Academics @ Victory High School
- Media Technology / Honors Media Technology
- Computer Center
- Super Computers
- English Grammar and Literature (Grades: 9 – 12)
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP English Literature and Composition
- Spanish I-IV
- French l-lV
- Art History / AP Art History
- World History
- U.S. History / AP U.S. History
- U.S. Government / AP U.S. Government
- European History (1900-1945)
- Civil Rights
- Informal Geometry
- Algebra 1 and 2
- AP Calculus
- Worship Team
- Music Theory / AP Music Theory
- Introduction to Music
- Concert Choir
- A Capella
- World Religions
- Christian Ethics
- New Testament
- Old Testament
- Introduction to Theology
- Biology / AP Biology
- Chemistry / AP Chemistry
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Studio Art I and II
- Film History
- Student Publications
Advanced Placement Courses
Victory Christian High School currently participates in the College Board Advanced Placement program. AP classes afford students a variety of benefits from more challenging classes to smaller class size, stronger schedule strength, weighted GPA, and the opportunity to earn college credits by passing the AP exam in the Spring. At Victory Christian High School, students are required to take the AP exam for any Advanced Placement course for which they are registered. Exceptions to this policy are rare and must be approved ahead of time.
Our AP program is always growing at Victory. We currently offer the following AP courses:
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- United States History
- US Government and Politics
- Art History
- Music Theory
- Studio Art
As a small school, we are able to offer these courses in part because we do so on an as-needed basis. For example, our AP English courses rotate each year and our AP science courses are offered when there is student interest. Additionally, if you have a strong interest in an AP course that we do not currently offer, arrangements can be made in order to discuss other options and learn about the possibility of adding the course to our curriculum.
Counseling & College Planning
Victory High School strives to guide each and every student who walks through our doors toward a bright future. One of the ways we do this is by partnering with families right away at the beginning of freshman year. As a college preparatory school, we want to help navigate each family through the process of choosing classes, participating in extracurricular and volunteer activities, performing in the classroom and on tests, and applying for college admission and financial aid.
We recognize that the short four-year journey through high school can at times feel very long. It can be easy for students to lose sight of their goals. For that reason, our counseling office extends well beyond the boundaries of a single person. Students receive quality advice and direction from their teachers, administrators, and staff on a daily basis.
Finally, we recognize the importance of putting the right resources in the hands of each family at every stage of their journey. We partner with a variety of groups who specialize in college financial aid, test preparation, college admissions, and more. Most of these services are provided at no additional cost to the student or family. This is just one more way we at Victory High School strive to guide students toward their goals.
For more information on enrollment opportunities, check out the Admissions page!
Expectations and Graduation Requirements
Students at Victory register for 7 – 8 academic courses per semester and must achieve 54 units of credit for graduation. One unit is awarded for each successfully completed semester course. Our college-preparatory academic program requires 8 units in Theology, 8 units in English, 6 units in Math, 6 units in Science, 6 units in Social Studies, 4 units in Foreign Language, 4 units in Physical Education (including health), 4 units in Applied/Practical Arts, 4 units in Fine/Visual/Performing Arts, and 2 units in academic electives. These requirements track to entrance requirements of virtually all colleges and universities.
All of our classrooms are equipped with computers and projectors. In addition, every teacher and student on campus use an iPad to serve as a digital textbook and learning tool. Some classrooms are also equipped with video equipment in order to make distance learning and in-class video conferencing possible. Students in our on-campus IT consulting business, called ServiTech, maintain our campus network and technology in a hands-on work environment where they learn tools that can help them grow in today’s increasingly high-tech world.
Grading and Honors Classes
Grades of A through F are awarded for all courses, and a grade point average is computed on a 4.00 scale. Only in extraordinary cases are grades of CR (Credit) or P (Pass) given. All grades are included in a student’s GPA except CR, P and grades for P.E. and teacher aides. A cumulative GPA, calculated each semester from all of a student’s semester grades, is the basis for class rank. Honors courses such as our AP offerings and other advanced courses like Spanish IV are graded on a 5.00 scale in a student’s GPA and are the only weighted courses in the curriculum.
Each spring semester our Varsity, JV, and Novice Academic Teams compete in a quiz-bowl format through the San Diego City Schools Academic League.
Victory’s academic calendar counts two semesters of 18 weeks each. A week devoted to curriculum enrichment early in the second semester (“Mini-Week”) rounds out the calendar and offers students a choice of both practical and specialized, week-long concentrated classes such as “Music Tour”, “Poetry Workshop,” “San Diego Sports,” “Crafting,” “Single and Surviving,” “Driver’s Education” and volunteer community services.
In the classroom, classes such as Computer Center, Worship Team, and Student Publications are of high interest. Students also have an opportunity to become active participants in student government and service organizations. Chapters of the California Scholarship Federation exist on campus for recognition of honors-level students. Other students take part in a number of different activities such as San Diego Honors Seminar, Hugh O’Brien Youth Conference, speech and essay contests, and student leadership conferences. Social events such as dances are scheduled throughout the year by the individual classes or the ASB.
We provide after-school academic support for any student who needs extra help. Our teachers remain in their classrooms from 2:10 until at least 3:00 Monday through Thursday, and by prior arrangement students can also receive one-on-one peer tutoring.
Nearly 100% of the 2,005 Victory graduates attend either a 2-year or 4-year postsecondary institution.
Victory High School graduates have attended colleges such as University of San Diego, University of California (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego), Concordia University (Irvine, Seward, St. Paul and Bronxville), Marquette, Long Beach State University, San Diego State University, California State University Los Angeles, Azusa Pacific University, George Washington University, University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University, Pepperdine University, Valparaiso University, Point Loma Nazarene University, West Point and The Naval Academy.