Evangel Christian School offers traditional courses of study for high school students in a challenging environment that prepares them for college. Teachers are encouraged to schedule regular field trips to enrich and enhance the learning experience. The Washington D.C. metro area provides a vast array of opportunities for enrichment involving government, history, science, environmental studies and the cultural arts. Over the years, high school students have participated in state government days in Richmond, toured the United States Capitol, witnessed open heart surgery at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, visited the Joint Base Andrews Bio-Environmental Engineering Office for Hazardous Material Identification Training, participated in the USA Engineering Festival and Physics Day at Six Flags, and engaged in several ecology learning programs at the local state parks, just to name a few.
Each spring our students compete with local Christian schools of ODACS (Old Dominion Association of Church Schools), in the area of academics. Competition takes place at the regional, state, and even national levels. Evangel has consistently sent a contingent of students to complete at the national level in various subjects.
All students in grades 9-12 will have a course of study recommended to them by the staff and administration. Students considering going on to college will want to consider taking the following college prep classes: Advances Biology (Physiology), Physics, Pre-Calculus, Spanish III & IV and Accounting. In addition, several elective classes are offered to all high schoolers including: Choir, Yearbook, Computers, and Art I and II. Standard required courses for a high school senior include economics, government and speech.
In order to graduate from the high school, a student must receive a credit for Bible each attending year and accumulate a minimum of 22 credits during grades 9 through 12, which must include certain specific required courses. Advanced diplomas are issued to students who have completed a total of 24 credits which include an additional math and science course, and three foreign language courses. The chart below that outlines the specific requirements for the two types of diplomas.
To help parents keep abreast of their student's academic progress, we offer a full featured school management software program that gives parents access to view daily academic progress for their students. The system provides detailed information to view specific grades issued for a particular assignment, test, quiz or project. Homework is also posted for quick reference. In addition to the systematic tools provided to parents, our teachers work closely with parents to identify trouble areas and suggest possible solutions to help each student achieve the greatest academic success possible.