HIGH SCHOOL

Covenant Christian High School provides a Christian approach to education emphasizing a Biblical worldview for the Shoals area. Prayer, academic excellence, and spiritual and moral development are central to Covenant’s purpose.

 

Covenant Christian School seeks to equip college-bound students to become life-long learners and servant leaders in their communities. We assist Christian families to pursue excellence in spiritual, academic, physical, social and artistic growth for our students. Our curriculum offers a comprehensive education within a non-denominational, Christ-centered worldview. 

Letter from Our Head of School:

Welcome!  Covenant Christian School values you and your student. Jesus and students is what we are all about. We want to be a partner with you and your church in the raising of your child - training them up in the way they should go. With your child spending an average of forty hours per week at school, choosing the right school that partners with you and reflects the same values you espouse at home and at church becomes critical. Personally speaking, Private Christian education is the best investment I have ever made; my three kids went through private Christian school k3-12; I never regretted the sacrifices - and I know it's a sacrifice. 

 

Our students are what we are all about. Private Christian school is a great place to develop skills in academics, athletics and arts. Recently, a college student observed our students after completing student teaching at another school; she commented, “I wish my students performed at the level yours do. Your students can do twice what my other students could.” Superior test scores and college acceptance are just two reasons to choose private school. Athletic opportunity is another. Covenant is a consistent competitor with many championships under our belt. Covenant is also launching new fine arts electives beginning in 2021. 

 

Our 35 year history speaks for itself. Our alumni are successful in many walks of life throughout our community. We are fully accredited by SACS and Association of Christian School International. Our facilities include athletic fields and a gym, technology-packed classrooms, a cafe/auditorium and a complete science lab. We offer a one-to-one ChromeBook ratio from 1st through 12th grade. Students in grades 7-12 are able to live stream classes if they are home sick; they appear in the rear of the class on a 75” monitor and can see via an HD ceiling mounted camera, hear via a teacher’s lapel microphone and ask questions in real time. 

 

We are Christian from our founding covenant to our board, to our faculty and staff, to our families.  We believe that only faith in Christ alone saves us. We are an interdenominational, educational ministry. We welcome Christian families that meet our academic standard, raise students with excellent behavior, and are ready to make a long term commitment to “the best investment you will ever make”. I know it’s a big deal, a big decision - come see us!  Tours are available every school day.

 

We WELCOME you!

Dr. Lee Campbell

Curriculum

English

  • 9th – Literature and Composition

  • 10th – World Literature

  • 11th – American Literature

  • 12th – Dual Enrollment for English Literature and Composition. Two college English courses in conjunction with Northwest Shoals Community College are completed during the senior year.

 

Science

  • 9th – Physical Science

  • 10th – Biology

  • 11th – Chemistry

  • 12th – Human Anatomy and Physiology

 

Social Studies/History

  • World History

  • American History

  • American Government

  • Economics

 

Mathematics

  • Algebra I

  • Algebra II

  • Geometry

  • Algebra III and Trigonometry

  • Pre-calculus

  • Business Mathematics & Personal Finance

 

Foreign Language

  • 10th – Latin I

  • 11th – Latin II

 

Physical Education

  • General Physical Education

  • Health

  • Varisty Sports (Class 1A, AHSAA)

 

Performing Arts

  • Drama

  • Speech

  • Vocal and instrumental participation in Chapel programs

 

Computer Applications

  • 9th – Basic strategies involved in using Microsoft Office. Topics include Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Additional topics may be included depending on the pace of the class. 

 

Yearbook

  • 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th – Sponsor approval required, and may be taken multiple times.

 

Teacher's Aide

  • 12th – Students assist teachers with classroom duties

 

Driver's Education

  • Must be 15 years old and possess an Alabama Driver Learner’s permit 

  • Offered via outside CCS faculty member.

 

Daily Schedule includes:   

(Regular Bell Schedule for Grades 9 - 12)

Homeroom:  8:00 – 8:10

1st period:  8:10 – 8:55

2nd period:  9:00 – 9:50

Break: 9:50 – 10:00    

3rd period:  10:05 – 10:55

4th period:  11:00 – 11:50

5th period:  11:55 – 1:10  (Lunch is served during this period.)

6th period:  1:15 – 2:05

7th period:  2:10 – 3:00

 

On Mondays, there is a slight difference in 1st – 4th period times due to Chapel from 8:10 – 8:45

 

Annual Highlights

  • Retreat – A senior retreat is planned at the beginning of the school year. Team building activities and leadership qualities along with spiritual discussion and guidance is provided during this time. The administrator ends the retreat with a charge to the senior class as they begin their senior year.

  • Senior Play – Performance is scheduled in the fall. Proceeds from the play are used to offset the cost of the NYC spring trip.

  • New York City, NY – In the spring of their senior year, students participate in a Senior Trip to NYC. Class fundraisers help with the cost of this trip.

  • Trip to Alabama Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Norton Auditorium at UNA for all grades

 

Dual Enrollment   

Covenant Christian School and Northwest Shoals Community College Dual Enrollment offerings are available. CCS Students have the opportunity to earn college credit for English 101 and English 102. (6 credit hours)

 

College Guidance and Planning   

The Guidance Counselor at CCS offers directions to students and parents as they navigate the college application and selection process. Covenant’s School Code for testing is 012696.

 

ACT Information  

Please visit the ACT website to learn more about this testing.

 

PSAT Information  

Please visit the PSAT/NMSQT website to learn more about this test given to 11th graders.

 

Clubs and Organizations 

  • Key Club

  • Student Council

  • National Honor Society

  • Yearbook

  • Latin Club

  • Drama

  • Mentoring/monthly service projects

  • Leadership Shoals – per application with the Shoals Chamber of Commerce

 

Graduation Requirements  

There are two different diploma options: High School Diploma and a Honors High School Diploma.

 

  • 4 Math credits

  • 4 English credits

  • 4 Science credits

  • 4 Social Studies credits

  • 4 Bible credits

  • 2 Foreign Language credits

  • 1 Fine Arts credit

  • 1 Physical Education credit

  • 1 Computer credit

  • ½ Health credit

  • ½ Elective credit

  • 25 credits are required for graduation/26 credits are required for a honors diploma (For an Honors Diploma, 11th and 12th grade students must take Honors English and Math.)

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Our aim is to provide an environment of Christian academic excellence that will enable our students to develop a Biblical world and life view.

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Covenant Christian School does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, sex, nationality or ethnic origin.

Covenant Christian School does not deny admission on the basis of color, race, nationality or ethnic origin.