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New program adventures!

April 21, 2017
By Heather Souders

Last month was an exciting time for students at Calvin Christian Junior High and High School. We introduced two new and very exciting opportunities for our Junior High and High School students.

Thanks to a grant from a local foundation, all of our junior high students were able to participate in an off campus retreat at Palomar Christian Conference Center high up on Palomar Mountain. The retreat provided an opportunity for Calvin students to leave busy schedules behind and grow a bit closer to the Lord in small groups and chapels (“Pain with a Porpoise”); connect with fellow classmates while zip-lining or carefully navigating the ropes course; or form new friendships over teriyaki chicken or breakfast burritos. We have heard nothing but positive feedback from parents and students and hope to make this event a regular occurrence for our junior high students.

While the junior high students were up on a mountain, students at CCHS were busy participating in Calvin’s first interim session. Students in grades 9-12 signed up for classes that normally would not be offered at Calvin Christian High School (or any other school for that matter). Students learned about the medical field in a class called “So you want to go into Medicine”. Other students chose to learn about sports officiating or the history and music of the 1960’s. Some students, learned how to play the Ukulele, some as an absolute beginner, over the interim session. We even had a group of students adventure out for a “Photography in the Southwest” class that took them to places like the Colorado River and Joshua Tree National Park. Students and teachers alike are excited for next year’s interim week and are already talking about potential class offerings.

There are many documented examples of why small schools serve students best. These unique programs introduced this year are just one example of what make Calvin Christian School a great educational option for your students. The faculty and staff look forward to growing these programs and having your students participate in them each year!