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 […]

Arts on Target: The Long Arrow

By Arie Ringnalda, Director of Arts+Media Years ago, on a fishing foray to tiny Whale Pass, Alaska, my colleague John DeYoung and I met a local legend. Upon attending the town’s only church, we were introduced to Gerald Welch – pastor, bow maker and archer of remarkable acumen. Gerald is a lover and maker of […]

Faculty Profile: Question and Answer with Mr. Rick Russon, Applied STEM Coordinator

Hi, Mr. Russon. Welcome to Valor! Tell us a bit about your new role here. Thank you! I’m excited to be here. I’m the Applied STEM Coordinator at Valor. My job is to collaborate with staff, students, parents and industry leaders to create a world-class Applied STEM program. My personal goal is to provide an […]

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Excellence in Christian Education: The McVaney Family

On spring break in 2017, Kevin McVaney witnessed an unexpected reunion that could only be described as a “divine appointment.” Kevin and his family were visiting Rwanda, where his son Colman works with a nonprofit organization. Colman suggested they go see the hospital where, two years earlier, he and his Valor classmates had spent a […]

Physics and Faith: Q&A with Valor Alum Ben Lorden (’13)

What was your favorite class at Valor? I’m pretty technically minded, so I really loved math and physics classes. My favorite class was with Mr. Spicer who has since gone on to work at United. He is an amazing man who served in the Air Force Academy for a long time—a test pilot and all […]

Rising Strong: Q&A with Valor Alum Kathryn Armstrong (’15)

What were your favorite activities at Valor? I played tennis and performed in one play. I loved the sport, but I especially loved being in Beauty and the Beast my senior year. I have to say I was a little bitter about the play at first because I made final callbacks for the role of […]