Johnstown Christian School offers a full range of high school curriculum and extracurricular activities providing a comprehensive educational environment that enables each student to discover and develop his or her talents in order to begin to serve God wherever they find opportunity. Numerous Science, English, History and Mathematics courses are dual-enrolled with Penn Highlands Community College and Mount Aloysius College. Students receive three to four college credits for each course taken. The music program is recognized within the Johnstown community for its quality, with students each year participating in district, regional, and state chorus. Each high school student is required to complete community service throughout the year. Each week students participate in chapel services centered on worship and additionally attend a yearly retreat to concentrate on who God is and how He wants to interact with them in their personal lives. In every activity and class, JCS endeavors to help our students think with a Biblical world view that will permit them to see the world as Christ does and then to live in a way that is motivated and guided by the understanding.
JCS student SAT scores are higher than the state and national average. They are higher than local school districts. We believe in Academic Excellence and challenge our students to excel.
Curriculum choices are guided by Pennsylvania State Standards for high school graduation.
Required: Bible, English, Physical Science, World History or American History I, Spanish I, Physical Education, Math (Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, or General Math)
Electives: Tour Choir, Handbell Choir, Technology, Art, Yearbook
Required: Bible, English, World History or American History I, Biology, Physical Education, Math (Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II or General Math)
Electives: Spanish II, Tour Choir, Handbell Choir, Technology, Art, Yearbook
Junior and Senior Year
Required: Bible, British Literature or American Literature (Honors or General), American History II or Government, Physical Education, Health (senior year), Math (Business Math, Consumer Math, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus or Calculus II) and Science (Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Anatomy & Physiology)
Electives: Vocational Agriculture, Tour Choir, Handbell Choir, Art, Spanish III, Spanish IV, Technology, Yearbook, Computer Programming
Qualified high school students can take advantage of Penn Highlands’ and/or Mount Aloysius College (*newly added 2017-18 school year) fully accredited dual enrollment program, where students have the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses taught here at JCS. Dual enrollment provides both high school and college credit allowing students to fulfill high school graduation requirements while earning college credits. The following courses are offered at JCS:
- Principles of Biology I with Lab
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
- Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
- Physics I with Lab
- English Composition I
- English Composition II/Study in British Literature
- Survey of American Literature I
- Probability & Statistics
- Calculus I
- Calculus II
- American Government
- World Cultures