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VCJH 8th Grade Parent Welcome to VCHS

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We warmly welcome you to Valley Christian High School

Join us as we discuss how to help your student transition from VCJH to VCHS and learn about the expanded opportunities that VCHS has to offer. We are so excited to continue to partner with you for the next four years!

Event Schedule

Principal’s Welcome - Rehearsal Hall

Break-Out Session 1

Break-Out Session 2

Break-Out Session 3

Please select one of the topics listed below to attend during each Break-Out Session. Topics are available at each session. 


Break-Out Session Topics & Locations

Conservatory of the Arts
Prayer Chapel, Conservatory Building

BEI (Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative) 
Library Classroom, Conservatory Building

Academic & College Counseling
Theatre, Education Building

AMSE (Applied Math, Science, & Engineering Institute)
Rehearsal Hall, Conservatory Building

Mat Room (Wrestling Room), Gym Building


Course Selection Checklist

  • Attend tonight’s Warrior Welcome

  • Review the VCHS Course Catalog at

  • Attend the Counselor Connect on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, which will provide detailed guidance regarding course selection.

  • Look for a Class Choice email with directions in Mid-March explaining how to select courses for 9th grade.

  • Eighth grade students attend the High School Course Fair during lunch on Wednesday, March 29.

  • Course selections must be completed through Class Choice by April 6, 2023 at 3:00pm.

Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Silva-Griffin,

Vice Principal
Vice Principal of Academics
Alexis Schneider,

Vice Principal of Student Life
Nathan Smith,

VCHS Academic & College Counseling
Dean of Academic and College Counseling
Heidi Vals,

Counseling Assistant
Alysia Kinkel,

BEI, VP/Director K-12 
Hannah Kim,

Course Selection Support for Eighth Graders
Shari Gambello,

AMSE Institute, VP/Director K-12
Danny Kim,

Conservatory of the Arts, VP/Director K-12 
Troy Gunter,

VP/Director of K-12 Athletics and Physical Education
Eric Scharrenberg,

HS Athletic Director
Ryan Realini,

High School Resources 


Since being founded in 1960, Valley Christian High School (VCHS) offers engaging academics partnered with award-winning programs in art, business, science, and athletics to support students in cultivating their God-given talents in a customized college preparatory program. The student community embodies the Christian spirit through global and Bay Area-focused service projects, laying the foundation for students to graduate and live lives of character, service, and influence.

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