Valley Creek Leadership Academy | FAQ
VCLA (Valley Creek Leadership Academy) equips kingdom leaders for life. Student leaders will gain a greater sense of who they are, who God is, and what they were created to do. VCLA prepares and empowers kingdom leaders for their next step into college, graduate school, or into their career path.
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What is Valley Creek Leadership Academy (VCLA) all about?

VCLA equips kingdom leaders for life. Student leaders will gain a greater sense of who they are, who God is, and what they were created to do. VCLA prepares and empowers kingdom leaders for their next step into college, graduate school, or into their career path.

Who would be a prime candidate for VCLA?

VCLA is an excellent choice for 18-24 year olds who are motivated to grow and hungry for a challenge.

Is VCLA a “gap year” program?

We prefer the term “bridge year.” The nine months is not a “gap” in your education, career, or calling. We want to help students “bridge” towards the next steps God has in store for them.

What makes VCLA unique?

Kingdom Leadership Focus: We will impart leadership skills from a kingdom perspective in one-on-one and team-based environments.

Collaborative Community: Students will experience personal growth as they journey through the academy experience together.

Classroom Engagement: It will be an intense educational experience designed to accelerate their development both inside and outside of the classroom.

Missional Service and Travel: We will experience the diversity of the global Church through local mission immersion and foreign partnership investments.

What is required to apply?

There is no application fee to apply, but in order to be accepted, students must have a high school diploma. Prospective students can apply online by clicking here. Once the application is complete, you will be contacted to setup a personal interview with our VCLA staff.

Are scholarships and housing available?

No. Students are responsible for securing their tuition costs and their housing arrangements. 

Are students able to work in addition to their VCLA responsibilities?

Yes. Students will be able to work part-time on weekends as long as it doesn’t interfere with outside reading and assignments (approximately 5-10 hours per week).

What does the weekly schedule look like?

Every week looks different, but VCLA students should expect to be at our Flower Mound campus each week from 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday through Thursday. VCLA students also serve at HUB each Wednesday night from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. 

Is VCLA accredited?

It is not accredited and is not intended to replace a college degree. However, VCLA students will have the opportunity to earn up to 12 hours of college credit through Colorado Christian University. In addition, VCLA students will earn a certificate of completion, letters of recommendation, godly relationships, depth of character, and a confidence in their next steps.

What if I have more questions?

We would love to setup a time to meet with you! Please text “VCLAinfo” to 313131 and one of the members of our team will connect with you soon.