Motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Whether you agree or not, there is no question that high school students are heavily influenced by their peers and teachers. As VCHS students are surrounded by our exceptional faculty, as well as high-achieving and kind peers, great things happen! We call it the VCHS family as, together, we create a “rising tide that lifts all boats.”
Meet the Director of Admissions
Thank you for your interest in Vail Christian High School! As a current parent, I know that VCHS is truly a special place. We chose VCHS for our children because of the inspiration and challenges provided both academically and personally. We are so grateful to be a part of the VCHS family. I am excited in my new role to be able to share all that VCHS has to offer. Any questions you have, I am here to help. And, as you begin to learn more about us, just know that I am just as interested in learning about you. If you’d like, please take a moment to fill out our online inquiry form.
Director of Admissions
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 return on 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. From a dollars and cents perspective, the average VCHS 2017 graduate received almost $40,000 in merit-based scholarships from each college or university where he or she applied and attended.
All that to say, a VCHS education makes a profound difference on each student’s success trajectory. The Class of 2017 also finished with: 26 ACT Mean, 1222 SAT Mean, 3.82 Weighted GPA, and 46% were AP Scholars. With the Class of 2018, we expect to see even stronger results. With exceptional faculty, 13 as an average class size, 17 AP courses, and 11 Dual Enrollment courses, great things happen.
Tuition for the 2018-19 school year is $19,800 or $1,755/month (11 monthly payments). Apart from a $250 enrollment fee after admission (or during re-enrollment for returning families), there are no additional school fees or hidden costs.
We offer a FLEX Tuition program that provides an affordable solution for families from a wide range of economic backgrounds who are unable to pay full tuition. We have always believed that economic diversity enriches the VCHS educational experience for our students. We have eschewed terms such as “financial aid” and “tuition assistance,” preferring to focus on flexible tuition levels for those needing this option. FLEX Tuition is made possible through generous donors and the school’s annual operating budget. So, how does FLEX Tuition work? There are two FLEX Tuition options.
OPTION 1: FLEX Automatic Tuition
FLEX Automatic Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year will be set in December 2018. FLEX Automatic Tuition is designed for families with household incomes at or below $225,000. There are a limited number of spaces available at each FLEX Automatic Tuition income level. This verification takes place through our Business Office by completing a 1-page application accompanied by 2017 tax information. Based on this year’s tuition, FLEX Automatic Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year could look as follows:
FLEX Automatic Tuition Calculator
Select amount$5000 or $455/month$9,000 or $ $818/month$12,000 or $1,091/month$15,000 or $1,367/month$18,000 or $1,636/month
OPTION 2: FLEX FAST Tuition
For families who believe they will be unable to pay the FLEX Automatic Tuition amount, FLEX FAST Tuition provides an ideal option.
To help us objectively assess what a family is able to contribute to educational expenses, VCHS uses FAST, a trusted and confidential third party. A family’s calculated ability to pay is considered along with available VCHS funds to determine the FLEX FAST Tuition each family pays.
There is a limit on FLEX Tuition funds and those dollars are distributed on a first come, first served basis beginning with returning VCHS families and then extending to new families. Notifications of FLEX Tuition determinations are released on the same schedule as admission decision letters. Although decisions about admission and FLEX Tuition are made at the same time, the two processes are separate.
We know that some families hesitate to apply for various reasons, including the paperwork involved in the process, or fear that a child’s hopes will be raised. We strongly encourage you to apply for FLEX Tuition, and we’re here to help support you along the way. To initiate the FLEX Tuition process (Automatic or FAST), please contact Heather Downey, Director of Admissions, at 970-766-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition Payment Options
In order to further support families with different financial situations, we have several tuition payment options.
- Single Payment
- Semi-annual Payments (a $10 annual fee processed through a 3rd party)
- Quarterly Payments (a $45 annual fee processed through a 3rd party)
- Monthly Payments (a $45 annual fee processed through a 3rd party)
Do you know a deserving 8th grade student with exceptional academic excellence?
The Honor Scholarship is a four-year, renewable scholarship to cover 50% of tuition each year.
- Be currently enrolled in 8th grade
- Be nominated by an adult outside of the student’s family
- Complete the VCHS admission process
- Complete an on-campus interview and essay
Nomination deadline is February 8, 2019.
Click here for more information on the Honor Scholarship.
Click here for the Honor Scholarship Nomination Form.
- 1) Shadow Day at VCHS
- View our VCHS Admissions calendar and see when you can spend a day with us! You do not need to complete your application ahead of time, just come visit our school and see why students/families are proud to be SAINTS! Parents are invited to stay on campus on shadow days for a campus tour after they drop off their student at 8:00 a.m.
Contact Heather Downey, Director of Admissions, email@example.com or (970)-766-4125 to schedule your shadow day today!
- 2) Online Application
- ROLLING ADMISSIONS (We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year!)
Preferred Admissions Deadline: February 8, 2019
First, click below to create your RenWeb Account (Renweb is a web-based school management software). Create an account under the student’s name, NOT THE PARENT’S NAME.
Please (Click Here) to create a Renweb Account.
If you have/had a child at VCHS you will already have an online Renweb application account (this is your online application account NOT your ParentsWeb Account) – please click below to log into your existing online application account. If you have forgotten your online application account username please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Existing Renweb Application Account: (Click Here)
After you have created an account, then click on the next link to log in to your account and “Create A New Student Application” for your child. You will then have the flexibility to log in and out of your account and access your open application. To complete the online application, the application must be completely filled out (with green checks next to each item area on the left side). A green check appears in the left tab area when you have successfully answered each question in that designated section. Please submit your $75 non-refundable application fee via our online payment configuration at the end of the application.
- 3) Recommendation Forms
- Administrator Recommendation Form (Click Here)
The Administrator Recommendation Form needs to be downloaded and emailed/faxed to an administrator or guidance counselor at the applicant’s current school. Then SCAN/EMAIL it to Heather Downey at email@example.com with “Administrator Recommendation” in the subject line.
English Teacher Recommendation Form (Click Here)
The English Teacher Recommendation Form needs to be downloaded and emailed/faxed to an English teacher at the applicant’s current school. Then SCAN/EMAIL it to Heather Downey at firstname.lastname@example.org with “English Teacher Recommendation” in the subject line.
Math Teacher Recommendation Form (Click Here)
The Math Teacher Recommendation Form needs to be downloaded and emailed/faxed to a math teacher at the applicant’s current school. Then SCAN/EMAIL it to Heather Downey at email@example.com with “Math Teacher Recommendation” in the subject line.
- 4) Official Release of Student Information
- Please sign and return the Official Release of Student Information Form (Click Here) to the VCHS Admissions Office. You can SCAN/EMAIL it to Heather Downey at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Official Release of Student Information” in the subject line. Once the admissions office receives this form, the Director of Admissions will request the applicant’s transcripts and standardized test scores.
- 5) Family Interview
- This is the final step of the admissions process. The family interview is one of the ways we are able to learn more about you – the applicant, but it also provides your family with another opportunity to get to know us better, as well. Interviews are conducted by our Head of School, our Principal and our Director of Admissions.
VCHS provides a great environment for international students to thrive. The small class sizes ensure that each student is incorporated into the culture. By accepting international students, we welcome a range of cultures, skills, and backgrounds to make our classroom globally diverse.
International students are fully integrated into life as an American high school student. Through our small class sizes, strong sense of camaraderie between students, classrooms centered on discussion and participation, and after-school activities and athletics, international students are supported in every way including living with a host family. The students benefit from the high academic standards, college guidance and application support that help international students succeed.