Applied Math, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) Institute

Students with strong logic in math and science become the most successful innovators with the power to do a “world of good.” The Applied Math, Science and Engineering Institute offers a K-12th grade pipeline of inspiration, instruction and learning, producing innovative global leaders.


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Genesis 1:1

One of our primary goals is for students to understand that the universe was CREATED by God. He is the original CHIEF ENGINEER of the universe. The scriptures are full of hints of things He wants us to understand
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about His master plan of His design of the universe. One of the scriptures we have on our Observatory reminds us of this in Psalm 19:1-2 with "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge."


2013-14 ISS Experiment Teams Student Presentations


AMSE Lunch Seminar Presentations:

September 3, 2013

New Parent Orientation:



AMSE Awards  AMSE Awards for 2012-13

  View the 2012 Fall AMSE New Parent/Student Orientation PowerPoint Slides here

Questions? Email Mr. Vavken at


Watch Students Discuss The ISS Project

ISS Project Video

Nasa logoVCS ISS Project featured on the NASA website. Read more.


Elementary and Junior High Curriculum and Programs

Valley Christian Schools provide a hands-on science curriculum and a targeted elementary math program. This advanced approach creates the opportunity for students to accelerate their academic rigor to match their gifts, allowing qualified students to reach pre-algebra in sixth grade, algebra in seventh grade and geometry in eighth grade. Many of our high school students begin with Algebra II or higher, allowing them to participate in four years of advanced mathematics while in high school. Students may choose to take Algebra II during the summer in order to begin Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus as a high school freshman. Junior high science students may complete earth science in sixth grade, physical science in seventh grade, and biology in eighth grade, allowing them to proceed with four years of advanced lab sciences in high school. A number of after-school programs also exist to supplement the in-classroom experience with great hands-on opportunities to allow the student to implement what was learned in the classroom.


High School Curriculum and Programs


The curriculum in math, science and applied technology offers the high school student with exciting opportunities to learn from some of the very best educators in these fields. In addition, the high school also offers exciting after-school programs to supplement the in-classroom experience with great hands-on opportunities to allow the student to implement what was learned in the classroom.

Need to collaborate with the High School AMSE Director, Mr. Vavken?

   Mr. Vavken, the AMSE Director of Students, or his assistants Mrs. Santoro and Ms. Bell are available weekdays in Room E400. It is best to email Ms. Bell at for an appointment before visiting, but we are there most of the day. Drop by...we'd be delighted to meet you and help you with:
    1. Questions about the AMSE program
    2. Get you connected with AMSE Co-curricular Program Advisors
    3. Review your academic plan
    4. Etc.

2014-15 Brochure (coming)

AMSE Events for 2014-15

AMSE Graduation Requirements

1st AMSE Lunch Meeting Presentation for Students on 9-2-14

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Valley Christian Junior High School (VCJH) offers many curricular options and opportunities for students to participate in the Applied Math, Science, and Engineering Institute (AMSE). Read more »



  • Upcoming Robotics Events

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Applications are now open for Robotics teams on all campuses. Team tryouts for the elementary and junior high teams will be held on August 18th through 22nd.

  • WarriorBorgs Win Chairman’s Award

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Congratulations to the WarriorBorgs Team 3256 who won the Chairman’s Award at the Sacramento Regional.

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AMSE students