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Academic & College Counseling

The Counseling Office provides both academic counseling and college counseling for all students. The Counseling Team works together to help students and families make informed academic choices for a successful high school journey. College counseling is woven through the high school experience in order to empower and equip students to make thoughtful and strategic post-secondary educational plans based on their strengths, interests and calling.  These goals are accomplished by:

Academic Counseling

  • Creation of an individualized 4 Year Plan with yearly updates
  • Classroom workshops focusing on study skills, academic planning, and spiritual gifting
  • PSAT testing (8th-12th grade)
  • Academic Support Coordinator
  • English Language Support Program

College Counseling

  • Individual college planning meetings
  • On Campus college fair and college representative visits
  • Career & Calling Day
  • College Essay Boot Camps
  • College Application Workshops
  • Family support navigating the college application process

Counseling Goals


Develop analytical thinking and creative problem solving, acclimation to high school environment and community, develop effective study skills and habits for academic rigor


Introduce high school expectations, curriculum, and evaluation systems and explain post-secondary education options and basic college admission criteria


Support student development as students differentiate academic interests and pathways


Promote career exploration and self-reflection


Explore the academic demands of advanced courses as students pursue college readiness and goals. Classroom presentations regarding college planning and individual plans


Refine post-secondary goals, research college options and create an action plan


Support the process of completing high school with strength and guidance as students transition to post-secondary endeavors.  Life Calling Bible course focused on defining student’s foundational values, strengths, areas for growth and personal mission


Implement post-secondary plan and transition beyond VCHS!

College Decisions

Valley Christian graduates are doing amazing things all over the world. Below is a list of colleges and universities our students have attended since the graduating class of 2018.

  • American University
  • Art Center College of Design
  • Baruch College
  • Baylor University
  • Biola University
  • Boston University
  • Bushnell University
  • California Baptist University
  • California College of the Arts
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
  • California State University Maritime Academy
  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University, East Bay
  • California State University, San Diego
  • California State University, San Francisco
  • California State University, San Jose
  • California State University, Sonoma
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chabot College
  • Chapman University
  • Cornell University
  • Diablo Valley College
  • Elmhurst College
  • Emory University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Gordon College
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Hamilton College
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Indiana University
  • King’s College London
  • Las Positas College
  • Lewis University
  • Liberty University
  • Life Pacific University
  • Marist College
  • Michigan State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwest Christian College/Bushnell University
  • Northwest University
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohlone College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Purdue University
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Santa Clara University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Taylor University
  • United States Military Academy at West Point
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Hawai’i at Manoa
  • University of Miami
  • University of Nottingham, Malaysia
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Wyoming
  • Vanguard University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • Westmont College
  • William Jessup University
  • York College
  • YWAM Pittsburgh Discipleship Training Program

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