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Preparing Courageous Leaders

Preparing Courageous Leaders is more than our tagline at Valor Christian Academy, it is the way we approach education and character development. We challenge our students to do what is right and good, even when it is difficult. We expose them to the needs in our community, and we equip them to offer real help. We mentor them in the development of leadership skills, and we celebrate them when they exemplify what it means to be a courageous leader.

Though we promote the virtue of courage in all that we do at Valor, we use the anti-bullying program “The Hero in You” to specifically guide students in their interactions with others at school and in their community. Learn more about The Hero in You on our Anti-Bullying Program webpage.

Parents, students, Lighthouse Community Church members, and Valor staff modeled servant leadership when they recently spent Saturday morning cleaning and beautifying our campus. Our bathrooms were scrubbed and cleaned, classrooms were swept and dusted, a patio area with new benches for our 5th grade outdoor area was made, and a walkway using student-created stepping stones was designed, and much more. We are grateful for the parents, students, and the Lighthouse Community Church for beautifying our campus!

In Scripture, Jesus tells his disciples that in order to be great, they must serve others. This is the guiding principle in our 8th Grade Mission Trip (now called 8th Grade Service Week), in which students, teachers, administrators, and parent chaperones leave the comforts and familiarity of our campus and serve people in our community. This year, our 8th graders had a great time serving at Harvest Home, where they helped open and organize hundreds of items that were donated to the organization. Harvest Home transforms the lives of homeless pregnant women and their children by providing housing, support, and programs that equip women to become great mothers—and Valor was honored to help with this amazing mission.

“As you know STEAM stands for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math. I would like to shout out to my Art students who did a beautiful job making Christmas cards for foster kids in the Torrance area. Partnering with Journey of Faith church and the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services we were able to give away Christmas cards with gift cards from McDonald’s to these precious children. This gave my Art students the opportunity to demonstrate the spirit of giving that Christ exemplified. I am so privileged to be a part of a school that promotes this kind of ministry.”

Marcela Charlin
STEAM Teacher

Our Valor Student Honor Council and class reps delivering wreaths and goodie bags to our neighbors to wish them a Merry Christmas!
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

We are so proud of Ashlyn Fischer, who is being honored by The Links, Incorporated and featured in the Beach Reporter as a Local Luminary!

Read about how she led a drive to gather over 1,000 pairs of shoes for children in Haiti and exemplified our theme this year: Blessed to Be a Blessing.

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Watch our 4th Graders, featured on Spectrum News 1 SoCal, as they learn about the importance of marine life and ocean conservation during their field trip to SEA LAB in Redondo Beach!

Read and watch the full media coverage here:

Our 8th graders partnered with CSM (City Service Mission) to serve in and around Los Angeles, working on projects which express Christ’s love in action.  

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”  Acts 20:35

Learn more about our annual 8th Grade Mission Trip here

Our students had an amazing experience on our annual 8th Grade Leadership Retreat in September. They not only served at the Union Rescue Mission, but they camped out on the Mission rooftop overlooking the sublime L.A. skyline.

Text of Isaiah 40:31 from The Bible with school logo, lake, and forest