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Academics Overview

CHS gives students a solid foundation for their educational career and life. As we cross new frontiers in education, we strive to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective, spiritual formation, and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Christian Heritage offers a balanced, challenging, and integrated K-12 educational program in academics, athletics, Truth and the arts. In an entrepreneurial environment students reach for academic excellence while maintaining social, spiritual and emotional well-being. Our students think critically, write persuasively, communicate confidently and solve problems collaboratively.
CHS students consistently outperform national averages at all grade levels on nationally-normed achievement tests. With a goal to teach far more than can be measured on standardized tests, our students are taught to look beyond facts, dates, and statistics, and persuasively articulate what they know and believe.

Lower School (Grades K-5)

The lower school academic program at CHS challenges each child. Our teachers recognize and celebrate individual learning styles to ensure that each student reaches his/her maximum potential. Together, parents, students and faculty work to promote educational and developmental growth as well as a life-long love of learning. Our warm, friendly learning environment makes every child feel welcomed and accepted. CHS is a community where great emphasis is placed on loving God and loving others, character development, responsible citizenship and giving back to the community.

Innovative curriculum is augmented with a rich array of special classes which include weekly instruction in Spanish, Art, Music, Bible, Aquaponics, and Physical Education. Clubs and programs offer opportunities for students to explore and discover new ideas and actively participate in their interests. Our students are equipped with the foundation they need to thrive as they transition to middle school.

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

CHS helps students and their families navigate the middle school years that are marked by transitions. As academics become more challenging, our rotating schedule provides each student with increased flexibility that makes school more interesting. The schedule builds in class preparation time, time to collaborate with peers, and time for additional help from their teachers. As more opportunities for involvement become available, CHS helps each student learn how to maintain a manageable workload while balancing academics, community service, and extracurricular activities.

We are a vibrant community of students and faculty engaged in the joint disciplines of learning and teaching. We navigate the highs and lows of the learning process with grace, in order to model redemptive relationships. Each student is assigned to and regularly meets with an Advisor who supports them academically, spiritually and emotionally. Each teacher builds a strong relationship with the individual student and provides parents with narratives throughout the year.

The introduction to the Harkness Method of teaching in the humanities fosters learning through discussion and discovery. It helps develop a student’s individual voice and academic confidence. The middle school core class offerings consist of Math, Science, Language Arts, History, Bible, Health, and Physical Education. Electives include Art, Band, Chorus, Drama, and Spanish. Middle School students also have the opportunity to participate in academic, athletic, and art competitions as well as National Junior Honor Society.

Upper School (Grades 9-12)

The upper school continually makes strides in its pursuit for excellence. We provide a purposeful education and encourage students to push their intellectual boundaries. Advanced Placement, Honor, and Dual Enrollment courses are available to students who meet the requirements. The Harkness Method and Problem-Based Learning each represent a paradigm shift from traditional teaching and lecture-based classrooms. These methods advance students from simplistic memorization to complex understanding which develops motivated, disciplined, life-long learners.

Our college-prep curriculum exceeds the state’s standards and produces many recipients of the HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships as well as other merit-based scholarships. Each year our students score above the national average on SAT and ACT college exams. A variety of electives are offered to give students the opportunities to explore areas of interests.

We encourage our high schoolers to step into the leadership roles their age affords. Leadership opportunities are offered through our Prefect program, National Honor Society, Pep Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and various other clubs and activities. Local service projects help students find their unique areas of ministry. Students may also participate in interscholastic, athletic, and fine arts events.

CHS is a student-focused school in a community of trust. Students have a voice in the life of the school and are given real responsibilities from teachers that desire genuine fellowship and relationships with their students. Our graduates are prepared not only with the knowledge presented in the classroom, but also with the 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity that allows them to be successful and bear influence during their college years and for life.

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