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Incoming 9th Graders

Welcome to Valor!

As an incoming 9th-grade student, we know that you have a lot on your mind. We’re here to help you with course selection, academic planning, summer coursework, co-curricular activities, and other opportunities to find your place here at Valor Christian High School.

While it may seem overwhelming to navigate high school at first, rest assured that you and your classmates are all in it together. Every incoming 9th-grader is new to Valor, and you will find a strong sense of community quickly through small class sizes and an exciting campus life. 

Fun fact: Each incoming 9th-grade class represents more than 100 different middle schools!

Setting You Up For Success at Valor

With students coming from a variety of different learning backgrounds, we offer many services and classes that can help you build foundational academic skills to prepare for success at Valor and beyond.

For questions about Academic Support or Summer Sessions, please email Mr. Will Ostransky, Academic Support & 9th Grade Seminar Department Chair.

Summer Sessions

The summer after 8th grade is an optimal time to review and prepare for the upcoming year. Valor offers summer school opportunities to help our incoming 9th grade students in their transition to high school. Register here for summer sessions.

9th Grade Seminar

9th Grade Seminar is a small, single-gender class that helps students build strong academic skills and study habits while also exploring their giftings and talents, personality and temperament, grit, and vision. Seminar teachers are your first point of contact for academic concerns and support needs.

Academic Support Services

At Valor, the support you need to thrive academically is always within reach. Students utilize our tutoring center to boost their performance in specific subjects, prepare diligently for standardized tests, and receive any necessary accommodations. Learn more about academic services.

Meet Mrs. Zonya Hamilton, 9th Grade Academic and College Counselor

As your Academic and College Counselor for 9th grade, I'm here to help you navigate your transition to Valor, choose the right courses, and assist with any other academic guidance or support you may need. As a mom of two Valor alumni, freshmen students and parents have a special place in my heart. 

Please feel free to contact me at or 303.471.3380 with any academic-related questions or concerns. Below, you will find a list of frequently asked questions that will be helpful as you begin your journey at Valor. Here’s to a wonderful 9th grade year!



Course Registration FAQ



Students, Get Plugged In!

We encourage students to get involved and explore their individual interests and talents. The Valor website has a wealth of info on available opportunities in the arts, athletics, student clubs, leadership, STEM, and Discovery experiences. Learn about more student life opportunities here.

Social and Emotional Support

Valor has licensed counselors on staff to assist with social and emotional support needs. For more information, contact our Emotional Services Coordinator. Sources of Strength is a life-giving opportunity for students to get involved in peer mentorship groups, with meetings throughout the year. 

School Calendar

Refer to our school calendar to view all the fun events and activities going on at Valor Christian High School. The calendar includes all-school events, sporting events, student activities, arts, community events and academic nights. You can filter the calendar by your specific needs and preferences.

Additional Information & Resources

School Supplies

Students should bring very basic school supplies (pens, pencils, and a notebook) on the first day of school. Teachers will guide students on supplies needed for each class, and a Valor planner will be provided. Course lists will be emailed in June, and books may be ordered through BNC Direct.

Attendance, Tardies, and Early Dismissal

Please call the attendance line at 303.471.3100 to notify us of excused absences. To call your student out for a mid-day appointment, please call the front desk at 303.471.3000. Students will need to sign out at the front desk. If a student is returning to campus, they will need to check back in with the front desk upon arrival.

Student ID Cards

All students, faculty, and staff are required to visibly wear their ID cards on a lanyard at all times while they are on campus. Replacement ID cards can be purchased from the Valor Center front desk for $25. Students may only have one active ID at a time.

Computer Recommendations/IT Help

We recommend that our students have access to a capable, modern computer to complete their coursework. We do not require a specific brand of device. Any modern computers, including Chromebooks, will be sufficient for your student. If you have specific questions about capabilities or any computer issues, please email our IT Help Desk team.

Information & Updates

Families will receive the majority of the necessary information from the Valor Weekly Newsletter, which is sent via email to students and parents on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Watch for periodic email updates from Valor as well. If you are not receiving communications, please email

Parent Involvement

We love our parent volunteers! To learn about volunteer opportunities, parent Bible studies, or other opportunities to get involved and meet other parents, visit our parent page.


We’re here to help!

What additional questions do you have? Contact your 9th-Grade Academic and College Counselor at 303.471.3380 or by email.