VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS. AN EVENING WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT To review progress on strategic initiatives, and to continue discussing the future of our schools. John Moran. Tuesday, March 24, 2009. School board Update. John Moran Now the Chairman
WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT
To review progress on strategic initiatives, and to continue discussing
the future of our schools.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Roger Valci, Jeri Schall, RoseMary Tuuri, Jody Boggs
AREAS OF FOCUS
First VCS wide parent survey, fielded among parents of each of our schools
208 parents completed the survey across the three schools via online survey in February and March 2009
What prompted you to enroll your child(ren) in VC Schools? (select all that apply)
Over 50% of parents indicated that a desire for a
Christian Education was their primary reason for enrolment.
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, what is your satisfaction with.....at VC Schools? (select one )
Satisfaction is strong for responsiveness of staff and communication, improvement can be made on our facilities and our academic program.
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, what is your overall satisfaction at VC Schools? (select one per school)
Overall satisfaction varies amongst the schools,
and improvement is needed in all 3.
Based on everything you have experienced at VC Schools, which statement best describes how likely you would be to recommend VC Schools to your family or friends? (select one)
Top Two Box %
Regardless of which school parents are from, they will overwhelmingly recommend VCS to family and friends.
Considering the price for tuition, which statement best describes how you feel about the value for each VC School? “Very good value” to “Very poor value” (select one)
Each of the VC Schools achieve a strong price value rating,
as each school is above the 3.5 benchmark.
Using a 1-10 scale where a 1 means “not at all important” and 10 means “extremely important,” please indicate how important each of the following items are to you (select one for each).
Academic Excellence and Spiritual Development
are the most important elements for our parents.
Which of the following are in the need of most improvement? (select all that apply)
Academic Excellence and Creative Expressions
are in the need of most improvement.
Considering Academic Excellence, indicate the areas of greatest priority for you? (select up to three)
3 R’s and Technology are most Important to parents.
Considering Creative Expression, indicate the areas of greatest priority for you? (select up to three)
A broad spectrum of interest to parents.
Considering Athletic Distinction, indicate the areas of greatest priority for you? (select up to three)
Sportsmanship is the greatest priority for our sports program, followed by equal treatment for all sports.
Considering Student Activities, indicate the areas of greatest priority for you? (select up to three)
Afterschool programs, Servant Leadership and Chapel Leadership
are the greatest priorities.
Considering Servant Leadership, indicate the areas of greatest priority for you? (select up to three)
Adding more student-driven leadership is at the top of the list
for Servant Leadership.
“I like the fact that it is Christ centered.”
“The VCC community is very embracing and inclusive. The teachers are outstanding and go several extra miles to see every student succeed.”
1. Commitment to Christian Principals and academic excellence.
2. The teachers and school have the ability to discipline the students and keep things under control.
3. The safe and beautiful location.
4. The reasonable tuition and fees.
5. Preparing students for AP and college entrance exams
6. Caring teaching staff”
“I admire the teachers. I love the Christian environment, and that ALL the teachers, not just those who teach Christian classes share their Christian values with the students. I love that the staff and teachers are so available to parents, and that e-mail is used to communicate, and is responded to in such a timely manner. I love that Aaron McNeal was chosen as the Dean of Students. He is such a godly man and has the ability to discipline the students with and through God.”
“The time and attention that my daughter gets from the staff at the preschool. I have absolute faith that she won't get left behind or lost to the system.”
“The new FOOTBALL program with a staff of top level, dedicated, faith-based men with a leader in Mr. Parrella is a great example of this.”
“Biblical world view taught in all subjects, yet children do not seem to be kept in such a protective bubble that they are unaware of, or unable to cope with, non-biblical world views.”
“Double standards or preferential treatment to children of donors with big pockets.”
“Facilities are maxed out as far as space goes and therefore the campus needs more buildings for activities.”
“Jody (Boggs) is so on top of things that there haven't been any chances for dissatisfaction.”
1.The facilities need to be updated drastically, i.e., gym/luncheon facilities.
2.Lack of support for the sports programs if you’re not playing football or basketball.
3.I would like to see a wider range of electives for the students.
4.Not enough activity beside school.”
“At times have been disappointed in the talking down of other Christian religions i.e., Catholicism. Christians should be united and not tear each other up.”
“The fact that there is no music (choir, band, orchestra) offered at the school.”
“I don't feel like I have a voice at the school. I would like to have more interaction with my kids teachers and be more involved in evaluating overall performance of the school. This survey is a great first step.”
“Wish there was more opportunity to connect with parents in the same grades, outside of classroom parties and before the start of the school year. Would like to see more art and music available during the school day.”
Would you or someone from your household be willing to work on a VC School committee? (Select one)
Over half of you are willing to work on a VC School committee and we can use you to improve the programs we have here at VCS.
Comments, Concerns, Ideas, Suggestions