Thank you for your interest in Victory Christian Center School (VCCS). VCCS, a college preparatory school accredited by the International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA) and Advanced ED, is dedicated to educating the total child – spirit, soul, and body.
Psalm 127:3 reads: “Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” God conveys to us that the children belong to Him; and, as parents, we serve as stewards. He has given us the Bible which gives clear guidelines on how God wants us to nurture and educate them.
To that end, the administration, faculty and staff of VCCS desire to join in partnership with you to give your child a solid Christ-centered academic experience. The core of our program emphasizes a Bible-based philosophy designed to help our students develop a Christian world-view. This philosophy is entrenched in the hearts of our dedicated and experienced professionals who are committed to see each child excel. Rigorous curriculum offerings challenge students at all grade levels. Extra-curricular activities provide the means for students to explore other interests while enhancing their personal development. Through careful guidance, our graduates continue their education and for the past 5 years, have received over 2 million dollars in scholarship offers annually.
Victory Christian Center School’s commitment is to see that your child is devoted to a personal relationship with God, that they are equipped to take the ministry of Jesus Christ into every area of their daily life, and that they are prepared to assume their roles in society. It is an honor for us to be in partnership with you as we work together to give God another generation who will enhance the greatness of our nation.
Meet our Headmaster
Cheryl Riley has been named Chief Administrator/Principal for Victory Christian Center School. She replaces Michael Pratt, the school’s original principal, who retired recently after 27 years.
Since joining the faculty as a math teacher in 1989, Mrs. Riley has taught Algebra, Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics, Advanced Functions and Modeling, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Science. After being promoted to Elementary Administrator in 2014, she now oversees all school divisions.
“Having been at Victory since its inception and having entrusted the school with educating my three children from preschool through 12th grade,” Mrs. Riley said, “I am committed to the VCCS mission because I’ve seen proof of the product.” After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in Computer Science from Barber-Scotia College, she earned teaching certification at UNCC. Riley received a Master’s in Executive Leadership Studies and Principal Licensure from Gardner-Webb University.
An adamant proponent of education reform, Mrs. Riley has been secretary of the Greater Charlotte Alliance of Black School Educators (GCABSE) since 2014. Recognized in 2011 as one of Mecklenburg County’s most outstanding teachers by the Teaching Fellows Institute at Charlotte, she has served concurrent terms as vice president and president of TFI’s Alumni Advisory Council since 2013. As an independent training consultant since 1994, she has conducted workshops for child care providers throughout the Southeast. In 2012, Mrs. Riley conducted a workshop at the national Extraordinary Educators Conference in Chicago where she taught 6th through 12th grade teachers how to generate “aha” moments to help students learn challenging math concepts. As a classroom teacher, she was a member of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
A Charlotte native and graduate of South Mecklenburg, Mrs. Riley believes in supporting her community. As a teacher and tutor, this certified life/career coach has helped prepare low-income students for college through Johnson C. Smith’s Upward Bound Program. She also has mentored unwed mothers and assisted homeless women through nonprofits, House of Esther, Charlotte’s Pregnancy Resource Center and Church in the City Women’s Shelter.
Additional Honors and Accomplishments
- Selected by Charlotte Teaching Fellows Institute (TFI): 2011
- Teacher/Tutor, Johnson C. Smith University Upward Bound: 2002 – 2011
- Presenter, Staff Development for Educators (SDE) Conference, Chicago: 2012
- President, TFI Alumni Advisory Council: 2015 – Present
- Vice President, TFI Alumni Advisory Council: 2013 – 2015
- Secretary, Greater Charlotte Alliance of Black School Educators (GCABSE): 2014- Present
- Community Champion Award, Microsoft Minority Student Day: 2016
- Member, National Association of Professional Women: 2015 – Present
- Member, North Carolina Teachers of Mathematics: 1995 – 2014
- Certified Life/Career Coach: 2015 – Present
- National Association of Elementary Principals (NAESP) – National Panel of New Principals