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Southwest Christian High School

Private | 9-12 | 220 students

SWCHS is best known for its biblical worldview teaching.

 
 

Living in Chaska

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $148,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $950.

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Posted August 5, 2013

SWCHS was a great school to go to. All of the teachers and staff are so great and truly care about each and every student who attends. The education I received really helped prepare me for college. The only thing i wish i was exposed to would be a little more diversity, but i went there almost 10 years ago so things may have changed since my days there. Thanks Southwest Christian High School, I had a blast and it is so exciting to see the changes and growth you are experiencing!


Posted August 5, 2013

My school is unmatched when it comes to the students. All of the students ae friendly, and most, if not all, are intelligent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2013

The Teachers and Staff at SWCHS are amazing, but the student body atmosphere kind of ruined it for me. Overall it is one of the best schools I have gone too...except for they hypocritical students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2013

Its a great school, education, staff, and community! And the new building is very nice.


Posted August 5, 2013

Southwest Christian High School is a fantastic school. Its Christian standards always has God first. That standard helps grow and develop its students to be challenged in their faith. The bible program at SWCHS is truly one of a kind. I truly got a excellent grasp of what the real world looks like and how to approach my future with God first. The athletic programs at this school are excellent. Not only are the teams successful, but build great character in you as well, thanks to the coaches, teammates, and superfans. What I appreciated most in this school was numerous activities people were able to get involved in. At a big school, it is hard to get on student council, sports teams, choir, worship teams, leadership roles, and committees just because there are so many people. But at SW, you can be a leader, you can be on student council, and excel in sports all at the same time. I would be the same person I am today, if I did not to to Southwest, and for that, I am truly grateful.


Posted August 5, 2013

SWCHS is a great school. The teachers are top notch and care so much for the students. When my oldest visited at an open house we discovered that the school has a great family feel to it.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 73%
Black 4% 11%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Asian 1% N/A
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Chapel Hill Academy
Calvin Christian School
Chaska public schools
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 98% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 2% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Northwestern
Bethel University
Iowa State University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • STEM Grant (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • Career Fair
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Dan Beckering
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (952) 556-5567

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College in the School
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Multi-aged
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Discovery
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • Career Fair
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Clay Target League
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Clay Target League
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Booster Club
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Chapel Hill Academy
Calvin Christian School
Chaska public schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$9000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Northwestern
Bethel University
Iowa State University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Career Fair
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 98%
Workforce - 2%
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1981 Bavaria Rd
Chaska, MN 55318
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Phone: (952) 556-0040

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