Valley Christian invites our students, faculty, parents, alumni, and community to join us on Wednesday, January 8 for the groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of our new high school academic building.
Festivities begin at 9:20am in the Bradley Gym with chapel and then continue outside for groundbreaking beginning at 10:00am.
“We’re excited to move forward with this project and begin construction on an academic building that will allow not only for continued enrollment growth, but for increased collaboration and innovation in the classroom,” says Dan Kuiper, Superintendent of Valley Christian Schools. “Our team has been working diligently behind-the-scenes for several years now to get us to this point, so it’s exciting to have the permits in hand and begin moving forward with construction on our high school campus.”
The two-story academic building features 19,000 square feet of classrooms and faculty space designed to fuel collaboration and develop the skills necessary for student success and preparation in 2020 and beyond. The space also enables VCS to increase course offerings – specifically in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
The new academic building will also allow VCS to serve approximately 650 high school students. VCS is currently at capacity in the high school with an enrollment of about 440 students.
The academic building begins to realize a master plan vision for the school cast more than 20 years ago and fulfills a major initiative of Valley Christian’s current strategic plan, VC 2020: Renewed and Ready. A building committee has been at work since the plan was rolled out in August 2016 to “provide facilities that meet our needs to enhance our programs and raise the ceiling of student and staff potential.”
The building is the initial construction project of the first phase of the Secure the Future Campaign at Valley Christian Schools. The $19.9 million first phase also includes a Performing Arts Center, land expansion, athletic facility improvements, and additional parking. Future phases of the campaign will include the building of the permanent home for our junior high and elementary and a second gymnasium.