The purpose of student activities is to enhance the spiritual, social, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth of our students, enhance the spirit and morale of our school family, and teach students how to have fun in a godly manner. Students grow and explore their God-given gifts and talents.
There are many opportunities for students to be involved in supervised programs, such as study trips, mission trips, service projects, band and choral activities, ACSI student activities, and summer programs.
AVC has embraced travel as a vital part of our curriculum. We take our students to New York City, Washington D.C. and various locations around Europe, as well as shorter trips to Southern California Landmarks.
Traditionally, each class has its own focus.
In Grades K-3, trips are taken to unique museums and landmarks in Southern California, such as Medieval Times, Victor Valley Museum, the Pumpkin Patch, and the Fish Hatchery.
The Fourth Grade class visits various California missions, where the students learn more about the rich history of California.
The Fifth Grade class takes a trip to Riley’s Farms in Oak Glen to experience the reenactment of the Revolutionary War. They also have an “Independence Hall Tour” at Knott’s Berry Farm.
The Sixth Grade class takes a trip up to the mountains to explore nature in the Science Camp.
The Seventh Grade class ventures off to Catalina to explore marine biology.
The Eighth Grade class travels to Washington, D.C./New York to experience first-hand the exciting historical landmarks in our nation’s history.
In Grades 9-11, trips are taken to interesting sites and museums in Southern California, including the Huntington Library and Energy in Motion Science Tours at both Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain.
The graduating Senior Class has the opportunity to take a trip to Europe, depending upon interest. Each year, the theme of the trip changes and emphasizes a different period of history: in 2007, a “Band of Brothers” trip emphasizing World War II; in 2008, Ancient History (Italy and Greece); in 2009, Empires and Invasions – Rome, Paris, Normandy, and London; in 2010, Brothers Revisited – England, Normandy, Paris, Belgium, and Germany; in 2011, Empires and Invasions – Rome, Paris, Normandy, and London.
For many of our students, the ability to participate in these study trips is dependent upon scholarships from donors that support AVC.
It’s important that our “whole persons” live out what they are learning in the classroom. We provide our students with opportunities throughout the year to serve others by putting into practice their distinctively Christian worldview.
Here are some of the opportunities AVC students have for missions and community service:
The Fred Jordan Back-to School event has long been an AVC tradition. On the first Thursday of October our students travel to the Fred Jordan Mission on Skid Row in Los Angeles to serve in a variety of roles. Students pick up trash, hand out school supplies and clothing, and act as escorts for the younger children in attendance. The mission trip provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the joy of serving.
ANGEL TREE CHRISTMAS
Apple Valley Christian School also participates in the Angel Tree program, annually at Christmas.
Angel Tree is a ministry that reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives AVCS an opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners.
Angel Tree Christmas works by connecting parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. Every Christmas, AVCS helps brighten the lives of countless children by purchasing, wrapping and delivering gifts on behalf of their incarcerated parent—not only delivering a message of love from parent to child, but also the true meaning of Christmas—the good news of Jesus Christ.