Junior High Campus (Grades 7-8)
Principal: Jeff Kleck
Admin. Liaison: Ensley Morgan
Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm
1005 E. Guadalupe Road
Tempe, AZ 85283
Welcome to our Junior High Campus at Valley Christian. The beginning of seventh grade is the beginning of the matriculation from childhood to young adulthood. Paul said it best when he wrote, “When I was a child I spoke as a child, understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” These changes are dramatic. Students often feel self-conscious and unready for adult responsibilities, yet they desire to be mature and want to be given adult responsibilities. We understand these issues through our training, but also because we have been there. From the that first step on campus to their promotion to high school, our students are guided, encouraged, and challenged as Christian young adults.
Students learn how to study, budget their time, prepare for a test, plan a project, and work in a group. Our focus is on preparing our students for both the academic challenge of high school and the challenges of the Christian journey throughout life.
In order to accomplish this mission, students are held to high standards of behavior. We stress personal responsibility for behavior and learning. We also actively reinforce character development and spiritual growth. We expect students to own their learning, giving their best efforts toward developing a strong academic background and growing spiritually that will enable them to use their God-given potential to be culture changers for Christ.
As seventh graders transform and discover their own identities, they need to develop discernment in their day-to-day decision-making. They will begin to take ownership of their identity in Christ and take an active role as a student, thereby discerning how following Jesus produces godly actions in every aspect of life.
The eighth-grade year is focused on gaining and honing leadership skills. Beginning with the leadership retreat and continuing throughout the year, students are given opportunities to discover, understand, and apply the call to be servant leaders in the school community. As eighth graders focus on their academics, they are encouraged to realize that education is more than just a means to an end but is rather a journey that will shape their entire lives.
Jr. High Principal