ACADEMICS

CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

thoroughly equipped

Be prepared for college and future vocational pursuits with our rigorous college preparatory program and teachers who care.

OUR TEACHING FACULTY

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.

HONORS & AP COURSES

Christian High School’s academic program includes honors and Advanced Placement courses in history, math, science, English, and art. The AP program offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. Many colleges and universities grant placement and course credit for passed AP exams. Our honors and AP courses teach students to think critically and to develop important analytical skills.
Advanced Placement Courses
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Government
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP World History

Note: Summer work may be required for placement in AP-Level courses. Contact the instructor before beginning.

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
  • Honors Intro to Engineering
  • Honors Principles of Engineering
  • Honors Civil Engineering
  • Honors Integrated Manufacturing
Dual Credit Through Colorado Christian
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.

faith foundation

Bible instruction is foundational at Christian High. Students take a Bible class every semester, and they participate in missions outreach in our community and around the world.  High school students attend a weekly chapel with student-led worship and carefully chosen speakers who demonstrate Christian leadership and influence in all walks of life.

ACADEMIC 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. Our goals is to help students discover their strengths and talents. Each student comes to school with different motivations, and through four years of careful academic counseling, we help students discover their interests and support their goal formation while building a plan for the future. Our counselors walk with students through everything from course selection to standardized testing to college research and applications.

missions & 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 and the world as part of Christian High School’s Servant Leadership program. 

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.

Dual Enrollment Flyer (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
Honors 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 Literature (Register in the Fall)ENG-2041st Semester
English IV: British Literature3British Literature (Register in the Spring)ENG-2052nd Semester

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?

COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Community Service requirement is 20 hours per school year, served and documented as a Bible Class project worth 5% of the student’s Bible grade.

The Bible class Christian Service Project assignment is meant to team service to the community along with personal evangelism of those served. The assignment has several sections and a form to submit for Community Service credit at the end of the project. All materials (rubric and form) are provided by the Bible teachers in Google Classroom.

Twenty hours per year, a minimum of five hours of service per quarter, is required for all grade levels, 7-12. Hours can also be combined into one activity such as VBS (Summer Blast) or a mission trip. Hours can be served between the summer before school starts for the year and the first day of May.

The student’s cumulative hours of service show on their transcript. Community service hours are important as they may influence post high school decisions and outcomes.

*Community Service forms are available in Google Classroom, and paper copies are in the office.


IN MEMORY OF OUR FOUNDER

It is with sadness that we share that the co-founder of our school district, Dr. Beverly LaHaye, passed away on Sunday, April 14. She was 94 years old.

Beverly was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ all the days of her life, and God used her in extraordinary ways to make a difference in the world around her. Along with her husband Dr. Tim LaHaye, she worked to establish Christian Unified Schools at a time when Christian education was in its infancy. She had a vision to meet the need for God-honoring curriculum and teachers who modeled Christlikeness to the students in their care, and she worked tirelessly to that end.

In addition to her influence on our school district, Beverly was also the author of many books, the founder of Concerned Women for America, and a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a faithful and treasured member of Shadow Mountain Community Church, where she was honored recently during the GirlTime women’s event. As the audience stood to applaud, Beverly pointed upward, giving all of the glory to the God she served.

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