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  • An educational approach addressing the whole student spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally
  • Strong academics and honors courses
  • Biblical world-view taught across the curriculum and in weekly chapels
  • Technology integrated learning, computer and S.T.E.M. classes
  • Programs and electives including art, music, P.E., sports and afterschool classes
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Preparing for College

College Checklist

Freshmen/Sophomore Year

  • Understanding the difference between universities
  • Identifying strengths and interests in careers
  • General knowledge of College acceptance tests
  • Familiarization with collegeboard.org
  • Take the PSAT 8/9 (freshman)
  • Take the PSAT 10 (sophomores)
  • General understanding of all degree levels in college

Junior Year

  • Register to take the SATs and ACTs
    • Recommendation: take 1 in the fall, 1 in the spring and a third in the summer or during fall semester of your senior year
  • Visit college campuses
  • Research Scholarships
  • Optional SAT/ACT prep courses
  • Refer to your collegeboard.org account for additional information and deadlines regarding college readiness and acceptance

Senior Year

  • Summer prior to senior year beginning
    • Visit college campuses
    • Begin college applications
    • Continue Researching and now submitting Scholarships
      • Fastweb.com (scholarship tool)
  • Take the SAT and/or ACT in the Fall
  • Attend college preview events
  • Finish and submit college applications by the application deadline of selected colleges
  • Complete FAFSA
  • Commit to your University
  • After graduation request final official transcripts to be sent to the college you will be attending