The high school years – from 9th to 12th grade – focus on developing the heart, mind, and character of each student to prepare him or her to be a leader in the 21st century who will make a difference for Jesus Christ in the world.
Please click on this link to view our 2016-2017 ACS High School Course Guide to find more details on specific courses and activities being offered.
As a fully-accredited college preparatory school, Atlantic Christian School offers a high school curriculum that is challenging and meets all New Jersey State content standards. College-bound students can take SAT Prep classes and AP level courses in English, math, social studies, and science. Highly qualified faculty trained in the academic subjects they teach value each student as an individual and want to see each student succeed in fulfilling God’s purpose for his or her life. Course offerings are diverse and designed to encourage learning that builds on a student’s God-given gifts and talents. Students can explore career tracks such as culinary arts, child development, sports nutrition, media/communications, and fine arts. On-line courses are also available and college credits can be earned from Atlantic Cape Community College. Reflecting the diversity of our student body, a number of English Language Learners courses are offered for our international students as well as a TOEFL Prep class. Students who excel in leadership and scholarship may be selected to the National Honor Society.
All students are required to take a Bible course each year where God’s Word is presented as a practical guide for their lives – “…a lamp to their feet and a light to their path.” God’s Truth is also integrated into every subject across the curriculum. As students grow in their spiritual knowledge, they learn how to apply the lessons of Scripture to current events and the moral and ethical issues of today. They examine the differences between a Christian worldview and other worldviews that they will encounter in college and in society. Weekly chapel, COMPASS small group discussions, and a fall Spiritual Emphasis Retreat seek to inspire students to be effective witnesses for Christ. They are also encouraged to live out the Christian faith by serving others and must complete 40 hours of service per year as part of their Bible grade. Students may also join the Missions Club that organizes school-wide food and clothing drives and conducts short-term evangelism outreach projects, including overseas missions trips to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.
- Interscholastic Athletics: ACS fields competitive sports teams for both boys and girls in soccer, basketball, softball, baseball, cheerleading, and track and field as a member of the Tri-State Christian Athletic Conference. ACS teams have won league championships in every sport and a number of ACS players have been named league MVPs. ACS teams also compete against local area public schools in non-league games and participate in national tournaments sponsored by the National Christian School Athletic Association. Athletes may also join a school huddle of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes which meets weekly for Bible study, fellowship, and encouragement and to discover ways to honor God through sports.
- Music and Fine Arts Students can develop their artistic gifts by choosing to participate in the High School Chorale, Praise and Worship Band, and instrumental ensemble. The chorale performs not only at school events but in the community, in local churches, nursing homes, and on the radio. Students can also take a variety of art classes, culminating in an annual art show each spring.
- Student Council – Provides students with an opportunity to develop leadership and governing skills and to organize various fund-raising activities for their classes.
- Student Ambassador Program – – Students can serve as representatives of the school, gaining training in public relations, communications, and marketing.
- World Concerns Conference – – Students can attend this regional conference in Washington, DC sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools International, where they are challenged to use their gifts and talents to serve God and help address some of the today’s pressing local and worldwide issues.
- Key Club – This student-led club, which is under the auspices of Kiwanis International, focuses on acquiring leadership skills through helping and serving others.