By: Clifford E. Daugherty, EdD—President, Valley Christian Schools

“…Because you listen to these judgments and keep them, the LORD your God will keep with you His loving kindness … He will love you and multiply you; …You shall be blessed above all peoples…” Deuteronomy. 7:12-14

Imagine that your investment of time, talent, and treasure in Legacy Christian High School produces the following ministry results in years to come.

  1. One of the largest Christian High Schools in North America
  2. Defeating darkness by shining the light of Jesus into local neighborhood public schools with several thousand students receiving Jesus as their Savior
  3. Legacy Christian faculty, students, and mentors receiving “divine downloads” they love to share with school children in public, private, charter, Christian, and home schools locally and around the world
  4. Imagine that the “divine downloads” and God’s blessings include:
  • An Applied Math, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) breakthrough for students to place more than 100 micro lab science experiments on the International Station (ISS) in cooperation with NASA
  • Legacy Christian High School faculty and students achieve the second breakthrough in transmitting student programmed science experiments via IoT through space to a permanent platform rocketed to the ISS by the school
  • A Legacy Christian team of students compete with more than 100 universities and research institutes from around the world to win an XPRIZE global $1 million challenge and win an $800,000 award by deploying their autonomous underwater vehicle to detect a chemical in the ocean depths and track it to its source
  • The Legacy Christian High School Math League Team won the California State Championship and the National Championship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on May 18, 2019, and repeated the same state and national championships in 2020
  • Legacy Christian High School’s Conservatory of the Arts students won multiple jazz, indoor ensemble, band piano, theater, and dance regional, state, national, and world championships, including marching in the world-famous Tournament of Roses Parade
  • Athletic teams consistently rank high among Northern California and national rankings, ranked number one in the nation with the varsity baseball team
  • Two of the school’s Business Entrepreneur Initiative teams won Silicon Valley VC funding for their start-ups. Another team won an international World Vision competition to resolve water shortages in the Philippines and a generous monetary prize with an opportunity to install the water shortage solution themselves.

All of this imagining may seem like a far-fetched dream. But it’s not only possible. It’s already happened. All of what you’ve imagined that could happen at Legacy Christian High School has already occurred at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, California. God’s promises are unfailing anywhere at any time. As you listen to His judgments and keep them, “…the LORD your God will keep with you His loving kindness … He will love you and multiply you. When you are faithful to Him, God promises, “…You shall be blessed above all peoples…”

At Valley Christian Schools, we speak of God’s blessings the QUEST for Excellence™. When I came to Valley Christian Schools, we didn’t own a school, and we didn’t have land to build a school. Land costs, even then, were $1,000,000 per acre. Now, by God’s provision, our Skyway Campus has almost 60 acres and 295,167 square feet of buildings on about as many acres as the future Legacy Christian High School campus.

Just imagine!

Ron Severson is the retired superintendent of the Roseville Joint Union High School District.  He taught and served as a school leader at North Monterey County High School in Castroville, Ca and at Aptos High School in Santa Cruz County.  He was the founding principal at Granite Bay High School, serving for 10 years before moving into leadership roles at the District for the last 12 years of his career.   He has been a life-long supporter of Young Life, a high school outreach organization that helped bring him to Christ as a 16-year-old and has served in many volunteer ministries in the churches He and his wife Julie have attended.