6th - 12th grade
The Core Value of Contagious Learning supports the CHESS model of education. CHESS Christian School provides direct instruction to the students on Core and Elective days. CHESS teachers assign relevant homework to provide students with a depth of knowledge not possible through in-class work alone. Completion of these assignments is integral to success in each class. Parental involvement in their student’s education will further the discipleship process as parents assist their students with homework, clarify confusing concepts, or answer questions. This can help parents identify their student’s strengths and opportunities for growth.
Who am I and where do I go from here? The answer to this question drives a person’s choices, relationships, and sense of self. This query is not unique to our time or culture, but has been asked by every generation since Adam and Eve. Who (or whose) am I really, and what do I do now? How do you develop a strong Christian foundation in the midst of a turbulent culture?
In high school, students will engage with the Word of God while thinking through ways to live out their faith in the 21st century. They will learn to read, analyze, and discuss classic novel selections, short stories, and poetry with an eye to worldview, so that they can learn to be discerning as they consume both written works and visual media. They will focus on developing the writing and analytical skills necessary for them to succeed in subsequent high school courses, as well as college or career.
CHESS offers Core classes that meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Core classes include Math, Science, Language Arts, History, and the Bible. Beginning in 5th grade, you can customize a Core class schedule. For example, if your student needs a higher-level science, such as Chemistry, s/he can come just for that period. If math is not your thing, your student can come just for Algebra II.
CHESS also offers a wide variety of elective classes that meet on either a Monday or a Wednesday. These classes function as a holistic enrichment to your student’s educational experience. Popular offerings have included cooking, STEM, coding, pottery, typing, CPR, logic, and many more.
The CHESS Christian High School Internship Program allows students to prepare for the world of work while earning high school elective credit.
In keeping with the mission of CHESS Christian School, Qualified, selected students may enroll in CHESS’ internal internship program. Giving students the opportunity to gain relevant, marketable skills and experience in the context of a Christ-centered environment prior to leaving high school.
The needs of the 21st century marketplace are shifting, from subtle changes to a disruption within that marketplace. Higher education is also changing to meet the growing needs of these new demands. CHESS desires to equip our students with skills needed to prepare them for the changing requirements of higher education, the growing needs of the marketplace, and to demonstrate that our students are ready to meet those challenges with confidence.
College Credit Plus
College Credit Plus (CCP) gives you the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time. This is achieved by taking courses from local community colleges or universities. This program is designed to promote rigorous academic pursuits and provide a wide range of opportunities for college-ready students. College Credit Plus is free when taking a college course from a public college or university. That means no cost to you for tuition, books or fees if you attend a public school in the state of Ohio. Although if you choose to attend a private college or are homeschooled, you could have limited costs.
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The CHESS Student Ambassador Organization is a leadership organization designed for students in Kindergarten-12th grade. Students are selected to positively represent CHESS as they help the school serve new and potential students and their families as well as the current CHESS community. A CHESS Ambassador is knowledgeable about CHESS’s core values (see handbook, page 9) and unique learning opportunities in order to be equipped to represent CHESS.
At times, a CHESS Ambassador will put his or her own interests aside in order to most effectively serve others. An Ambassador is sometimes the first exposure new and potential families and students will have to the Passionate Discipleship and Christian Community that is indicative of the culture of CHESS. He or She is committed to maintaining this culture, and recognizes that his or her words and actions are impactful to new and potential students and families.