Q: Why should families consider applying to CVC?
A: The most common reasons families apply at CVC include:
- Our Christian mission
- Our excellent education
- Our welcoming and supportive community
Q: What does CVC expect of families who apply?
A: Our expectations include:
- A Christian home environment that demonstrates biblical principles, including regular church attendance
- Integrity and transparency throughout the admissions process and beyond
Q: What if a family doesn’t have a church home or is not attending church regularly? Must CVC families attend a specific church?
A: We believe that a child’s training is strengthened when the parent’s goals for the child are reinforced at school and are also supported by a church community. Our position on church attendance is non-negotiable, but if a new family does not currently have a church home or is not attending regularly, we offer a 6-month probationary period for the family to find and begin attending a Christian church. Nearly 80 churches are represented on our campus.
Q: Are there occasions when a family is not approved for acceptance? If so, why?
A: Not all families who apply for enrollment are accepted. The most common reasons for denying admission include:
- a child has special academic needs that we are not equipped to meet.
- the family is currently affiliated with a church in which the doctrines and beliefs are not compatible with that of Central Valley Christian Schools, such as Mormonism, Judaism, Jehovah’s Witness, Sikh, Scientology, and others.
- a lifestyle or living arrangement inconsistent with CVC’s interpretation of Christian marriages, such as homosexual relationships or unmarried couples living in the same household.
Q: What are the steps of the admissions process?
A: The admissions process includes the following steps:
- Submit an admissions application online at www.cvc.org/apply
- Complete the online admissions checklist for each student, which includes: sending out an online teacher recommendation (1st-12th) and Pastor recommendation, uploading report cards & state testing results or transcripts (1st-12th), paying for & having the student complete an academic assessment.
- Parents/Guardians, along with any applying student 7th grade and up attend a New Family Interview hosted by a campus principal and a CVC board member.
- The principal will send a recommendation to the Executive Board, who will make the final decision regarding acceptance. The admissions office will notify the family of the decision within 1 week.
Q: Does CVC offer scholarships or grants?
A: We don’t award scholarships or grants, but we do have a needs-based sliding tuition scale, called Variable Tuition. This application is not available to families until they’ve submitted an admissions application. Learn more at cvc.org/admissions under “Tuition & Fees”.
Q: Is there a waitlist policy?
A: Yes. CVC’s Kindergarten-8th grade cap at 75 students per grade (25 per classroom) and high school currently caps at 80 students per grade. Both follow our waitlist policy.