AVCS offers opportunities in a variety of sports: Baseball, Softball, Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Volleyball, Girls’ Volleyball, Cross-Country, and Cheerleading.
As a school dedicated to “Training Christian Leaders Committed to Excellence,” every endeavor by Apple Valley Christian School plays an important part in fulfilling this mission. The AVCS Athletic Program provides an excellent opportunity for students to receive this training.
It is the goal of Apple Valley Christian School to build Christian character through the many challenging and stressful situations encountered in sports. Displays of ego, anger or negative reactions are not tolerated. Self-control and learning ways to deal with stressful situations are taught and modeled by both the coaches and the athletes.
It is noteworthy that AVCS requires students to maintain a 2.5 grade point average in order to be eligible to play on a sports team. This is higher than requirements at any other High Desert high school.
At AVCS, we teach that God looks past the outward signs (the score or performance) to the heart. Winning or “being the best” may fall far short of excellence if the process failed to produce a heart attitude in conformity with that of Jesus Christ. This attitude and accompanying actions are fostered by focusing upon and living out these two scriptural principles:
- “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” Colossians 3:23
- “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:17
AVCS athletes are to represent Jesus as Lord by saying, doing and competing in a manner that is acceptable to Him.