High School 9-12

WELCOME TO HIGH SCHOOL

Cambridge Christian high school offers a rigorous college preparatory educational experience that is grounded in Biblical truths.
At Cambridge we are all about academics, relationships, and spiritual growth:
Academics

The academic program is designed to actively engage learners and inspire them to love learning. Small class sizes create safe learning environments where students are able to collaborate and develop as 21st century learners. CCS offers three programs of study designed to support and help meet student needs. Our college prep and honors tracks both provide students with courses tailored to advance their educational experience. We currently offer 14 advanced placement courses, 18 honor courses, and a variety of elective courses of study. In the fall of 2018-2019 we will be launching our new STEM diploma track program designed for students interested in engineering and life sciences.

HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Relationships

CCS is intentional when it comes to building strong authentic relationships. Our high school faculty is genuinely committed to establishing relationships with students and families to reflect Kingdom Education principles. Through this partnership students are supported and encouraged to discover their passions and talents as they purse God’s will and purpose for their lives.

Spiritual Growth

Our greatest desire is to see students grow spiritually. Students participate in weekly chapel service and attend bible class every day. Advisory groups and class retreats also provide students with opportunities to grow spiritually. Once a year we have a spiritual emphasis week that is led by a guest speaker. Each of our classes is also shepherded by one of the pastors from our school community.

Our Lancer Life Experience

At CCS we understand the social challenges students face today, which is why we encourage our students to get involved. Annual events, traditions, class trips, clubs & organizations and J-Term week are all designed to positively engage students. One of our favorite weeks of the year is homecoming, and we take it very seriously. Daily homecoming activities provide opportunities for students to bond and work together to demonstrate school spirit.

Traditions

Students enjoy grade level traditions throughout their high school years. Freshmen are blessed on the first day of school, sophomores enjoy “10 Day,” and the juniors attend a fall fest. Juniors also participate in our passing of the torch ceremony and celebration that signifies the start of their senior journey.

The senior class enjoys several senior surprises, an on-campus breakfast, and themed lunches. Prior to senior chapel the seniors participate in a final senior walk through the campus in cap and gown. Senior chapel is then followed by an off-campus lunch and class celebration.

Class Trips

9thGrade – Keys Trip to Marine Lab

10thGrade – In-state college tour

11thGrade – Missionary trip

12thGrade – Senior class trip to NYC and upstate NY

Annual High School Events

Homecoming week (dress days, class competitions, pep rallies, homecoming game, and dance)

Class retreats

See You at the Pole and Cambridge Days of Prayer

Athletic seasonal pep rallies

Spring Choir Missions Trip

J-Term week

Academic competitions (Math, Speech, Spanish, Writing)

High School Honor Societies induction ceremony

High School awards night

Yearbook dedication and signing

Jr/Sr Prom

Baccalaureate

Graduation

Advisory Groups

Our teacher-led Advisory Groups meet weekly. Advisors meet with students individually to discuss progress throughout the year and provide spiritual guidance. Groups will study and discuss various topics that challenge students to deepen their walk with the Lord.

Topics for the 2017-2018 school year:

August/September – Kindness

October – National Anti-Bullying Month

November – Thanks-living

December – Digging into Christmas

January – Priorities & Choices

February – Walk in love

March – Compassion

April – Under Pressure

May – Faith in Action

Honor Societies & Academic Clubs

Key Club (11/12) & Jr Key Club (9/10)

National Honor Society

Science National Honor Society

Spanish National Honor Society

French National Honor Society

Quill & Scroll International Honor Society

Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society

F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team

Chess Club

Leadership Organizations

Student Leadership Institute (SLi)

Ambassadors

Student Council

Class Officers

Servant Leadership & Outreach

Each of the leadership organizations and honor societies adopt an outreach or service project every year.

French Honor Society – New Missions Haiti Shoe box drive

National Honor Society – Cambridge days of prayer

Spanish Honor Society – Collection of batteries for Puerto Rico relief

SLi – Oak Grove Elementary outreach

Ambassadors – CCS MS class retreats & small groups, See you at the Pole

Student Council – Thanksgiving Fundraiser

Key Club – Trinity Caf

Jr Key Club – CCS Early Childhood outreach

Mu Alpha Theta – Math Tutoring

Grade Level Class Retreats

Each grade level participates in a class retreat. Retreats are spiritually themed and organized by grade level officers, faculty advisors, and Principals. The senior retreat is the only overnight retreat.

Kingdom Identity is the theme for the 207-2018 Class Retreats.

12thGrade retreat – Christian Retreat Center

11thGrade retreat – First Baptist of Tampa

10thGrade retreat – First Baptist of Temple Terrace

9thGrade retreat – Grace Family Church Waters

STEM Pathways

J-Term Experience

Academics and Curriculum

At Cambridge Christian School our academic philosophy is focused on engaging students in the learning process through an active learning approach that is grounded on the truth of God’s word. A Biblical worldview is the core/foundation for all academic courses. Our goal is to prepare students intellectually to engage the culture for Christ. We believe active learning is the vehicle that will inspire students to love learning and embrace their pursuit of academic excellence.

Each discipline contains core and elective courses of study, they are committed to engaging students through research based strategies. Curriculum is designed with the learner in mind and for the purpose of preparing students intellectually to engage the culture for Christ.

HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

COLLEGE PREP

All of our students and their parents have access to advising appointments at any time. We offer grade specific evening meetings, 9th through 12th grade, once per year.

In addition, we strongly encourage parents of all juniors and seniors to sign up for individual family meetings at least once in the 11th grade and once in the 12th grade. Students and parents may schedule more than one appointment per year as needed.

CONTINUE ON TO COLLEGE COUNSELING!