CHS ACADEMICS

Be prepared for college and future vocational pursuits with our rigorous college preparatory program and teachers who care.
Christian High School's academic program includes honors and Advanced Placement courses in history, math, science, English and art. Students are taught to think critically and to develop analytical skills for the present and their future.

Thoroughly Equipped

A key component of academic success for students is the relationship they have with their teacher.  Christian High School teachers are professionally and spiritually prepared to meet the academic and spiritual needs of each student.  Faculty are placed in areas of responsibility and ministry where their expertise, gifts, and passion can be maximized. 

Curriculum, instruction, extra-curricular events, and activities are carefully planned to create an environment where students grow in their personal faith.  Bible instruction is foundational at Christian High, with many opportunities for missions outreach to others, in our community and around the world.  High school students attend a weekly chapel with student-led worship and speakers from inside and outside our community.

Honors & Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement program offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. Many colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.

Advanced Placement Courses
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Government
  • AP Physics
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP World History

 

Note: Summer work may be required for placement in AP-Level courses.

Honors Courses
  • Honors Algebra II
  • Honors Anatomy
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Honors English I
  • Honors English II
  • Honors English III
  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • Honors Spanish IV

Dual Credit Courses

Dual Credit courses are a great opportunity for students to get credit for college courses at a fraction of the cost. Our partnership with Colorado Christian University in providing Dual Credit courses will allow our graduates to enter college as freshmen (or even sophomores) with many credits or courses completed or waived. Make sure to consult specific colleges to be certain the courses transfer to meet the freshman and sophomore level requirements of the college or university.

School Profile

Course Descriptions

Our course catalog contains the essential information for each course offered at Christian High School. 

Course Sequencing & Prerequisites

Students progress through areas of study in a logical order, with certain prerequisites for movement to the next course and into honors level classes. Find out more here:

Our Teachers

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Counseling

Our Counseling Office provides guidance throughout the high school career, always with an eye on God’s plan for the next steps of college and career. 

Patriots Community Service

At Christian High School, students learn how to apply the Biblical worldview they have acquired in the classroom by completing service to the community as part of Christian High School’s Servant Leadership program. 

Library Media Center

Our Library Media Center provides students and teachers with current, accurate, and easily accessible information on topics they study. Christian authors and viewpoints are provided on various topics studied, when available. 

The library also provides interesting, challenging, and entertaining materials for leisure reading. Special consideration is given to providing students the works of contemporary Christian writers, as well as to providing classical works of fiction and biography.

At Christian Junior and Senior High schools, the library is open before school, at lunchtime and after school and available during the school day for classes to meet. One of the three school computer labs available to junior and senior high school students is housed in the library for classroom and individual use for online homework and research.

Summer School

Summer School provides an opportunity for students to work ahead, catch up, or provide more room in their schedules for electives and honors courses.

DUAL CREDIT THROUGH COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

Dual Credit courses are a great opportunity for your child to get credit for college courses at a fraction of the cost. Our partnership with Colorado Christian University in providing Dual Credit courses will allow your child to enter college as a freshman or possibly sophomore with many credits or courses completed or waived. Make sure to consult specific colleges to be certain the courses transfer to meet the freshman and sophomore level requirements of the college or university.

Course Enrollment List 2020-21 

Dual Enrollment Flyer 2020-21 (View for enrollment/drop deadlines)

Christian High School CourseCredits EarnedCCU Course NameCCU Course NumberSemester
AP Calculus4Calculus IMAT-141Year Long
AP English Literature & Composition3Introduction to LiteratureENG-201Year Long
AP Physics5General Physics 1/General Physics LabPHY-210/212Year Long
AP United States History3American HistoryHIS-205Year Long
AP World History3World Civilization IHIS-201Year Long
Bible 113Christian DoctrineTHE-203AYear Long
Calculus4Calculus 1MAT-141Year Long
Honors Pre Calculus3Pre CalculusMAT-115Year Long
Honors English III: American Literature3American Literature IENG-202Year Long
English IV: British Literature3British LiteratureENG-204Year Long

Click here to enroll.  The courses available are listed on the table above.  Please remember the deadline to enroll is early April of the preceding year.

Semester grades for both semesters are averaged into one grade.

A dual credit course can be used as a “safety net” if there is concern that your child may not pass the AP exam. Also, some colleges may be more likely to accept a Dual Credit course than an AP score.  

Cost Comparison

DUAL CREDIT SAVINGS
$ 200 PER DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE (NOT PER UNIT)
  • GRAND CANYON - $450 PER UNIT
  • POINT LOMA - $1400 PER UNIT
  • SAN DIEGO STATE - $250 PER UNIT
  • UCSD - $450 PER UNIT
WHY?

Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).

SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.