Daily Life at Valiant Cross
At Valiant Cross Academy, we believe scholars learn through an intentional culture of structure, discipline, and love. We are committed to providing a well-rounded quality education for our scholars. We believe male mentors can have an influence on our scholars that can last for years to come.
At Valiant, we provide many experiences and fun activities for our scholars as well. We take many walking field trips around downtown Montgomery. We offer arts and music education too.
We also believe in order to achieve excellence, our scholars need to dress for success.
School Supply List for the 2022-2023 School Year
- Student daily planner
- 2 composition notebooks
- 2 spiral notebooks
- 8 GB flash drive
- Colored pencils
- 2 packs/index cards
- Highlighters (multicolor pack)
- Glue stick
- 1 pair of earbuds/headphones
- Pencil pouch
- Large and small packs of index cards
- 2/ 3 ring binders 1″ (black and white)
- Filler paper
- Blue/black ink pens
- 2 packs of dividers (5 tab colored)
- Red pen
- Pocket dictionary
- Blue 3 prong folder
- 1 pack sheet protectors
- 3-in-1 notebook
- 8 tab dividers
- College rule paper
- Graphing paper
- Copy paper (1 pack)
- Hand sanitizer
- 5 pocket folders
We believe that the way a person dresses reflects the way they think and feel about themselves. At Valiant Cross Academy, our scholar’s appearance communicates many things about our school to the community and establishes our reputation as an outstanding school with excellent scholars. All students must wholeheartedly support the dress code.
Monday – Thursday
BLACK BELTS SHOULD BE WORN AT ALL TIMES
SHIRTS MUST BE TUCKED INTO PANTS AT ALL TIMES
NO COATS OR JACKETS (without school logo) may be worn after arriving at school.
Hats/Hair Coverings: Scholars may not wear hats, handkerchiefs, bandanas, scarves, or other head coverings. Exceptions can be made for religious and/or medical reasons.
Hair: Hair should be neat and well-kept (clean, combed/brushed). It should have a uniform look. It is not acceptable for scholars to have designs, figures, and signs cut into their hair, or to color or twist their hair.
Jewelry: Scholars may not wear earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets or other jewelry to school unless medically related.
General Neatness: Clothes should be clean and free of excessive wrinkles. The oxford shirt should be buttoned to the top and tucked in at all times, shoelaces should be tied at all times, and tie should be tied.
Breakfast: 7:10 AM – 7:40 AM
Lunch: 11:00 AM – 12:40 PM
THE SCHOOL DAY JUST GOT HEALTHIER
New standards for school meals were implemented on July 1, 2012, which resulted in healthier meals for students across the nation. These new meal requirements are a key component of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by First Lady Michelle Obama as a part of her Let’s Move! Campaign and signed into law by President Obama. New meal standards include fat-free flavored and 1% unflavored milk choices, increased offerings of fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, “right” sized-aged appropriate portions, and less sodium in our meals.
The legislation requires meal prices to be in line with federal subsidies for students who receive Free and Reduced-Price Meals. All school districts are required to gradually increase their meal prices. Our children are worth this financial investment.
LUNCH PRICES FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023
|Student 2nd Meal||$2.25||$4.00|
All enrolled students of Valiant Cross Academy are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE for the 2022-2023 school year. No further action is required by parents. One breakfast and one lunch meal will be served to all students at no charge regardless of their eligibility status.
The National Honor Society at Valiant Cross Academy
Member Selection Procedure
The National Honor Society chapter of Valiant Cross Academy High School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those scholars who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Scholars are selected for membership by majority vote of a five-member principal-appointed faculty council, which bestows this honor upon qualified scholars on behalf of the faculty of our school.
Scholars in grades 10 & 11 are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a scholar must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale. Each fall those scholars who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Candidate Form that provides the faculty council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service.
To evaluate a candidate’s character, the faculty council uses three forms of input. First, school disciplinary records are reviewed. Second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership. Third, candidate information forms are reviewed and verified.
Any solicited faculty input and all Candidate Forms are carefully reviewed by the faculty council to determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule.
Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection.