The Big Valley Christian School Christ-Centered College Preparatory Journey

The process of applying and getting into college can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for both students and parents. At BVCS we strive to reduce the stress through preparation and partnership every step of the way.

Preparing our students is a journey that begins in 6th grade. We walk alongside our students and guide them as they explore their own strengths and interests, investigate college options, prepare for successful applications and ultimately apply to colleges.

At BVCS a counselor who knows each student and their parents is available to assist in academic and college planning throughout their school career. This individualized and personalized attention works. Our high school graduates have been accepted to the top universities across California and the United States.

Our Students Receive Individualized & Personalized College Planning Every Step of the Way!

6th-12th Grade Curriculum

College preparatory, biblically based classes
UC approved A-G courses
AP Classes: AP Literature, AP Psychology, AP Calculus, AP US History, AP Art, AP Spanish, AP Computer Science, AP Statistics

6th-12th Grade Career Discovery

6th Grade – Holland Code Assessment
7th Grade – Learning Style Assessment
8th Grade – Multiple Intelligence Assessment
9th grade – Do What You Are (a personality assessment) and research of complementary colleges and careers

Individual Personalized Plans

An individual learning plan is created in 9th grade and reviewed annually in English classes and at parent/student meetings
“Do What You Are” and other strength assessments reviewed annually with each 9th – 11th grader during re-enrollment
Each plan is reviewed in student-parent-counselor meeting format

College Visits

College campus tours offered annually at both northern and southern California campuses, personally guided by a BVCS counselor
On campus university representative visits during BVCS College Night, during special lunchtime events and in classrooms
Individual visits coordinated by BVCS counselors throughout the year as requested by students and parents

College Applications

Personal statements are written and completed junior and senior year
Individual one-on-one sessions to complete college applications, including financial aid applications