Is Valley View Adventist Academy accredited?
Where is the school located?
How do I enroll my child?
Do I have to be a member of the church for my child to attend?
What are the uniform requirements for school. What happens if my child does not have a uniform?
What supplies does my child need for class?
What are school hours?
What happens if I cannot pick up my child on time?
Who do I call if my child is sick?
How much are tuition and other fees?
Can I pay tuition and fees online with a credit or debit card?
Why is Valley View so affordable?
Does the school have a lunch program and how much does it cost?
Is there an after school program and how much does it cost?
What is the MAP test?
What is the minimum age for admittance to kindergarten in California?
Who are Adventists?
What does the name “Seventh-day Adventist” refer to?
Will an Adventist school try to turn my child into a Seventh-day Adventist?
Yes, Valley View Adventist Academy is accredited by the Council for Private School Accreditation. We also have a Certificate of Evaluation from the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. In addition, the church office of education also operates a comprehensive accrediting process to maintain a high standard of excellence in all Adventist schools.
If you’re interested in a particular Adventist school, feel free to contact that school and ask to be put in touch with students and parents who attend that school to get a sense of what the education is like. We think you’ll find, as an ongoing study is finding, that on average Adventist schools are better places to learn than any other.
The school is at 230 Vernon St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 Click here for driving directions.
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Families from all faiths and belief systems are welcome to enroll.
School uniforms are a requirement at Valley View. Your child must wear a uniform to attend class. Our school standards are to project a positive Christian image of modesty and simplicity.
Classes begin daily at 8:00 AM.
Please call the school office at (805) 489-2687 to let the Office Administrator know that your child is absent and the reason.
Please contact the school office.
Yes, credit and debit cards may be used to pay tuition and fees online. Another option is to use your bank online webpage to send your payment online.
The cost to attend Valley View may seem high but the value in terms of safety, nurture, academics and other facets which make your child successful is immeasurable. Valley View is a private school operating as a non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation. Therefore, the school strives to make the tuition and fees affordable. Some factors to be mindful of:
COVID-19 safety protocols required students to bring lunches from home. Lunch boxes were not allowed. Paper bags and disposable materials were used to comply with the state and county health restrictions. We hope to be able to resume our lunch program in the future.
Valley View’s after school program was interrupted by COVID-19 safety protocols. The upcoming requirements are not yet known.
Children learn better—and faster—when teachers have a clear picture of what each student knows and is ready to learn next. That’s why a group of educators and researchers founded NWEA®, a not-for-profit organization that has created some of the most trusted and reliable assessment solutions available. More than 9 million students in the US and in 140 countries worldwide use MAP® Growth™.
First, what is MAP Growth? Unlike the paper-and-pencil tests of days gone by, where all students were asked the same questions and spent a fixed amount of time taking the test, MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test—which means every student gets a unique set of test questions based on their responses to previous questions. The purpose of MAP Growth is to determine what the student knows and is ready to learn next.
MAP Growth tracks student growth over time – wherever they are starting from and regardless of the grade they are in. For instance, if a third grader is actually reading like a fifth grader, MAP Growth will be able to identify that. Or, if a fifth grader is doing math like a third grader, MAP Growth will identify that, too. Both things are incredibly important for teachers to know so that they can plan instruction efficiently.
Learn more about MAP Growth here.
A child shall be admitted to a kindergarten maintained by the school district at the beginning of a school year, or at a later time in the same year if the child will have his or her fifth birthday on or before September 1 (EC 48000[a]):
Seventh-day Adventists are a Protestant Christian denomination who accepts the bible as the only source of their beliefs. They believe in salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and follow most of the beliefs of conventional conservative Christianity.
Click here to learn more about Adventists.
The name “Seventh-day Adventist” refers to two core beliefs. Respecting the fourth of God’s Ten Commandments, Adventists worship on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. “Adventist” refers to Jesus Christ’s promise to return and take his followers home to heaven. Adventists believe in the imminent advent, or return, of Jesus Christ. You can find out more about Adventists at www.adventist.org.
At an Adventist school, students’ freedom to think for themselves is respected and nurtured, and students are encouraged to learn how to make good moral decisions regardless of their creed or belief system. One key Adventist principle is that no one should be pressured into church membership. In Adventist families, children may become baptized church members when they are developmentally mature enough to make the decision themselves.