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JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL / 7TH - 8TH GRADE

Students in the middle years of Junior High School are challenged to become increasingly independent learners, with a focus on preparing them to be successful in high school and beyond.  Our rigorous, fully accredited standards-based curriculum is designed to help each student achieve his/her maximum potential, while learning to serve Christ in their daily lives.

Junior high students deepen their knowledge and skills in the five core subject areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, social sciences and Bible. Junior high students also have the opportunity to study in a variety of fine arts, music and physical education courses, learning in fields that will be offered to them for in-depth study as electives during their high school years. NCCS teachers approach all courses with a strong Christian perspective based on biblical truth.

Opportunities in sports are also an essential element of a well-rounded education for junior high students at NCCS. Seventh and eighth grade boys and girls are eligible to participate in a number of OSAA (1A) interschool athletic programs such as cross country, soccer, basketball, volleyball and track.

All junior high students participate in a weekly 40-minute Chapel with high school students each Wednesday between first and second period. Chapel praise and worship is student led, followed by a guest speaker or family groups and prayer.

Because NCCS is a college preparatory school, junior high students will begin the process of developing a post-high school plan with their College/Career Counselor. Whether it's a community college, four-year university, the military or a skilled profession, each student will engage in a series of activities that will prepare them to make wise choices during their high school years.

The academic day for junior high students begins at 8:15 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m. All athletic programs take place at the end of each school day. The school year typically runs from early September through mid-June.