Institute for Applied STEM
The Valor Institute for Applied STEM is an endorsement program that prepares high school students to make a global impact in the fields of science, math, engineering, medicine and technology. It takes motivated students beyond classroom study into praxis and application and requires students to use their growing academic knowledge to create real-world products, processes, and best practices that address local, national and global problems.
The Valor Conservatory includes both visual and performing arts. It offers intensive study in the disciplines of art for those students who desire to pursue collegiate art degrees and careers in art. Within each area, Valor offers multiple classes with a variety of concentrations. The Conservatory program desires to prepare and give students an advantage in their college education, their career choices and in life.
Valor Discovery exists to facilitate opportunities for transformation through service — whether close to home or throughout the world. Our desire is that students would develop and strengthen their faith as they engage in and with various belief systems and cultural practices. Our objective is to facilitate thoughtful intercultural experiences with the potential to significantly advance students’ spiritual, emotional, character and relational development, while serving the needs of the poor and marginalized around the globe.
Valor Sports Network
The Valor Sports Network gives students the opportunity to experience live broadcasting. Working with professional grade equipment like the NewTek Tricaster production system, students run broadcasts of Varsity events that reach hundreds of viewers each night across the globe. The skills learned in the Valor Sports Network prepare students for the next level of multi-media journalism and give them the advantage of practical, real-world experience as they move forward in the industry.
Practicum Week every year in March has become a much-anticipated opportunity for fun and in-depth study. Faculty and staff members lead students in meaningful experiences both for academic advancement and in the pursuit of hobbies and passions. Courses range from AP intensive study sessions for final exams to backpacking through a National Park. In recent years, our students have enjoyed learning about costume design, Latin Dance, golf, rock climbing, interior design, service projects, SCUBA certification, professions in healthcare, and an introduction to the study of law.
Student Leadership Board
The Valor Student Leadership Board goes beyond typical student council models to provide students with meaningful opportunities for leadership mentoring and experience. The program pairs student leaders with faculty and staff in their area of expertise -- from admissions and enrollment marketing to business operations, curriculum development, sports marketing and more. All participants are encouraged throughout the program to develop in five core areas: character, courage, influence, discipline and service.
Valor Life Groups provide essential peer connection and support to each student throughout their high school experience. These same-gendered groups of eight to ten students are formed at the beginning of the freshman year and stay mostly consistent throughout the student’s high school experience. Each Life Group takes on a unique personality and gives students another outlet to grow in their faith and learn life lessons from Christian leaders.