Cypress Christian School provides a balanced academic program for a wide variety of students. CCS facilitates special teacher-to-student and student-to-student bonds while supporting a full range of classes and activities. Because most secondary students participate in several activities, friendships cut across grade levels. This close knit aspect of our middle school and high school promotes unity among secondary students. The faculty promotes personal and educational self-responsibility, knowing that freedom and the respect underlying it, are valuable in preparing students for college and the adult world.
Cypress Christian School students develop a strong foundation in the core academic curriculum, including reading and writing skills, critical thinking, the ability to apply mathematical concepts and a broad understanding of the sciences and humanities. A carefully selected curriculum challenges students and upholds the Christian standards Cypress Christian seeks to develop. The traditional classroom setting builds unity among students.
Curriculum is designed to increase college-readiness by providing the academic background needed to succeed in a degree program at a college or university. Students consistently score above the national averages in both the SAT and ACT by the end of their senior year and are deemed college ready by the State of Texas admissions policies.
CCS English and history programs focus on an intensive study of the great writings, people, events, works and ideas that have impacted civilization. Coordination of curriculum among departments is stressed, providing the student with reinforcement of their studies. Science and math offer advanced track beginning with the freshman year. Honors level courses, as well as dual credit and AP classes are available.
The Academic Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to secondary academics including academic requirements, course descriptions, curriculum guide, grading scale and community service requirement.
Middle school students follow a traditional schedule of eight (8) periods per day. Required courses are Bible, English, reading, math, history, science, and two electives. Possible electives may include art, choir, drama, Spanish, and Organizational Skills Lab. Pre-AP courses are also available for select, qualifying students.
High school students follow a rigorous academic schedule of seven (7) periods per day. Whether their interests lie in the sciences, math, literature, writing, foreign language, or the arts, there are many options for high school students depending on the academic goals of the student. High school courses are developed to prepare students for success at the college level. Electives may include art, athletics, choir, college preparation practicum, Destination Imagination, drama, drumline, engineering principles, geology, journalism, personal fitness, robotics, sports business/management and yearbook. Honors and Advanced Placement courses are available.
Graduation Requirements are included in the Academic Handbook above. The link below provides a guide to high school academics including types of diplomas offered and graduation requirements.