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Valor Academy High School

Counseling & Restorative Practices

Counseling & Restorative Practices

“Valor Academy High School feels more like a family. It feels more like a community rather than just an average school. The teachers, the students, everybody just helps you to push yourself to do even better, to become the better version of yourself every single day.”
Kaylen, VAHS Student

At Valor Academy High School, we focus on community. Together, we’re building a strong school culture that supports our students in internalizing the importance of championing equity and pursuing excellence through integridad and kohyang (community).

Counseling Support

All students at Valor Academy High School have a counselor who knows them, their dreams, and their needs. Together, with the support of our families, we support our students to dream big dreams and to realize them. 

At Valor Academy High, we prioritize a low student-to-counselor ratio of 132:1 so that our students have strong relationships with our counselors and can navigate high school and the path to higher education successfully. By comparison, the state of California has an average student-to-counselor ratio of 601:1 (source).

Our counselors are committed to supporting our students’ success at Valor and beyond, and they help our students identify and successfully pursue the higher education pathway that is right for them. All of our graduates receive up to 6 years of individualized support to succeed in and graduate from higher education. Learn more about our Alumni Support & College Success program.


Restorative Practices

All Valor Academy High staff use restorative justice practices as an effective alternative to punitive responses to wrongdoing. Restorative practices bring people together in a safe and respectful space to promote dialogue, accountability, and a stronger sense of community. 

We support our students to come together to have restorative conversations, so that they have the opportunity to repair any harm that may have been caused.