Valley Christian Schools (K-12) is dually accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As a member, VCS supports ACSI’s Christian Philosophy of Education.
The mission of ACSI is to enable Christian educators and schools worldwide to effectively prepare students for life.
VALLEY CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS BLUE RIBBON AWARD
The U.S. Department of Education, No Child Left Behind—Blue Ribbon Schools Program, honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their states or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. Valley Christian Elementary School was awarded the Blue Ribbon Award in 2004.
WHAT DOES ACCREDITATION MEAN?
Accreditation certifies that an institution meets established criteria or standards and is achieving its own stated objectives. WASC and ACSI grant "institutional accreditation" after a comprehensive self-study followed by an on-site evaluation of the programs and services of the total institution. This means that all diploma or degree programs and educational activities offered by the institution are covered by the institution's accreditation. Periodic self-study and review promote improvement in educational quality and institutional effectiveness.