True to the school's mission, Valor empowers students to discover their passions and to develop their unique gifts and abilities.
Students may pursue multiple interests and passions that may be long-term or temporary. They can try new things, enjoy enriched learning experiences and develop deeper relationships through these signature programs.
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.
The Library and Research Center is a core part of Valor’s college preparatory curriculum and a primary driver of student learning and outcomes. Project-based learning initiatives, a multi-database search engine with over 200,000 online holdings, and full-time staff are just some of the library’s rich and varied resources. For students, it is a favorite place to study for exams, research projects and passions, and read for deeper understanding of course material as well as personal enrichment.
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.
Practicum Courses range from AP intensive study sessions for final exams to backpacking through a National Park. Offerings can range from sessions for students interested in costume design, Latin Dance, golf, rock climbing, interior design, service projects, SCUBA certification, professions in healthcare, and an introduction to the study of law.
Practicum Week is a time explore their interests and make connections with faculty and staff beyond the traditional classroom experience.
Great friendships are built at the table. At Valor, sharing meals together is an important part of the life of our community. Our campus dining program, provided by FLIK Independent School Dining, is included in tuition and gives students the highest quality dining options at three locations – the Commons, the Bistro and the Cafe. Students also have a morning option to purchase breakfast items at the Bistro. Daily menus are thoughtfully designed to encourage students to enjoy nutritious and diverse foods, and to develop lifelong habits of healthy eating.
Chaplains & Chapel Service
Our chaplains support students, faculty, staff and our Valor community through mentorship, guidance and prayer, and provide comfort in crisis situations. Chaplains also oversee the weekly student-focused Chapel gathering, and they manage the assignment and encouragement of chaplains for each of our athletics teams.
Athletic Team Retreats
Seven in ten Valor students participate in athletics. Our students may choose from 24 different sport programs throughout the school year, with many that include Freshmen, JV and Varsity teams.
All teams participate in a team retreat, which sets the tone for every sport season. Early in the season, each team spends an extended period of time together, usually over a weekend, to help enhance and deepen relationships. Another aspect of the retreat is to focus on the spiritual well-being of our student-athletes. Coaches and team chaplains facilitate devotional time, prayer and conversation to share their faith in God with their teams.
Life Groups are another extension of Valor’s deep desire to mentor, disciple and prepare the leaders of tomorrow who will change the world for Christ. Eight to ten students meet in same-gender groups with a mentor on a regular weekly basis to support, encourage, pray and bond together.
These groups are formed during 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.
Valor welcomes and accepts applications from international students entering freshman, sophomore or junior year. We feel by opening our doors to students from around the globe who are seeking a Christian education, we enrich their lives and the lives of our local students with a cross-cultural experience. To properly host international students, we carefully select families willing to open their homes to these students and expect these relationships to be positive and long-lasting.