International DECA Results

Valor Christian’s DECA team returned from the international competition in Orlando, FL on Wednesday, May 1. There were 22,000 students from 10 countries represented. Each event had approximately 100 competitors or teams. The competition was quite stiff, and the top 2 from each section advanced to the final round. Three Valor students, Ryan Pierce, Shay […]

Faculty Spotlight: Joany Tisdale

When did you know you wanted to study science? Funny story…I finished high school wanting to study international business. I hardly even remembered physics at all, it didn’t make an impression on me one way or another. I liked calculus and did pretty well at it, but I don’t remember ever really being into STEM […]

Faculty Spotlight: Rochelle Miller

When Rochelle Miller was planning for college, science was nowhere in her mind. However, God used changed plans to lead her to a position at NASA, where she worked as a computer programmer for the space station. What is your background in science? In 1994 I  got a computer information degree from the University of […]

Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Troka

The alumni spotlight for Women in Science Week features Jordan Troka (’11). After graduating from Valor, Jordan continued her education at the University of Oklahoma where she majored in biology, then graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 2017 as a Physician Assistant. Now, she looks back on the people and experiences that encouraged her […]

Faculty Spotlight: Nina Hinds

The first faculty feature for Women in Science week is Nina Hinds, lead tutor in the Academic Support department. She shared about her previous career experience and gave advice to students who are interested in pursuing STEM themselves. What is your background in science? I went to USC and then I graduated from the Illinois […]

Record-Breaking Performance for Valor Troupe at ThesCon

In December, several students from Valor theatre classes and the Conservatory program attended the Colorado State Thespian Conference (ThesCon). This yearly conference hosted by the International Thespian Society takes place at Colorado Convention Center, and 5,300 students from over 50 schools attended this year. At the conference, students participate in workshops with some of the […]

Valor Wins DECA Districts

On November 28, the Valor DECA team, led by teachers David Haar and Reagan Sowa, competed against other Douglas County high schools in the district tournament and came away with the title for the first time in school history. Valor had 55 qualifying students, besting 2nd place ThunderRidge by five. These hard-working students will now […]

National Merit Scholar Recognition

Twelve Valor students were recently given various recognitions by the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program. Over 4.3 million students were entered into this competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) This receiving this honor include: Front Row: Abby Linderman, Jack Emerson, Zachary Westen, McKenna Gilbreth Second Row: Joshua Cellar, Alexander […]

Nurturing the Spirit in the Midst of College Prep

By Dr. Zach Gautier, Dean of Academic Services This fall marks my eleventh year here at Valor. So much has changed over the past decade, but our commitment to being a college preparatory institution has not. Over the years, I have been blessed to be a classroom teacher in the history department and then for […]