Mountain View Christian Schools Leadership Institute provides the environment that promotes a lifelong learning experience with solid christian values.
MVCS is a Preschool through 12th grade private school located on 20 acres in the North East area of Las Vegas that has been serving the Las Vegas community since 1983.
MVCS Leadership institute is a fully integrated leadership philosophy, where young people from preschool through high school, are trained up in problem solving applications, teamwork, communication skills through a fully integrated leadership development program.
MVCS features a Leadership Institute, college-preparatory curriculum and extensive electives program. We also offer a comprehensive athletics program that features a gymnasium with weight room, and 8-acre athletic complex with baseball, football, and softball fields. MVCS is sponsored by The Champion Center of Las Vegas
The mission of Mountain View Christian Schools is to graduate Christian leaders who by their commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality will transform the world for Jesus Christ.
Mountain View Christian Schools Leadership Institute Provides the Environment that Promotes A Lifelong Learning Experience with Solid Christian Values. MVCS is a Preschool through 12th grade private school located on 20 acres in the North East area of Las Vegas that has been serving the Las Vegas community since 1983.It is a fully integrated leadership philosophy, where young people from preschool through high school, are trained up in problem solving applications, teamwork, communication skills through a fully integrated leadership development program.
We Value God’s Word We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word, the authoritative and trustworthy rule for faith and practice for all Christians.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16,17( NIV)
We Value People We believe people matter to God, and therefore, ought to matter to the church.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NIV)
We Value Growth We believe that man was created with enormous potential and that growth in all areas of life is both natural and expected.
Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Ephesians 4:15,16 (NLT)
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life-your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and] walking-around life-and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1,2 (MG)
We Value Service We believe that we were created to serve God and our fellow man.
If serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. . . But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 (NIV)
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others. I Peter 4:10 (NIV)
We Value Leadership We believe that everything rises and falls on leadership, therefore, we mustdedicate ourselves to the identification and development of leaders.
We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is . . . leadership, let him govern diligently. Romans 12:6-8 (NIV)
We Value Creativity We believe that every person has significant creative potential, and that
creativity is essential for the demands of the 21st century.
In the beginning God created Genesis 1:1 (NIV)
God created man in his own image. Genesis 1:27 (NIV)
We Value Humor We believe a sense of humor is crucial to enjoying life.
Laugh with your happy friends when they are happy Romans 12:14 (MG)
Being cheerful keeps you healthy, It is slow death tobe gloomy all the time.Proverbs 17:22 (GN)
We Value Optimism We believe your attitude is more powerful than your gifting in determining your success in life.
God can do anything you know, far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!Ephesians 3:20 (MG)
Work with a smile on your face, always keeping in mindthat no matter who happens to be giving the orders, you’re really serving God.Ephesians 6:5 (MG)
Everything is possible for him who believes Mark 9:23 (NIV)
We Value Teamwork We believe cooperative effort towards a Holy Spirit inspired dream honors God and points people to Christ.
Two are better than one, because they have a goodreturn for their work. Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIV)
How good and pleasant it is when bothers live together in unity! Psalm 133:1 (NIV)
We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. Romans 12:5 ( NLT)
We Value Change We believe the message of Jesus Christ is timeless, however, the method’s we use to communicate God’s word must be relevant and adaptable to an ever changing culture.
Men. . . who understood the times and knew what to do. I Chronicles 12:32 (NIV)
We Value Courage We believe life is filled with risk and adventure, therefore, we must courageously face each challenge with faith and perseverance.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
Without faith it is impossible to please God. Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
We Value Excellence We believe excellence honors God and inspires people.
Let every detail in your lives: words, actions, whatever, be done in the name of the Master, Jesus Colossians 3:17 ( MG)
MVCS is sponsored by The Champion Center of Las Vegas
Mountain View Christian Schools (MVCS) has been serving the Las Vegas community since 1983 providing superior education for students in preschool through 12th grade. MVCS began on a small church property located on North Lamb Boulevard with only a pre-school class. The church and school began growing and in 1989 it moved to its current location at 3900 E Bonanza Road. Located on 20 acres, the school and church facility included a 600 seat sanctuary along with an education wing that housed the preschool and elementary school students of MVCS. In the spring of 1996, a multi-purpose room was added to serve both our growing youth ministries and a new high school.
In the winter of 1997, a new middle school and high school education wing was dedicated. This facility offered students 14 classrooms including a state of the art computer lab, science lab, and media center and band room. Also In 1997, the Family Life Center was built and provided a new gymnasium for the athletic programs of MVCS. Later on the gymnasium added a commercial kitchen where today MVCS students participate in a Culinary Program.
Since then, the school has seen the completion of an Athletic complex on the northern 8 acres of the property. The complex is complete with baseball, football, and softball fields.
According to Senior Pastor Tom Van Kempen, “we are excited to see how God will provide the expansion of our church and school through the next few years. In the near future, there will be a new gymnasium covering 20,000 square feet that will include a commercial kitchen, three full size volley ball/basketball courts, a performance stage, a band room, a dance studio/aerobics room, a weight room, offices, classrooms and locker rooms.”
Realizing the vision to become the premier private Christian school in the nation, MVCS will add over 50 new classrooms spanning over three new buildings. There will be 25 new Elementary classrooms built around the existing sanctuary, which will include an elementary computer lab and music room. Two side by side structures are planned that will also replace modular classrooms and add 23 new Middle and High School classrooms. In addition, the middle school wing will feature a common area for computer learning. The two-story high-school facility will have a computer lab, multiple science labs, and an art studio all overlooking a teen meeting area. The entire campus will be enhanced with beautifully landscaped grounds that will include an outdoor courtyard and amphitheater.
Today the school serves approximately 600 students and the church is home to over 2000 parishioners. Some of the annual activities at the Mountain View Christian Schools include “Imageo Deo Fine Arts Festival.” This is an event hosted specifically to showcase the Fine Arts program at MVCS which includes Media Arts, Performing Arts and Culinary program. The school also hosts “Taste of Missions” where each class adopts the culture of another country and then showcases food and customs of that country during the event. Mountain View Christian Schools is also a host site for a one day leadership event, “Chick-Fil-A Leadercast,” broadcast live from Atlanta Georgia to hundreds of locations worldwide and featuring world renowned speakers.
MVCS strives to achieve its mission of academic excellence and spiritual vitality through accreditation.
2012-13 MVCS Handbook
“Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools, and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. The accreditation process is also known in terms of its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education.
While accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness, it is far more than that. Today accreditation examines the whole institution—the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students.
Accreditation is inextricably linked to institution and educational system improvement. The accreditation process asks institutions and systems to critically evaluate their vision, strategies, priorities, leadership, and programs and resources. The process of earning and maintaining accreditation provides institutions and educational systems with clear and compelling direction for implementing changes to move toward excellence.”(http://www.advanc-ed.org/what-accreditation)
MVCS currently holds accreditation with not one, but three different outside organizations. Please feel free to visit the links of each organization to become acquainted with the standards required for accreditation.
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) -www.acsi.org
ACSI Core Beliefs “That in all things He might have the preeminence”. Colossians 1:18
- Biblical Philosophy A thoroughly biblical philosophy of education should be implemented in Christian schools in all cultural contexts.
- Critical Thinking Students should learn how to process information and think critically in the context of a biblical worldview.
- Parental Education Responsibility Parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children; the school serves the Christian home.
- Bible As A Core Subject The teaching of Bible as a core subject is essential to the academic curriculum.
- Academic Excellence Schools should be committed to academic excellence, maximizing each student’s potential.
- Professional Development Professional resources and training are vital for the development and growth of Christian educators and schools.
- Great Commission Students and educators in Christian schools worldwide should be involved in the Great Commission by evangelizing and discipling.
- Biblical Integration The biblical integration of every planned learning experience is crucial to effective Christian schooling.
- Educational Choice The opportunity for Christian schooling should be accessible to families as a means of intellectual and spiritual development and formation for a life of service to God and society.
- School Improvement Christian schools should be involved in a plan of consistent evaluation and assessment for continuous improvement.
- Nondiscrimination The teaching/learning process in Christian schools should reflect a Christlike sensitivity, relevant to a diverse school community.
- Networking The ministry of Christian schooling can best be accomplished through cooperation with other appropriate individuals, agencies, and organizations in providing programs, materials, and services.
Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS) – www.actsschools.org,
Core Values of ACTS:
- A Biblical Worldview – modeling, teaching, and leading with actions and decisions that are consistent with God’s Word.
- Integrity – demonstrating exemplary practices reflective of Christian ethics; with accountability to Christ, our schools, and the educational community.
- Excellence – providing exceptional services for the certification and development of Christian administrators and teachers, and pathways to the highest levels of accreditation for Christian schools.
- Spirit Empowerment – affirming the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers and the immediacy of His enablement for service.
- Relationship – developing and sustaining a partnership with Christian Schools to enhance their ministry through personal connection.
- Creativity – being proactive in the pursuit and development of innovative solutions to benefit the growth and development of our organization and its member schools.
- Service – Purposing to approach current and prospective members in an “open-handed” manner; offering resources, support, consulting, advice, mentoring, aid to smaller schools
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS) – www.northwestaccreditation.org
The mission of the Northwest Accreditation Commission is to advance excellence in education through the process of accreditation.” Accreditation promotes continual school improvement leading to greater student achievement.
The Northwest Accreditation Commission accredits distance education, elementary, foreign nation, high, K 12, middle level, post secondary nondegree granting, residential, special purpose, supplementary education, and travel education schools.
The Northwest Accreditation Commission is one of the nation’s six acknowledged accreditation agencies. The geographic territory of the Association consists of the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and other geographical areas designated from time to time by the Board of Trustees.
Nevada Department of EducationMV CS is recognized by the Nevada Department of Education. The Nevada Department of Education supports our choice of accreditation, curriculum and selection of teachers. The Nevada Department of Education communicates this support through NRS394.211, which states that our school is exempt from the provisions of the Private Elementary and Secondary Authorization Act. For additional information from the Nevada Department of Education, you can visit them at www.nde.state.nv.us or call (775) 687-9200