Valley Christian High School (VCHS) students were the first high school students to be invited to present at the California Polytechnic State University Cubesat Annual Conference on April 20-22, 2011 after successfully putting the first, self-contained, computer-controlled high school CubeLab™ experiment placed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in January, 2011   more...




2012-2013 ISS Program Expands to eight


The ISS Parter Program completed its summer week-long workshop with these ISS Partner Organizations:

  • Valley Christian High School (host school)
  • Fremont Christian High School
  • Riverside Christian High School
  • Maranatha Christian High School
  • The Girl Scouts of Hawaii
  • BEWiSe –Better Education for Women in Science and Engineering
  • Los Gatos High School
  • Minnehaha Academy

Over 100 students will participate in the ISS program this school year designing, building, testing and getting NASA qualified eleven Micro-Labs that will ride on the ISS in the Spring of 2013 for a period of 30 days.


See Local News Converage of 2013 SpaceX Launch Minnehaha   Valley Christian


Hellyer Public Elementary School Joins Quest Institute for Quality Education

Jerry Merza, Hellyer Elementary School Principal

The Quest Institute for Quality Education welcomes Hellyer Public Elementary School and Principal Jerry Merza to Quest Institute membership. Principal Merza is encouraged and enthusiastic about Hellyer student's improved achievement scores. In 2007 the school's API scores were well below the statewide standard of 800. Combined efforts of the Franklin-McKinley School District, the Hellyer school leadership, hardworking teachers and community partnerships have all contributed to significantly improved learning at Hellyer Elementary School. Recent API scores include 26 perfect math scores and one student with a perfect score in both English language arts and math for a total of 27 perfect API scores! Valley Christian High School students, led by the Hellyer administration and faculty launched Junior University in 2007. This year, more than 175 Valley Christian High School volunteer tutors help teach art, athletics, band, choir, dance, instrumental music, and robotics to Hellyer students.



ISS News - NEWS LETTER(coming soo)



Jim Young - "BEWiSE ISS closing was extraordinary... GREAT program"


Laraine Chan, Valley Christian student, encourages a Hellyer student during her first piano recital


Light House



Light House is an after school program at Hellyer Elementary School. Our VCHS Community Outreach students travel down to Hellyer Elementary School each week to share enrichment activities with the elementary students. Adult volunteers are needed for supervision each year. If you are interested in helping us with this fun and exciting program, please email Cindy Nardi at more...

      Increase student performance and retention with individualized assessment and learning. Take control of your classroom, and save time with ALEKS' powerful learning management system. The Institutes purchase of 10,000 licenses allows member schools to purchases licenses $32.50 each while they last. more...  

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