The vision of Valor Preparatory Academy is to develop passionate disciples of Jesus who know the true, do the good, love the beautiful, and are prepared to courageously influence culture for the glory of God.
Demonstrated by unbridled worship of and devotion to God, and wholehearted obedience to His word
Demonstrated by a school culture that is characterized by the “one another” passages in the New Testament, including but not limited to love, harmony, honor, not passing judgment, acceptance, hospitality, unity, service, humility, gentleness, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, exhortation, encouragement, & mutual submission
Demonstrated by a commitment to develop everyone associated with Valor as disciples of Jesus – from students and families to administrators and faculty; also demonstrated by connecting the educational process with Jesus’ commission to make disciples of all nations
Demonstrated by Valor staff and students consistently and increasingly exhibit the Spirit’s love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, & self-control by abiding in Christ
Demonstrated by actively seeking ways to exhort and encourage one another in every circumstance
Demonstrated by everyone from students to board members seeking to emulate Christ’s humility in serving one another and the broader community
Demonstrated by a commitment to unify around the person and work of Jesus Christ and the orthodox tenets of the Christian faith as articulated in Valor’s statement of faith; we seek to preserve that unity by not allowing non-essential doctrines to divide us
Demonstrated by consistently referring to the Christlikeness in our brothers and sisters in the Lord; committed to working through our offenses by appropriately going to the person directly
Demonstrated by a diligence to reflect the value of the One we serve by working and studying as unto the Lord
Demonstrated by a pursuit of Christlikeness in our speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity
Demonstrated by a commitment to Classical education which is characterized by the pursuit of wisdom and virtue, humility, and the synthesis of knowledge in Christ. Jesus is the λόγος (logos), or the self-expression of God. He is the source of the reason and order implicit in the world that gives it form and makes it knowable.
Demonstrated by the inclusion of many forms of beauty and sources of learning in the educational process including the wisdom of instructors, great literature, music, nature, art, etc. Because the world was made through Christ, we see God in the logic of math, the beauty of language, the discovery of the scientific process, and so on. The educational process is fundamentally an exposition of the character of God
Demonstrated by a commitment to give and receive feedback; committed to growth and innovation
Demonstrated by a strong relational connection between staff, students and families regardless of socioeconomic background, ethnicity, or race
Demonstrated by a commitment to esteem each other’s strengths from a position of security in Christ
Demonstrated by consistent joy, hope, and lightheartedness; periodic events of various sizes designed to bring people together.
Our Statement of Faith is fundamental to basic Christian tenets and contains those doctrines to which we unreservedly adhere and teach. It is our desire to maintain this position, remaining united in the salvation and love of Christ and avoiding the dissension which may be caused by denominational distinctives.
The first quadrant represents wisdom, truth and knowledge. In Proverbs 3:13 we are told, “How blessed is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding.”
The second quadrant represents our identity in Christ as royalty and co-laborers with Him, being empowered and having authority to go into the world to influence culture for the glory of God. 1 Peter 2:9 reminds us,”You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
The third quadrant represents excellence, doing all things to the best of our ability. Colossians 3:23 encourages us, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
The fourth quadrant represents our love for Jesus and our commitment to follow him and make disciples. Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
THE SHIELD & SWORD
These represent God’s call to his followers to take up the shield of faith and sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, as we pursue Him, navigate the world and resist the schemes of the enemy. Ephesians 6:14-19 exhorts us, “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit…make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.”
As a banner over all the symbols of the Valor crest, we aim to courageously follow Jesus and bear His image to the world, pursue Godly wisdom, make disciples, and do all things with excellence, as an overflow of our love for Him.