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Valor Endorsement Programs: A Closer Look

Valor Endorsement Programs: A Closer Look
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Toby Coffman

One of the things we love most at Valor Christian High School is giving students lots of options when it comes to picking their coursework during high school.

by Toby Coffman, Humanities Lead

One of the things we love most at Valor Christian High School is giving students lots of options when it comes to picking their coursework during high school. A lot of our students come in already possessing deep interests in particular areas, desiring either a future career path in a vocation or simply to spend more time concentrating on a certain field.
In order to give students opportunities to concentrate in areas of special interest, Valor has developed distinctive endorsement programs for Applied STEM, Humanities, Business, Biblical Leadership, and the Conservatory for the Arts.

What each program shares in common is that every student takes specific coursework related to the endorsement certificate, completes a Capstone project designed to showcase their learning and individual interests over the course of their time at Valor, and fulfills graduation requirements that round out their time in the program. Some of the programs emphasize club and competition involvement and some are more centered around coursework, but each program seeks to prepare Valor students for involvement in the world upon graduation. In the Conservatory for the Arts, capstones take the form of semester-end Showcase Nights and Exhibits where students share high-level work on stage or in the galleries - signature pieces developed through private instruction, mentorship, and master classes.

Valor's endorsement programs also provide students with a smaller community within Valor where they can develop friendships, feel a sense of belonging, and grow through collaboration with peers with whom they hold shared interests. The Capstone projects and the specialized coursework also serve to help students stand out when it comes time to apply to colleges. College representatives are consistently impressed by the depth and rigor of Valor's endorsement programs and the commitment shown by the students who complete these specialized requirements. Graduates often excel at the collegiate level since they leave Valor with a deeper breadth of knowledge and experience in their chosen area of study. 

A student's sophomore year is the best time to enroll in an endorsement program. Please read more about our endorsement programs and contact Academics@valorchristian.com. Check out the Conservatory for the Arts information, and contact Mrs. Taryn Lancaster, Conservatory Coordinator.

 

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