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It is hard to adequately express how grateful we are to be a part of the VCHS community While we were introduced to Vail Christian High School as parents seeking inspiring and motivational teachers in a faith based environment we have found it to be so much more Our son is challenged academically and has the individual guidance he needs to be successful with organizational and time management skills which will be valuable as he prepares for college and beyond We are grateful for his participation in the excellent athletics and arts programming and the confidence it has given him VCHS Parent Our community is like family and that s just one reason why VCHS is such a special place We seek to foster a school culture in which love is primary and respect and understanding for others backgrounds and experiences is non negotiable VCHS Faculty

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Choosing a high school is an exciting adventure Thank you for considering VCHS Vail Christian High School is truly a unique and special place Within this community faculty and staff encourage students to find their identity pursue their passions and let their lives speak genuinely VCHS is dedicated to each student s academic success while fostering individual growth spiritually athletically and in the arts I look forward to assisting you through the admissions process as we welcome you to our home at VCHS Kristy Maslan Director of Admissions kmaslan vchsweb org 970 766 4125 vchs org 2

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COLLEGE COUNSELING At VCHS your dream becomes our goal College counseling begins as soon as a student enters our school With a full time dedicated college counselor and a customized plan for each individual our students are positioned for acceptance into the most prestigious U S colleges and universities The Class of 2023 was awarded an annual average of 9 350 in merit scholarships from colleges and universities where they now attend STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER Vail Christian High School offers a truly unique opportunity for students to utilize academic resources The Resource Director works closely with each student and their teachers to ensure a smooth transition into a new school environment A customized learning program is tailor made to suit individual learning styles Academic needs may include re teaching of classroom concepts study skills development and test taking strategies This program helps students thrive and reach their full potential during high school ACADEMICS ARTS ATHLETICS Along with excellence in academics VCHS offers extensive options in Visual Studio Arts Theater Choral Ensemble Chapel Band and Digital Media Production There is an opportunity to engage and round out every student s education With a proud tradition of athletic success and a Saint Bernard as our mascot Vail Christian High School participates in CHSAA the Colorado High School Athletic Association PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE Gratitude Advocacy Stewardship Growth Known VCHS begins the school year with an all school retreat at one of Colorado s beautiful Young Life camps This three day retreat allows all students and teachers the opportunity to create new friendships attend powerful team building activities and have a ton of fun 01 Campus Tour 02 Online Application 03 Recommendation Forms Official Release of Student Information 04 Entrance Assessment 05 Family Interview 3

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VAIL CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL 2023 2024 School Profile 31621 Highway 6 Edwards CO 81632 970 926 3015 970 569 3047 fax vchs org CEEB Code 060499 Steve O Neil Head of School soneil vchsweb org Dan Mysnyk Assistant Head of School 11th 12th dmysnyk vchsweb org Anne Verratti Assistant Head of School 9th 10th averratti vchsweb org Adina Petersmeyer Director of College and Career Counseling apetersmeyer vchsweb org Students and Faculty Enrollment 154 Class of 2023 30 Faculty full and part time 24 Faculty with Advanced Degrees 71 Student Faculty Ratio 6 1 Average Class Size 14 Graduation Requirements English 4 credits Math 4 credits Science 3 or 4 credits Social Studies Theology 3 5 credits 2 credits World Language 2 or 3 credits Fine Arts 1 credit Physical Education 1 credit Electives 4 credits 25 5 Total Credits With Science and World Language 6 total credits are required Our School Located along the Eagle River in Edwards Vail Christian High School VCHS provides a one of a kind opportunity for Vail Valley s high school students Since its founding in 1998 VCHS has been devoted to high academic standards and college preparation within a Christian atmosphere based on love respect and understanding Vail Christian High School provides a safe place for students to explore Christian faith and discover their own spirituality As an independent Christian high school we re ecumenically diverse and warmly welcome families and students from all backgrounds Curriculum and Programs At Vail Christian High School students participate in the Advanced Placement AP program beginning in 10th grade By graduation the average VCHS graduate will have taken 8 AP courses from our current 14 AP offerings Dual Enrollment DE courses are also offered through Colorado Christian University and University of Colorado Colorado Springs Project Lead The Way PLTW courses engineering biomedical and computer science are also offered and complement their AP counterparts with more experiential project based learning Academic Results from Class of 2023 47 students ACT Composite Mean 28 SAT Composite Mean 1270 GPA Weighted Mean 3 85 AP Courses Taken Mean 8 AP Scholars 12 Spiritual formation is an important component of a VCHS education AP Scholars with Honors 4 Understanding that every student is uniquely designed we desire that students explore the Christian faith and discover their own faith or AP Scholars with Distinction 7 spirituality We also seek to foster a school culture in which love is primary and respect and understanding of others backgrounds and AP International Diploma 1 experiences are non negotiable Our community gathers together each week during a chapel service and Theology courses are an integral part Annual Mean Merit Scholarship 9 350 of our school s identity and embody our mission to develop the whole person Theology offerings include Uncovering Truth Life and Teachings Grading and Rank of Jesus Pillars of Faith and Triad of Transformation Grades are weighted GPA 1 for all AP DE and PLTW courses VCHS does not rank students Vail Christian High School is accredited through the Council on Grade Percent Points Educational Standards and Accountability and Cognia Advanced Courses A 93 100 4 0 English AScience Engineering Social Studies 90 92 3 7 AP English Language Cybersecurity AP Macroeconomics B and Composition AP Chemistry AP US History DE English Literature and Composition DE English Composition AP Computer Science AP World History AP Environmental Science DE Economics AP Physics 1 DE Intro to American B B DE Chemistry Politics Math AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Statistics DE Calculus I DE Calculus II DE College Algebra DE Pre Calculus DE Statistics PLTW Aerospace Engineering Visual Arts C PLTW Human Body AP Studio Art C Systems PLTW Introduction to World Languages C Engineering Design AP Spanish Language and Literature D DE Spanish V D PLTW Project Lead The Way DE Dual Enrollment D 87 89 3 3 83 86 3 0 80 82 2 7 77 79 2 3 73 76 2 0 70 72 1 7 67 69 1 3 63 66 1 0 60 62 7 ACCEPTANCES AND MATRICULATION AIR FORCE ACADEMY BAYLOR UNIVERSITY BOSTON COLLEGE CAL POLY CLEMSON UNIVERSITY COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY CORNELL DARTMOUTH DAVIDSON COLLEGE DUKE EMORY GEORGETOWN LEHIGH UNIVERSITY MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO UNIVERSITY OF DENVER UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN VILLANOVA WHEATON COLLEGE 6

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Academics 11 Dual Enrollment Courses 14 AP courses offered 3 PLTW courses offered 9K 71 14 Class of 23 average annual Faculty with Merit Scholarships Advanced Degrees Average class size 154 3 85 66 23 24 GPA Weighted Mean Scholars Total Enrollment 2023 2023 7

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Arts Let your imagination soar and your talents shine in VCHS s visual and performing arts programs featuring a wide range of artistic disciplines including Visual Studio Arts Theater Digital Media Production Choral Ensemble Chapel Band and other exciting courses 8

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Athletics Written above our gymnasium doors our motto is Team Together On and off the field Saints student athletes Team Together to be the best they can be Fall Football Boys Golf Boys Spirit Dance Volleyball Girls Tennis Boys Winter Basketball Boys and Girls Spring Soccer Girls Volleyball Boys Tennis Girls For sports not offered at VCHS our athletes may participate with athletic programs offered at other local high schools 9

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A message from Steve O Neil Head of School Upon my first visit to Vail Christian High School eight years ago I fell in love with the dynamic community of faculty and students robust academic curriculum and distinctive programs that set the school apart from others At VCHS students are offered a truly transformative experience that empowers them to become resilient self aware lifelong learners who go on to make meaningful contributions in their lives As a wise mentor of mine once said You can t put a price on a soul In other words the spirit of humanity found in our school s mission statement is priceless How can we really quantify the value of a strong Christian high school education or put a price tag on something like character formation It s impossible At the same time we can speak to the numbers and return on investment The Class of 2023 received average Annual Merit Scholarships of 9 350 from colleges and universities where they now attend All that to say a VCHS education makes a profound difference on each student s success trajectory I d encourage you to visit our website and learn about our Flexible Tuition program which flexes to a family s income level making tuition affordable for families from a wide variety of circumstances and income levels In fact over 1 2 million in tuition assistance was awarded to students this school year We are committed to making a VCHS education accessible to as many families as possible We know a private school education is not inexpensive but we believe the investment is truly worth every penny Our qualitative and quantitative results prove it VCHS graduates not only gain admission to their 1st choice colleges but they succeed where they land Our students and graduates are known for their character entrepreneurial spirit creativity and ability to solve complex real world problems Operating within a Christian atmosphere based on love and respect we will achieve our vision of equipping mind body and spirit for lives of purpose service and leadership Is your vision ours If so we d love for you to take the next step and become part of the VCHS family 12 over 1 2 million in tuition assistance offered in the 2023 24 school year approximately 50 of VCHS families receive tuition assistance annually average annual merit scholarships of 9 350 for VCHS Class of 2023 We offer a FLEXible Tuition program providing an affordable solution for families who are unable to pay full tuition We believe that economic diversity enriches the VCHS educational experience for our students Our FLEX Tuition is made possible through generous donors and the school s operating budget 10 Please visit vchs org admissions to access the convenient tuition calculator

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Thank you for considering an international education at Vail Christian High School Having experienced international education it is a passion of mine My love for other cultures and God s unique diversity in our world ensures student safety and integration into our school family VCHS provides a loving environment for international students to thrive Our rigorous academic college preparatory curriculum and individualized college counseling prepare students for matriculation into the most prestigious American universities VCHS is located in Edwards Colorado nestled in the Vail Valley of the Rocky Mountains We are minutes away from world class skiing in Beaver Creek and Vail Denver is only 1 5 hours away with all the amenities of a large metropolitan city VCHS students live learn and play in one of the most beautiful and sought after locations in the United States Stacia Brasington Director of International Admissions Vail Christian High School vchs org sbrasington vchsweb org 1 970 471 0894 11

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Inspiring students through experiential hands on and transformative learning experiences Many of our students are passionate about STEM and want to pursue college majors and careers in these fields VCHS is proud to be entrepreneurial in creating new course and club offerings that match student interests Talent attracts talent Our STEM faculty are exceptional hands down they are the magnet Science Mrs Hochtl Mrs O Neil Mrs Wiebe Technology Computer Science Mr Pyke Engineering Mrs O Neil Math Mr Jager Mr Mysnyk Ms Nock Ms Robinson Ms Webster VCHS offers clubs that support STEM learning such as Cyperpatriot Future Health Professionals River Watch SPRI EPOC Sustainability and Women in Engineering Much of this would not have happened without the generous support from several donors some who have specifically underwritten new and returning course offerings PLTW Aerospace Engineering AP Computer Science Principles and Cybersecurity Articulation Art Literary Magazine B I O N I C Believe it or not I care Book Club Chess Club CyberPatriot Dance Spirit Team Friday Afternoon Grill Hispanic Leadership and Culture HOSA Future Health Professionals Hype Squad International Travel Club Jewelry Club Lunch Bunch Girls Group National Honor Society Photography River Watch Steadman Philippon Research Institute EPOC Student Ambassadors STUCO Student Council Sunshine Wellness Sustainability Vinyl Club Wii Sports Women in Engineering Yearbook Keeping our students safe and our facility secure is our top priority VCHS is home to a new state of the art security system that combines electronic access control with integrated universal threat detection technology Visit www vchs org about to learn more about campus safety 6 12 We provide Agility in Education with a synchronized classroom experience whether home or campus based Our investment in high tech classrooms keeps us innovative and agile always reaching toward our mission of excellence to serve our students and the Saints community at the highest level

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Testimonials VCHS Parent My family is incredibly pleased with everything VCHS offers to our children and our kids success speaks to this We enjoy and appreciate easy relationships with teachers and administration we love the culture at VCHS and we fully believe that students are put first at VCHS in decision making and in implementation VCHS Parent Our experience from inquiry to admission has been top tier Everyone goes above and beyond for the families and students even when it is not easy or convenient The school really comes alongside parents and students in a personal way and focuses on their individual needs They hold a standard of integrity and excellence VCHS Student Personally I love this school it s like a second home to me I feel like the expectations are appropriate I am supported seen and cared for I love the small class sizes and the attention that each student can receive VCHS Alumni You poured into all of us with creativity professionalism and Spirit led faithfulness The resulting outcomes were gifts of encouragement beauty togetherness resilience and joy You instilled these in our hearts in a time when we needed them most

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Begin your new student admissions journey with us today It all starts with a campus tour to get you excited about the amazing opportunities at VCHS Kmaslan vchsweb org 970 766 4125 vailchristiansaints vailchristianhighschool VAIL CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL 31621 HIGHWAY 6 EDWARDS CO 81632 970 926 3015 VCHS ORG