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Welcome to the Nest!

Zonya Hamilton, 9th Grade Academic and College Counselor

Welcome fellow Eagles, we’re glad you’re here!  Our nest is now your home. I’m Zonya Hamilton, and my role is to help you navigate your first year at Valor, helping you with course selection, academic guidance and other support that you may need. As a mom of two Valor alumni, I've been in your shoes and freshmen students have a special place in my heart. Please feel free to email me or call me at 303.471.3380 with any academic-related questions or concerns. Here is some important information including upcoming freshman events, summer offerings, academic support and general course information that will be helpful as you begin your journey at Valor. Blessings for a wonderful 9th grade school year!

Course Information

9th Grade Academic Transition

9th grade is an exciting time for students. Each incoming 9th grade class represents students from more than 100 area middle schools, which means students often come in at varying readiness levels. Our goal is to have all students at grade level by the start of their junior year. 

Toward that end, we offer services and classes for incoming students, starting the summer before 9th grade and into the academic year, that help students build foundational academic skills. Read about our incoming freshman offerings, 9th Grade Seminar program, and ongoing support services by clicking the links below. 

9th Grade Seminar Summer Sessions Support Services

Summer Sessions

For academic support and summer school registration questions, please email Will Ostransky, Academic Support Lead.

Welcome Class of 2028! We believe in utilizing the summer to review and prepare for the upcoming year. To that end, we’re excited to offer multiple summer school opportunities to help our incoming 9th grade students in their transition to Valor. Our course offerings will be available soon.  We can’t wait to get started with your student soon!

Online Options

Summer Strategy for Success

Additional Information and Resources

Students, Get Plugged In!

We encourage students to get involved and explore new opportunities. For information on getting involved in Arts, Athletics, Student Clubs, Student Leadership, STEM, or Discovery experiences, this information may be found on the Valor website. View each respective department or learn about more student experience opportunities here.

Social and Emotional Support

We have licensed counselors on staff to assist with social and emotional support needs-David Milton, Social and Emotional Services Coordinator, or Jessica Keith, Social and Emotional Services Interventionist. Sources of Strength is a life-giving opportunity for students to get involved in peer mentorship groups, with meetings throughout the year. 

School Calendar

The calendar is a great resources to view all the fun events and activities going on at Valor Christian High School. All school events can be found by clicking on the calendar button at the top of the Valor website or the link above. Whether you are looking for a sporting event to attend, a student activity, an arts or academic night, look at our calendar.