Contra Costa Christian High School has unique characteristics that our students and families love.
Contra Costa Christian High School is a college preparatory academic program with many Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Academic excellence is demonstrated through our strong college acceptance list and success of our students as they matriculate to a wide number of colleges and universities.
Our small class sizes allow teachers to identify struggling students early and provide academic support outside of class to help all students find success.
We seek to develop a love for learning in our students through engagement and real world applications.
CCCS is a community of learners that live life together. Students are celebrated by their peers for trying something new, not just success. Students will sing in the choir, pick up a musical instrument, or try out a new sport.
The High School Spiritual Retreat each fall allows students to leave campus and build relationships that last all through their high school career as they engage in worship, games, and small groups to challenge them in their walk with God.
Service Retreat takes 2 days each year to tangibly live out God’s call to serve others and love our neighbors. We perform service projects in our local school neighborhood in addition to volunteering for the City of Walnut Creek and the wider Bay area community.
CCCS is more than just academic learning, it allows teachers to take on the role of Christian mentors to develop character and ethics as high school students mature into young adults in preparation for college.
All students in grades 9-12 must have an Apple laptop. For more information on our technology program, check out our CCCS21 webpage.
Teachers regularly integrate technology in lessons, projects, and assessments so students are prepared for their future where technology is a tool and resource they can use to accomplish their goals.
Teachers can personalize learning and develop critical thinking with the many resources a laptop offers students.
Multiple cultural perspectives prepare students to engage our globalized world and understand ideas and problems from multiple cultural perspectives. This enriches class discussions and the development broad critical thinking across many disciplines.
Passport nations represented among Contra Costa Christian High School students include China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Dubai, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Philippines and Brazil. Over a dozen cultures are also represented within the families in the student body.
The high school student body represents the diversity of the east Bay inclusive of culture, economics, geographic origin, and languages spoken.
Culture is more than just a passport nationality, but includes such factors as faith as well. Over 80 churches are represented among the entire school body.
Intersession is the week in between the fall and spring semesters when high school students choose a topic that interests them and take their learning outside the classroom. Options vary from year to year and seek to engage students in real world learning that develops their passions and exposes them to new experiences and perspectives.
CCCS prepares students for their future which includes applying classroom academics to a real world setting. It also includes seeing the reality of career choices and stoking passions for new experiences.
A sample of past Intersession themes have included adventures in the outdoors and Yosemite, cooking, personal health, robotics, and science and technology in the Bay area. Other Intersessions have included travel to such places as Europe, Boston, and New Orleans. Some Intersessions include college visits. Click to view more examples of Intersessions.
We seek to use students’ high school experience to prepare the next generation for life, which embodies much more than just academic excellence. We teach scholarship alongside character, integrity, joy, leadership, and other Christian values.
Student leadership is active in the life of the high school, providing many opportunities for students to have hands on leadership experiences.
Students are involved in many activities from the fine arts like instrumental instruction, visual arts, vocal performances, and drama productions. Students can participate in competitive varsity sports and pursue their passions through other extra-curriculars. CCCS is a high school that adjusts and adapts to meet the desires of its student body.