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, which can be read here.