Traverse City Christian School – High School
Our Christ-centered academics are taught by our exceptional highly dedicated staff, a number of our staff have one or more Master’s degrees. Our academic excellence begins in our preschool and extends all the way through graduation.
Traverse City Christian School consistently ranks first or second for composite ACT scores in northern Michigan, and our graduates attend such prestigious institutions as the University of Michigan, Stanford University, Wheaton College, the US Air Force and Naval Academies and Hillsdale College. 90% of our graduates who attend college receive academic and/or athletic scholarships.
Our high school is comprised of grades 9-12. During these years a tremendous amount of growth occurs and a deepening level of thinking develops. Students delve more deeply into subject areas and are challenged to evaluate and critique material from a distinctively Christian worldview. Bible classes include Logic, Biblical Defense, Understanding the Times, Theology and Apologetics.
Personal and Spiritual Growth
As students move through the academic curriculum, they are encouraged to grow personally, intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. Our goal is to graduate students who have begun to develop a comprehensive, biblical-shaped worldview and who are motivated to use their gifts and abilities for service and work in God’s world.
TCCS is a winner of the State of Michigan Governor’s Cup for Excellence in Education and is accredited by the State of Michigan. TCCS is a member of Christian Schools International, The Council on Private Education, and the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools.
Our curriculum consists of a planned systematic series of activities and experiences in which we use proven texts and materials to pursue our goals for each subject. We pursue solid academic competency for our students in all subjects. We also teach, in the context of each subject, about God’s character and the principles of His Word. We use every opportunity to develop the student’s Christ-like character. A unified Biblical world view is our goal!
What We Value
We value the following elements as essential to a Christian education curriculum:
1. BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES, because they…
a. Give an eternal and moral perspective on the application of knowledge and skills.
b. Clarify the implications of the choices we make.
c. Provide a solid framework which guides thoughts, decisions, and actions.
2. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS, because they…
a. Constitute the general body of academic knowledge and pursuit.
b. Identify and develop God-given abilities and release the unique potential of each person.
c. Enable the student to pursue and achieve God’s best intellectually, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially.
3. CHARACTER QUALITIES, because…
a. Character is the essence of who a person is.
b. Character enables one to put godly values into practice in spite of difficulty and opposition.
c. Character enables one to serve in God’s army and pursue the purposes of God for his or her generation.
d. Character which is not purposely formed will become malformed.