FAQs

How many students are enrolled in SCCS?

SCCS now has an enrollment of 515 students in grades K-12. There are approximately 185 students in grades 9-12.


 

How many students are in each classroom?

SCCS has two classes at each grade level.  SCCS does not enroll more than 25 per class which would be 50 total for each grade.  In Kindergarten through 6th grade each teacher has a teacher’s aide that also helps in the classroom. Class sizes average between 18-25 students.


 

How is the SCCS school year organized?

SCCS’ secondary school day consists of six class periods that are 50 minutes long. The school year is 181 days long (175 teaching days and 6 inservice/activity days) and is divided into four quarters making up two semesters. With the exception of a few elective classes, all classes successfully completed are worth five credits per semester.


 

How many faculty members are there at SCCS?

SCCS has 45 full and part-time faculty members, one-third with advanced degrees. In addition to these teachers, there is one administrator, one principal, one administrative assistant, one school counselor, one nurse and a support staff of approximately 25. Please note: private schools are not required to utilize credentialed teachers through the state of California, but SCCS does encourage it.


 

When does school start and end?
Kindergarten 8:00 a.m. -2:55 p.m.
Grades 1-6 8:00 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Grades 7-12 7:50 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Office Hours 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


 

What foreign language does SCCS offer?

Spanish


 

What kind of college prep classes does SCCS offer?

All of our high school classes are college prep.  SCCS is involved in the California Scholastic Federation and honors its students with high achievement. Honors classes are currently offered in the 9th-12th grades in Intro to Literature, World Literature, World History, Chemistry, British Literature, Physics and Speech. College Dual Credit Courses are offered in conjunction with The Master's University and Colorado Christian University and include: Chemistry, English Composition, Philosophy, Economics, British Literature, Physics and Speech. SCCS does not have special education classes.

 



Can students bring a mobile digital device to school?

The answer is yes! Students may bring iPads, notebook computers, etc. to school to use for school related activities. The filtered network is available for them to use, but the use in the classroom is totally at the discretion of the teacher. Some teachers will embrace their use, others will move slowly to develop plans which embrace this technology. 7-12 students should talk to each teacher to find out if they would be allowed to use them in class. At this point, K-6 parents should contact the teacher of their children to see if this is acceptable.

Please keep in mind that these devices are rather expensive and the school cannot be responsible if they are damaged, stolen or lost.


 

At what grade are sports available for students?

SCCS has a Pee Wee Sports Program beginning in Kindergarten.


 

What if my child has allergies to foods/other things?

SCCS has an on-site RN every day, all day.  You can speak with her on the specific needs of your child.


 

Does SCCS have tutors available?

Yes. SCCS teachers are available every day until 3:30pm to help any students needing extra help.  Additionally, SCCS has information available about tutors our students have used.


 

Does SCCS test for academics?

SCCS administers the TerraNova test to all our students in April.  Additionally the PSAT is administered to our 10th and 11th graders in October and AP tests are administered in May.


 

Does SCCS administer any developmental testing?

A developmental test must be requested by a parent or teacher and and would be administered by Teri Cardenas, our IAS director.


 

Does SCCS work with children who have an IEP?

It depends on the IEP.  You will need to submit the IEP with the registration application to SCCS.  It will then be reviewed by our IAS director to be sure we can accommodate the IEP.


 

Is SCCS accredited?

Yes, SCCS is accredited through WASC (the Western Association of School and Colleges) and we are a member of ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).


 

Can students go to community college and receive credits while attending high school at SCCS?

Yes, but there are specific guidelines.  You will need to talk to our Academic Dean and/or College Counselor.


 

Does SCCS have an afterschool program?

At the elementary level SCCS has afterschool enrichment, choir and some sports. 


 

Does SCCS have campus security/supervision?

Yes, SCCS currently has security cameras around our campus.  No elementary students are allowed outside without being supervised. Supervision begins at 7:30 a.m.  After school all elementary students not picked up will be checked in to SCCS after school care.


 

Does SCCS use only a Christian curriculum?

Primarily yes, at the elementary level, but at the secondary level SCCS uses a secular curriculum.  It is important that SCCS students are prepared for college and college entrance exams and secular curriculum plays a part in this.  However, secular curriculum is taught from a Christian worldview by teachers who are believers.


 

How do SCCS students score on the achievement testing?

SCCS students consistently score in the upper 70’s to low 80’s.  The 50th percentile is considered the national norm. SCCS administration and teachers are always striving to raise our scores, but SCCS is very proud of how we score.


 

What are the graduation requirements for SCCS seniors?

SCCS requires a minimum of 220 credits to graduate. Graduates are required to take 4 years of History, 4 years of English, 3 years of Math, 3 years of Science, 1 year of Fine Arts, and 2 years of Physical Education. Most students who attend SCCS for grades 9-12 graduate with more than 250 credits.


 

What kinds of classes does SCCS offer?

9th and 10th:

  • World Geography
  • Civics World History or Honors
  • Introduction to Literature or Honors
  • Introduction to Literature World Literature or Honors
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Biology and AP Biology
  • Chemistry and AP Chemistry
  • Health
  • Spanish 1
  • Physical Education
  • Bible
  • Electives

11th and 12th:

  • U.S. History or AP U.S. History
  • U. S. Government/Economics or AP Government
  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • AP English
  • College Writing
  • Algebra 2
  • Advanced Math
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry and AP Chemistry
  • Physics and AP Physics
  • Anatomy/Physiology and AP Anatomy/Physiology
  • AP Environmental Science
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3
  • Speech
  • Bible
  • Electives

Sample electives available at different grade levels (not every year) include: Graphic Design, Choir, Photography, Art, Theater Arts, Band and Culinary Arts. Students in 8th grade can take Algebra 1 for high school credit.