I truly believe there are few schools that provide the kind of education that students receive at AVC. As a student at AVC my classes, teachers, and classmates challenged me to become a whole person who thinks deeply, loves faithfully, and prays diligently. Not only was I prepared academically for college and grad school, but I was also equipped for leadership opportunities and ministry. I’m still being transformed by the truth I first learned at AVC as I am committed to seeking excellence in my marriage, parenting, and career. I credit my time at AVC, both as a student and teacher, for showing me that quality education is much more than just knowledge, good grades, or standardized tests. True education, like at AVC, transforms students minds, hearts, and souls to make a significant impact on the world as a Christian leader.
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AVCS has an outstanding faculty with years of experience, both in education and fields outside the classroom. As required by our ASCI and WASC accreditation, all our faculty have college degrees and ACSI Educator Certificates. At Apple Valley Christian School, our desire is to develop and nurture a professional, disciplined, and faithful staff that is diligent in the disciplines of a classical and Christian curriculum. We desire that they possess a lifelong hunger to learn and grow and that they have the opportunity to be refreshed and renewed.
AVCS is not like most schools. Most schools focus solely on facts; AVCS gives students a logical framework for piecing them together. Most schools require teachers to use politically correct language to further the government’s agendas; AVCS encourages teachers and students to honestly interpret the world, following the evidence wherever it leads. Most schools provide safe but sterile learning environments; AVCS cultivates real growth, even when things get messy. Our next generation needs educational institutions focused on truth, virtue, and God, and AVCS offers just that. Welcome to Apple Valley Christian School.
I value every second of my education at AVCS. I don’t think I would be nearly who I am today if God hadn’t used teachers like Jon Watson and Rocky Lockwood (and so many others) to instill in me a deep love of people, context, history, and literature. It’s the amazing, godly teachers at AVC who were used by our Maker to spur on a renewing of our minds. Let’s trust God to continue educating Christian leaders who are committed to giving Him what he requires: Excellence. And AVC – in whatever location and form – is a great place for that to happen.
Not only did AVC teach me how to grow spiritually but also academically. I was challenged to think each day. I would sometimes feel overwhelmed with my course load but I knew that it was because they expected a lot from me. They taught me to expect excellence from myself in everything that I do. I was taught by teachers who worked for far less money than they were worth but chose to teach at AVC because it meant something to them. Because of the work ethic, study skills and love of wisdom that they fostered in me, I was able to receive a scholarship from and eventually attend the number one journalism school in the nation. I want better than average for myself and I owe that to the rigorous atmosphere that AVC provided me. They helped to develop the mental fortitude of a warrior.
Many schools lack the courage to teach the truth openly. Apple Valley Christian School has centered itself on truth and honesty, so that students may be confident and equipped to excel in all areas of life. This authenticity allows AVCS to operate as a family, with mutual trust between staff and students, opportunities to put head knowledge into action, and an open compassion for the children and families of the surrounding community. AVCS raised me to be a student of integrity and a person of love. Without the work of AVCS and all members involved, many students would receive a lackluster education, but under this Christian school students are shaped and encouraged to pursue truth and live accordingly.
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