For the most part, a good school. Better than placing in most public schools. The small size of the student body is a definite plus. They should offer more AP classes and some of the office staff are a bit hard to deal with at times (as a parent) but that does not detract from the positive experiences the students have, which makes up for the few staff member s that are hard to deal with.
They offer very few practical AP classes. The curriculum is rigid compared to the public schools. Grades are not recorded promptly. You may not know how your kids are doing until the end of the grading period. If you need a transcript for any reason, good luck trying to get the grades on it. The office staff can be rude and excuse me for saying this so bluntly but I feel that if I am paying for my child to attend a school when we could have chosen to place him elsewhere, I don't believe I should be treated rudely by secretaries. The kids do seem to enjoy the family like atmosphere with their peers. If the office staff and a few of the teachers were given a customer service class, like other businesses put their employees through, and things ran a little more efficiently in the guidance office, it would be much better. Some of the teachers and the office staff need to remember that the kids and their parents are customers, and that reputation can make or break any business, even a school. Improve the staff-improve the school.
This school would be better if they offered more choices in the classes for the students. There should be AP classes available to freshmen who want to get a head start on college, and French because not everyone likes Spanish or mandarin Chinese, and I know it is a Christian school, but I think Bible should be an optional choice, not required. Offer choices if you must require a religious class of some sort. How about a "religions of the world" class or something. This school is not perfect. If that is what you are looking for, you wont find it anywhere. But it is better than a lot of public schools. Submitted by a student
The small size of the student body is the best thing this school has going for it. The kids do not feel like a number.
I have to say, as a student, MOST of the teachers were nice to me. The Dean of Students was nice to me and I found him fair. MOST of the kids were nice as well, But there is some bullying that does go on here. At my old school, I was in AP World History and French, and doing well in both. I transferred near the end of the first 9 week grading period. Covenant does not have any courses equal to those. Covenant doesn t even allow freshmen to take AP courses. Covenant doesn t even offer normal history of any kind to freshmen. Since it was 9 weeks into the school year I wouldn t have been able to catch up in Spanish, or the science classes, so I was going to start them Sophomore year since they are only required 3 years. And I took Gym over the summer to get it over with. And I am pretty sure I am in the same English 9, Computer, Health, art, and Bible 9 that other students all have to take. So It surprised/hurt me when a couple of these students said to me in a crowded room that I was in "all the stupid people classes" at the school. I guess those kids need to consider that they are in stupid people classes too because they had to take the same ones I did.
We have two children who currently attend Covenant Christian High School. This experience has been the greatest school experience we could have asked for. The administrators and teachers pour their hearts into these children. The relationships that are developed between the students, faculty and administration are unlike any I have ever seen. The community environment is exemplary. If I had to work 3 jobs to keep our kids here - I would do that. The opportunity for these kids to learn not only curriculum but life lessons is irreplaceable and cannot have a price tag placed on it. If anyone wants to call me and discuss this school I would be more than happy to talk to you about it. Mark Winely, 289-3259
I graduated from Covenant in 2009. I am very happy to say that. The lessons learned and the knowledge gained from Covenant are second to none, specifically the Spanish program. I was virtually fluent by the time I graduated. In addition to academia, Covenant has a strong athletic program. I played soccer for 4 years and loved every minute of it. I felt as if I were a part of a second family. The school's community is amazing. When one family is in trouble or hurting, several others quickly come to help and support them. I would definitely encourage a visit to the school.
We are on our 4th student at Covenant. I cannot say enough good about the school. It has truly been a blessing to my family. I have 6 children, & I am confident that ALLwill attend CCHS. Of the three graduates, all attend very challenging colleges on academic merit based scholarships. One will be graduating this year as a mechanical engineer from the #1 undergrad engineering program in the US. Another is on Dean's list in a very challenging nursing program. The other is a freshman Finance major & econ minor at the #1 liberal arts school in the Midwest. All are Spanish minors because the program at CCHS was so strong that they test out of much of the college Spanish curriculum. Two are also college soccer players. More than that, the Spiritual impact on these kids is priceless. Those teachers love them & their relationships are still strong. CCHS prepared my kids to own THEIR faith and be able to defend it intelligently and with confidence. It may be wrong, but wife & I covet our children's CCHS experience. The minute you walk into the place, you can tell it's different. God is there & He is doing a tremendous work. I have referred MANY parents to CCHS. I encourage a visit.
Covenant Christian is more than a school, it's a community. The students learn to think for themselves and embrace their faith as their own. Students are encouraged emotionally about their faith but also are taught to be intellectual Christians. The teachers go out of their way to foster relationships and encourage the students. Even the office staff is amazing and know each student by name. The administration is on point and aligned with Christ's mission. This school is very special. It was an investment in our child's life that has been well worth it.
Entering my second semester of undergraduate studies, I can say that nothing could have prepared me better than CCHS. Many of my peers in college struggle to grasp difficult concepts after years of memorizing meaningless facts. From a liberal arts background, I know how to learn. From a spiritual perspective, I am ready and eager to engage those of different beliefs in intellectual discussions. Propelled by a great staff, strong Christian values and a student body like none other, CCHS is sure to satisfy a motivated student.
As a previous reviewer pointed out, CCHS' credo is 'Minds enlightened. Hearts inflamed. Lives transformed.' Quite pertinent to what actually occurs at the school. Covenant reaches far beyond the traditional Christian stereotypes (not to the point of being liberal, though) and seeks to provide non-limited education. The student body cap will always remain at 400 (I've been told) so that class sizes will be smaller and more intimate. I recommend this school wholly. Visit covenantchristian.org. More importantly, go visit the school. It is worth the drive!
You will get a return on your investment in your child's education, over and over. They grow educationally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I am amazed all the time with what might children have learned and how they interact with the world. It is truly a blessing.
This school is awesome. No place on earth is perfect, but they do a great job of teaching the kids to think for themselves and to have a Christian worldview that will help in years to come. They have great sports activities, super drama, and a spanish department that is hands down the best in the nation.
Covenant Christian High School has a motto that it lives by: Minds Enlightened, Hearts Inflamed, Lives Transformed. This is seen in every aspect of the school, from teachers, to students, to the staff. Everyone comes together to educate and train each other in life, in school, and in Christ.
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