God has cleared a path for Valley Christian’s expansion.
What role will you play?

“Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.”

Proverbs 14:26

Secure the Future Campaign

Phase I Priorities

→ 14-Acre Land Acquisition

growing from 19 acres to 33 acres

→ High School Expansion

from a capacity of 440 students to 650 students

→ Performing Arts Center

the long-awaited and much-needed space for Chapels, daily classes, large events, and Fine Arts performances

→ Additional Parking

to support our growing student body

→ Trojan Athletics Improvements

expanding the weight room and the locker rooms

Our Story

Since opening its doors in 1982, Valley Christian has been providing the East Valley with a premier Christian high school. VCS educated high schoolers for 36 years before opening a junior high in 2018 and an elementary school in 2019. The school now educates more than 700 students in grades K-12.

Valley Christian provides big school opportunities in a small school environment. Through the first phase of our Secure the Future campaign, we are expanding our high school facilities to serve 650 high school students, offering more opportunities and programs for students (most notably in STEM), enhancing our athletic facilities, and building a long-awaited Performing Arts Center. Future phases of the campaign will include the building of the permanent home for our junior high and elementary and a second gymnasium.

Performing Arts 200

Our Fine Arts program has done a lot with a little for many years, and a huge number of alumni have gone on to do big things in the arts. The need for a Performing Arts Center on our campus has grown significantly over the years. Our gymnasium currently hosts our weekly chapels and all-school gatherings. Our biggest community event each year, Christmas Extravaganza, is hosted off-site to accommodate more than 1,700 guests. The Drama team hosts its spring play in our cafeteria, and other Fine Arts performances are hosted in the courtyard, Music Hall, and even small classrooms. A Performing Arts Center will help us to fulfill our vision of well-rounded, Christ-centered students.

Performing Arts 200 donors are coming alongside VCS to build the much-needed and long-awaited Performing Arts Center with a gift of $10,000 or more over three years. These “legacy” gifts, and the families making them, will be honored in the Center lobby alongside a dedication to the VCS Founders, who declared, “Since God created music, Christians should be musically literate.”

“Fine Arts, After Valley” | Watch what some of our Alumni are up to

High School Expansion

Our current facilities have served us well for 20 years, and will continue to serve us well for many more. However, because the maximum capacity of our current campus is around 440 students, we have already had to turn away families and students who desire a Valley Christian education. With an aim to accommodate more families, and to meet the expanding need for interactive and innovate classrooms, we plan to add a state-of-the-art academic building. This additional building will allow us to serve approximately 650 students, and will enable us to expand our course offerings, most notably additional STEM courses (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Trojan Athletics Improvements

A growing student body means larger athletic teams and competition against bigger schools. Our athletic program has a long history or success, including 29 straight years with at least one state championship (active through 2018-19). A full weight room enhancement, along with additional locker room facilities, will support our entire athletic program, as well as address academic needs in PE, Health, Weight Training, and more.

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Projected Cost (Phase I)

14-Acre Land Acquisition $5,000,000
High School Expansion $4,000,000
Performing Arts Center $7,000,000
Additional Parking $1,000,000
Trojan Athletics Improvements $600,000
Additional Campaign Costs, FFE, etc. $2,300,000
Total $19,900,000

Breakdown of Total Costs

$19.9M Phase I

Currently Raised:

$3.6M

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Generosity Goal

Our goal is 100 percent financial participation from everyone in the VCS community.

It takes a community to make a difference. God is doing amazing things at VCS, and He is doing it through our community.

With His blessing, we have big plans for VCS, and to realize our goals we will need our community to be with us. What role will you play?

Naming Right Opportunities

Foundations Dinner 

We were thrilled to welcome President George W. Bush to our Foundations Dinner in October 2019, an event in support of this campaign. President Bush talked about the value of faith-based organizations, as well as leadership, his family, his years in the White House, his faith and how it affected him as a leader, and more. The event also featured entertainment from Third Day’s Mac Powell and his new band, Mac Powell and the Family Reunion, as well as remarks from Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller.

President George W. Bush at the VCS Foundations Dinner

Dedication
Spotlight on

Al Nelson

VCS will honor
Mr. Nelson’s legacy by
dedicating the new STEM
floor in his name.

Longtime and beloved teacher, coach, and friend, Al Nelson, joined the Valley Christian family in 1987, and spent 31 years at the school as a math teacher and as a coach of numerous sports, including basketball, track, and volleyball. He was the school’s statistician for nearly every sport, and would commonly be found in the press box or at the scorer’s table at Trojan sporting events. Al also delighted in sharing his gift of music by playing the national anthem on his trumpet at numerous events. The Lord took Al home in April of 2018.

Al believed that math is the language God uses in His creation. He also believed that today’s teenagers have an abundance of talent and energy that God can use in a mighty way to meet the challenges of the next generation. Before he passed, Al shared with those closest to him that he wished to leave money to Valley Christian for a scholarship. After his passing, the school honored Al’s request by creating the Al Nelson STEM scholarship in his honor. This $2,000 scholarship is given annually to a deserving senior who is pursuing a math or STEM career or emphasis, who embodies Al’s passion for well-roundedness and participation in extracurricular activities, and who honors God in and out of the classroom.

Valley Christian is pleased to dedicate the STEM floor in the new classroom building in Mr. Nelson’s honor.

Your Role

We invite you to partner with us in these three ways:

  • Pray that Valley Christian Schools will continue to make an impact for eternity in the lives of its students.
  • Give a generous gift, over and above your current giving, to the Secure the Future campaign.
  • Connect your friends and family to support this worthy effort.

Prayer

Pray alongside us during this campaign by “liking” the Prayer Group at facebook.com/groups/VCSPrayer, or you can text VCSprayer to 41400 to get prayer updates directly to your phone. 

Give

Can be in the form of:

  • • Cash/check/credit card
  • • In-kind gifts
  • • Appreciated assets
  • • Securities
  • • Real estate

Not ready to make a gift, but would like to make a pledge? Use the button above make your pledge to the Secure the Future campaign.

Connect

If you are interested in helping us connect with others re: the Campaign – thank you! This can include individual introductions (1 on 1, 2 on 2, etc), hosting a “New Campaign Friends Dinner” at your home or at VCS (you invite guests, we do everything else), becoming part of our “General Gifts & Events Committee,” or anything else that helps us get this campaign in front of others. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please email Campaign Chairman, Greg Fraley.

Based upon your understanding and appreciation of Valley Christian Schools, would you prayerfully consider giving a generous gift to this campaign over the next 2-3 years?

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