Incoming Transfer Students

Hey Transfer Students – We’re glad you’re here! Your most exciting step (starting classes on campus) is yet to come, but until then, this page is for you.

We’ll post important information about enrollment, registering for courses, summer opportunities, Eagle’s Nest store promotions, Athlete Night, and more.

Important Events

Mark your calendars for these important events for incoming students and families, and click on each to be directed to more information below.

Placement Tests

If you want to take a placement test for math or world language, please contact as soon as possible.

Pre-Algebra Practice Test »
Algebra Practice Test »
Geometry Practice Test »

Have Questions? We’re Here to Help

Depending on what you you need, you can find the appropriate staff or faculty member to contact and address your questions.

Gary Fisher – Assistant Head of School, General oversight of student facing programs.

Rebecca Thomas – Academic Dean, Oversight of teaching faculty, department chairs, and curriculum. 


Zach Gautier – Dean of Academic Services, Oversight of Academic Success (student learning challenges, tutoring and support) and Academic and College Counseling


Arie Ringnalda – Director of Arts & Media, Conservatory Director 

Brian Bonn – Athletic Director

Terry Adams – Director of Discovery & Outreach

Tige Watson – Director of Student Experience, General oversight of the Deans, Chapel, intramural activities, Student Leadership and Safety & Security

Lindsey Ervin – Social-Emotional Services Coordinator 

Rick Russon – STEM Director 

Denise Paswaters – Student Leadership Coordinator, Oversees Valor Associated Student Body leadership, Club involvement

Greg Coplen – Campus Chaplain, Oversees chapel and life groups

Darin Pearson – I.T. Director

Tessa Powell – Educational Technology (Student Support)

Attendance Hotline – 303.471.3100
Front Desk – 303.471.3000

Course Scheduling

An Academic and College Counselor will reach out to you about creating a course schedule that is tailored to your interests and abilities, while also addressing requirements for graduation and college placement.

You are always welcome to contact your counselor if you have any questions. The counselor assignments are as follows:

And, if you are considering getting involved in the Valor Institute for Applied STEM, contact STEM Coordinator Rick Russon. He’s got some fun ways for you to meet like-minded friends this summer and get off to a great start in the fall.

Did You Miss the Emails?

Each Thursday, you should’ve received a special message from a different department welcoming you to Valor and providing specific information about the next few months. Didn’t get it? No problem! You can find all the info in the links below:

General Welcome and Summer Information »
Arts »
Athletics »
Discovery »
Academics » (Plus correction about course lists)
Parent Community »

Block Schedule

By the end of your first week at Valor you will be a pro at our rotating block schedule. Take a look at our bell schedule and you’ll notice some unique elements built into our week:

  • PRTs (that’s a Personal Responsibility Time) — this time is for you to study, meet with teachers and collaborate with classmates. You don’t have an assigned classroom space during these times.

  • Connection —  this is time set aside for you to connect with teachers, advisors, tutors, or each other prior to the day starting. Its a great time to grab coffee in the Bistro, spend time with a mentor, or invest in a new friendship.

  • Life Groups — these are single-gender groups of 8-10 students, led by a mentor, that you’ll meet with on a regular basis to support, encourage, and pray for each other.

  • Chapel — Every Wednesday we’ll all stop what we are doing to take time for transformational, meaningful, and memorable worship and devotional encounters with God through music, drama, prayer, teachings and shared spiritual experiences. 

Enrollment Information

You should have received an email titled Valor Enrollment Information for the 2019-2020 school year. It has step-by-step instructions on how enroll, as well as a personal enrollment link that you will need to use. If you did not receive this correspondence, please contact the Office of Enrollment.