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At its heart, Valor is all about community. We are students and parents, faculty and administrators, coaches, mentors and friends. We do life together, and that’s what really sets us apart.

There's Never a Dull Moment at Valor

Read exciting stories about students' accomplishments, school events, and more! Scroll through stories below or you can find all of the school life stories at the link below!

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Spirit of Sharing Week

Students and faculty got into the spirit of Christmas this week with fun activities and theme dress days while focusing on giving. The Student Leadership team did an excellent job planning and promoting these as well as a fun pep assembly on Friday.

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Academic Stories

Our academic department always has exciting news, fun, events, star students, and so much more! These stories highlight things going on in the academic department. Feel free to read about the latest exciting events and people in the academic realm. You can always check out other academic stories as well by clicking the button below!

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Ethan Cheung (‘24), Carter Himango (‘24), Cadin Dinneen (‘24)
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Valor is pleased to announce that we have three National Merit Semifinalists! Valor students Cadin Dinneen (‘24), Carter Himango (‘24), and Ethan Cheung (‘24) have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists for their outstanding scores on the PSAT/NMSQTⓇ. These three students scored in the top 1% of all juniors nationwide.

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2022-23 AP Exam Update

Our Academics team takes immense pride in the outstanding performance exhibited by our students in the 2022-23 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. It brings us great pleasure to announce that an impressive 91% of our AP students achieved a score of 3 or higher on the AP exams, surpassing the national average by nearly 23%. Furthermore, Valor has overseen a record-setting administration of AP exams, with a total of 705 exams administered.

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Discovery Stories

Our Discovery department and students are always doing things to further the kingdom and change the world. See what our incredible students are up to and stay up to date with the latest Discvoery endeavors. Feel free to scroll through stories or you can find all of the stories we have about Discovery at the link below!

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A Student Reflection: Colorado Trek 2022

This summer, I had the privilege of going on the Colorado Trek. This Discovery experience focused on faith and discipleship while backpacking across southwestern Colorado. Our trip didn’t actually start on trail, but at our first of many group meetings prior to the trip. We spent time diving into scripture and discussion in order to further understand topics like faith, community, and the character of God, which were reaffirmed for me throughout our five days of hiking.

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Athletic Stories

It's no secret our student athletes work hard to succeed with the best spirit and attitude. This is why we want to share stories about them! Whether it is individual players or teams, see the latest athletic stories. Feel free to scroll through stories below or you can find all of the stories we have on our athletes at the link!

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Valor Equestrians Earn Honors

Two Valor students who are competitive equestrians recently earned ribbons in the United States Hunter Jumper Association! Megan Holliday (Class of 2024) and Ava Uhrig (Class of 2026) each qualified to compete on a four-person team at the Associations' West Coast Jumper Championships in Temecula, California last month.

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Poms and Cheer Win League

Spirit got it done at the Jeffco League Finals once again! This week our Cheer team won their League Championship while our Poms team dominated another Varsity Jazz performance! Both teams won their eighth straight League Championship. Way to go, girls! Be on the lookout for upcoming competitions and the CHSAA State Finals schedule soon!

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Arts+Media Stories

Our arts and media department and students are full of fun stories and incredible artwork and creations. That's why it is the most fun to keep up with what is going on in the arts world! Stay up to date with all the arts+media students. Feel free to scroll through stories below or you can find all of the arts and media stories we have at the link!

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Eagle Eye Media!

Valor's student-led journalism program is being revamped. A new entity, Eagle Eye Media, was created from the aspiration of Valor’s journalism faculty and students to expand Valor’s media program and reach.

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Valor Music Awards Night

The Red Carpet was rolled out for recording arts students and the community to celebrate their original works and those of their peers! This grammy-style night is a fun tradition that provides a showcase of some of Valor's top student works as they celebrate the songwriting process.

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Endorsement Program Stories

Are endorsement programs are about exciting as it gets! Stay even more in the loops with the cool activities, creations, and competitions our endorsement programs are taking part in. You can view all the different programs stories at the link below.

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“If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it well enough yourself.” 

Mrs. Herscovici's Entrepreneurship class finished their unit on "Exploring Opportunities" by researching famous entrepreneurs. In small groups, students researched an entrepreneur of their choice and were made aware of how many times these entrepreneurs had to fail before their ideas became successful. In the midst of this research, we have been discussing the importance of being able to explain our learning. Essentially, “If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it well enough yourself.” ― Albert Einstein.

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Calculus Speed Trap

If you travel 40 miles per 60 minutes, what’s your average speed per hour, or what’s your average rate of change (the change in distance over the change in time)? Are they different? Students in AP Calculus played cops and speeders last week in class. Students had the opportunity to use real radar guns and math to try and see if they could catch their classmates speeding along Fairview.

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Humanities Alumni Update

The Humanities program honored its first class of graduating students this past May 2023 during Valor’s commencement ceremony. We want to regularly include comments from graduates to help give a sense of how the Humanities program prepared them for the next phase of their lives. For our first alumni check-in, we asked Ben Leikam to reflect on how his time in the Humanities program prepared him for college. Here are his thoughts...

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Alumni Stories

Ever wonder whats going on with old friends? Wonder no more! Stay up to date with the Valor alumni. We want to share stories about our students who have spread their wings to go on and do bigger and greater things. Feel free to scroll through stories below or you can find all of the stories we have on our alumni at the link!

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