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Valley High School

11 reviews
2839 South Burnham Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 799-5450

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Valley High School
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The Valley High School International Baccalaureate Programme is a hidden jewel. The teachers are dedicated professionals who go out of their way to ensure their students receive high quality instruction. My son (a freshman), who had previously only attended private schools, feels challenged and excited to learn every day. He has been able to play sports and participate in Varsity Quiz and still has plenty of time for homework and projects. The coursework is rigorous but not excessive. The VHS IB Programme produces well rounded students who are prepared for the academic rigor of top universities. I feel fortunate that my son is at this school and I highly recommend the program.
Posted by a parent on 1/27/2017
Valley High School offers three unique magnet programs to students living in the Las Vegas Valley.Since 1976, Valley High School has been an IB school. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program offers a very rigorous curriculum for students who seek to gain recognition from educational institutions outside of the country. Unfortunately, the IB program is overlooked by most colleges in the United States. It is typically compared to the Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered to students in American high schools since both programs offer students college credit if they score well on the end of year exams. However, unlike AP, IB students have to complete 150 hours of community service so to speak or (CAS), a 4,000 word Extended Essay on a topic of their choice, a 1,500 essay on the Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and at least six "research papers" or internal assessments that correspond for each class they will test out of for college credit. Also, IB exams are offered at two levels: Standard (SL) and Higher (HL). Most colleges do not accept the credit for students who pass their SL exams. In fact, most of the time HL exams that are scored a 5-7 will guarantee students college credit here in the United States. If students pass all six of their IB exams (a 4-7 is a passing score), fulfill the amount of required community service hours (CAS), and score well on both the extended and TOK essay, they receive, along with the Advanced Honors diploma, the IB diploma. You can look into how prestigious and difficult it is to receive the IB diploma but it is an honor for the students who worked hard to achieve it.The Hospitality and Tourism program is another program at Valley High School. Students in the program work mostly so that they can get jobs here in Las Vegas where the hospitality and tourism industry is central to our economy.MSTEM is a fairly new program here at Valley. It caters to students who want to join the military after high school and is joined to the Army ROTC faction of the school.Overall, I was an IB student at VHS and I loved the rigor attached to my curriculum. However, in all honesty, I would advise students not to come to Valley unless they want to pursue the IB program. The other programs are mediocre, the administration is ineffective, and the teacher to student ratio I would say is 30-40:1.
Posted by a student on 11/11/2016
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Valley High School is an institution unlike any other around, with the options for International Baccaloriate program, and the Hospitality and Tourisn program. these two programs are unlike any other programs available to other inner city schools, and should be the frist options when looking for in a schools curriculum. Valley is freshly remodled, with ample science, anatomy, physics, chemistry and bio-chemistry, and the teachers are extremely knowledgable in their arrias of expertise. Having been a student at Valley I would STRONGLY reccomend this school to any parrent who is looking for top-notch quality intstruction in the classroom. If you or your child has no interests in these subjects, there also other fantastic clubs for your child to become involved with, such as robotics(placed first in first two years), Auto-shop(qualified teacher who introduces hands on learning approach rather than strictly text based), band and orchestra, art, and even a marriachi guitar class for thoes who wish to learn.
Posted by a parent on 10/18/2010
I went there and so did my three kids. It's an inter-city school that has two major programs. The Travel & Hospitalty and the International Baccalaureate Program.
Posted by a parent on 10/9/2010
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This is a inter city school who meets the needs of many low income students. Wonderful music department, IB School and needs funding to continue to educate those from lower income and a dynamic group of kids with limited advantages...They have a great bunch of teachers and administrative staff that needs your help. Give them a chance to become successful so they can help others help themselves.
Posted by a community member on 10/9/2010

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Las Vegas schools - Valley High School is located at 2839 South Burnham Ave, Las Vegas NV 89109. Valley High School is in the Clark County School District. Valley High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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