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Honoring Juneteenth

Known as "Juneteenth," Emancipation Day (or Freedom Day) commemorates June 19, 1865, when news to Galveston, Texas, announced the end of slavery. This occurred more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and months after the end of the Civil War.

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Embrace Belonging

Valley Christian Schools embraces belonging as core to its biblical unity mission, fostering an environment where justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are actively practiced, ensuring individuals are valued and their voices heard, in a reflection of their divine creation.

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A biblical view of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

On June 24, 2021 our Board adopted a Biblical Unity statement which is the only means of achieving biblical diversity, equity, and inclusion which can be read in our Philosophy of Christian Education. This statement can be summed up into seven principles.
 
  1. Welcome all people of diverse origins. Valley Christian Schools represents a culturally diverse community of students, families, faculty, staff, and Board members of many nations, ethnicities, cultures, and languages. 
     
  2. Include all of God’s children to reveal His beauty. Such an enriched tapestry of God's children provides an enhanced and remarkable view of God's beauty.
     
  3. As a community and individuals, model and teach, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” including racism, hate, and injustice (1 John 1:9). The redemptive work of Jesus Christ and the Bible's teachings are the only means of achieving biblical diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
     
  4. Teach and model Biblical Unity. VCS strives to teach and model biblical unity in all instruction and activities.
     
  5. Defeat partiality by loving as God loves. God does not show partiality toward anyone. He created all people, fearfully and wonderfully, in His image, and everyone must treat others as worthy of human dignity, honor, and respect. To achieve this goal, everyone at VCS should obey Jesus's command to “love the Lord your God with your heart, soul, and mind and love your neighbor as yourself.”
     
  6. Set attitude and conduct standards for all based on Jesus’s teachings in the Bible. The teaching of Jesus and the Bible set the standards for VCS Board members, employees, and students regarding their attitudes and conduct toward all persons representing the many ethnicities, cultures, disabilities, religious affiliations, and beliefs in the VCS community. 
     
  7. As image-bearers of God, celebrate our distinctive characteristics of ethnicity, national culture, gender, tribes, and languages with God’s love for one another in unity for God’s glory. As image-bearers of God, our distinctive characteristics of ethnicity, national culture, gender, tribes, and languages are reasons for celebration. Through love, we form the “perfect bond of unity.” “Let us love one another, for love is from God…God is Love.” 

Philosophy of Christian Education
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To respect, value and celebrate all people on our campus.

All campuses will work together to make all feel respected, valued and celebrated. Administrators will make diversity and inclusion a priority. Efforts will be made every year to ensure diversity and inclusion remain a priority.

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