• Guiding students through Junior High & High School
  • Recognizing God-given gifts & abilities
  • Strategizing toward college and career according to God’s plan
  • Assisting in finding the best fit for college or career
  • Informing & supporting parents in the college application process.



Counseling Department

Programs & Resources for Students & Parents

  • College 4U (lunch and after-school mini-workshops on a variety college preparation topics)
  • Grade-level Information Nights (for parents and students)
  • Individual academic counseling with students
  • Opportunities to meet with college representatives
  • Resources from Naviance Student, including college visit information, scholarships, college search, personality profiles, and personal college planning tools.   Please note that Naviance requires a login.   Students should contact their counselor for more information.
  • Resources in the Counseling Center include college counseling periodicals, testing information, college catalogs, postings for scholarships and summer programs, etc.
  • Feedback to Interpret & Increase College Testing Scores

Counseling Events

Counseling events take place on campus throughout the school year. Plan to attend as many as possible.

Testing Dates

Our updated calendar for standardized testing can be found here. Our school codes for test registration are as follows:

CEEB Code: 052836
TOEFL Code: 1928

Get in Touch

We'd love to answer your questions.

Mrs. Casey Kunde

Director of Counseling
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MA Counseling, USD
Pupil Personnel Credential
BA Psychology, USD

Mrs. Christine Speers

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Mrs. GayLynn Heinrich

Academic Counselor
International Director
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Counselor's Profile

Dual Credit Courses

Christian High School is happy to offer an opportunity for our students to earn dual credit through Colorado Christian University (CCU).  A dual credit course is a college course taken in high school which allows our students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.  Many of our Junior/Senior level honors and AP courses have been approved for dual credit.  Students who successfully complete our dual credit courses have their grade recorded on both a Christian High School transcript and a Colorado Christian University transcript.  

Request a Transcript

Transcript requests for current students: Students who need transcripts for colleges or scholarships must request transcripts through Family Connection. Official transcripts will be sent directly to colleges and universities directly from the Counseling Center. Seniors will receive a copy of their unofficial transcript at Senior Night, generally scheduled for the middle of September. Unofficial transcripts can be used for scholarship applications and to guide you as you complete your college applications.

Alumni/Former Student transcripts: To order a transcript, please complete the online form here or complete the paper form and mail it to: 

Mrs. Christine Speers, Registrar
2100 Greenfield Drive
El Cajon, CA 92019


Please note that all dates are tentative, and more details will be posted closer to the event.  

9/16/2021Counseling Senior NightGenerations 3457:00 PMAcademic and College Information for Seniors and their Parents
November 4, 20219th and 10th Grade Academic Review NightGenerations 3457:00 PMCounselor reviews academic expectations and paths leading to post high school planning for 9th and 10th graders and their parents.
January 13, 2022PSAT Review for 10th GradersGenerations 3456:30 PMReview PSAT results for 10th graders and their parents
January 13, 2022Counseling Junior NightGenerations 3457:00 PMAcademic and College Planning Night for Juniors and their Parents
3/10/20228th Grade Planning NightGenerations 3457:00 PMOverview of high school expectations at Christian High School and what students and their families can look forward to and expect from the high school experience.


DateTestRegistration DeadlineRegistration WebsiteNotes
March 12, 2022SATWill be advised when published by College Board
May 7, 2022SATWill be advised when published by College Board
June 4, 2022SATWill be advised when published by College Board
July 17, 2021ACTRegular 6/18, Late 6/25
September 11, 2021ACTRegular 8/6, Late 8/20
October 23, 2021ACTRegular 9/19, Late 10/3
December 11, 2021ACTRegular 11/25, Late 11/19
February 12, 2022ACT (Not yet confirmed by ACT)Regular 1/7/22, Late 1/21/22
April 2, 2022ACT (Not yet confirmed by ACT)Regular 2/25/22, Late 3/11/22
June 11, 2022ACT (Not yet confirmed by ACT)Regular 5/6/22, Late 5/20/22
July 16, 2022ACT (Not yet confirmed by ACT)Regular 6/17/22, Late 6/24/22
Weeks of 5/2/22 to 5/20/22AP United States Government and Politics
Weeks of 5/2/22 to 5/20/23AP Calculus AB
Weeks of 5/2/22 to 5/20/24AP English Literature & Composition
Weeks of 5/2/22 to 5/20/25AP Physics I
Weeks of 5/2/22 to 5/20/26AP United States History
Weeks of 5/2/22 to 5/20/27AP Biology
Weeks of 5/2/22 to 5/20/28AP Modern World History
Weeks of 5/2/22 to 5/20/29AP Computer Science Principles
Weeks of 5/2/22 to 5/20/30AP Art & Design Portforlios Due
Weeks of 5/2/22 to 5/20/31AP Psychology


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

  • UCSD - $450 PER UNIT

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).


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.    



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