Big Valley Christian School Annual Report to the Community – February 2020

Our Students
875 total students
146 students in Preschool
398 students in Elementary
134 students in Junior High
197 students in High School
16 students in Online School
5 students in Homeschool Hybrid
92 TK-12 students receive a partial tuition scholarship (up to 40%) based on need
27% of high school seniors have attended BVCS since kindergarten

Our Staff
128 total staff
65 teachers
53 support staff
12 administrators/directors
Average teacher salary $45,100
Starting teacher salary $37,710
In 2019-2020, we opened a third 4th grade classroom and an online school
We support a full time Director of Technology, 2 part time technology assistants at the junior high and high school, and 1 part time technology assistant at the elementary

Innovation
10 high school students participate in our esports Club
We have 700 student Chromebooks are on campus
We’ve purchased NGSS science curriculum with STEM integration for grades 1-5
Our new BVCS online school offers a flexible and individualized academic experience for students in 5th-8th grades with 16 students enrolled
We will be using text2bid technology for our silent auction on February 7

Theatre Arts
50 junior high and high school students have participated in theatre art productions
We sold 931 tickets to the junior high production of Beauty and the Beast (374 is our average)
We support a full time Director of Theatre Arts who brings a Christ-Centered passion for the Arts to BVCS
Our upcoming shows are Aladdin and Tarzan
36 students take a drama elective

Budget Breakdown
BVCS impacts hundreds of students and families each year (and has impacted thousands of students/families over the past 45 years) by providing a Christ-centered, college/career preparatory education that is second to none.

The cost of providing a BVCS education exceeds the price that BVCS charges for tuition, leaving a significant funding need that is met through the Impact Fund.

$130,110 has been raised for the 2019-2020 Impact Fund (formerly the GAP Fund & tuition assistance). Our goal is $400,000 by the end of May, 2020.

Christ-Centered Discipleship
High School students serve a minimum of 20 hours per year
18 students will be going to serve in the Dominican Republic
148 chapels will take place in the 2019-2020 school year
We support a full-time Campus Pastor who oversees all chapels and supports the spiritual development of our students, staff and families
252 students were able to go to Hume Lake this year where students, teachers and counselors experience the love of Jesus Christ as they grow closer to Him
Our chapel theme this year is “Lord Teach Us to Pray” from Luke 11:1

College Preparatory Academics
99% of our students are accepted to at least one university
27% of our high schoolers are taking college courses
Most alumni report back that college is “easy” after BVCS
We purchased updated Saxon math curriculum for grades 1-5
We trained our teachers for the new Saxon math curriculum
Several teachers attended the annual Stanislaus County tech conference
Several new teachers are going through the Stanislaus County Induction Program
Our students in grades 7-11 have 6 opportunities to practice college entrance exams before taking the SAT/ACT which helps identify which test is the best fit
The BVCS staff use the data from assessments (ACT Aspire PreACT PSAT 8/9 ,PSAT10 and PSAT 11) to analyze curriculum and instruction

Athletics
137 5th-12th grade students participated in fall sports
A donation from a legacy gift has allowed us to move forward with completing our visitor bleachers to make us compliant for 2020 playoff requirements
Our new gym sound system will enhance athletics and other school functions
We are working on live streaming our events for Lions fans everywhere to enjoy
The BV Sports app is a great addition for fans and parents to keep up with games
Promoting our students to collegiate coaches has become more coherent as we now partner with a website that allows us to highlight our students and connect with college coaches (sportsrecruits.com)

Completed Projects
New fencing was installed from the stadium to the Miracle League field
New flooring has been installed in the West Wing entry to the elementary
The Theatre Arts stage has been expanded with the demolition of a back wall on stage
Our online school was started as an offering for 5th-8th grade students
New math curriculum was ordered in elementary
All the funding has come in to allow us to install the guest bleachers this spring in our stadium

Make an Impact!
Two upcoming fundraising events will be taking place and you will not want to miss them!
Dinner & Auction
Golf Tournament

A Note from the Superintendent
It’s hard to believe we are over halfway through our 2019-2020 school year. Re-enrollment has begun, Preview Day is coming (February 13) and Big Valley Christian School is reaching new heights in enrollment.

We view our families as true partners with us in the education process. Thank you for the countless ways you support Big Valley Christian School by volunteering, helping students with homework, cheering at sporting and theatre events, and in so many other ways. I am grateful for how you support what we do day in and day out as we seek to glorify God by striving to reach the highest standard of Christian education.