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

Athletics & BEI (Business, Entrepreneurship, & Innovation) 
Conservatory Room 309

High School Academics
Library Classroom

College Counseling 

Course Selection Checklist

  • Attend tonight’s Warrior Welcome

  • Review the VCHS Course Catalog at

  • Attend the Counselor Connect on Tuesday, February 15, 2024, which will provide detailed guidance regarding course selection.

  • Look for an email Mid-March with reminders about Class Choice and selecting courses for high school.

  • Eighth-grade students have the opportunity to sign up for a quick appointment with the VCHS counseling team to get questions answered during Warrior Time on March 11 and 18.

  • Class Choice will be open for Course Selection from March 21 through March 28.

  • The week Class Choice is open, the counseling team will offer virtual drop-in hours for questions Tuesday-Friday from 8:00am to 9:00am and from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Silva,

Vice Principal
Vice Principal of Academics
Dr. Alexis Schneider,

Vice Principal of Student Life
Nathan Smith,

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

Counseling Assistant
Tayler Isaacs,

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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