Calvary Christian Academy partners with local colleges and universities to allow “dual-credit” college courses to be taken in the 11th and 12th grade years.
Students may attend 1-2 dual-credit courses per semester as long as they work within our high school schedule and students accomplish additional work to measure up to our requirements. Some college courses do not require all of the necessary coursework to meet our standards for high school graduation because they are historically designed for high school graduates. In that case, students may be required to fulfill additional assignments in order to receive credit for high school graduation.
Students who opt to participate in dual-credit classes must understand that if they do not pass the college class, it will also result in a loss of credit at CCA and may extend or delay graduation. We recommend parents and students take time to “count the cost” and evaluate this opportunity very carefully. Historically, we have provided this opportunity to students with strong academic performance as an opportunity to get a head start on college requirements and prepare them for post-secondary education. However, we strongly believe that students benefit greatly from the social, physical, spiritual, and academic development that takes place within our high school. Students who belong to a strong community of Christian school students tend to keep those friendships and experiences for the rest of their life. Parents should also consider the fact that Biblical worldview is our focus and we cannot ensure secular colleges and universities will be a safe place spiritually.
Students in 11th and 12th grade also participate in career development classes that prepare them for college and career interviews, job skills, and self promotion. We provide career testing and counseling to help students identify their desires, passions, gifts, and talents and how they may correspond to potential vocational or life-callings. Our Business and Entrepreneurship Class prepares students to create a business plan, marketing strategies, and framework for owning their own businesses in the future. Our business teacher has a long history of helping businesses succeed through strategic planning.