Cherokee Christian High School
Cherokee Christian High School, a member of Cherokee Christian Schools, Inc., is a college preparatory school which seeks to provide a Christian, academically excellent education. Students graduating from Cherokee Christian High School meet or exceed the state of Georgia’s college preparatory (with distinction) diploma requirements. Academic and moral instruction is integrated into a comprehensive program which prepares students to engage the world as servant-leaders. State-of-the-art electronic classrooms reinforce technology integration and internet information mining. Students are taught to follow the example of Christ and value knowledge, virtue, perseverance, excellence, and compassion. They are discipled to embrace life, respect others, and have a passion for the future.
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Description and Demographics
Cherokee Christian Schools is fully accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Founded in 1895, SACS accredits over 13,000 schools and school systems throughout the United States and overseas. SACS is an accreditation division of AdvancED. AdvancED is also the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE). SACS accredited schools are recognized and approved by the Georgia Department of Education for purposes of transferring credits to public schools on the same basis as students from one public school to another. According to Rule 160-5-1-.15 of the Department of Education in relation to transfer of credits, no additional testing or any type of requirements over and above those for students from public schools will be made for students from SACS accredited schools. Also, the Georgia Board of Regents recognizes graduates of SACS accredited schools for college entrance to any institution of the University System of Georgia on the same basis as graduates from public schools. The HOPE Scholarship Program of the Georgia Student Finance Authority recognizes graduates of all schools accredited under SACS to be eligible for HOPE Scholarships on the same basis as graduates of Georgia public schools.
The core of the academic program follows the college prep with distinction Georgia state requirements for language arts, grammar, history, mathematics, and science with electives available in technology, foreign language, music, art, and physical education. Bible is taught in all four years. The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m.
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Students must earn a total of 24 units (25 units for the class of 2015 and later) as follows:
- 4 units in English
- 4 units in Mathematics
- 4 units in Science (must include 1 unit in Biology and 1 unit of a physical science)
- 3 units in Social Studies (must include 1 unit of world history, 1 unit of U.S. history, and 1 unit of economics/government) Class of 2015 and later: 1 additional unit in world history is required, for a total of 4 units.
- 4 units in Biblical Studies
- 2 units in a single foreign language
- 1 unit of Fine Arts and Technology (at least 1/2 unit must be from each area)
- 1 unit of Health and Physical Education
- 1 unit of Electives
In addition, students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community / school service.
Note: Advanced Placement (AP) Courses receive an added value of 1.0 quality points. Honor Courses receive an added value of 0.40 quality points.
Grade Point Average and Class Rank
- Grade Point Average Calculation is based on semester averages.
- Graduating Class Rank is based on a high school (career) cumulative GPA.
- Valedictorian and Salutatorian are chosen based on class rank. Students must have attended Cherokee Christian High School for at least two years and not have been placed on behavioral probation during their senior year.
Cherokee Christian High School offers and encourages students to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities and events. Programs in athletic competition, fine arts, student government, journalism, and community service are available to supplement academic development.