Beaver County Christian School
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Biblicaly Grounded for Life

High School

BCCS High School Academics

Starting from the premise that "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge" (Proverbs 1:7), the high school curriculum at Beaver County Christian School is a traditional college preparatory course of studies with opportunities for advanced students in Advanced Placement classes, but also opportunities for students who may not be choosing to go to a traditional four year liberal arts college. All classes are taught from a Christian worldview perspective, often utilizing an "essential question" approach which challenges students to think deeply about their worldview and its foundations.

Students are required to take 26 high school credits drawing from classes in Bible, English, history, math, science, computer, health and physical education. In addition to the regular curriculum, advanced classes are offered in English, history, math and science . While not all advanced classes are Advanced Placement (AP) classes, three AP classes are offered: AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus, and AP Chemistry. A particularly noteworthy option in the curriculum is an optional school trip to Rome and Paris in the senior year as part of the Advanced European History class.

BCCS's Reformed heritage provides a strong foundation for Bible classes, which rely heavily on materials published by Christian Schools International. Yet in keeping with the mission of Christian schools from this theological perspective, BCCS is committed to a holistic view of the Christian life; therefore, there are classes in music, art, theater, speech, health and physical education. In music, students are able to participate in an annual award-winning musical as well as instrumental and vocal ensembles, including two levels of performance handbells.

Online course options, utilizing that same "essential question" and Christian worldview approach, are available in five foreign languages: French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Chinese and in Accounting, Economics and college level Psychology.

Students seeking coursework with a more practical focus can take Consumer and Business Mathematics or Physical Science.