Contra Costa Christian High School has a rich tradition of academic excellence that sends students to top universities across the nation.
At Contra Costa Christian Schools, we believe that a Christian education should be the best possible education that a student can receive. In addition to the many resources available at any school, we have the opportunity and privilege to engage our academic students with the truth of God's Word. Our high school program is a college preparatory program that is intended to prepare students for the university of their choice and ability level. While we challenge them academically, we also push students to develop their character and become the person that God created them to be. We want them to go beyond knowing the world to understanding who they are and their place in God's bigger plan. We want to prepare them for success in life.
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The English program is designed to provide students with the skills needed to understand and communicate with love in others. Language and communication have been distorted by the fall, resulting in miscommunication and misunderstanding. Through Christ, language can be redeemed as the Holy Spirit works in students through the study of English, Grammar, Writing, Speech, and Literature, helping students speak and write more clearly and honestly, and listen and read with godly discernment and enjoyment.
History is a study of how human society has responded to God’s mandate to rule and subdue the earth. History involves human perspective and as such is subjective. The recording of events does not make history. History always involves a perspective on the events. As Christians we attempt to understand and evaluate historical events in the light of God’s Word. Students will build their skills in examining history from multiple perspectives. Ultimately, students will critically evaluate the past in order to make sense of the present.
Mathematics is a human activity wherein people try to describe God’s orderly universe in terms of number and shape. “Mathematics originates with the things around us, not with theorems and deductive proofs. Mathematical results are almost always proved deductively only after they have been discovered, accepted, and used. Our primary aim in mathematics courses is not to teach the student how to think clearly and logically [although this is a key component in any study of mathematics]. Our first concern is to help the student understand God’s creation more fully, his task in it, and how mathematics can help him fulfill his calling” (Van Brummelen).
Science is the activity of investigating physical phenomena to understand the structure God has given to His creation. The science program is designed to help students gain knowledge of how things work. In this regard, students learn methods of investigation that help reduce subjectivity and increase objectivity as conclusions are drawn. The science program aims to develop the student’s awareness that God’s creation is an integrated whole, to understand that science abstracts elements of creation to study them in a structured way in order to deepen understanding, to see science as a tool to serve God and one another, and to deepen understanding of the concepts, laws, theories and practices of science.
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