art fields and gear. We offer a wide variety of sports camps like All Sports Camps with optional Aftercare, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

  • Day Camps

    Day Camp Week 1

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date May 30-June 2
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 10

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip Included - End of Summer BBQ and Water Play (Friday)

    Date July 31-Aug 4
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 2

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date June 5-9
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 3

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 12-16
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 4

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 19-23
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 5

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 26-30
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 6

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: 4th of July BBQ Celebration July 6th; Leigh Campus

    Date July 3, 5-7
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday, Wednesday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 7

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 10-14
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 8

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 17-21
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 9

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date July 24-28
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus
  • Academics

    Noodle with Numbers 1st-3rd Grades

    Strengthen math skills, including math facts. No worksheets, lectures, or tests. This camp is filled with interactive games and activities to help students learn or solidify critical math facts. The instructors will be utilizing Making Math Real-based strategies and methods.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9-11am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 1-3 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $195
    Location Leigh Campus

    Summer LEGO Camp

    The Summer LEGO Camp will combine elements of Story Starter, WeDo, and free play. With StoryStarter the students will learn the basics of story structure as they create their visual story line using LEGOs. When the students are finished building, they will link the physical to the digital world as students design their own comic strip story out of their LEGO creation. The LEGO Education WeDo platform, powered by LabVIEW, redefines classroom robotics, making it possible for primary school students ages 7 to 11 to build and program their own solutions.

    Date June 13-15
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Tuesday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 1-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Guven
    Cost $137
    Location Leigh Campus-Room 206
  • Arts

    Art Camp (Grades K-2)

    Art Camp emphasizes creativity as an integral part of the art process, regardless of a student’s level of experience. By teaching fundamental skills and concepts, the instructor encourages students to see art as a means of personal expression. The Valley Christian Elementary School Art Camp allows children to immerse themselves in an array of intensive art studio experiences. Children will be up to their elbows in fun as they dabble in a kaleidoscope of exciting art!

    Date June 5-9
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-2 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Carlson
    Cost $262
    Location Leigh Campus - Room 209

    Dance Camp - Vivid 2 The Dance Team Experience

    Sponsored and facilitated by the members of Valley Christian’s Vivid Dance Company, Vivid 2 introduces young dancers to the fast-paced, exciting world of competition dance teams! Dancers will learn cutting-edge dance routines, develop team spirit, and have an awesome time, all while improving their skill and dance technique! Dance Camp culminates with a dynamic performance that highlights the combinations and technique learned over the two week.

    Note: The fee includes a Dance Team Shirt, daily nutritious snacks, and performance expenses. Fees will go directly to support Vivid Dance Company, Valley Christian’s Award-Winning Competitive Dance Team. Performance July 21st at 6:00pm in the HS Theatre.

    Date July 10-21
    Time 12:30-3:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 1-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Frye and Mrs. Evans
    Cost $300
    Location Skyway Campus / HS Dance Studio/ HS Theatre
  • Athletics

    Diving Camp

    This camp is available to all kids wanting to learn how to dive and who are interested in possibly participating in competitive diving. The diving camp is open to all ages and abilities. An invitation to join our diving team will be extended to kids completing the camp.

    Prerequisites: All athletes must have intermediate swim skills and be deep water safe.  No prior diving experience is necessary.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Polo Camp

    This camp is for kids 8-12 years old interested in learning the basics of the sport of water polo. It is designed to prepare kids for participation in our club water polo program. Improved swimming skills, ball handling, and the basic rules of the sport will be introduced. Upon completion of the camp, kids will be encouraged to join the club program if they wish to continue in the sport.

    Prerequisites: All participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle and 50 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swim Camp

    This camp is for kids looking to improve their swimming technique and prepare them for entering the swim team. Emphasis is on proper technique and expectations for participating on a competitive swimming team. The camp will provide children 5 years old and up all the aspects of what they will need to know to compete in a team setting. Upon completion of the camp, participants will be able to join the team if they are interested.

    Prerequisites: All enrollees must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swimming Lessons

    Splash SwimAmerica is a national learn-to-swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association. We believe that swimming lessons are the most important lessons parents will ever purchase for their child. At SwimAmerica, our swim coaches take a caring approach towards teaching children to swim, and are trained to help reluctant children adapt to a swim environment. We emphasize the proper techniques of swimming and give special care to correct breathing, body position, and good swimming strokes.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor TBD
    Cost TBD
    Location Aquatics Complex, Skyway Campus

    VCS Sports Camps

    VCS Sports Camps have the best coaches paired with state of the art fields and gear. We offer a wide variety of sports camps like All Sports Camps with optional Aftercare, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

  • Day Camps

    Day Camp Week 1

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date May 30-June 2
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 10

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip Included - End of Summer BBQ and Water Play (Friday)

    Date July 31-Aug 4
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 2

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date June 5-9
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 3

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 12-16
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 4

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 19-23
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 5

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 26-30
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 6

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: 4th of July BBQ Celebration July 6th; Leigh Campus

    Date July 3, 5-7
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday, Wednesday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 7

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 10-14
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 8

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 17-21
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 9

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date July 24-28
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus
  • Academics

    Noodle with Numbers 1st-3rd Grades

    Strengthen math skills, including math facts. No worksheets, lectures, or tests. This camp is filled with interactive games and activities to help students learn or solidify critical math facts. The instructors will be utilizing Making Math Real-based strategies and methods.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9-11am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 1-3 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $195
    Location Leigh Campus

    Summer LEGO Camp

    The Summer LEGO Camp will combine elements of Story Starter, WeDo, and free play. With StoryStarter the students will learn the basics of story structure as they create their visual story line using LEGOs. When the students are finished building, they will link the physical to the digital world as students design their own comic strip story out of their LEGO creation. The LEGO Education WeDo platform, powered by LabVIEW, redefines classroom robotics, making it possible for primary school students ages 7 to 11 to build and program their own solutions.

    Date June 13-15
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Tuesday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 1-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Guven
    Cost $137
    Location Leigh Campus-Room 206
  • Arts

    Art Camp (Grades K-2)

    Art Camp emphasizes creativity as an integral part of the art process, regardless of a student’s level of experience. By teaching fundamental skills and concepts, the instructor encourages students to see art as a means of personal expression. The Valley Christian Elementary School Art Camp allows children to immerse themselves in an array of intensive art studio experiences. Children will be up to their elbows in fun as they dabble in a kaleidoscope of exciting art!

    Date June 5-9
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-2 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Carlson
    Cost $262
    Location Leigh Campus - Room 209

    Dance Camp - Vivid 2 The Dance Team Experience

    Sponsored and facilitated by the members of Valley Christian’s Vivid Dance Company, Vivid 2 introduces young dancers to the fast-paced, exciting world of competition dance teams! Dancers will learn cutting-edge dance routines, develop team spirit, and have an awesome time, all while improving their skill and dance technique! Dance Camp culminates with a dynamic performance that highlights the combinations and technique learned over the two week.

    Note: The fee includes a Dance Team Shirt, daily nutritious snacks, and performance expenses. Fees will go directly to support Vivid Dance Company, Valley Christian’s Award-Winning Competitive Dance Team. Performance July 21st at 6:00pm in the HS Theatre.

    Date July 10-21
    Time 12:30-3:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 1-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Frye and Mrs. Evans
    Cost $300
    Location Skyway Campus / HS Dance Studio/ HS Theatre
  • Athletics

    Diving Camp

    This camp is available to all kids wanting to learn how to dive and who are interested in possibly participating in competitive diving. The diving camp is open to all ages and abilities. An invitation to join our diving team will be extended to kids completing the camp.

    Prerequisites: All athletes must have intermediate swim skills and be deep water safe.  No prior diving experience is necessary.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Polo Camp

    This camp is for kids 8-12 years old interested in learning the basics of the sport of water polo. It is designed to prepare kids for participation in our club water polo program. Improved swimming skills, ball handling, and the basic rules of the sport will be introduced. Upon completion of the camp, kids will be encouraged to join the club program if they wish to continue in the sport.

    Prerequisites: All participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle and 50 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swim Camp

    This camp is for kids looking to improve their swimming technique and prepare them for entering the swim team. Emphasis is on proper technique and expectations for participating on a competitive swimming team. The camp will provide children 5 years old and up all the aspects of what they will need to know to compete in a team setting. Upon completion of the camp, participants will be able to join the team if they are interested.

    Prerequisites: All enrollees must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swimming Lessons

    Splash SwimAmerica is a national learn-to-swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association. We believe that swimming lessons are the most important lessons parents will ever purchase for their child. At SwimAmerica, our swim coaches take a caring approach towards teaching children to swim, and are trained to help reluctant children adapt to a swim environment. We emphasize the proper techniques of swimming and give special care to correct breathing, body position, and good swimming strokes.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor TBD
    Cost TBD
    Location Aquatics Complex, Skyway Campus

    VCS Sports Camps

    VCS Sports Camps have the best coaches paired with state of the art fields and gear. We offer a wide variety of sports camps like All Sports Camps with optional Aftercare, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

  • Day Camps

    Day Camp Week 1

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date May 30-June 2
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 10

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip Included - End of Summer BBQ and Water Play (Friday)

    Date July 31-Aug 4
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 2

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date June 5-9
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 3

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 12-16
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 4

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 19-23
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 5

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 26-30
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 6

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: 4th of July BBQ Celebration July 6th; Leigh Campus

    Date July 3, 5-7
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday, Wednesday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 7

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 10-14
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 8

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 17-21
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 9

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date July 24-28
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus
  • Academics

    Noodle with Numbers 1st-3rd Grades

    Strengthen math skills, including math facts. No worksheets, lectures, or tests. This camp is filled with interactive games and activities to help students learn or solidify critical math facts. The instructors will be utilizing Making Math Real-based strategies and methods.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9-11am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 1-3 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $195
    Location Leigh Campus

    Robotics Camp - Beginner

    Robotics Camp encourages students to learn about robotics and EV3 programming. Hands-on activities include building, programming a basic robot using sensors. At the end of the week, the students will participate in a mini-competition and are welcome to sign up for the Intermediate Camp.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $475
    Location Skyway Campus

    Robotics Camp - Intermediate and Advanced

    Students get exposed to the engineering design process, engineering concepts, documentation, trouble shooting, and analysis while building and programming a robot using the EV3 Mindstorms system. At the end of the two weeks, the students will participate in a competition with the camp attendees.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided. Students who have completed Beginner’s Robotics Camp are welcome to participate.

    Date June 19-30
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $875
    Location Skyway Campus

    Summer LEGO Camp

    The Summer LEGO Camp will combine elements of Story Starter, WeDo, and free play. With StoryStarter the students will learn the basics of story structure as they create their visual story line using LEGOs. When the students are finished building, they will link the physical to the digital world as students design their own comic strip story out of their LEGO creation. The LEGO Education WeDo platform, powered by LabVIEW, redefines classroom robotics, making it possible for primary school students ages 7 to 11 to build and program their own solutions.

    Date June 13-15
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Tuesday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 1-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Guven
    Cost $137
    Location Leigh Campus-Room 206
  • Arts

    Art Camp (Grades 3-6)

    Art Camp emphasizes creativity as an integral part of the art process, regardless of a student’s level of experience. By teaching fundamental skills and concepts, the instructor encourages students to see art as a means of personal expression. The Valley Christian Elementary School Art Camp allows children to immerse themselves in an array of intensive art studio experiences. Children will be up to their elbows in fun as they dabble in a kaleidoscope of exciting art!

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Carlson
    Cost $262
    Location Leigh Campus - Room 209

    Dance Camp - Vivid 2 The Dance Team Experience

    Sponsored and facilitated by the members of Valley Christian’s Vivid Dance Company, Vivid 2 introduces young dancers to the fast-paced, exciting world of competition dance teams! Dancers will learn cutting-edge dance routines, develop team spirit, and have an awesome time, all while improving their skill and dance technique! Dance Camp culminates with a dynamic performance that highlights the combinations and technique learned over the two week.

    Note: The fee includes a Dance Team Shirt, daily nutritious snacks, and performance expenses. Fees will go directly to support Vivid Dance Company, Valley Christian’s Award-Winning Competitive Dance Team. Performance July 21st at 6:00pm in the HS Theatre.

    Date July 10-21
    Time 12:30-3:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 1-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Frye and Mrs. Evans
    Cost $300
    Location Skyway Campus / HS Dance Studio/ HS Theatre

    Private Music Lessons

    Private music lessons are available for most instruments and voice. Summer is the perfect time for a musician to learn a new instrument or improve their current skill. Excellent instructors will take musicians to the next level.

    Sign Up: Contact Mary Creel at mcreel@vcs.net to sign up

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Varies
    Cost TBD
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Strings Camp Session 1

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 24 - 28
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Strings Camp Session 2

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 31 - Aug 4
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Theatre Camp

    The Valley Christian Theatre (VCT) Summer Program enables young people to experience the joys of creativity and personal growth in an encouraging Christian theatre environment. Students will participate in theatre games and receive instruction in singing, acting, and movement that will culminate in the summer production. Enrollment guarantees a role in the production; however, specific parts will be cast based on mandatory auditions, which will take place May 20, 2017. During this time, there will also be a parent meeting. Further information regarding each participant’s audition time will be communicated prior to the audition. For more information, see vctheatre.net or contact Cathy McFall. Register before April 30: $535 (After April 30: $595)

    Note: Mandatory Audition: May 20, 2017. Participant’s simple costume will be an additional expense. Performances will be on July 12, 13, 14, and 15, at 7pm, and July 14 and 15, at 2pm. No classes on July 4.

    Date June 12-July 15
    Time 9am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Mendolia and Dr. Petre
    Cost $535
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Athletics

    Diving Camp

    This camp is available to all kids wanting to learn how to dive and who are interested in possibly participating in competitive diving. The diving camp is open to all ages and abilities. An invitation to join our diving team will be extended to kids completing the camp.

    Prerequisites: All athletes must have intermediate swim skills and be deep water safe.  No prior diving experience is necessary.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Polo Camp

    This camp is for kids 8-12 years old interested in learning the basics of the sport of water polo. It is designed to prepare kids for participation in our club water polo program. Improved swimming skills, ball handling, and the basic rules of the sport will be introduced. Upon completion of the camp, kids will be encouraged to join the club program if they wish to continue in the sport.

    Prerequisites: All participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle and 50 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swim Camp

    This camp is for kids looking to improve their swimming technique and prepare them for entering the swim team. Emphasis is on proper technique and expectations for participating on a competitive swimming team. The camp will provide children 5 years old and up all the aspects of what they will need to know to compete in a team setting. Upon completion of the camp, participants will be able to join the team if they are interested.

    Prerequisites: All enrollees must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swimming Lessons

    Splash SwimAmerica is a national learn-to-swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association. We believe that swimming lessons are the most important lessons parents will ever purchase for their child. At SwimAmerica, our swim coaches take a caring approach towards teaching children to swim, and are trained to help reluctant children adapt to a swim environment. We emphasize the proper techniques of swimming and give special care to correct breathing, body position, and good swimming strokes.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor TBD
    Cost TBD
    Location Aquatics Complex, Skyway Campus

    VCS Sports Camps

    VCS Sports Camps have the best coaches paired with state of the art fields and gear. We offer a wide variety of sports camps like All Sports Camps with optional Aftercare, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

  • Day Camps

    Day Camp Week 1

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date May 30-June 2
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 10

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip Included - End of Summer BBQ and Water Play (Friday)

    Date July 31-Aug 4
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 2

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date June 5-9
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 3

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 12-16
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 4

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 19-23
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 5

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 26-30
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 6

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: 4th of July BBQ Celebration July 6th; Leigh Campus

    Date July 3, 5-7
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday, Wednesday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 7

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 10-14
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 8

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 17-21
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 9

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date July 24-28
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus
  • Academics

    ISS Camp: Elementary

    ISS Camp encapsulates concepts of heat transfer, humidity, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and EV3 programming in a platform intended to upload an experiment on the International Space Station.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 12 - June 23
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 4-5 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $495
    Location Skyway Campus

    Noodle with Numbers 4th-6th Grades

    Strengthen math skills, including math facts. No worksheets, lectures, or tests. This camp is filled with interactive games and activities to help students learn or solidify critical math facts. The instructors will be utilizing Making Math Real-based strategies and methods.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 1-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 4-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $195
    Location Leigh Campus

    Robotics Camp - Beginner

    Robotics Camp encourages students to learn about robotics and EV3 programming. Hands-on activities include building, programming a basic robot using sensors. At the end of the week, the students will participate in a mini-competition and are welcome to sign up for the Intermediate Camp.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $475
    Location Skyway Campus

    Robotics Camp - Intermediate and Advanced

    Students get exposed to the engineering design process, engineering concepts, documentation, trouble shooting, and analysis while building and programming a robot using the EV3 Mindstorms system. At the end of the two weeks, the students will participate in a competition with the camp attendees.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided. Students who have completed Beginner’s Robotics Camp are welcome to participate.

    Date June 19-30
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $875
    Location Skyway Campus

    Satellite Tracking Program

    During preparatory lectures and hands-on time in VCS’s ground station, this group learns the needed skills to pass the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Technician Class Radio License exam. Upon completion of the radio-licensing exam, students gain experience on campus with hands-on building and operation of radio communications equipment for point-to-point radio signals, repeaters, satellites, and the International Space Station. Books are provided. There is a license test fee. Successful completion will qualify entering VCHS freshmen to take the Satellite Tracking Station II (STS-II) course at the high school in the fall!

    Note: No class on July 3 or July 4

    Date June 12-July 14
    Time 1-3pm
    Days Monday -Thursday
    Grade Entering 4-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $175
    Location Skyway Campus

    Summer LEGO Camp

    The Summer LEGO Camp will combine elements of Story Starter, WeDo, and free play. With StoryStarter the students will learn the basics of story structure as they create their visual story line using LEGOs. When the students are finished building, they will link the physical to the digital world as students design their own comic strip story out of their LEGO creation. The LEGO Education WeDo platform, powered by LabVIEW, redefines classroom robotics, making it possible for primary school students ages 7 to 11 to build and program their own solutions.

    Date June 13-15
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Tuesday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 1-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Guven
    Cost $137
    Location Leigh Campus-Room 206
  • Arts

    Art Camp (Grades 3-6)

    Art Camp emphasizes creativity as an integral part of the art process, regardless of a student’s level of experience. By teaching fundamental skills and concepts, the instructor encourages students to see art as a means of personal expression. The Valley Christian Elementary School Art Camp allows children to immerse themselves in an array of intensive art studio experiences. Children will be up to their elbows in fun as they dabble in a kaleidoscope of exciting art!

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Carlson
    Cost $262
    Location Leigh Campus - Room 209

    Band Camp

    Summer Band Camp is an opportunity for students to enhance their skills on a current instrument or to learn a new instrument. All experience levels are welcome. Students will take part in sectional and full band rehearsals, music appreciation along with a team building and fun leadership component. Traditional band instruments such as flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, tuba, and drums are taught. Daily snacks provided and, as a grand finale, students showcase their abilities at a free concert for parents and friends on the last day of camp. Campers are to provide their own lunch. Fifty-six hours of learning, music making, team building and summer time supervision!

    Date July 17-20 and July 24-27
    Time 9am-4pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Wilson and Dr. Jones
    Cost $425
    Location Skyway Campus

    Dance Camp - Vivid 2 The Dance Team Experience

    Sponsored and facilitated by the members of Valley Christian’s Vivid Dance Company, Vivid 2 introduces young dancers to the fast-paced, exciting world of competition dance teams! Dancers will learn cutting-edge dance routines, develop team spirit, and have an awesome time, all while improving their skill and dance technique! Dance Camp culminates with a dynamic performance that highlights the combinations and technique learned over the two week.

    Note: The fee includes a Dance Team Shirt, daily nutritious snacks, and performance expenses. Fees will go directly to support Vivid Dance Company, Valley Christian’s Award-Winning Competitive Dance Team. Performance July 21st at 6:00pm in the HS Theatre.

    Date July 10-21
    Time 12:30-3:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 1-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Frye and Mrs. Evans
    Cost $300
    Location Skyway Campus / HS Dance Studio/ HS Theatre

    Private Music Lessons

    Private music lessons are available for most instruments and voice. Summer is the perfect time for a musician to learn a new instrument or improve their current skill. Excellent instructors will take musicians to the next level.

    Sign Up: Contact Mary Creel at mcreel@vcs.net to sign up

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Varies
    Cost TBD
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Quilt Camp

    Quilt Camp offers students a place to make new friends, learn a new skill, and have fun; in addition, students will have a great time making a fun and easy quilt! Students will need a sewing machine in good working order (the manual is helpful). Make sure to have a new machine needle and a small box for supplies and fabric.

    Note: A supply list will be provided at the time of registration. Extended hours available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at $12 per hour. Please bring a lunch. If you need to borrow a sewing machine, please let us know. We have some available; first come, first serve.

    Date June 5-9
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $175
    Location Leigh Campus

    Strings Camp Session 1

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 24 - 28
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Strings Camp Session 2

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 31 - Aug 4
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Theatre Camp

    The Valley Christian Theatre (VCT) Summer Program enables young people to experience the joys of creativity and personal growth in an encouraging Christian theatre environment. Students will participate in theatre games and receive instruction in singing, acting, and movement that will culminate in the summer production. Enrollment guarantees a role in the production; however, specific parts will be cast based on mandatory auditions, which will take place May 20, 2017. During this time, there will also be a parent meeting. Further information regarding each participant’s audition time will be communicated prior to the audition. For more information, see vctheatre.net or contact Cathy McFall. Register before April 30: $535 (After April 30: $595)

    Note: Mandatory Audition: May 20, 2017. Participant’s simple costume will be an additional expense. Performances will be on July 12, 13, 14, and 15, at 7pm, and July 14 and 15, at 2pm. No classes on July 4.

    Date June 12-July 15
    Time 9am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Mendolia and Dr. Petre
    Cost $535
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Athletics

    Diving Camp

    This camp is available to all kids wanting to learn how to dive and who are interested in possibly participating in competitive diving. The diving camp is open to all ages and abilities. An invitation to join our diving team will be extended to kids completing the camp.

    Prerequisites: All athletes must have intermediate swim skills and be deep water safe.  No prior diving experience is necessary.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Polo Camp

    This camp is for kids 8-12 years old interested in learning the basics of the sport of water polo. It is designed to prepare kids for participation in our club water polo program. Improved swimming skills, ball handling, and the basic rules of the sport will be introduced. Upon completion of the camp, kids will be encouraged to join the club program if they wish to continue in the sport.

    Prerequisites: All participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle and 50 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swim Camp

    This camp is for kids looking to improve their swimming technique and prepare them for entering the swim team. Emphasis is on proper technique and expectations for participating on a competitive swimming team. The camp will provide children 5 years old and up all the aspects of what they will need to know to compete in a team setting. Upon completion of the camp, participants will be able to join the team if they are interested.

    Prerequisites: All enrollees must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swimming Lessons

    Splash SwimAmerica is a national learn-to-swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association. We believe that swimming lessons are the most important lessons parents will ever purchase for their child. At SwimAmerica, our swim coaches take a caring approach towards teaching children to swim, and are trained to help reluctant children adapt to a swim environment. We emphasize the proper techniques of swimming and give special care to correct breathing, body position, and good swimming strokes.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor TBD
    Cost TBD
    Location Aquatics Complex, Skyway Campus

    VCS Sports Camps

    VCS Sports Camps have the best coaches paired with state of the art fields and gear. We offer a wide variety of sports camps like All Sports Camps with optional Aftercare, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

  • Day Camps

    Day Camp Week 1

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date May 30-June 2
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 10

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip Included - End of Summer BBQ and Water Play (Friday)

    Date July 31-Aug 4
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 2

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date June 5-9
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 3

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 12-16
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 4

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 19-23
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 5

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 26-30
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 6

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: 4th of July BBQ Celebration July 6th; Leigh Campus

    Date July 3, 5-7
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday, Wednesday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 7

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 10-14
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 8

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 17-21
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 9

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date July 24-28
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus
  • Academics

    ISS Camp: Elementary

    ISS Camp encapsulates concepts of heat transfer, humidity, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and EV3 programming in a platform intended to upload an experiment on the International Space Station.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 12 - June 23
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 4-5 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $495
    Location Skyway Campus

    Noodle with Numbers 4th-6th Grades

    Strengthen math skills, including math facts. No worksheets, lectures, or tests. This camp is filled with interactive games and activities to help students learn or solidify critical math facts. The instructors will be utilizing Making Math Real-based strategies and methods.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 1-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 4-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $195
    Location Leigh Campus

    Robotics Camp - Beginner

    Robotics Camp encourages students to learn about robotics and EV3 programming. Hands-on activities include building, programming a basic robot using sensors. At the end of the week, the students will participate in a mini-competition and are welcome to sign up for the Intermediate Camp.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $475
    Location Skyway Campus

    Robotics Camp - Intermediate and Advanced

    Students get exposed to the engineering design process, engineering concepts, documentation, trouble shooting, and analysis while building and programming a robot using the EV3 Mindstorms system. At the end of the two weeks, the students will participate in a competition with the camp attendees.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided. Students who have completed Beginner’s Robotics Camp are welcome to participate.

    Date June 19-30
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $875
    Location Skyway Campus

    Satellite Tracking Program

    During preparatory lectures and hands-on time in VCS’s ground station, this group learns the needed skills to pass the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Technician Class Radio License exam. Upon completion of the radio-licensing exam, students gain experience on campus with hands-on building and operation of radio communications equipment for point-to-point radio signals, repeaters, satellites, and the International Space Station. Books are provided. There is a license test fee. Successful completion will qualify entering VCHS freshmen to take the Satellite Tracking Station II (STS-II) course at the high school in the fall!

    Note: No class on July 3 or July 4

    Date June 12-July 14
    Time 1-3pm
    Days Monday -Thursday
    Grade Entering 4-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $175
    Location Skyway Campus

    Summer LEGO Camp

    The Summer LEGO Camp will combine elements of Story Starter, WeDo, and free play. With StoryStarter the students will learn the basics of story structure as they create their visual story line using LEGOs. When the students are finished building, they will link the physical to the digital world as students design their own comic strip story out of their LEGO creation. The LEGO Education WeDo platform, powered by LabVIEW, redefines classroom robotics, making it possible for primary school students ages 7 to 11 to build and program their own solutions.

    Date June 13-15
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Tuesday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 1-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Guven
    Cost $137
    Location Leigh Campus-Room 206
  • Arts

    Art Camp (Grades 3-6)

    Art Camp emphasizes creativity as an integral part of the art process, regardless of a student’s level of experience. By teaching fundamental skills and concepts, the instructor encourages students to see art as a means of personal expression. The Valley Christian Elementary School Art Camp allows children to immerse themselves in an array of intensive art studio experiences. Children will be up to their elbows in fun as they dabble in a kaleidoscope of exciting art!

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Carlson
    Cost $262
    Location Leigh Campus - Room 209

    Band Camp

    Summer Band Camp is an opportunity for students to enhance their skills on a current instrument or to learn a new instrument. All experience levels are welcome. Students will take part in sectional and full band rehearsals, music appreciation along with a team building and fun leadership component. Traditional band instruments such as flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, tuba, and drums are taught. Daily snacks provided and, as a grand finale, students showcase their abilities at a free concert for parents and friends on the last day of camp. Campers are to provide their own lunch. Fifty-six hours of learning, music making, team building and summer time supervision!

    Date July 17-20 and July 24-27
    Time 9am-4pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Wilson and Dr. Jones
    Cost $425
    Location Skyway Campus

    Dance Camp - Vivid 2 The Dance Team Experience

    Sponsored and facilitated by the members of Valley Christian’s Vivid Dance Company, Vivid 2 introduces young dancers to the fast-paced, exciting world of competition dance teams! Dancers will learn cutting-edge dance routines, develop team spirit, and have an awesome time, all while improving their skill and dance technique! Dance Camp culminates with a dynamic performance that highlights the combinations and technique learned over the two week.

    Note: The fee includes a Dance Team Shirt, daily nutritious snacks, and performance expenses. Fees will go directly to support Vivid Dance Company, Valley Christian’s Award-Winning Competitive Dance Team. Performance July 21st at 6:00pm in the HS Theatre.

    Date July 10-21
    Time 12:30-3:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 1-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Frye and Mrs. Evans
    Cost $300
    Location Skyway Campus / HS Dance Studio/ HS Theatre

    Private Music Lessons

    Private music lessons are available for most instruments and voice. Summer is the perfect time for a musician to learn a new instrument or improve their current skill. Excellent instructors will take musicians to the next level.

    Sign Up: Contact Mary Creel at mcreel@vcs.net to sign up

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Varies
    Cost TBD
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Quilt Camp

    Quilt Camp offers students a place to make new friends, learn a new skill, and have fun; in addition, students will have a great time making a fun and easy quilt! Students will need a sewing machine in good working order (the manual is helpful). Make sure to have a new machine needle and a small box for supplies and fabric.

    Note: A supply list will be provided at the time of registration. Extended hours available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at $12 per hour. Please bring a lunch. If you need to borrow a sewing machine, please let us know. We have some available; first come, first serve.

    Date June 5-9
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $175
    Location Leigh Campus

    Strings Camp Session 1

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 24 - 28
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Strings Camp Session 2

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 31 - Aug 4
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Theatre Camp

    The Valley Christian Theatre (VCT) Summer Program enables young people to experience the joys of creativity and personal growth in an encouraging Christian theatre environment. Students will participate in theatre games and receive instruction in singing, acting, and movement that will culminate in the summer production. Enrollment guarantees a role in the production; however, specific parts will be cast based on mandatory auditions, which will take place May 20, 2017. During this time, there will also be a parent meeting. Further information regarding each participant’s audition time will be communicated prior to the audition. For more information, see vctheatre.net or contact Cathy McFall. Register before April 30: $535 (After April 30: $595)

    Note: Mandatory Audition: May 20, 2017. Participant’s simple costume will be an additional expense. Performances will be on July 12, 13, 14, and 15, at 7pm, and July 14 and 15, at 2pm. No classes on July 4.

    Date June 12-July 15
    Time 9am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Mendolia and Dr. Petre
    Cost $535
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Athletics

    Diving Camp

    This camp is available to all kids wanting to learn how to dive and who are interested in possibly participating in competitive diving. The diving camp is open to all ages and abilities. An invitation to join our diving team will be extended to kids completing the camp.

    Prerequisites: All athletes must have intermediate swim skills and be deep water safe.  No prior diving experience is necessary.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Polo Camp

    This camp is for kids 8-12 years old interested in learning the basics of the sport of water polo. It is designed to prepare kids for participation in our club water polo program. Improved swimming skills, ball handling, and the basic rules of the sport will be introduced. Upon completion of the camp, kids will be encouraged to join the club program if they wish to continue in the sport.

    Prerequisites: All participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle and 50 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swim Camp

    This camp is for kids looking to improve their swimming technique and prepare them for entering the swim team. Emphasis is on proper technique and expectations for participating on a competitive swimming team. The camp will provide children 5 years old and up all the aspects of what they will need to know to compete in a team setting. Upon completion of the camp, participants will be able to join the team if they are interested.

    Prerequisites: All enrollees must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swimming Lessons

    Splash SwimAmerica is a national learn-to-swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association. We believe that swimming lessons are the most important lessons parents will ever purchase for their child. At SwimAmerica, our swim coaches take a caring approach towards teaching children to swim, and are trained to help reluctant children adapt to a swim environment. We emphasize the proper techniques of swimming and give special care to correct breathing, body position, and good swimming strokes.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor TBD
    Cost TBD
    Location Aquatics Complex, Skyway Campus

    VCS Sports Camps

    VCS Sports Camps have the best coaches paired with state of the art fields and gear. We offer a wide variety of sports camps like All Sports Camps with optional Aftercare, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

  • Day Camps

    Day Camp Week 1

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date May 30-June 2
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 10

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip Included - End of Summer BBQ and Water Play (Friday)

    Date July 31-Aug 4
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 2

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date June 5-9
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 3

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 12-16
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 4

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 19-23
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 5

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 26-30
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 6

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: 4th of July BBQ Celebration July 6th; Leigh Campus

    Date July 3, 5-7
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday, Wednesday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 7

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 10-14
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 8

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 17-21
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 9

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date July 24-28
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus
  • Academics

    Debate Camp

    Summer Debate Camp is a five-day workshop where students will learn the basics of impromptu speaking, parliamentary debate, and extemporaneous speaking. Valley Christian Debate focuses on critical thinking skills, argumentation, and refined public speaking. The emphasis in this program is on sharpening the ability to effectively communicate ideas and defend positions. This is an excellent camp for students looking to work on their fear of public speaking, those interested in current events, and those who want to improve their critical thinking skills.

    Date June 19-23
    Time 8am-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Grammar - Did Writing and Grammar Cause You Grief This Year?

    This class will help the student be more successful as they start the new school year. The most troublesome grammar concepts will become more understandable through hands-on activities and helpful hints. Difficult writing assignments will become more enjoyable through organizational techniques and relatable topics. This class is open to all sixth, seventh, or eighth grade students interested in learning more about grammar and is highly recommended for students new to Valley who will be enrolled in English 7 Honors or English 8 Honors.

    Date July 24-28
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $150
    Location Skyway Campus

    ISS Camp: Junior High

    ISS Camp encapsulates concepts of heat transfer, humidity, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and EV3 programming in a platform intended to upload an experiment on the International Space Station. The Summer ISS Program is intended for any Junior High students that want to get an introduction into designing and building science experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station. This program does not qualify for Valley Christian Junior High School students wanting to get AMSE credit for the traditional VCJHS ISS co-curricular program.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 12 - June 23
    Time 1pm-4pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $495
    Location Skyway Campus

    Math Foundations Workshop

    Offered to students in sixth grade and higher, this course will build and master foundational math skills that are necessary for success in the Algebras and Geometry. Come join Mrs. Gengl as she reviews the tools and techniques to better prepare students for future math classes.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8-11am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Gengl
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Math Foundations Workshop

    Offered to students in sixth grade and higher, this course will build and master foundational math skills that are necessary for success in the Algebras and Geometry. Come join Mrs. Gengl as she reviews the tools and techniques to better prepare students for future math classes.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 12-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Gengl
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Noodle with Numbers 4th-6th Grades

    Strengthen math skills, including math facts. No worksheets, lectures, or tests. This camp is filled with interactive games and activities to help students learn or solidify critical math facts. The instructors will be utilizing Making Math Real-based strategies and methods.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 1-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 4-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $195
    Location Leigh Campus

    Robotics Camp - Beginner

    Robotics Camp encourages students to learn about robotics and EV3 programming. Hands-on activities include building, programming a basic robot using sensors. At the end of the week, the students will participate in a mini-competition and are welcome to sign up for the Intermediate Camp.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $475
    Location Skyway Campus

    Robotics Camp - Intermediate and Advanced

    Students get exposed to the engineering design process, engineering concepts, documentation, trouble shooting, and analysis while building and programming a robot using the EV3 Mindstorms system. At the end of the two weeks, the students will participate in a competition with the camp attendees.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided. Students who have completed Beginner’s Robotics Camp are welcome to participate.

    Date June 19-30
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $875
    Location Skyway Campus

    Satellite Tracking Program

    During preparatory lectures and hands-on time in VCS’s ground station, this group learns the needed skills to pass the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Technician Class Radio License exam. Upon completion of the radio-licensing exam, students gain experience on campus with hands-on building and operation of radio communications equipment for point-to-point radio signals, repeaters, satellites, and the International Space Station. Books are provided. There is a license test fee. Successful completion will qualify entering VCHS freshmen to take the Satellite Tracking Station II (STS-II) course at the high school in the fall!

    Note: No class on July 3 or July 4

    Date June 12-July 14
    Time 1-3pm
    Days Monday -Thursday
    Grade Entering 4-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $175
    Location Skyway Campus

    Science Camp

    Do you love science class? Do you wish you could have a science class that only included the labs? Then this is the summer class for you. This is a weeklong class that will touch on: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics. No prior knowledge will be needed for any of these subject areas. A brief instruction will be given before every activity; so all levels are welcome. All materials and price of activities are included in the cost. This class is open to all incoming sixth through eighth graders. Let’s dive into science head first by experiencing all hands-on activities! The class has different labs each week so sign up for both and double your fun! *On Friday, June 16, there will be field trips. We will be departing from Skyway at 9am (please arrive by 8:45am) and returning approximately 1:30-2pm.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 8:30am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $175
    Location Skyway Campus

    Summer LEGO Camp

    The Summer LEGO Camp will combine elements of Story Starter, WeDo, and free play. With StoryStarter the students will learn the basics of story structure as they create their visual story line using LEGOs. When the students are finished building, they will link the physical to the digital world as students design their own comic strip story out of their LEGO creation. The LEGO Education WeDo platform, powered by LabVIEW, redefines classroom robotics, making it possible for primary school students ages 7 to 11 to build and program their own solutions.

    Date June 13-15
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Tuesday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 1-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Guven
    Cost $137
    Location Leigh Campus-Room 206
  • Arts

    Art Camp (Grades 3-6)

    Art Camp emphasizes creativity as an integral part of the art process, regardless of a student’s level of experience. By teaching fundamental skills and concepts, the instructor encourages students to see art as a means of personal expression. The Valley Christian Elementary School Art Camp allows children to immerse themselves in an array of intensive art studio experiences. Children will be up to their elbows in fun as they dabble in a kaleidoscope of exciting art!

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Carlson
    Cost $262
    Location Leigh Campus - Room 209

    Band Camp

    Summer Band Camp is an opportunity for students to enhance their skills on a current instrument or to learn a new instrument. All experience levels are welcome. Students will take part in sectional and full band rehearsals, music appreciation along with a team building and fun leadership component. Traditional band instruments such as flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, tuba, and drums are taught. Daily snacks provided and, as a grand finale, students showcase their abilities at a free concert for parents and friends on the last day of camp. Campers are to provide their own lunch. Fifty-six hours of learning, music making, team building and summer time supervision!

    Date July 17-20 and July 24-27
    Time 9am-4pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Wilson and Dr. Jones
    Cost $425
    Location Skyway Campus

    Dance Camp - Vivid 2 The Dance Team Experience

    Sponsored and facilitated by the members of Valley Christian’s Vivid Dance Company, Vivid 2 introduces young dancers to the fast-paced, exciting world of competition dance teams! Dancers will learn cutting-edge dance routines, develop team spirit, and have an awesome time, all while improving their skill and dance technique! Dance Camp culminates with a dynamic performance that highlights the combinations and technique learned over the two week.

    Note: The fee includes a Dance Team Shirt, daily nutritious snacks, and performance expenses. Fees will go directly to support Vivid Dance Company, Valley Christian’s Award-Winning Competitive Dance Team. Performance July 21st at 6:00pm in the HS Theatre.

    Date July 10-21
    Time 12:30-3:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 1-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Frye and Mrs. Evans
    Cost $300
    Location Skyway Campus / HS Dance Studio/ HS Theatre

    Private Music Lessons

    Private music lessons are available for most instruments and voice. Summer is the perfect time for a musician to learn a new instrument or improve their current skill. Excellent instructors will take musicians to the next level.

    Sign Up: Contact Mary Creel at mcreel@vcs.net to sign up

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Varies
    Cost TBD
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Quilt Camp

    Quilt Camp offers students a place to make new friends, learn a new skill, and have fun; in addition, students will have a great time making a fun and easy quilt! Students will need a sewing machine in good working order (the manual is helpful). Make sure to have a new machine needle and a small box for supplies and fabric.

    Note: A supply list will be provided at the time of registration. Extended hours available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at $12 per hour. Please bring a lunch. If you need to borrow a sewing machine, please let us know. We have some available; first come, first serve.

    Date June 5-9
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $175
    Location Leigh Campus

    San Jose Jazz Camp

    Musicians can unlock their potential at this two-week learning lab led by some of the region’s best teaching jazz artists. This camp, held in the Valley Christian Conservatory, is designed for middle to high school students, with backgrounds ranging from intermediate to advanced, and offers all-day immersion in every aspect of jazz from theory to performance. Each student participates in both small ensemble and big band, and will perform in a gala concert for family and friends. Additionally, one ensemble will be chosen to play on the Main Stage of the 2017 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

    Sign Up: Registration and more info sanjosejazz.org

    Date June 19-July 1
    Time 8:30am-4pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Vary
    Cost $750
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Strings Camp Session 1

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 24 - 28
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Strings Camp Session 2

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 31 - Aug 4
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Theatre Camp

    The Valley Christian Theatre (VCT) Summer Program enables young people to experience the joys of creativity and personal growth in an encouraging Christian theatre environment. Students will participate in theatre games and receive instruction in singing, acting, and movement that will culminate in the summer production. Enrollment guarantees a role in the production; however, specific parts will be cast based on mandatory auditions, which will take place May 20, 2017. During this time, there will also be a parent meeting. Further information regarding each participant’s audition time will be communicated prior to the audition. For more information, see vctheatre.net or contact Cathy McFall. Register before April 30: $535 (After April 30: $595)

    Note: Mandatory Audition: May 20, 2017. Participant’s simple costume will be an additional expense. Performances will be on July 12, 13, 14, and 15, at 7pm, and July 14 and 15, at 2pm. No classes on July 4.

    Date June 12-July 15
    Time 9am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Mendolia and Dr. Petre
    Cost $535
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Athletics

    Diving Camp

    This camp is available to all kids wanting to learn how to dive and who are interested in possibly participating in competitive diving. The diving camp is open to all ages and abilities. An invitation to join our diving team will be extended to kids completing the camp.

    Prerequisites: All athletes must have intermediate swim skills and be deep water safe.  No prior diving experience is necessary.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Polo Camp

    This camp is for kids 8-12 years old interested in learning the basics of the sport of water polo. It is designed to prepare kids for participation in our club water polo program. Improved swimming skills, ball handling, and the basic rules of the sport will be introduced. Upon completion of the camp, kids will be encouraged to join the club program if they wish to continue in the sport.

    Prerequisites: All participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle and 50 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swim Camp

    This camp is for kids looking to improve their swimming technique and prepare them for entering the swim team. Emphasis is on proper technique and expectations for participating on a competitive swimming team. The camp will provide children 5 years old and up all the aspects of what they will need to know to compete in a team setting. Upon completion of the camp, participants will be able to join the team if they are interested.

    Prerequisites: All enrollees must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swimming Lessons

    Splash SwimAmerica is a national learn-to-swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association. We believe that swimming lessons are the most important lessons parents will ever purchase for their child. At SwimAmerica, our swim coaches take a caring approach towards teaching children to swim, and are trained to help reluctant children adapt to a swim environment. We emphasize the proper techniques of swimming and give special care to correct breathing, body position, and good swimming strokes.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor TBD
    Cost TBD
    Location Aquatics Complex, Skyway Campus

    VCS Sports Camps

    VCS Sports Camps have the best coaches paired with state of the art fields and gear. We offer a wide variety of sports camps like All Sports Camps with optional Aftercare, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

  • Day Camps

    Day Camp Week 1

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date May 30-June 2
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 10

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip Included - End of Summer BBQ and Water Play (Friday)

    Date July 31-Aug 4
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 2

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date June 5-9
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 3

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 12-16
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 4

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 19-23
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 5

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date June 26-30
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 6

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: 4th of July BBQ Celebration July 6th; Leigh Campus

    Date July 3, 5-7
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday, Wednesday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 7

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 10-14
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 8

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: Field Trip TBD (Field trip dates and locations are subject to change)

    Date July 17-21
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus

    Day Camp Week 9

    Day Camp is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and grow closer to God. Students expand their understanding of God through Bible lessons and crafts, display their skills on their favorite board game and even dress up for "crazy dress-up day!" Students may attend Summer Day Camp even if they do not attend Valley Christian Schools.

    Note: No field trips scheduled

    Date July 24-28
    Time 7am-6pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-6 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $270
    Location Leigh Campus
  • Junior High Orientation

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 24-28
    Time 8-9:30am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 24-28
    Time 9:45-11:15am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 24-28
    Time 11:45am-1:15pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8-9:30am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 9:45-11:15am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 1:30-3:00pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 11:45am-1:15pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Academics

    Business & Entrepreneurship: Junior High

    Based on the MIT Launch curriculum, students learn to collaborate and work in teams as they go through the entrepreneurial process of creating a startup from ideation to final product.

    Note: The program will include a guest speaker and a field trip to a Silicon Valley company from 12-3 pm on June 30th.

    Date June 26 - June 30
    Time 8am-12pm M-TH, 8-3 F
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 7-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Chris Thompson
    Cost $350
    Location Skyway Campus

    Debate Camp

    Summer Debate Camp is a five-day workshop where students will learn the basics of impromptu speaking, parliamentary debate, and extemporaneous speaking. Valley Christian Debate focuses on critical thinking skills, argumentation, and refined public speaking. The emphasis in this program is on sharpening the ability to effectively communicate ideas and defend positions. This is an excellent camp for students looking to work on their fear of public speaking, those interested in current events, and those who want to improve their critical thinking skills.

    Date June 19-23
    Time 8am-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Grammar - Did Writing and Grammar Cause You Grief This Year?

    This class will help the student be more successful as they start the new school year. The most troublesome grammar concepts will become more understandable through hands-on activities and helpful hints. Difficult writing assignments will become more enjoyable through organizational techniques and relatable topics. This class is open to all sixth, seventh, or eighth grade students interested in learning more about grammar and is highly recommended for students new to Valley who will be enrolled in English 7 Honors or English 8 Honors.

    Date July 24-28
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $150
    Location Skyway Campus

    ISS Camp: Junior High

    ISS Camp encapsulates concepts of heat transfer, humidity, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and EV3 programming in a platform intended to upload an experiment on the International Space Station. The Summer ISS Program is intended for any Junior High students that want to get an introduction into designing and building science experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station. This program does not qualify for Valley Christian Junior High School students wanting to get AMSE credit for the traditional VCJHS ISS co-curricular program.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 12 - June 23
    Time 1pm-4pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $495
    Location Skyway Campus

    Math Foundations Workshop

    Offered to students in sixth grade and higher, this course will build and master foundational math skills that are necessary for success in the Algebras and Geometry. Come join Mrs. Gengl as she reviews the tools and techniques to better prepare students for future math classes.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8-11am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Gengl
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Math Foundations Workshop

    Offered to students in sixth grade and higher, this course will build and master foundational math skills that are necessary for success in the Algebras and Geometry. Come join Mrs. Gengl as she reviews the tools and techniques to better prepare students for future math classes.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 12-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Gengl
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Pre-Algebra

    In this course, students work, write, and simplify numerical expressions as well as introductory algebraic expressions. Students will develop problem-solving strategies, and an emphasis is placed on the use of variables in equations and expressions. A student entering seventh, eighth, or ninth grade that completes this course with a grade of 85% or higher, passes the Algebra proficiency test at the end of the course, and receives a recommendation from the teacher, will qualify for Algebra in the fall.

    Prerequisites: A yearlong grade of 85% or higher in sixth or seventh grade math or previously enrolled in PreAlgebra.

    Note: No class on July 3 or July 4

    Date June 12-July 20
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 7-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $750
    Location Skyway Campus

    Robotics Camp - Beginner

    Robotics Camp encourages students to learn about robotics and EV3 programming. Hands-on activities include building, programming a basic robot using sensors. At the end of the week, the students will participate in a mini-competition and are welcome to sign up for the Intermediate Camp.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $475
    Location Skyway Campus

    Robotics Camp - Intermediate and Advanced

    Students get exposed to the engineering design process, engineering concepts, documentation, trouble shooting, and analysis while building and programming a robot using the EV3 Mindstorms system. At the end of the two weeks, the students will participate in a competition with the camp attendees.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided. Students who have completed Beginner’s Robotics Camp are welcome to participate.

    Date June 19-30
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $875
    Location Skyway Campus

    Satellite Tracking Program

    During preparatory lectures and hands-on time in VCS’s ground station, this group learns the needed skills to pass the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Technician Class Radio License exam. Upon completion of the radio-licensing exam, students gain experience on campus with hands-on building and operation of radio communications equipment for point-to-point radio signals, repeaters, satellites, and the International Space Station. Books are provided. There is a license test fee. Successful completion will qualify entering VCHS freshmen to take the Satellite Tracking Station II (STS-II) course at the high school in the fall!

    Note: No class on July 3 or July 4

    Date June 12-July 14
    Time 1-3pm
    Days Monday -Thursday
    Grade Entering 4-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $175
    Location Skyway Campus

    Science Camp

    Do you love science class? Do you wish you could have a science class that only included the labs? Then this is the summer class for you. This is a weeklong class that will touch on: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics. No prior knowledge will be needed for any of these subject areas. A brief instruction will be given before every activity; so all levels are welcome. All materials and price of activities are included in the cost. This class is open to all incoming sixth through eighth graders. Let’s dive into science head first by experiencing all hands-on activities! The class has different labs each week so sign up for both and double your fun! *On Friday, June 16, there will be field trips. We will be departing from Skyway at 9am (please arrive by 8:45am) and returning approximately 1:30-2pm.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 8:30am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $175
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Arts

    Band Camp

    Summer Band Camp is an opportunity for students to enhance their skills on a current instrument or to learn a new instrument. All experience levels are welcome. Students will take part in sectional and full band rehearsals, music appreciation along with a team building and fun leadership component. Traditional band instruments such as flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, tuba, and drums are taught. Daily snacks provided and, as a grand finale, students showcase their abilities at a free concert for parents and friends on the last day of camp. Campers are to provide their own lunch. Fifty-six hours of learning, music making, team building and summer time supervision!

    Date July 17-20 and July 24-27
    Time 9am-4pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Wilson and Dr. Jones
    Cost $425
    Location Skyway Campus

    Dance Camp - Vivid 2 The Dance Team Experience

    Sponsored and facilitated by the members of Valley Christian’s Vivid Dance Company, Vivid 2 introduces young dancers to the fast-paced, exciting world of competition dance teams! Dancers will learn cutting-edge dance routines, develop team spirit, and have an awesome time, all while improving their skill and dance technique! Dance Camp culminates with a dynamic performance that highlights the combinations and technique learned over the two week.

    Note: The fee includes a Dance Team Shirt, daily nutritious snacks, and performance expenses. Fees will go directly to support Vivid Dance Company, Valley Christian’s Award-Winning Competitive Dance Team. Performance July 21st at 6:00pm in the HS Theatre.

    Date July 10-21
    Time 12:30-3:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 1-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Frye and Mrs. Evans
    Cost $300
    Location Skyway Campus / HS Dance Studio/ HS Theatre

    Private Music Lessons

    Private music lessons are available for most instruments and voice. Summer is the perfect time for a musician to learn a new instrument or improve their current skill. Excellent instructors will take musicians to the next level.

    Sign Up: Contact Mary Creel at mcreel@vcs.net to sign up

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Varies
    Cost TBD
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Quilt Camp

    Quilt Camp offers students a place to make new friends, learn a new skill, and have fun; in addition, students will have a great time making a fun and easy quilt! Students will need a sewing machine in good working order (the manual is helpful). Make sure to have a new machine needle and a small box for supplies and fabric.

    Note: A supply list will be provided at the time of registration. Extended hours available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at $12 per hour. Please bring a lunch. If you need to borrow a sewing machine, please let us know. We have some available; first come, first serve.

    Date June 5-9
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $175
    Location Leigh Campus

    San Jose Jazz Camp

    Musicians can unlock their potential at this two-week learning lab led by some of the region’s best teaching jazz artists. This camp, held in the Valley Christian Conservatory, is designed for middle to high school students, with backgrounds ranging from intermediate to advanced, and offers all-day immersion in every aspect of jazz from theory to performance. Each student participates in both small ensemble and big band, and will perform in a gala concert for family and friends. Additionally, one ensemble will be chosen to play on the Main Stage of the 2017 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

    Sign Up: Registration and more info sanjosejazz.org

    Date June 19-July 1
    Time 8:30am-4pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Vary
    Cost $750
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Strings Camp Session 1

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 24 - 28
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Strings Camp Session 2

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 31 - Aug 4
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Theatre Camp

    The Valley Christian Theatre (VCT) Summer Program enables young people to experience the joys of creativity and personal growth in an encouraging Christian theatre environment. Students will participate in theatre games and receive instruction in singing, acting, and movement that will culminate in the summer production. Enrollment guarantees a role in the production; however, specific parts will be cast based on mandatory auditions, which will take place May 20, 2017. During this time, there will also be a parent meeting. Further information regarding each participant’s audition time will be communicated prior to the audition. For more information, see vctheatre.net or contact Cathy McFall. Register before April 30: $535 (After April 30: $595)

    Note: Mandatory Audition: May 20, 2017. Participant’s simple costume will be an additional expense. Performances will be on July 12, 13, 14, and 15, at 7pm, and July 14 and 15, at 2pm. No classes on July 4.

    Date June 12-July 15
    Time 9am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Mendolia and Dr. Petre
    Cost $535
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Athletics

    Diving Camp

    This camp is available to all kids wanting to learn how to dive and who are interested in possibly participating in competitive diving. The diving camp is open to all ages and abilities. An invitation to join our diving team will be extended to kids completing the camp.

    Prerequisites: All athletes must have intermediate swim skills and be deep water safe.  No prior diving experience is necessary.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Polo Camp

    This camp is for kids 8-12 years old interested in learning the basics of the sport of water polo. It is designed to prepare kids for participation in our club water polo program. Improved swimming skills, ball handling, and the basic rules of the sport will be introduced. Upon completion of the camp, kids will be encouraged to join the club program if they wish to continue in the sport.

    Prerequisites: All participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle and 50 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swim Camp

    This camp is for kids looking to improve their swimming technique and prepare them for entering the swim team. Emphasis is on proper technique and expectations for participating on a competitive swimming team. The camp will provide children 5 years old and up all the aspects of what they will need to know to compete in a team setting. Upon completion of the camp, participants will be able to join the team if they are interested.

    Prerequisites: All enrollees must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swimming Lessons

    Splash SwimAmerica is a national learn-to-swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association. We believe that swimming lessons are the most important lessons parents will ever purchase for their child. At SwimAmerica, our swim coaches take a caring approach towards teaching children to swim, and are trained to help reluctant children adapt to a swim environment. We emphasize the proper techniques of swimming and give special care to correct breathing, body position, and good swimming strokes.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor TBD
    Cost TBD
    Location Aquatics Complex, Skyway Campus

    VCS Sports Camps

    VCS Sports Camps have the best coaches paired with state of the art fields and gear. We offer a wide variety of sports camps like All Sports Camps with optional Aftercare, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

  • Junior High Orientation

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 24-28
    Time 8-9:30am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 24-28
    Time 9:45-11:15am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 24-28
    Time 11:45am-1:15pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8-9:30am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 9:45-11:15am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 1:30-3:00pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 11:45am-1:15pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Academics

    Business & Entrepreneurship: Junior High

    Based on the MIT Launch curriculum, students learn to collaborate and work in teams as they go through the entrepreneurial process of creating a startup from ideation to final product.

    Note: The program will include a guest speaker and a field trip to a Silicon Valley company from 12-3 pm on June 30th.

    Date June 26 - June 30
    Time 8am-12pm M-TH, 8-3 F
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 7-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Chris Thompson
    Cost $350
    Location Skyway Campus

    Debate Camp

    Summer Debate Camp is a five-day workshop where students will learn the basics of impromptu speaking, parliamentary debate, and extemporaneous speaking. Valley Christian Debate focuses on critical thinking skills, argumentation, and refined public speaking. The emphasis in this program is on sharpening the ability to effectively communicate ideas and defend positions. This is an excellent camp for students looking to work on their fear of public speaking, those interested in current events, and those who want to improve their critical thinking skills.

    Date June 19-23
    Time 8am-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Grammar - Did Writing and Grammar Cause You Grief This Year?

    This class will help the student be more successful as they start the new school year. The most troublesome grammar concepts will become more understandable through hands-on activities and helpful hints. Difficult writing assignments will become more enjoyable through organizational techniques and relatable topics. This class is open to all sixth, seventh, or eighth grade students interested in learning more about grammar and is highly recommended for students new to Valley who will be enrolled in English 7 Honors or English 8 Honors.

    Date July 24-28
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $150
    Location Skyway Campus

    ISS Camp: Junior High

    ISS Camp encapsulates concepts of heat transfer, humidity, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and EV3 programming in a platform intended to upload an experiment on the International Space Station. The Summer ISS Program is intended for any Junior High students that want to get an introduction into designing and building science experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station. This program does not qualify for Valley Christian Junior High School students wanting to get AMSE credit for the traditional VCJHS ISS co-curricular program.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 12 - June 23
    Time 1pm-4pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $495
    Location Skyway Campus

    Math Foundations Workshop

    Offered to students in sixth grade and higher, this course will build and master foundational math skills that are necessary for success in the Algebras and Geometry. Come join Mrs. Gengl as she reviews the tools and techniques to better prepare students for future math classes.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8-11am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Gengl
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Math Foundations Workshop

    Offered to students in sixth grade and higher, this course will build and master foundational math skills that are necessary for success in the Algebras and Geometry. Come join Mrs. Gengl as she reviews the tools and techniques to better prepare students for future math classes.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 12-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Gengl
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Pre-Algebra

    In this course, students work, write, and simplify numerical expressions as well as introductory algebraic expressions. Students will develop problem-solving strategies, and an emphasis is placed on the use of variables in equations and expressions. A student entering seventh, eighth, or ninth grade that completes this course with a grade of 85% or higher, passes the Algebra proficiency test at the end of the course, and receives a recommendation from the teacher, will qualify for Algebra in the fall.

    Prerequisites: A yearlong grade of 85% or higher in sixth or seventh grade math or previously enrolled in PreAlgebra.

    Note: No class on July 3 or July 4

    Date June 12-July 20
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 7-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $750
    Location Skyway Campus

    Robotics Camp - Beginner

    Robotics Camp encourages students to learn about robotics and EV3 programming. Hands-on activities include building, programming a basic robot using sensors. At the end of the week, the students will participate in a mini-competition and are welcome to sign up for the Intermediate Camp.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $475
    Location Skyway Campus

    Robotics Camp - Intermediate and Advanced

    Students get exposed to the engineering design process, engineering concepts, documentation, trouble shooting, and analysis while building and programming a robot using the EV3 Mindstorms system. At the end of the two weeks, the students will participate in a competition with the camp attendees.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided. Students who have completed Beginner’s Robotics Camp are welcome to participate.

    Date June 19-30
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $875
    Location Skyway Campus

    Satellite Tracking Program

    During preparatory lectures and hands-on time in VCS’s ground station, this group learns the needed skills to pass the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Technician Class Radio License exam. Upon completion of the radio-licensing exam, students gain experience on campus with hands-on building and operation of radio communications equipment for point-to-point radio signals, repeaters, satellites, and the International Space Station. Books are provided. There is a license test fee. Successful completion will qualify entering VCHS freshmen to take the Satellite Tracking Station II (STS-II) course at the high school in the fall!

    Note: No class on July 3 or July 4

    Date June 12-July 14
    Time 1-3pm
    Days Monday -Thursday
    Grade Entering 4-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $175
    Location Skyway Campus

    Science Camp

    Do you love science class? Do you wish you could have a science class that only included the labs? Then this is the summer class for you. This is a weeklong class that will touch on: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics. No prior knowledge will be needed for any of these subject areas. A brief instruction will be given before every activity; so all levels are welcome. All materials and price of activities are included in the cost. This class is open to all incoming sixth through eighth graders. Let’s dive into science head first by experiencing all hands-on activities! The class has different labs each week so sign up for both and double your fun! *On Friday, June 16, there will be field trips. We will be departing from Skyway at 9am (please arrive by 8:45am) and returning approximately 1:30-2pm.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 8:30am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $175
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Arts

    Band Camp

    Summer Band Camp is an opportunity for students to enhance their skills on a current instrument or to learn a new instrument. All experience levels are welcome. Students will take part in sectional and full band rehearsals, music appreciation along with a team building and fun leadership component. Traditional band instruments such as flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, tuba, and drums are taught. Daily snacks provided and, as a grand finale, students showcase their abilities at a free concert for parents and friends on the last day of camp. Campers are to provide their own lunch. Fifty-six hours of learning, music making, team building and summer time supervision!

    Date July 17-20 and July 24-27
    Time 9am-4pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Wilson and Dr. Jones
    Cost $425
    Location Skyway Campus

    Dance Camp - Vivid 2 The Dance Team Experience

    Sponsored and facilitated by the members of Valley Christian’s Vivid Dance Company, Vivid 2 introduces young dancers to the fast-paced, exciting world of competition dance teams! Dancers will learn cutting-edge dance routines, develop team spirit, and have an awesome time, all while improving their skill and dance technique! Dance Camp culminates with a dynamic performance that highlights the combinations and technique learned over the two week.

    Note: The fee includes a Dance Team Shirt, daily nutritious snacks, and performance expenses. Fees will go directly to support Vivid Dance Company, Valley Christian’s Award-Winning Competitive Dance Team. Performance July 21st at 6:00pm in the HS Theatre.

    Date July 10-21
    Time 12:30-3:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 1-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Frye and Mrs. Evans
    Cost $300
    Location Skyway Campus / HS Dance Studio/ HS Theatre

    Private Music Lessons

    Private music lessons are available for most instruments and voice. Summer is the perfect time for a musician to learn a new instrument or improve their current skill. Excellent instructors will take musicians to the next level.

    Sign Up: Contact Mary Creel at mcreel@vcs.net to sign up

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Varies
    Cost TBD
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Quilt Camp

    Quilt Camp offers students a place to make new friends, learn a new skill, and have fun; in addition, students will have a great time making a fun and easy quilt! Students will need a sewing machine in good working order (the manual is helpful). Make sure to have a new machine needle and a small box for supplies and fabric.

    Note: A supply list will be provided at the time of registration. Extended hours available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at $12 per hour. Please bring a lunch. If you need to borrow a sewing machine, please let us know. We have some available; first come, first serve.

    Date June 5-9
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $175
    Location Leigh Campus

    San Jose Jazz Camp

    Musicians can unlock their potential at this two-week learning lab led by some of the region’s best teaching jazz artists. This camp, held in the Valley Christian Conservatory, is designed for middle to high school students, with backgrounds ranging from intermediate to advanced, and offers all-day immersion in every aspect of jazz from theory to performance. Each student participates in both small ensemble and big band, and will perform in a gala concert for family and friends. Additionally, one ensemble will be chosen to play on the Main Stage of the 2017 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

    Sign Up: Registration and more info sanjosejazz.org

    Date June 19-July 1
    Time 8:30am-4pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Vary
    Cost $750
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Strings Camp Session 1

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 24 - 28
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Strings Camp Session 2

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 31 - Aug 4
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Theatre Camp

    The Valley Christian Theatre (VCT) Summer Program enables young people to experience the joys of creativity and personal growth in an encouraging Christian theatre environment. Students will participate in theatre games and receive instruction in singing, acting, and movement that will culminate in the summer production. Enrollment guarantees a role in the production; however, specific parts will be cast based on mandatory auditions, which will take place May 20, 2017. During this time, there will also be a parent meeting. Further information regarding each participant’s audition time will be communicated prior to the audition. For more information, see vctheatre.net or contact Cathy McFall. Register before April 30: $535 (After April 30: $595)

    Note: Mandatory Audition: May 20, 2017. Participant’s simple costume will be an additional expense. Performances will be on July 12, 13, 14, and 15, at 7pm, and July 14 and 15, at 2pm. No classes on July 4.

    Date June 12-July 15
    Time 9am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Mendolia and Dr. Petre
    Cost $535
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Athletics

    Diving Camp

    This camp is available to all kids wanting to learn how to dive and who are interested in possibly participating in competitive diving. The diving camp is open to all ages and abilities. An invitation to join our diving team will be extended to kids completing the camp.

    Prerequisites: All athletes must have intermediate swim skills and be deep water safe.  No prior diving experience is necessary.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Polo Camp

    This camp is for kids 8-12 years old interested in learning the basics of the sport of water polo. It is designed to prepare kids for participation in our club water polo program. Improved swimming skills, ball handling, and the basic rules of the sport will be introduced. Upon completion of the camp, kids will be encouraged to join the club program if they wish to continue in the sport.

    Prerequisites: All participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle and 50 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swim Camp

    This camp is for kids looking to improve their swimming technique and prepare them for entering the swim team. Emphasis is on proper technique and expectations for participating on a competitive swimming team. The camp will provide children 5 years old and up all the aspects of what they will need to know to compete in a team setting. Upon completion of the camp, participants will be able to join the team if they are interested.

    Prerequisites: All enrollees must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Swimming Lessons

    Splash SwimAmerica is a national learn-to-swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association. We believe that swimming lessons are the most important lessons parents will ever purchase for their child. At SwimAmerica, our swim coaches take a caring approach towards teaching children to swim, and are trained to help reluctant children adapt to a swim environment. We emphasize the proper techniques of swimming and give special care to correct breathing, body position, and good swimming strokes.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor TBD
    Cost TBD
    Location Aquatics Complex, Skyway Campus

    VCS Sports Camps

    VCS Sports Camps have the best coaches paired with state of the art fields and gear. We offer a wide variety of sports camps like All Sports Camps with optional Aftercare, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

  • Junior High Orientation

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 24-28
    Time 8-9:30am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 24-28
    Time 9:45-11:15am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 24-28
    Time 11:45am-1:15pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8-9:30am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 9:45-11:15am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 1:30-3:00pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus

    Jumping into Junior High

    Get ready for the transition into junior high with an enjoyable orientation class taught by an experienced junior high teacher! Come ready to meet other incoming students, tour and become familiar with the new campus, learn helpful study skills, explore organizational tools and time management, and feel prepared to jump into junior high with both feet!

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 11:45am-1:15pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-8 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $125
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Academics

    ACT Preparation Seminar

    In this seminar, students will be given useful hints and will be taught specific strategies that will help them improve their test scores on the ACT. Students will also take two full-length practice tests and receive feedback on their individual performances. The practice tests will be proctored on Tuesday, May 30th, from 8am-12pm and Monday, June 5th, from 8am-12pm. Students who have taken this seminar have increased their scores on average by 20%.

    Date May 30-June 5
    Time 12:30-4:30pm
    Days Tuesday-Friday/Monday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $350
    Location Skyway Campus

    Algebra I - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Algebra I introduces students to the world of Algebra through expressions and equations. Students will evaluate algebraic expressions, solve linear equations, and graph them. This course also steers students through various real-world scenarios with the emphasis on using basic statistics to interpret the information given and found. Students learn through online lesson materials, videos, and interactive activities. The end of each unit tests students’ understanding through a self-check quiz with feedback. Also included is a unit exam and a project for students to apply what they have learned. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the semester.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS 9-12 grade students desiring to take Algebra I as a "skip-ahead" course to take Geometry the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Geometry.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0810 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in PreAlgebra or equivalent (see VCHS counselor if PreAlgebra has not been completed for a list of entrance criteria); an entrance examination may be required.

    Note: This course is also open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Interested families should contact the VCHS Summer Staff at summerschool@vcs.net for information regarding the approval process.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Algebra I - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Algebra I introduces students to the world of Algebra through expressions and equations. Students will evaluate algebraic expressions, solve linear equations, and graph them. This course also steers students through various real-world scenarios with the emphasis on using basic statistics to interpret the information given and found. Students learn through online lesson materials, videos, and interactive activities. The end of each unit tests students’ understanding through a self-check quiz with feedback. Also included is a unit exam and a project for students to apply what they have learned. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the semester.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS 9-12 grade students desiring to take Algebra I as a "skip-ahead" course to take Geometry the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Geometry.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0810 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in PreAlgebra or equivalent (see VCHS counselor if PreAlgebra has not been completed for a list of entrance criteria); entrance examination may be required.

    Note: This course is also open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Interested families should contact the VCHS Summer Staff at summerschool@vcs.net for information regarding the approval process.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Algebra II - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Algebra II is an advanced course in mathematics. It gives students the opportunity to further their skills in the areas of interpreting and evaluating algebraic expressions. For the student who is planning to go on in any science, engineering, accounting, or mathematical field, this course also provides excellent preparation. The course consists of six units that cover the basic concepts and applications of Algebra. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, for a total of 30 lessons in the entire course. Each lesson has several activities that all contribute to an exploration of new mathematical concepts. The activities and discussions also help students think creatively and critically about each topic. Students are required to keep a notebook of terms, definitions, and important work. While it will not have to be turned in, this notebook will provide a solid review of the work completed during the course.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS students desiring to take Algebra II as a "skip-ahead" course to take Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0820 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B-” or higher in Algebra I and a “C” in Geometry. Placement examination may be required. This course is NOT open to freshmen without counselor approval.

    Note: A TI-83+ or TI-84+ graphing calculator is required.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Algebra II - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Algebra II is an advanced course in mathematics. It gives students the opportunity to further their skills in the areas of interpreting and evaluating algebraic expressions. For the student who is planning to go on in any science, engineering, accounting, or mathematical field, this course also provides excellent preparation. The course consists of six units that cover the basic concepts and applications of Algebra. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, for a total of 30 lessons in the entire course. Each lesson has several activities that all contribute to an exploration of new mathematical concepts. The activities and discussions also help students think creatively and critically about each topic. Students are required to keep a notebook of terms, definitions, and important work. While it will not have to be turned in, this notebook will provide a solid review of the work completed during the course.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS students desiring to take Algebra II as a "skip-ahead" course to take Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0820 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B-” or higher in Algebra I and a “C” in Geometry. Placement examination may be required. This course is NOT open to freshmen without counselor approval.

    Note: A TI-83+ or TI-84+ graphing calculator is required.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    AP Chemistry Preparation Seminar

    This seminar is designed to give the student a head start for their AP Chemistry class.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    AP English Language & Composition Preparation Seminar

    This seminar is designed to give the student a head start for the AP English Langauge & Composition class.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    AP US History Preparation Seminar

    This seminar is designed to give the student a head start for the AP US History class.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 1-5pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Biology - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Biology introduces students to the scientific method and the major concepts of biology from a historical and practical viewpoint. The three major themes of this course are the cell, the molecular basis of heredity, and the interdependence of organisms. Students who take this class will have a deeper appreciation for the complexities of living organisms. Life on this planet, unlike anywhere else in the observable universe, is complex and highly organized. Whether examining life on the molecular or the planetary level, it exhibits a highly organized structure that inspires awe by its genius and complexity. In the last 50 years, discoveries have launched new branches of biology that have transformed the daily routine, from conception to death. New challenges await, such as the current crisis in ecology, global warming, and the resurgence in viral disease. To make rational choices in the 21st century, the citizen must have a basic understanding of biological concepts and the reasoning behind them. Biology is presented in a multimedia format using interactive modules, labs, narrated animation, text, and videos to present the study of life on this planet. Students work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes for practice, and participate in self-reflection. In each unit, students complete the unit exam and deliver a unit project. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Biology in summer school to advance a year in science must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school. This course CANNOT be used to prepare students for AP Biology.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0605 | Graduation Credit: Science | UC Approval: Yes, “d” course – Laboratory Science

    Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra I. This course is NOT open to incoming VCHS freshmen without counselor approval.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Biology - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Biology introduces students to the scientific method and the major concepts of biology from a historical and practical viewpoint. The three major themes of this course are the cell, the molecular basis of heredity, and the interdependence of organisms. Students who take this class will have a deeper appreciation for the complexities of living organisms. Life on this planet, unlike anywhere else in the observable universe, is complex and highly organized. Whether examining life on the molecular or the planetary level, it exhibits a highly organized structure that inspires awe by its genius and complexity. In the last 50 years, discoveries have launched new branches of biology that have transformed the daily routine, from conception to death. New challenges await, such as the current crisis in ecology, global warming, and the resurgence in viral disease. To make rational choices in the 21st century, the citizen must have a basic understanding of biological concepts and the reasoning behind them. Biology is presented in a multimedia format using interactive modules, labs, narrated animation, text, and videos to present the study of life on this planet. Students work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes for practice, and participate in self-reflection. In each unit, students complete the unit exam and deliver a unit project. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Biology in summer school to advance a year in science must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school. This course CANNOT be used to prepare students for AP Biology.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0605 | Graduation Credit: Science | UC Approval: Yes, “d” course – Laboratory Science

    Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra I. This course is NOT open to incoming freshmen without counselor approval.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Business & Entrepreneurship: High School

    Based on the MIT Launch curriculum, students learn to collaborate and work in teams as they go through the entrepreneurial process of creating a startup from ideation to final product.

    Note: The program will include a guest speaker and a field trip to a Silicon Valley company from 12-3 pm on June 23rd.

    Date June 19 - June 23
    Time 8am-12pm M-TH, 8-3 F
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Chris Thompson
    Cost $350
    Location Skyway Campus

    Common Core Bridge - Part 1 (Online Enriched)

    This course is intended for students coming from schools using the new Common Core Integrated Pathway (Integrated Math I, II, III) to prepare them for the Traditional Pathway courses (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) offered at VCS. Common Core Bridge - Part 1 will cover topics typically taught in the second semester of Algebra I with an emphasis on preparing students for Geometry. Common Core Bridge - Part 2 will cover topics typically taught in the second semester of Geometry with an emphasis on preparing students for Algebra II.

    Skip-Ahead: Students wishing to enroll in Geometry next fall need only complete Common Core Bridge - Part 1 with a grade of "C" or higher. Students wishing to enroll in Algebra II next fall must complete BOTH Common Core Bridge - Part 1 and Part 2 with a grade of "B" or higher in each course.

    Course Credit: Course #: XXXX | Graduation Credit: Elective | UC Approval: No

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Integrated Math I or equivalent; an entrance examination may be required.

    Note: Students will be given a placement test at the end of the course to ensure accurate placement for the following school year.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Common Core Bridge - Part 2 (Online Enriched)

    This course is intended for students coming from schools using the new Common Core Integrated Pathway (Integrated Math I, II, III) to prepare them for the Traditional Pathway courses (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) offered at VCS. Common Core Bridge - Part 1 will cover topics typically taught in the second semester of Algebra I with an emphasis on preparing students for Geometry. Common Core Bridge - Part 2 will cover topics typically taught in the second semester of Geometry with an emphasis on preparing students for Algebra II.

    Skip-Ahead: Students wishing to enroll in Geometry next fall need only complete Common Core Bridge - Part 1 with a grade of "C" or higher. Students wishing to enroll in Algebra II next fall must complete BOTH Common Core Bridge - Part 1 and Part 2 with a grade of "B" or higher in each course.

    Course Credit: Course #: XXXX | Graduation Credit: Elective | UC Approval: No

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Integrated Math I or equivalent; an entrance examination may be required.

    Note: Students will be given a placement test at the end of the course to ensure accurate placement for the following school year.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Debate Camp

    Summer Debate Camp is a five-day workshop where students will learn the basics of impromptu speaking, parliamentary debate, and extemporaneous speaking. Valley Christian Debate focuses on critical thinking skills, argumentation, and refined public speaking. The emphasis in this program is on sharpening the ability to effectively communicate ideas and defend positions. This is an excellent camp for students looking to work on their fear of public speaking, those interested in current events, and those who want to improve their critical thinking skills.

    Date June 19-23
    Time 8am-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Geometry - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Geometry is the study of the measurement of the world. What makes Geometry so engaging is the relationship of figures and measures to each other, and how these relationships can predict results in the world around us. Through practical applications, the student sees how geometric reasoning provides insight into everyday life. The course begins with the five assumptions of Euclid. From these foundations, the student explores the measure of line segments, angles, and two-dimensional figures. This course also prepares the student for the second Geometry course in the sequence, studying relationships of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures and patterns. Geometry consists of six units. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, for a total of 30 lessons in the entire course. Each lesson contains several activities that all contribute to an exploration of new mathematical concepts. The activities and discussions also help the student think creatively and critically about each topic. At every point in the course, the student is encouraged to contact the teacher for feedback or assistance.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS 9-12 grade students desiring to take Geometry as a "skip-ahead" course to take Algebra II the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Algebra II.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0815 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B-” or higher in both semesters of high school Algebra I or a grade of “B” or higher in eighth grade Algebra I. Placement examination may be required.

    Note: This course is also open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Interested families should contact the VCHS Summer Staff at summerschool@vcs.net for information regarding the approval process.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Geometry - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Geometry is the study of the measurement of the world. What makes Geometry so engaging is the relationship of figures and measures to each other, and how these relationships can predict results in the world around us. Through practical applications, the student sees how geometric reasoning provides insight into everyday life. The course begins with the five assumptions of Euclid. From these foundations, the student explores the measure of line segments, angles, and two-dimensional figures. This course also prepares the student for the second Geometry course in the sequence, studying relationships of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures and patterns. Geometry consists of six units. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, for a total of 30 lessons in the entire course. Each lesson contains several activities that all contribute to an exploration of new mathematical concepts. The activities and discussions also help the student think creatively and critically about each topic. At every point in the course, the student is encouraged to contact the teacher for feedback or assistance.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS 9-12 grade students desiring to take Geometry as a "skip-ahead" course to take Algebra II the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Algebra II.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0815 |Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B” or higher in both semesters of high school Algebra I or a grade of “B-” or higher in eighth grade Algebra I. Placement examination may be required.

    Note: This course is also open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Interested families should contact the VCHS Summer Staff at summerschool@vcs.net for information regarding the approval process.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Highlands Ability Battery Feedback Sessions

    The Highlands Ability Battery is a series of 19 exercises that measure and define a person's natural abilities. This Battery can help promote self-understanding, build self-confidence, guide educational choices, optimize career options, and help students train themselves to talk to admissions officers and employment prospects. When students sign up, an access code will be mailed to them and they can take the test at home on their computer. Once the Battery is completed, the student will attend a Feedback Session at VCHS where they will receive a 33-page report describing their results. At the session, they will learn how to interpret the results.

    Sign Up: Contact Sonia Avilucea to sign up.

    Note: Space in the Feedback Sessions is limited. If interested in taking the Highlands Ability Battery, contact Sonia Avilucea at (408) 513-2493 or savilucea@vcs.net

    Date July 12
    Time 1-2:30pm
    Days Wednesday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $250
    Location Skyway Campus

    Highlands Ability Battery Feedback Sessions

    The Highlands Ability Battery is a series of 19 exercises that measure and define a person's natural abilities. This Battery can help promote self-understanding, build self-confidence, guide educational choices, optimize career options, and can help students train themselves to talk to admissions officers and employment prospects. When students sign up, an access code will be mailed to them and they can take the test at home on their computer. Once the Battery is completed, they will attend a Feedback Session at VCHS where they will receive a 33-page report describing their results. At the session, they will learn how to interpret the results.

    Sign Up: Contact Sonia Avilucea to sign up.

    Note: Space in the Feedback Sessions is limited. If interested in taking the Highlands Ability Battery, contact Sonia Avilucea at (408) 513-2493 or savilucea@vcs.net

    Date July 26
    Time 1-2:30pm
    Days Wednesday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $250
    Location Skyway Campus

    ISS Camp: High School

    ISS Camp encapsulates concepts of heat transfer, humidity, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and EV3 programming in a platform intended to upload an experiment on the International Space Station. This ISS Program is intended for any high school students that want to get an introduction into designing and building science experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station. This program does not qualify for Valley Christian High School students wanting to get AMSE credit for the traditional VCHS ISS co-curricular program. Valley Christian High School AMSE students should enroll in the traditional ISS program to get AMSE credit. Contact Mr. Saldana (dsaldana@vcs.net) during the month of May to enroll into that program for the Fall of 2017. A pre-enrollment application in May is required for that program in the Fall.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 26 - June 30
    Time 9am-3:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $595
    Location Skyway Campus

    Math Foundations Workshop

    Offered to students in sixth grade and higher, this course will build and master foundational math skills that are necessary for success in the Algebras and Geometry. Come join Mrs. Gengl as she reviews the tools and techniques to better prepare students for future math classes.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8-11am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Gengl
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Math Foundations Workshop

    Offered to students in sixth grade and higher, this course will build and master foundational math skills that are necessary for success in the Algebras and Geometry. Come join Mrs. Gengl as she reviews the tools and techniques to better prepare students for future math classes.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 12-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Gengl
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Robotics Camp - Beginner

    Robotics Camp encourages students to learn about robotics and EV3 programming. Hands-on activities include building, programming a basic robot using sensors. At the end of the week, the students will participate in a mini-competition and are welcome to sign up for the Intermediate Camp.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 12-16
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $475
    Location Skyway Campus

    Robotics Camp - Intermediate and Advanced

    Students get exposed to the engineering design process, engineering concepts, documentation, trouble shooting, and analysis while building and programming a robot using the EV3 Mindstorms system. At the end of the two weeks, the students will participate in a competition with the camp attendees.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided. Students who have completed Beginner’s Robotics Camp are welcome to participate.

    Date June 19-30
    Time 9am-2pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-9 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Lane, BSIE and Robotics Team Members
    Cost $875
    Location Skyway Campus

    Romans (On Campus)

    This course examines the essentials of the Christian message by interacting with Paul’s letter to the Romans.  The course will focus on the background of the letter, the overall message of the letter, and individual sections of the letter. The goal of this course is to give students an overall knowledge of the book of Romans as well as practical experience in discovering how individual sections contribute to that overall meaning.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0329 | Grade: Remediation only | Graduation Credit: Bible | UC Approval: No

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Skyway Campus

    SAT Preparation Seminar

    In this seminar, students will be given useful hints and will be taught specific strategies that will help them improve their test scores on the redesigned SAT. Students will also take two full-length practice tests and receive feedback on their individual performances. The practice tests will be proctored on Tuesday, May 30th from 8am-12pm and Monday, June 5th from 8am-12pm.

    Date May 30-June 5
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Tuesday-Friday/Monday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $350
    Location Skyway Campus

    Spanish I - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Students begin their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases; comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns; participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries; and frequently assess where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Spanish I in summer school to advance a year must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school to go into Spanish II the following fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0440 | Graduation Credit: World Language | UC Approval: Yes, “e” course – Language other than English

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in English.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Spanish I - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Students begin their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases; comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns; participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries; and frequently assess where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Spanish I in summer school to advance a year must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school to go into Spanish II the following fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0440 | Graduation Credit: World Language | UC Approval: Yes, “e” course – Language other than English

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in English.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Spanish II - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Students continue their study of Spanish by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they are also able to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; understand common vocabulary terms and phrases; use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing; participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries; and frequently assess where their language progression can be monitored. By the second semester, the course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Spanish II in summer school to advance a year must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school to go into Spanish III the following fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0445 | Graduation Credit: World Language | UC Approval: Yes, “e” course – Language other than English

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Spanish I.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Spanish II - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Students continue their study of Spanish by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they are also able to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; understand common vocabulary terms and phrases; use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing; participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries; and frequently assess where their language progression can be monitored. By the second semester, the course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Spanish II in summer school to advance a year must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school to go into Spanish III the following fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0445 | Graduation Credit: World Language | UC Approval: Yes, “e” course – Language other than English

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Spanish I.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Study Skills for the Digital World

    Technology has changed not only how we get our information but how students learn, making many of the study skills of the past outdated or impractical. This course will focus on study skills for learning in an environment where much of the material is digital. Students will learn how to use digital devices efficiently as tools for research, multimedia creation, writing, reading, and annotating, all while managing the distractions that result from social media and a constant internet connection. In addition, students will learn how to apply the latest brain-based research to help them work smarter rather than harder, getting the most out of their study time. Attendees will leave with both tips and tools for overcoming common academic challenges, such as procrastination, time management, and anxiety and stress.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Arts

    Band Camp

    Summer Band Camp is an opportunity for students to enhance their skills on a current instrument or to learn a new instrument. All experience levels are welcome. Students will take part in sectional and full band rehearsals, music appreciation along with a team building and fun leadership component. Traditional band instruments such as flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, tuba, and drums are taught. Daily snacks provided and, as a grand finale, students showcase their abilities at a free concert for parents and friends on the last day of camp. Campers are to provide their own lunch. Fifty-six hours of learning, music making, team building and summer time supervision!

    Date July 17-20 and July 24-27
    Time 9am-4pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Wilson and Dr. Jones
    Cost $425
    Location Skyway Campus

    Photo Design I - First Semester (On Campus)

    Photographic Design I explores the practical and artistic uses of today’s modern digital cameras. Students learn how to use a digital camera and edit their digital images using the latest image editing software. Students examine the history, theory, and methods of photographic expression, while applying their understanding to the production of their own creative works. They are exposed to activities that demonstrate the use of photography through advertising and mass media. This hybrid course meets periodically during the week for labs. Additional Expectations: Students must have a digital camera (five or more mega-pixels suggested) with a removable digital media card (CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, or Sony Memory Stick).

    Course Credit: Course #: 0012 | Graduation Credit: Fine Arts or Technology | UC Approval: Yes, “f” course – Visual/Performing Arts

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Photo Design I - Second Semester (On Campus)

    Photographic Design I explores the practical and artistic uses of today’s modern digital cameras. Students learn how to use a digital camera and edit their digital images using the latest image editing software. Students examine the history, theory, and methods of photographic expression, while applying their understanding to the production of their own creative works. They are exposed to activities that demonstrate the use of photography through advertising and mass media. This hybrid course meets periodically during the week for labs. Additional Expectations: Students must have a digital camera (five or more mega-pixels suggested) with a removable digital media card (CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, or Sony Memory Stick).

    Course Credit: Course #: 0012 | Graduation Credit: Fine Arts or Technology | UC Approval: Yes, “f” course – Visual/Performing Arts

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Private Music Lessons

    Private music lessons are available for most instruments and voice. Summer is the perfect time for a musician to learn a new instrument or improve their current skill. Excellent instructors will take musicians to the next level.

    Sign Up: Contact Mary Creel at mcreel@vcs.net to sign up

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Varies
    Cost TBD
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Quilt Camp

    Quilt Camp offers students a place to make new friends, learn a new skill, and have fun; in addition, students will have a great time making a fun and easy quilt! Students will need a sewing machine in good working order (the manual is helpful). Make sure to have a new machine needle and a small box for supplies and fabric.

    Note: A supply list will be provided at the time of registration. Extended hours available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at $12 per hour. Please bring a lunch. If you need to borrow a sewing machine, please let us know. We have some available; first come, first serve.

    Date June 5-9
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $175
    Location Leigh Campus

    San Jose Jazz Camp

    Musicians can unlock their potential at this two-week learning lab led by some of the region’s best teaching jazz artists. This camp, held in the Valley Christian Conservatory, is designed for middle to high school students, with backgrounds ranging from intermediate to advanced, and offers all-day immersion in every aspect of jazz from theory to performance. Each student participates in both small ensemble and big band, and will perform in a gala concert for family and friends. Additionally, one ensemble will be chosen to play on the Main Stage of the 2017 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

    Sign Up: Registration and more info sanjosejazz.org

    Date June 19-July 1
    Time 8:30am-4pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Vary
    Cost $750
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Strings Camp Session 1

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 24 - 28
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Strings Camp Session 2

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 31 - Aug 4
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Theatre Camp

    The Valley Christian Theatre (VCT) Summer Program enables young people to experience the joys of creativity and personal growth in an encouraging Christian theatre environment. Students will participate in theatre games and receive instruction in singing, acting, and movement that will culminate in the summer production. Enrollment guarantees a role in the production; however, specific parts will be cast based on mandatory auditions, which will take place May 20, 2017. During this time, there will also be a parent meeting. Further information regarding each participant’s audition time will be communicated prior to the audition. For more information, see vctheatre.net or contact Cathy McFall. Register before April 30: $535 (After April 30: $595)

    Note: Mandatory Audition: May 20, 2017. Participant’s simple costume will be an additional expense. Performances will be on July 12, 13, 14, and 15, at 7pm, and July 14 and 15, at 2pm. No classes on July 4.

    Date June 12-July 15
    Time 9am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Mendolia and Dr. Petre
    Cost $535
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Athletics

    Swimming Lessons

    Splash SwimAmerica is a national learn-to-swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association. We believe that swimming lessons are the most important lessons parents will ever purchase for their child. At SwimAmerica, our swim coaches take a caring approach towards teaching children to swim, and are trained to help reluctant children adapt to a swim environment. We emphasize the proper techniques of swimming and give special care to correct breathing, body position, and good swimming strokes.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor TBD
    Cost TBD
    Location Aquatics Complex, Skyway Campus

    VCS Sports Camps

    VCS Sports Camps have the best coaches paired with state of the art fields and gear. We offer a wide variety of sports camps like All Sports Camps with optional Aftercare, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

    VCS Strength & Performance Classes

    We offer specialized workouts using multiple training systems that generate maximum results for sports such as Soccer, Softball, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Water Polo, Swimming, Diving, Track & Field , Badminton, Cross Country, Wrestling and Golf.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

  • Academics

    ACT Preparation Seminar

    In this seminar, students will be given useful hints and will be taught specific strategies that will help them improve their test scores on the ACT. Students will also take two full-length practice tests and receive feedback on their individual performances. The practice tests will be proctored on Tuesday, May 30th, from 8am-12pm and Monday, June 5th, from 8am-12pm. Students who have taken this seminar have increased their scores on average by 20%.

    Date May 30-June 5
    Time 12:30-4:30pm
    Days Tuesday-Friday/Monday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $350
    Location Skyway Campus

    Algebra I - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Algebra I introduces students to the world of Algebra through expressions and equations. Students will evaluate algebraic expressions, solve linear equations, and graph them. This course also steers students through various real-world scenarios with the emphasis on using basic statistics to interpret the information given and found. Students learn through online lesson materials, videos, and interactive activities. The end of each unit tests students’ understanding through a self-check quiz with feedback. Also included is a unit exam and a project for students to apply what they have learned. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the semester.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS 9-12 grade students desiring to take Algebra I as a "skip-ahead" course to take Geometry the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Geometry.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0810 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in PreAlgebra or equivalent (see VCHS counselor if PreAlgebra has not been completed for a list of entrance criteria); an entrance examination may be required.

    Note: This course is also open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Interested families should contact the VCHS Summer Staff at summerschool@vcs.net for information regarding the approval process.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Algebra I - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Algebra I introduces students to the world of Algebra through expressions and equations. Students will evaluate algebraic expressions, solve linear equations, and graph them. This course also steers students through various real-world scenarios with the emphasis on using basic statistics to interpret the information given and found. Students learn through online lesson materials, videos, and interactive activities. The end of each unit tests students’ understanding through a self-check quiz with feedback. Also included is a unit exam and a project for students to apply what they have learned. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the semester.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS 9-12 grade students desiring to take Algebra I as a "skip-ahead" course to take Geometry the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Geometry.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0810 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in PreAlgebra or equivalent (see VCHS counselor if PreAlgebra has not been completed for a list of entrance criteria); entrance examination may be required.

    Note: This course is also open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Interested families should contact the VCHS Summer Staff at summerschool@vcs.net for information regarding the approval process.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Algebra II - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Algebra II is an advanced course in mathematics. It gives students the opportunity to further their skills in the areas of interpreting and evaluating algebraic expressions. For the student who is planning to go on in any science, engineering, accounting, or mathematical field, this course also provides excellent preparation. The course consists of six units that cover the basic concepts and applications of Algebra. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, for a total of 30 lessons in the entire course. Each lesson has several activities that all contribute to an exploration of new mathematical concepts. The activities and discussions also help students think creatively and critically about each topic. Students are required to keep a notebook of terms, definitions, and important work. While it will not have to be turned in, this notebook will provide a solid review of the work completed during the course.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS students desiring to take Algebra II as a "skip-ahead" course to take Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0820 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B-” or higher in Algebra I and a “C” in Geometry. Placement examination may be required. This course is NOT open to freshmen without counselor approval.

    Note: A TI-83+ or TI-84+ graphing calculator is required.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Algebra II - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Algebra II is an advanced course in mathematics. It gives students the opportunity to further their skills in the areas of interpreting and evaluating algebraic expressions. For the student who is planning to go on in any science, engineering, accounting, or mathematical field, this course also provides excellent preparation. The course consists of six units that cover the basic concepts and applications of Algebra. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, for a total of 30 lessons in the entire course. Each lesson has several activities that all contribute to an exploration of new mathematical concepts. The activities and discussions also help students think creatively and critically about each topic. Students are required to keep a notebook of terms, definitions, and important work. While it will not have to be turned in, this notebook will provide a solid review of the work completed during the course.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS students desiring to take Algebra II as a "skip-ahead" course to take Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0820 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B-” or higher in Algebra I and a “C” in Geometry. Placement examination may be required. This course is NOT open to freshmen without counselor approval.

    Note: A TI-83+ or TI-84+ graphing calculator is required.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    AP Chemistry Preparation Seminar

    This seminar is designed to give the student a head start for their AP Chemistry class.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    AP English Language & Composition Preparation Seminar

    This seminar is designed to give the student a head start for the AP English Langauge & Composition class.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    AP US History Preparation Seminar

    This seminar is designed to give the student a head start for the AP US History class.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 1-5pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Biology - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Biology introduces students to the scientific method and the major concepts of biology from a historical and practical viewpoint. The three major themes of this course are the cell, the molecular basis of heredity, and the interdependence of organisms. Students who take this class will have a deeper appreciation for the complexities of living organisms. Life on this planet, unlike anywhere else in the observable universe, is complex and highly organized. Whether examining life on the molecular or the planetary level, it exhibits a highly organized structure that inspires awe by its genius and complexity. In the last 50 years, discoveries have launched new branches of biology that have transformed the daily routine, from conception to death. New challenges await, such as the current crisis in ecology, global warming, and the resurgence in viral disease. To make rational choices in the 21st century, the citizen must have a basic understanding of biological concepts and the reasoning behind them. Biology is presented in a multimedia format using interactive modules, labs, narrated animation, text, and videos to present the study of life on this planet. Students work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes for practice, and participate in self-reflection. In each unit, students complete the unit exam and deliver a unit project. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Biology in summer school to advance a year in science must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school. This course CANNOT be used to prepare students for AP Biology.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0605 | Graduation Credit: Science | UC Approval: Yes, “d” course – Laboratory Science

    Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra I. This course is NOT open to incoming VCHS freshmen without counselor approval.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Biology - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Biology introduces students to the scientific method and the major concepts of biology from a historical and practical viewpoint. The three major themes of this course are the cell, the molecular basis of heredity, and the interdependence of organisms. Students who take this class will have a deeper appreciation for the complexities of living organisms. Life on this planet, unlike anywhere else in the observable universe, is complex and highly organized. Whether examining life on the molecular or the planetary level, it exhibits a highly organized structure that inspires awe by its genius and complexity. In the last 50 years, discoveries have launched new branches of biology that have transformed the daily routine, from conception to death. New challenges await, such as the current crisis in ecology, global warming, and the resurgence in viral disease. To make rational choices in the 21st century, the citizen must have a basic understanding of biological concepts and the reasoning behind them. Biology is presented in a multimedia format using interactive modules, labs, narrated animation, text, and videos to present the study of life on this planet. Students work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes for practice, and participate in self-reflection. In each unit, students complete the unit exam and deliver a unit project. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Biology in summer school to advance a year in science must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school. This course CANNOT be used to prepare students for AP Biology.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0605 | Graduation Credit: Science | UC Approval: Yes, “d” course – Laboratory Science

    Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra I. This course is NOT open to incoming freshmen without counselor approval.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Business & Entrepreneurship: High School

    Based on the MIT Launch curriculum, students learn to collaborate and work in teams as they go through the entrepreneurial process of creating a startup from ideation to final product.

    Note: The program will include a guest speaker and a field trip to a Silicon Valley company from 12-3 pm on June 23rd.

    Date June 19 - June 23
    Time 8am-12pm M-TH, 8-3 F
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Chris Thompson
    Cost $350
    Location Skyway Campus

    Chemistry - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Chemistry covers the basic principles and properties of matter. Students discover how to measure and calculate the various elements and explore chemical formulas. Knowing what makes up our world is an important part of living in it. To understand the big world of nature as well as the small world of the kitchen, the science of chemistry is needed. Chemistry studies matter and its reactions that power industry and life. Chemistry is often called the mother science since it is used in every other natural science. The myriad of materials that make up our planet all react according to a few understandable principles. Learning such principles will enable the student to comprehend the chemical kaleidoscope of the world. Students work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes for practice, and participate in self-reflection. In each unit, students complete the unit exam and deliver a unit project. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Chemistry in summer school to advance a year in science must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school. This course CANNOT be used to prepare students for AP Chemistry.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0615 | Graduation Credit: Science | UC Approval: Yes, “d” course – Laboratory Science

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Biology; completion of Algebra II or a more advanced mathematics course.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Chemistry - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Chemistry covers the basic principles and properties of matter. Students discover how to measure and calculate the various elements and explore chemical formulas. Knowing what makes up our world is an important part of living in it. To understand the big world of nature as well as the small world of the kitchen, the science of chemistry is needed. Chemistry studies matter and its reactions that power industry and life. Chemistry is often called the mother science since it is used in every other natural science. The myriad of materials that make up our planet all react according to a few understandable principles. Learning such principles will enable the student to comprehend the chemical kaleidoscope of the world. Students work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes for practice, and participate in self-reflection. In each unit, students complete the unit exam and deliver a unit project. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Chemistry in summer school to advance a year in science must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school. This course CANNOT be used to prepare students for AP Chemistry.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0615 | Graduation Credit: Science | UC Approval: Yes, “d” course – Laboratory Science

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Biology; completion of Algebra II or a more advanced mathematics course.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Common Core Bridge - Part 1 (Online Enriched)

    This course is intended for students coming from schools using the new Common Core Integrated Pathway (Integrated Math I, II, III) to prepare them for the Traditional Pathway courses (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) offered at VCS. Common Core Bridge - Part 1 will cover topics typically taught in the second semester of Algebra I with an emphasis on preparing students for Geometry. Common Core Bridge - Part 2 will cover topics typically taught in the second semester of Geometry with an emphasis on preparing students for Algebra II.

    Skip-Ahead: Students wishing to enroll in Geometry next fall need only complete Common Core Bridge - Part 1 with a grade of "C" or higher. Students wishing to enroll in Algebra II next fall must complete BOTH Common Core Bridge - Part 1 and Part 2 with a grade of "B" or higher in each course.

    Course Credit: Course #: XXXX | Graduation Credit: Elective | UC Approval: No

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Integrated Math I or equivalent; an entrance examination may be required.

    Note: Students will be given a placement test at the end of the course to ensure accurate placement for the following school year.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Common Core Bridge - Part 2 (Online Enriched)

    This course is intended for students coming from schools using the new Common Core Integrated Pathway (Integrated Math I, II, III) to prepare them for the Traditional Pathway courses (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) offered at VCS. Common Core Bridge - Part 1 will cover topics typically taught in the second semester of Algebra I with an emphasis on preparing students for Geometry. Common Core Bridge - Part 2 will cover topics typically taught in the second semester of Geometry with an emphasis on preparing students for Algebra II.

    Skip-Ahead: Students wishing to enroll in Geometry next fall need only complete Common Core Bridge - Part 1 with a grade of "C" or higher. Students wishing to enroll in Algebra II next fall must complete BOTH Common Core Bridge - Part 1 and Part 2 with a grade of "B" or higher in each course.

    Course Credit: Course #: XXXX | Graduation Credit: Elective | UC Approval: No

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Integrated Math I or equivalent; an entrance examination may be required.

    Note: Students will be given a placement test at the end of the course to ensure accurate placement for the following school year.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    English 9 - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    English for grade 9 is an integrated curriculum. Each unit contains thematically-related lessons in five domains: reading and the study of literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language study, which includes word knowledge and grammar skills. Topics are presented in ways that help young adolescents relate literacy skills to other aspects of their lives. Writing assignments include narrative, expository, and persuasive/argumentative modes and emphasize the use of details and reasoning to support ideas. Speaking and listening lessons in Semester A emphasize collaborative discussion skills and peer review. Vocabulary development instruction is integrated into literature and informational text lessons. Each unit ends with an authentic assessment that presents students with a real-world scenario requiring some of the skills they learned in the unit.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0100 | Grade: Remediation only | Graduation Credit: English | UC Approval: Yes, “b” course – English

    Note: Purchase of two novels is required for this course.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    English 9 - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    English for grade 9 is an integrated curriculum. Each unit contains thematically-related lessons in five domains: reading and the study of literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language study, which includes word knowledge and grammar skills. Topics are presented in ways that help young adolescents relate literacy skills to other aspects of their lives. Writing assignments include narrative, expository, and persuasive/argumentative modes and emphasize the use of details and reasoning to support ideas. Speaking and listening lessons in Semester A emphasize collaborative discussion skills and peer review. Vocabulary development instruction is integrated into literature and informational text lessons. Each unit ends with an authentic assessment that presents students with a real-world scenario requiring some of the skills they learned in the unit.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0100 | Grade: Remediation only | Graduation Credit: English | UC Approval: Yes, “b” course – English

    Note: Purchase of two novels is required for this course.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Geometry - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Geometry is the study of the measurement of the world. What makes Geometry so engaging is the relationship of figures and measures to each other, and how these relationships can predict results in the world around us. Through practical applications, the student sees how geometric reasoning provides insight into everyday life. The course begins with the five assumptions of Euclid. From these foundations, the student explores the measure of line segments, angles, and two-dimensional figures. This course also prepares the student for the second Geometry course in the sequence, studying relationships of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures and patterns. Geometry consists of six units. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, for a total of 30 lessons in the entire course. Each lesson contains several activities that all contribute to an exploration of new mathematical concepts. The activities and discussions also help the student think creatively and critically about each topic. At every point in the course, the student is encouraged to contact the teacher for feedback or assistance.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS 9-12 grade students desiring to take Geometry as a "skip-ahead" course to take Algebra II the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Algebra II.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0815 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B-” or higher in both semesters of high school Algebra I or a grade of “B” or higher in eighth grade Algebra I. Placement examination may be required.

    Note: This course is also open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Interested families should contact the VCHS Summer Staff at summerschool@vcs.net for information regarding the approval process.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Geometry - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Geometry is the study of the measurement of the world. What makes Geometry so engaging is the relationship of figures and measures to each other, and how these relationships can predict results in the world around us. Through practical applications, the student sees how geometric reasoning provides insight into everyday life. The course begins with the five assumptions of Euclid. From these foundations, the student explores the measure of line segments, angles, and two-dimensional figures. This course also prepares the student for the second Geometry course in the sequence, studying relationships of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures and patterns. Geometry consists of six units. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, for a total of 30 lessons in the entire course. Each lesson contains several activities that all contribute to an exploration of new mathematical concepts. The activities and discussions also help the student think creatively and critically about each topic. At every point in the course, the student is encouraged to contact the teacher for feedback or assistance.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS 9-12 grade students desiring to take Geometry as a "skip-ahead" course to take Algebra II the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Algebra II.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0815 |Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B” or higher in both semesters of high school Algebra I or a grade of “B-” or higher in eighth grade Algebra I. Placement examination may be required.

    Note: This course is also open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Interested families should contact the VCHS Summer Staff at summerschool@vcs.net for information regarding the approval process.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Highlands Ability Battery Feedback Sessions

    The Highlands Ability Battery is a series of 19 exercises that measure and define a person's natural abilities. This Battery can help promote self-understanding, build self-confidence, guide educational choices, optimize career options, and help students train themselves to talk to admissions officers and employment prospects. When students sign up, an access code will be mailed to them and they can take the test at home on their computer. Once the Battery is completed, the student will attend a Feedback Session at VCHS where they will receive a 33-page report describing their results. At the session, they will learn how to interpret the results.

    Sign Up: Contact Sonia Avilucea to sign up.

    Note: Space in the Feedback Sessions is limited. If interested in taking the Highlands Ability Battery, contact Sonia Avilucea at (408) 513-2493 or savilucea@vcs.net

    Date July 12
    Time 1-2:30pm
    Days Wednesday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $250
    Location Skyway Campus

    Highlands Ability Battery Feedback Sessions

    The Highlands Ability Battery is a series of 19 exercises that measure and define a person's natural abilities. This Battery can help promote self-understanding, build self-confidence, guide educational choices, optimize career options, and can help students train themselves to talk to admissions officers and employment prospects. When students sign up, an access code will be mailed to them and they can take the test at home on their computer. Once the Battery is completed, they will attend a Feedback Session at VCHS where they will receive a 33-page report describing their results. At the session, they will learn how to interpret the results.

    Sign Up: Contact Sonia Avilucea to sign up.

    Note: Space in the Feedback Sessions is limited. If interested in taking the Highlands Ability Battery, contact Sonia Avilucea at (408) 513-2493 or savilucea@vcs.net

    Date July 26
    Time 1-2:30pm
    Days Wednesday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $250
    Location Skyway Campus

    ISS Camp: High School

    ISS Camp encapsulates concepts of heat transfer, humidity, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and EV3 programming in a platform intended to upload an experiment on the International Space Station. This ISS Program is intended for any high school students that want to get an introduction into designing and building science experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station. This program does not qualify for Valley Christian High School students wanting to get AMSE credit for the traditional VCHS ISS co-curricular program. Valley Christian High School AMSE students should enroll in the traditional ISS program to get AMSE credit. Contact Mr. Saldana (dsaldana@vcs.net) during the month of May to enroll into that program for the Fall of 2017. A pre-enrollment application in May is required for that program in the Fall.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 26 - June 30
    Time 9am-3:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $595
    Location Skyway Campus

    Math Foundations Workshop

    Offered to students in sixth grade and higher, this course will build and master foundational math skills that are necessary for success in the Algebras and Geometry. Come join Mrs. Gengl as she reviews the tools and techniques to better prepare students for future math classes.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8-11am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Gengl
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Math Foundations Workshop

    Offered to students in sixth grade and higher, this course will build and master foundational math skills that are necessary for success in the Algebras and Geometry. Come join Mrs. Gengl as she reviews the tools and techniques to better prepare students for future math classes.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 12-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Gengl
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Romans (On Campus)

    This course examines the essentials of the Christian message by interacting with Paul’s letter to the Romans.  The course will focus on the background of the letter, the overall message of the letter, and individual sections of the letter. The goal of this course is to give students an overall knowledge of the book of Romans as well as practical experience in discovering how individual sections contribute to that overall meaning.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0329 | Grade: Remediation only | Graduation Credit: Bible | UC Approval: No

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Skyway Campus

    SAT Preparation Seminar

    In this seminar, students will be given useful hints and will be taught specific strategies that will help them improve their test scores on the redesigned SAT. Students will also take two full-length practice tests and receive feedback on their individual performances. The practice tests will be proctored on Tuesday, May 30th from 8am-12pm and Monday, June 5th from 8am-12pm.

    Date May 30-June 5
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Tuesday-Friday/Monday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $350
    Location Skyway Campus

    Spanish I - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Students begin their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases; comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns; participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries; and frequently assess where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Spanish I in summer school to advance a year must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school to go into Spanish II the following fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0440 | Graduation Credit: World Language | UC Approval: Yes, “e” course – Language other than English

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in English.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Spanish I - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Students begin their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases; comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns; participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries; and frequently assess where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Spanish I in summer school to advance a year must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school to go into Spanish II the following fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0440 | Graduation Credit: World Language | UC Approval: Yes, “e” course – Language other than English

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in English.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Spanish II - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Students continue their study of Spanish by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they are also able to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; understand common vocabulary terms and phrases; use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing; participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries; and frequently assess where their language progression can be monitored. By the second semester, the course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Spanish II in summer school to advance a year must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school to go into Spanish III the following fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0445 | Graduation Credit: World Language | UC Approval: Yes, “e” course – Language other than English

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Spanish I.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Spanish II - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Students continue their study of Spanish by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they are also able to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; understand common vocabulary terms and phrases; use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing; participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries; and frequently assess where their language progression can be monitored. By the second semester, the course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Spanish II in summer school to advance a year must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school to go into Spanish III the following fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0445 | Graduation Credit: World Language | UC Approval: Yes, “e” course – Language other than English

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Spanish I.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Statistics - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Statistics is designed for students who are seeking a math course that emphasizes application to business, economics, and social and behavioral sciences. It helps prepare students for advanced math, AP Statistics, or university-level statistics. This course focuses on the use of real data and the importance of relevance, context, and the interpretation of results. Topics include the role of statistics, the data analysis process, graphical methods for displaying data, numerical methods for describing data, linear regression and correlation, nonlinear relations and transformations, random variables and probability distributions, sampling variability and sampling distributions, and confidence intervals. Microsoft Excel and Fathom are used as teaching tools in the classroom. This course is designed for students who desire to take an advanced math class but do not wish to take an AP course.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS students desiring to take Statistics as a "skip-ahead" course must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher.

    Course Credit: Course#: 0850 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Algebra II is required.

    Note: Textbook required. Additional software fee required. A TI-84+ graphing calculator is required.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Statistics - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Statistics is designed for students who are seeking a math course that emphasizes application to business, economics, and social and behavioral sciences. It helps prepare students for advanced math, AP Statistics, or university-level statistics. This course focuses on the use of real data and the importance of relevance, context, and the interpretation of results. Topics include the role of statistics, the data analysis process, graphical methods for displaying data, numerical methods for describing data, linear regression and correlation, nonlinear relations and transformations, random variables and probability distributions, sampling variability and sampling distributions, and confidence intervals. Microsoft Excel and Fathom are used as teaching tools in the classroom. This course is designed for students who desire to take an advanced math class but do not wish to take an AP course.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS students desiring to take Statistics as a "skip-ahead" course must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher.

    Course Credit: Course#: 0850 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics Textbook

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Algebra II is required.

    Note: A TI-84+ graphing calculator is required. Additional software fee required.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Study Skills for the Digital World

    Technology has changed not only how we get our information but how students learn, making many of the study skills of the past outdated or impractical. This course will focus on study skills for learning in an environment where much of the material is digital. Students will learn how to use digital devices efficiently as tools for research, multimedia creation, writing, reading, and annotating, all while managing the distractions that result from social media and a constant internet connection. In addition, students will learn how to apply the latest brain-based research to help them work smarter rather than harder, getting the most out of their study time. Attendees will leave with both tips and tools for overcoming common academic challenges, such as procrastination, time management, and anxiety and stress.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    The course covers all major topics in trigonometry, including standard properties of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, radians, law of sines and cosines, double- and half-angle formulas, identities, polar coordinates, and polar equations. The Pre-Calculus portion reviews Algebra II with graphing calculators and then advances to vectors, parametric equations, sequences, series, and a formal introduction to calculus.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS students desiring to take Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus as a "skip-ahead" course to take either Calculus or AP Calculus AB the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in the appropriate Calculus course in the fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0825B | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B” or higher in Algebra II is required or a grade of “B” or higher in Finite Mathematics. Placement examination may be required.

    Note: Textbook required. Additional software purchase required. A TI-83+ or TI-84+ graphing calculator is required.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    The course covers all major topics in trigonometry, including standard properties of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, radians, law of sines and cosines, double- and half-angle formulas, identities, polar coordinates, and polar equations. The Pre-Calculus portion reviews Algebra II with graphing calculators and then advances to vectors, parametric equations, sequences, series, and a formal introduction to calculus.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS students desiring to take Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus as a "skip-ahead" course to take either Calculus or AP Calculus AB the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in the appropriate Calculus course in the fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0825B | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B” or higher in Algebra II is required or a grade of “B” or higher in Finite Mathematics. Placement examination may be required.

    Note: Textbook required. Additional software purchase required. A TI-83+ or TI-84+ graphing calculator is required.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus
  • Arts

    Band Camp

    Summer Band Camp is an opportunity for students to enhance their skills on a current instrument or to learn a new instrument. All experience levels are welcome. Students will take part in sectional and full band rehearsals, music appreciation along with a team building and fun leadership component. Traditional band instruments such as flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, tuba, and drums are taught. Daily snacks provided and, as a grand finale, students showcase their abilities at a free concert for parents and friends on the last day of camp. Campers are to provide their own lunch. Fifty-six hours of learning, music making, team building and summer time supervision!

    Date July 17-20 and July 24-27
    Time 9am-4pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Wilson and Dr. Jones
    Cost $425
    Location Skyway Campus

    Ceramics I - First Semester (On Campus)

    Ceramics I is an entry-level class in basic ceramic and sculpting techniques. The course is an exploration in three-dimensional design, which develops an understanding of art elements and principles as they apply to three-dimensional form. Topics covered in this class include the nature of clay bodies, the history of ceramics, basic hand building, wheel throwing, glazing, decorating techniques, and the firing process. Students express themselves creatively through a variety of projects and learn how to assess the success of their own work and that of others using vocabulary specific to the class content.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0079 | Graduation Credit: Fine Arts UC Approval: Yes, “f” course – Visual/Performing Arts

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Skyway Campus

    Ceramics I - Second Semester (On Campus)

    Ceramics I is an entry-level class in basic ceramic and sculpting techniques. The course is an exploration in three-dimensional design, which develops an understanding of art elements and principles as they apply to three-dimensional form. Topics covered in this class include the nature of clay bodies, the history of ceramics, basic hand building, wheel throwing, glazing, decorating techniques, and the firing process. Students express themselves creatively through a variety of projects and learn how to assess the success of their own work and that of others using vocabulary specific to the class content.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0079 | Graduation Credit: Fine Arts | UC Approval: Yes, “f” course – Visual/Performing Arts

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Skyway Campus

    Photo Design I - First Semester (On Campus)

    Photographic Design I explores the practical and artistic uses of today’s modern digital cameras. Students learn how to use a digital camera and edit their digital images using the latest image editing software. Students examine the history, theory, and methods of photographic expression, while applying their understanding to the production of their own creative works. They are exposed to activities that demonstrate the use of photography through advertising and mass media. This hybrid course meets periodically during the week for labs. Additional Expectations: Students must have a digital camera (five or more mega-pixels suggested) with a removable digital media card (CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, or Sony Memory Stick).

    Course Credit: Course #: 0012 | Graduation Credit: Fine Arts or Technology | UC Approval: Yes, “f” course – Visual/Performing Arts

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Photo Design I - Second Semester (On Campus)

    Photographic Design I explores the practical and artistic uses of today’s modern digital cameras. Students learn how to use a digital camera and edit their digital images using the latest image editing software. Students examine the history, theory, and methods of photographic expression, while applying their understanding to the production of their own creative works. They are exposed to activities that demonstrate the use of photography through advertising and mass media. This hybrid course meets periodically during the week for labs. Additional Expectations: Students must have a digital camera (five or more mega-pixels suggested) with a removable digital media card (CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, or Sony Memory Stick).

    Course Credit: Course #: 0012 | Graduation Credit: Fine Arts or Technology | UC Approval: Yes, “f” course – Visual/Performing Arts

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Photo Design II - First Semester (On Campus)

    This blended course meets twice during the week for labs. This course explores the technology, fine arts, and graphic design applications of digital image processing and presentation, emphasizing the use of digital cameras and other creative media to generate original images for manipulation with digital imaging and design software. Coursework includes lecture, demonstration, critique, and computer laboratory work. Students also receive professional-level instruction in the proper use of a fully equipped digital lighting studio. Additional Expectations: Students must have a digital camera (five or more mega-pixels suggested) with a removable digital media card (CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, or Sony Memory Stick).

    Course Credit: Course #: 0013 | Graduation Credit: Fine Arts or Technology | UC Approval: Yes, “f” course – Visual/Performing Arts

    Prerequisites: Photographic Design I or Art I; basic understanding of Mac/PC computer environments recommended.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Photo Design II - Second Semester (On Campus)

    This blended course meets twice during the week for labs. This course explores the technology, fine arts, and graphic design applications of digital image processing and presentation, emphasizing the use of digital cameras and other creative media to generate original images for manipulation with digital imaging and design software. Coursework includes lecture, demonstration, critique, and computer laboratory work. Students also receive professional-level instruction in the proper use of a fully equipped digital lighting studio. Additional Expectations: Students must have a digital camera (five or more mega-pixels suggested) with a removable digital media card (CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, or Sony Memory Stick).

    Course Credit: Course #: 0013 | Graduation Credit: Fine Arts or Technology | UC Approval: Yes, “f” course – Visual/Performing Arts

    Prerequisites: Photographic Design I or Art I; basic understanding of Mac/PC computer environments recommended.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Private Music Lessons

    Private music lessons are available for most instruments and voice. Summer is the perfect time for a musician to learn a new instrument or improve their current skill. Excellent instructors will take musicians to the next level.

    Sign Up: Contact Mary Creel at mcreel@vcs.net to sign up

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Varies
    Cost TBD
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Quilt Camp

    Quilt Camp offers students a place to make new friends, learn a new skill, and have fun; in addition, students will have a great time making a fun and easy quilt! Students will need a sewing machine in good working order (the manual is helpful). Make sure to have a new machine needle and a small box for supplies and fabric.

    Note: A supply list will be provided at the time of registration. Extended hours available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at $12 per hour. Please bring a lunch. If you need to borrow a sewing machine, please let us know. We have some available; first come, first serve.

    Date June 5-9
    Time 9am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 4-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Sizemore/Mrs. Ragsac
    Cost $175
    Location Leigh Campus

    San Jose Jazz Camp

    Musicians can unlock their potential at this two-week learning lab led by some of the region’s best teaching jazz artists. This camp, held in the Valley Christian Conservatory, is designed for middle to high school students, with backgrounds ranging from intermediate to advanced, and offers all-day immersion in every aspect of jazz from theory to performance. Each student participates in both small ensemble and big band, and will perform in a gala concert for family and friends. Additionally, one ensemble will be chosen to play on the Main Stage of the 2017 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

    Sign Up: Registration and more info sanjosejazz.org

    Date June 19-July 1
    Time 8:30am-4pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Vary
    Cost $750
    Location Skyway Campus, Conservatory/ Student Life Center Building

    Strings Camp Session 1

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 24 - 28
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Strings Camp Session 2

    Strings Camp is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Instructional time will take place in three-hour workshops, with breaks and snacks. Students will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Private lessons are available after camp workshops. Campers may sign up for one week of strings camp or two.

    Date July 31 - Aug 4
    Time 9:30am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Dr. and Mrs. Homer
    Cost $180
    Location Skyway Campus

    Theatre Camp

    The Valley Christian Theatre (VCT) Summer Program enables young people to experience the joys of creativity and personal growth in an encouraging Christian theatre environment. Students will participate in theatre games and receive instruction in singing, acting, and movement that will culminate in the summer production. Enrollment guarantees a role in the production; however, specific parts will be cast based on mandatory auditions, which will take place May 20, 2017. During this time, there will also be a parent meeting. Further information regarding each participant’s audition time will be communicated prior to the audition. For more information, see vctheatre.net or contact Cathy McFall. Register before April 30: $535 (After April 30: $595)

    Note: Mandatory Audition: May 20, 2017. Participant’s simple costume will be an additional expense. Performances will be on July 12, 13, 14, and 15, at 7pm, and July 14 and 15, at 2pm. No classes on July 4.

    Date June 12-July 15
    Time 9am-12:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 3-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mr. Mendolia and Dr. Petre
    Cost $535
    Location Skyway Campus
  • Athletics

    Swimming Lessons

    Splash SwimAmerica is a national learn-to-swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association. We believe that swimming lessons are the most important lessons parents will ever purchase for their child. At SwimAmerica, our swim coaches take a caring approach towards teaching children to swim, and are trained to help reluctant children adapt to a swim environment. We emphasize the proper techniques of swimming and give special care to correct breathing, body position, and good swimming strokes.

    Sign Up: ValleySplash.com

    Date By Arrangement
    Time By Arrangement
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering K-Adult (Co-Ed)
    Instructor TBD
    Cost TBD
    Location Aquatics Complex, Skyway Campus

    VCS Sports Camps

    VCS Sports Camps have the best coaches paired with state of the art fields and gear. We offer a wide variety of sports camps like All Sports Camps with optional Aftercare, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

    VCS Strength & Performance Classes

    We offer specialized workouts using multiple training systems that generate maximum results for sports such as Soccer, Softball, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Water Polo, Swimming, Diving, Track & Field , Badminton, Cross Country, Wrestling and Golf.

    Sign Up: MindBodyOnline

    Note: New this year - athletics has a separate registration website for their programs.

  • Academics

    ACT Preparation Seminar

    In this seminar, students will be given useful hints and will be taught specific strategies that will help them improve their test scores on the ACT. Students will also take two full-length practice tests and receive feedback on their individual performances. The practice tests will be proctored on Tuesday, May 30th, from 8am-12pm and Monday, June 5th, from 8am-12pm. Students who have taken this seminar have increased their scores on average by 20%.

    Date May 30-June 5
    Time 12:30-4:30pm
    Days Tuesday-Friday/Monday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $350
    Location Skyway Campus

    Algebra I - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Algebra I introduces students to the world of Algebra through expressions and equations. Students will evaluate algebraic expressions, solve linear equations, and graph them. This course also steers students through various real-world scenarios with the emphasis on using basic statistics to interpret the information given and found. Students learn through online lesson materials, videos, and interactive activities. The end of each unit tests students’ understanding through a self-check quiz with feedback. Also included is a unit exam and a project for students to apply what they have learned. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the semester.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS 9-12 grade students desiring to take Algebra I as a "skip-ahead" course to take Geometry the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Geometry.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0810 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in PreAlgebra or equivalent (see VCHS counselor if PreAlgebra has not been completed for a list of entrance criteria); an entrance examination may be required.

    Note: This course is also open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Interested families should contact the VCHS Summer Staff at summerschool@vcs.net for information regarding the approval process.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Algebra I - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Algebra I introduces students to the world of Algebra through expressions and equations. Students will evaluate algebraic expressions, solve linear equations, and graph them. This course also steers students through various real-world scenarios with the emphasis on using basic statistics to interpret the information given and found. Students learn through online lesson materials, videos, and interactive activities. The end of each unit tests students’ understanding through a self-check quiz with feedback. Also included is a unit exam and a project for students to apply what they have learned. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the semester.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS 9-12 grade students desiring to take Algebra I as a "skip-ahead" course to take Geometry the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Geometry.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0810 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in PreAlgebra or equivalent (see VCHS counselor if PreAlgebra has not been completed for a list of entrance criteria); entrance examination may be required.

    Note: This course is also open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Interested families should contact the VCHS Summer Staff at summerschool@vcs.net for information regarding the approval process.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Algebra II - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Algebra II is an advanced course in mathematics. It gives students the opportunity to further their skills in the areas of interpreting and evaluating algebraic expressions. For the student who is planning to go on in any science, engineering, accounting, or mathematical field, this course also provides excellent preparation. The course consists of six units that cover the basic concepts and applications of Algebra. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, for a total of 30 lessons in the entire course. Each lesson has several activities that all contribute to an exploration of new mathematical concepts. The activities and discussions also help students think creatively and critically about each topic. Students are required to keep a notebook of terms, definitions, and important work. While it will not have to be turned in, this notebook will provide a solid review of the work completed during the course.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS students desiring to take Algebra II as a "skip-ahead" course to take Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0820 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B-” or higher in Algebra I and a “C” in Geometry. Placement examination may be required. This course is NOT open to freshmen without counselor approval.

    Note: A TI-83+ or TI-84+ graphing calculator is required.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Algebra II - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Algebra II is an advanced course in mathematics. It gives students the opportunity to further their skills in the areas of interpreting and evaluating algebraic expressions. For the student who is planning to go on in any science, engineering, accounting, or mathematical field, this course also provides excellent preparation. The course consists of six units that cover the basic concepts and applications of Algebra. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, for a total of 30 lessons in the entire course. Each lesson has several activities that all contribute to an exploration of new mathematical concepts. The activities and discussions also help students think creatively and critically about each topic. Students are required to keep a notebook of terms, definitions, and important work. While it will not have to be turned in, this notebook will provide a solid review of the work completed during the course.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS students desiring to take Algebra II as a "skip-ahead" course to take Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0820 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B-” or higher in Algebra I and a “C” in Geometry. Placement examination may be required. This course is NOT open to freshmen without counselor approval.

    Note: A TI-83+ or TI-84+ graphing calculator is required.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    AP Chemistry Preparation Seminar

    This seminar is designed to give the student a head start for their AP Chemistry class.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    AP English Language & Composition Preparation Seminar

    This seminar is designed to give the student a head start for the AP English Langauge & Composition class.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    AP US History Preparation Seminar

    This seminar is designed to give the student a head start for the AP US History class.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 1-5pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Biology - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Biology introduces students to the scientific method and the major concepts of biology from a historical and practical viewpoint. The three major themes of this course are the cell, the molecular basis of heredity, and the interdependence of organisms. Students who take this class will have a deeper appreciation for the complexities of living organisms. Life on this planet, unlike anywhere else in the observable universe, is complex and highly organized. Whether examining life on the molecular or the planetary level, it exhibits a highly organized structure that inspires awe by its genius and complexity. In the last 50 years, discoveries have launched new branches of biology that have transformed the daily routine, from conception to death. New challenges await, such as the current crisis in ecology, global warming, and the resurgence in viral disease. To make rational choices in the 21st century, the citizen must have a basic understanding of biological concepts and the reasoning behind them. Biology is presented in a multimedia format using interactive modules, labs, narrated animation, text, and videos to present the study of life on this planet. Students work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes for practice, and participate in self-reflection. In each unit, students complete the unit exam and deliver a unit project. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Biology in summer school to advance a year in science must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school. This course CANNOT be used to prepare students for AP Biology.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0605 | Graduation Credit: Science | UC Approval: Yes, “d” course – Laboratory Science

    Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra I. This course is NOT open to incoming VCHS freshmen without counselor approval.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Biology - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Biology introduces students to the scientific method and the major concepts of biology from a historical and practical viewpoint. The three major themes of this course are the cell, the molecular basis of heredity, and the interdependence of organisms. Students who take this class will have a deeper appreciation for the complexities of living organisms. Life on this planet, unlike anywhere else in the observable universe, is complex and highly organized. Whether examining life on the molecular or the planetary level, it exhibits a highly organized structure that inspires awe by its genius and complexity. In the last 50 years, discoveries have launched new branches of biology that have transformed the daily routine, from conception to death. New challenges await, such as the current crisis in ecology, global warming, and the resurgence in viral disease. To make rational choices in the 21st century, the citizen must have a basic understanding of biological concepts and the reasoning behind them. Biology is presented in a multimedia format using interactive modules, labs, narrated animation, text, and videos to present the study of life on this planet. Students work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes for practice, and participate in self-reflection. In each unit, students complete the unit exam and deliver a unit project. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Biology in summer school to advance a year in science must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school. This course CANNOT be used to prepare students for AP Biology.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0605 | Graduation Credit: Science | UC Approval: Yes, “d” course – Laboratory Science

    Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra I. This course is NOT open to incoming freshmen without counselor approval.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Business & Entrepreneurship: High School

    Based on the MIT Launch curriculum, students learn to collaborate and work in teams as they go through the entrepreneurial process of creating a startup from ideation to final product.

    Note: The program will include a guest speaker and a field trip to a Silicon Valley company from 12-3 pm on June 23rd.

    Date June 19 - June 23
    Time 8am-12pm M-TH, 8-3 F
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Chris Thompson
    Cost $350
    Location Skyway Campus

    Chemistry - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Chemistry covers the basic principles and properties of matter. Students discover how to measure and calculate the various elements and explore chemical formulas. Knowing what makes up our world is an important part of living in it. To understand the big world of nature as well as the small world of the kitchen, the science of chemistry is needed. Chemistry studies matter and its reactions that power industry and life. Chemistry is often called the mother science since it is used in every other natural science. The myriad of materials that make up our planet all react according to a few understandable principles. Learning such principles will enable the student to comprehend the chemical kaleidoscope of the world. Students work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes for practice, and participate in self-reflection. In each unit, students complete the unit exam and deliver a unit project. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Chemistry in summer school to advance a year in science must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school. This course CANNOT be used to prepare students for AP Chemistry.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0615 | Graduation Credit: Science | UC Approval: Yes, “d” course – Laboratory Science

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Biology; completion of Algebra II or a more advanced mathematics course.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Chemistry - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Chemistry covers the basic principles and properties of matter. Students discover how to measure and calculate the various elements and explore chemical formulas. Knowing what makes up our world is an important part of living in it. To understand the big world of nature as well as the small world of the kitchen, the science of chemistry is needed. Chemistry studies matter and its reactions that power industry and life. Chemistry is often called the mother science since it is used in every other natural science. The myriad of materials that make up our planet all react according to a few understandable principles. Learning such principles will enable the student to comprehend the chemical kaleidoscope of the world. Students work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes for practice, and participate in self-reflection. In each unit, students complete the unit exam and deliver a unit project. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Chemistry in summer school to advance a year in science must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school. This course CANNOT be used to prepare students for AP Chemistry.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0615 | Graduation Credit: Science | UC Approval: Yes, “d” course – Laboratory Science

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Biology; completion of Algebra II or a more advanced mathematics course.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Common Core Bridge - Part 1 (Online Enriched)

    This course is intended for students coming from schools using the new Common Core Integrated Pathway (Integrated Math I, II, III) to prepare them for the Traditional Pathway courses (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) offered at VCS. Common Core Bridge - Part 1 will cover topics typically taught in the second semester of Algebra I with an emphasis on preparing students for Geometry. Common Core Bridge - Part 2 will cover topics typically taught in the second semester of Geometry with an emphasis on preparing students for Algebra II.

    Skip-Ahead: Students wishing to enroll in Geometry next fall need only complete Common Core Bridge - Part 1 with a grade of "C" or higher. Students wishing to enroll in Algebra II next fall must complete BOTH Common Core Bridge - Part 1 and Part 2 with a grade of "B" or higher in each course.

    Course Credit: Course #: XXXX | Graduation Credit: Elective | UC Approval: No

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Integrated Math I or equivalent; an entrance examination may be required.

    Note: Students will be given a placement test at the end of the course to ensure accurate placement for the following school year.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Common Core Bridge - Part 2 (Online Enriched)

    This course is intended for students coming from schools using the new Common Core Integrated Pathway (Integrated Math I, II, III) to prepare them for the Traditional Pathway courses (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) offered at VCS. Common Core Bridge - Part 1 will cover topics typically taught in the second semester of Algebra I with an emphasis on preparing students for Geometry. Common Core Bridge - Part 2 will cover topics typically taught in the second semester of Geometry with an emphasis on preparing students for Algebra II.

    Skip-Ahead: Students wishing to enroll in Geometry next fall need only complete Common Core Bridge - Part 1 with a grade of "C" or higher. Students wishing to enroll in Algebra II next fall must complete BOTH Common Core Bridge - Part 1 and Part 2 with a grade of "B" or higher in each course.

    Course Credit: Course #: XXXX | Graduation Credit: Elective | UC Approval: No

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Integrated Math I or equivalent; an entrance examination may be required.

    Note: Students will be given a placement test at the end of the course to ensure accurate placement for the following school year.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    English 10 - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    In English 10, students learn how to express their thoughts and feelings in writing. Emphasis is placed on the 6 Traits of Writing: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Students also review the 5-Step Writing Process as they practice the skills of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Each unit also includes instruction in the Greek roots of common English words. In English 10A, students are guided through the 5-Step Writing Process for each of the major types of writing: expository, persuasive, expressive, research, and functional. The writing projects center on each of the five major types. Students will receive comprehensive instruction on the various structures and styles of writing. Students are expected to produce original high quality examples of each of the major types of writing. Writing samples are graded against the 6 Traits of Writing.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0110 | Grade: Remediation only | Graduation Credit: English | UC Approval: Yes, “b” course – English

    Note: Purchase of two novels is required for this course.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 11-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    English 10 - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    In English 10, students learn how to express their thoughts and feelings in writing. Emphasis is placed on the 6 Traits of Writing: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Students also review the 5-Step Writing Process as they practice the skills of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Each unit also includes instruction in the Greek roots of common English words. In English 10A, students are guided through the 5-Step Writing Process for each of the major types of writing: expository, persuasive, expressive, research, and functional. The writing projects center on each of the five major types. Students will receive comprehensive instruction on the various structures and styles of writing. Students are expected to produce original high quality examples of each of the major types of writing. Writing samples are graded against the 6 Traits of Writing.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0110 | Grade: Remediation only | Graduation Credit: English | UC Approval: Yes, “b” course – English

    Note: Purchase of two novels is required for this course.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 11-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    English 9 - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    English for grade 9 is an integrated curriculum. Each unit contains thematically-related lessons in five domains: reading and the study of literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language study, which includes word knowledge and grammar skills. Topics are presented in ways that help young adolescents relate literacy skills to other aspects of their lives. Writing assignments include narrative, expository, and persuasive/argumentative modes and emphasize the use of details and reasoning to support ideas. Speaking and listening lessons in Semester A emphasize collaborative discussion skills and peer review. Vocabulary development instruction is integrated into literature and informational text lessons. Each unit ends with an authentic assessment that presents students with a real-world scenario requiring some of the skills they learned in the unit.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0100 | Grade: Remediation only | Graduation Credit: English | UC Approval: Yes, “b” course – English

    Note: Purchase of two novels is required for this course.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    English 9 - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    English for grade 9 is an integrated curriculum. Each unit contains thematically-related lessons in five domains: reading and the study of literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language study, which includes word knowledge and grammar skills. Topics are presented in ways that help young adolescents relate literacy skills to other aspects of their lives. Writing assignments include narrative, expository, and persuasive/argumentative modes and emphasize the use of details and reasoning to support ideas. Speaking and listening lessons in Semester A emphasize collaborative discussion skills and peer review. Vocabulary development instruction is integrated into literature and informational text lessons. Each unit ends with an authentic assessment that presents students with a real-world scenario requiring some of the skills they learned in the unit.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0100 | Grade: Remediation only | Graduation Credit: English | UC Approval: Yes, “b” course – English

    Note: Purchase of two novels is required for this course.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Geometry - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Geometry is the study of the measurement of the world. What makes Geometry so engaging is the relationship of figures and measures to each other, and how these relationships can predict results in the world around us. Through practical applications, the student sees how geometric reasoning provides insight into everyday life. The course begins with the five assumptions of Euclid. From these foundations, the student explores the measure of line segments, angles, and two-dimensional figures. This course also prepares the student for the second Geometry course in the sequence, studying relationships of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures and patterns. Geometry consists of six units. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, for a total of 30 lessons in the entire course. Each lesson contains several activities that all contribute to an exploration of new mathematical concepts. The activities and discussions also help the student think creatively and critically about each topic. At every point in the course, the student is encouraged to contact the teacher for feedback or assistance.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS 9-12 grade students desiring to take Geometry as a "skip-ahead" course to take Algebra II the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Algebra II.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0815 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B-” or higher in both semesters of high school Algebra I or a grade of “B” or higher in eighth grade Algebra I. Placement examination may be required.

    Note: This course is also open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Interested families should contact the VCHS Summer Staff at summerschool@vcs.net for information regarding the approval process.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Geometry - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Geometry is the study of the measurement of the world. What makes Geometry so engaging is the relationship of figures and measures to each other, and how these relationships can predict results in the world around us. Through practical applications, the student sees how geometric reasoning provides insight into everyday life. The course begins with the five assumptions of Euclid. From these foundations, the student explores the measure of line segments, angles, and two-dimensional figures. This course also prepares the student for the second Geometry course in the sequence, studying relationships of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures and patterns. Geometry consists of six units. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, for a total of 30 lessons in the entire course. Each lesson contains several activities that all contribute to an exploration of new mathematical concepts. The activities and discussions also help the student think creatively and critically about each topic. At every point in the course, the student is encouraged to contact the teacher for feedback or assistance.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS 9-12 grade students desiring to take Geometry as a "skip-ahead" course to take Algebra II the following school year must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher and will be required to pass a placement exam before being enrolled in Algebra II.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0815 |Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “B” or higher in both semesters of high school Algebra I or a grade of “B-” or higher in eighth grade Algebra I. Placement examination may be required.

    Note: This course is also open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Interested families should contact the VCHS Summer Staff at summerschool@vcs.net for information regarding the approval process.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Highlands Ability Battery Feedback Sessions

    The Highlands Ability Battery is a series of 19 exercises that measure and define a person's natural abilities. This Battery can help promote self-understanding, build self-confidence, guide educational choices, optimize career options, and help students train themselves to talk to admissions officers and employment prospects. When students sign up, an access code will be mailed to them and they can take the test at home on their computer. Once the Battery is completed, the student will attend a Feedback Session at VCHS where they will receive a 33-page report describing their results. At the session, they will learn how to interpret the results.

    Sign Up: Contact Sonia Avilucea to sign up.

    Note: Space in the Feedback Sessions is limited. If interested in taking the Highlands Ability Battery, contact Sonia Avilucea at (408) 513-2493 or savilucea@vcs.net

    Date July 12
    Time 1-2:30pm
    Days Wednesday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $250
    Location Skyway Campus

    Highlands Ability Battery Feedback Sessions

    The Highlands Ability Battery is a series of 19 exercises that measure and define a person's natural abilities. This Battery can help promote self-understanding, build self-confidence, guide educational choices, optimize career options, and can help students train themselves to talk to admissions officers and employment prospects. When students sign up, an access code will be mailed to them and they can take the test at home on their computer. Once the Battery is completed, they will attend a Feedback Session at VCHS where they will receive a 33-page report describing their results. At the session, they will learn how to interpret the results.

    Sign Up: Contact Sonia Avilucea to sign up.

    Note: Space in the Feedback Sessions is limited. If interested in taking the Highlands Ability Battery, contact Sonia Avilucea at (408) 513-2493 or savilucea@vcs.net

    Date July 26
    Time 1-2:30pm
    Days Wednesday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $250
    Location Skyway Campus

    ISS Camp: High School

    ISS Camp encapsulates concepts of heat transfer, humidity, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and EV3 programming in a platform intended to upload an experiment on the International Space Station. This ISS Program is intended for any high school students that want to get an introduction into designing and building science experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station. This program does not qualify for Valley Christian High School students wanting to get AMSE credit for the traditional VCHS ISS co-curricular program. Valley Christian High School AMSE students should enroll in the traditional ISS program to get AMSE credit. Contact Mr. Saldana (dsaldana@vcs.net) during the month of May to enroll into that program for the Fall of 2017. A pre-enrollment application in May is required for that program in the Fall.

    Note: All the equipment will be provided.

    Date June 26 - June 30
    Time 9am-3:30pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $595
    Location Skyway Campus

    Math Foundations Workshop

    Offered to students in sixth grade and higher, this course will build and master foundational math skills that are necessary for success in the Algebras and Geometry. Come join Mrs. Gengl as she reviews the tools and techniques to better prepare students for future math classes.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 8-11am
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Gengl
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Math Foundations Workshop

    Offered to students in sixth grade and higher, this course will build and master foundational math skills that are necessary for success in the Algebras and Geometry. Come join Mrs. Gengl as she reviews the tools and techniques to better prepare students for future math classes.

    Date July 31-August 4
    Time 12-3pm
    Days Monday-Friday
    Grade Entering 6-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Mrs. Gengl
    Cost $325
    Location Skyway Campus

    Romans (On Campus)

    This course examines the essentials of the Christian message by interacting with Paul’s letter to the Romans.  The course will focus on the background of the letter, the overall message of the letter, and individual sections of the letter. The goal of this course is to give students an overall knowledge of the book of Romans as well as practical experience in discovering how individual sections contribute to that overall meaning.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0329 | Grade: Remediation only | Graduation Credit: Bible | UC Approval: No

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Skyway Campus

    SAT Preparation Seminar

    In this seminar, students will be given useful hints and will be taught specific strategies that will help them improve their test scores on the redesigned SAT. Students will also take two full-length practice tests and receive feedback on their individual performances. The practice tests will be proctored on Tuesday, May 30th from 8am-12pm and Monday, June 5th from 8am-12pm.

    Date May 30-June 5
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Tuesday-Friday/Monday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $350
    Location Skyway Campus

    Spanish I - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Students begin their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases; comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns; participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries; and frequently assess where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Spanish I in summer school to advance a year must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school to go into Spanish II the following fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0440 | Graduation Credit: World Language | UC Approval: Yes, “e” course – Language other than English

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in English.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Spanish I - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Students begin their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases; comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns; participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries; and frequently assess where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Spanish I in summer school to advance a year must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school to go into Spanish II the following fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0440 | Graduation Credit: World Language | UC Approval: Yes, “e” course – Language other than English

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in English.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Spanish II - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Students continue their study of Spanish by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they are also able to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; understand common vocabulary terms and phrases; use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing; participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries; and frequently assess where their language progression can be monitored. By the second semester, the course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Spanish II in summer school to advance a year must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school to go into Spanish III the following fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0445 | Graduation Credit: World Language | UC Approval: Yes, “e” course – Language other than English

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Spanish I.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Spanish II - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Students continue their study of Spanish by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they are also able to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; understand common vocabulary terms and phrases; use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing; participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries; and frequently assess where their language progression can be monitored. By the second semester, the course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

    Skip-Ahead: Students who want to take Spanish II in summer school to advance a year must earn a “C” or higher in both semesters of summer school to go into Spanish III the following fall.

    Course Credit: Course #: 0445 | Graduation Credit: World Language | UC Approval: Yes, “e” course – Language other than English

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Spanish I.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 9-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Statistics - First Semester (Online Enriched)

    Statistics is designed for students who are seeking a math course that emphasizes application to business, economics, and social and behavioral sciences. It helps prepare students for advanced math, AP Statistics, or university-level statistics. This course focuses on the use of real data and the importance of relevance, context, and the interpretation of results. Topics include the role of statistics, the data analysis process, graphical methods for displaying data, numerical methods for describing data, linear regression and correlation, nonlinear relations and transformations, random variables and probability distributions, sampling variability and sampling distributions, and confidence intervals. Microsoft Excel and Fathom are used as teaching tools in the classroom. This course is designed for students who desire to take an advanced math class but do not wish to take an AP course.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS students desiring to take Statistics as a "skip-ahead" course must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher.

    Course Credit: Course#: 0850 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Algebra II is required.

    Note: Textbook required. Additional software fee required. A TI-84+ graphing calculator is required.

    Date June 12-30
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location Online/Skyway Campus

    Statistics - Second Semester (Online Enriched)

    Statistics is designed for students who are seeking a math course that emphasizes application to business, economics, and social and behavioral sciences. It helps prepare students for advanced math, AP Statistics, or university-level statistics. This course focuses on the use of real data and the importance of relevance, context, and the interpretation of results. Topics include the role of statistics, the data analysis process, graphical methods for displaying data, numerical methods for describing data, linear regression and correlation, nonlinear relations and transformations, random variables and probability distributions, sampling variability and sampling distributions, and confidence intervals. Microsoft Excel and Fathom are used as teaching tools in the classroom. This course is designed for students who desire to take an advanced math class but do not wish to take an AP course.

    Skip-Ahead: VCHS students desiring to take Statistics as a "skip-ahead" course must complete BOTH semesters with a grade of "B" or higher.

    Course Credit: Course#: 0850 | Graduation Credit: Mathematics | UC Approval: Yes, “c” course – Mathematics Textbook

    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Algebra II is required.

    Note: A TI-84+ graphing calculator is required. Additional software fee required.

    Date July 5-21
    Time 8am-12pm
    Days Monday-Thursday
    Grade Entering 10-12 (Co-Ed)
    Instructor Staff
    Cost $425
    Location