Valley R-VI Junior High & High School
Welcome to Valley’s Junior High and High School web page! Here you’ll find information and links that will tell you more about our A+ certified school and programs and help you navigate through your years at Valley R-VI Junior High and High School. As you browse through this page, don’t forget to check out our Athletics and Clubs pages to learn more about our extra-curricular offerings, and bookmark our counseling section to learn about ways you can pay for college while you’re still in high school!
A Message from Our Principal
With great excitement, I would like to introduce myself, Chad Middleton, as the new principal here at Valley JH/HS. Over the past nine years, I have had the privilege to serve this school district as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and assistant principal. Before starting my education career here, I received my bachelor of science from Central Methodist University. After teaching for one year, I decided to continue my education at William Woods University, where I earned a master of education degree.
I would like to be the first to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year. The custodial staff has done a great job making the hallways and classrooms shine. They have been working hard all summer to make the Valley JH/HS a welcoming place for all students. I believe they have done just that! As I walk up and down those empty hallways this summer, I cannot help but think about all the summer stories students will be talking about on that first day of school. I am excited to hear about all the summer fun you had! Stop by, we can exchange stories.
As the principal, I want to ensure that each students’ emotional, social, and instructional needs are met. I believe we have a strong team of teachers that will help shape and influence the students in a positive way. Our goal, is to prepare our students today for the challenges of tomorrow. I am excited to be a part of such a wonderful team of students, teachers, administrators, and community that will exceed at meeting our goal. I want to wish all staff and students a great 2018-19 school year!
Mr. Chad Middleton
Valley JH/HS Principal
Valley Junior and Senior High’s curriculum aligns with the Missouri Learning Standards to prepare our students for college and career. To help our students create a successful school experience tailored to their needs, all students at Valley enroll in an advisory period and link with an advisor to help them get the most out of their high school experience and make long term plans for college and/or career.
We are dedicated to ensuring our students are equipped to meet the challenges they will face tomorrow! For our students who desire a more rigorous class lineup, we offer AP and honors classes. Students who wish to jump-start college (and earn both high school and college credit at the same time) will enjoy our dual credit course offerings. And those who want a more in-depth look at specific careers will have the opportunity to join our work-study program or develop skills in career education.
Earn Dual Credit with Mineral Area College
Valley High School offers courses that allow students to earn high school and college credit at the same time! Utilizing our partnership with Mineral Area College, students can enroll to receive English composition, literature, and public speaking credits before they leave high school! All courses are taught on campus during regular school hours and are administrated by our high school staff.
To be eligible, students must:
- Be at least 16 years old
- Have a GPA of 7.0 or higher (3.0 on a 4-point scale)
- Have earned an 18 or higher on the English portion of their ACT
For every three hours of college credit successfully completed, our students will earn one high school credit towards graduation. Each participating student is responsible for submitting a final grade transcript to his or her counselor for this credit to be applied. We weight all dual enrollment courses +3 points towards our students’ GPA.
Students are responsible for all costs associated with enrolling in Mineral Area College courses. However, Valley R-VI School District will reimburse half the tuition costs of each course that is completed with a C grade or higher.
Arcadia Valley Career Technical Center has partnered with us to provide students with access to vocational skills in computer networking, auto mechanics and repair, health, business, graphic design, welding, agriculture, and maintenance. Career Tech students spend half their day at Valley High School in regular education classes and the other half at AVCTC developing vocational skills to use after high school. Valley R-VI School District provides all transportation for students attending AVCTC.