WALK encourages students to take classroom biblical instruction and apply it in the local community. Through action, students use their time, talent, and treasure to embody the Christian spirit in on-campus and Bay Area-focused service projects. These investments lay the foundation for students to live lives of character, service, and influence.
VCHS connects students with outside communities to help foster transformative, Christ-modeled relationships. Through these relationships, students learn to care for and encourage others in hopes that they will develop a lifelong desire for service and a heart of compassion and love. We accomplish this goal through outreach classes, service clubs, and community service requirements. Here are a few of the places our students serve: Loaves and Fishes, San Jose Family Shelter, Second Harvest, City Team, Sacred Heart, and Beautiful Day.
Junior University and Lighthouse Initiative
VCHS students serve the community during the school day through the Junior University Program. Our students invest their time and knowledge by tutoring and developing relationships with students at local underserved public elementary schools. Since the program began, the API STAR results of Hellyer Elementary School have increased over 100 points. Not only do our students tutor these children during the school day, they also run two after-school programs, Kids Club and Lighthouse Initiative, which enhance the elementary schools’ academic, artistic, and athletic development.
Spiritual Emphasis Weeks
Biannual Spiritual Emphasis Weeks are designed to increase biblical knowledge and facilitate personal spiritual growth.
VCS faculty and staff pray daily for each student. Students have a variety of avenues for individual spiritual development, including on-campus Bible study groups, the SERVE program, and the LEAD program. We also support additional student-led initiatives involving worship, prayer, and service on-campus.
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Interact Club
- Lighthouse Christian Club
- Love in Action Club
- Missions Club
- STAK Club
- Support Our Troops Club