Throughout the school, students are taught in a traditional classroom setting. Although academic excellence is important, our first priority is still the spiritual nurturing of character training in the students. The integration of the Word of God, taught by spiritually mature adult role models, is Shorewood Christian School’s highest level of commitment.
Shorewood Christian School uses the following publishers: A Beka Book, Bob Jones University Press, ACSI, Prentice Hall, and Gospel Publishing.
Throughout the school year, Shorewood Christian School gives its students opportunities to learn outside the classroom. For most field trips, an additional student fee is required and billed on your monthly statement. It is important to note that each student must have a completed Field Trip Permission Form filled out for each field trip in order to attend.
A student is placed on the Gold Honor Roll if they have achieved a GPA of 3.5 and above with no grade lower than a C. A student is placed on the Silver Honor Roll if they have a GPA of 3.0 to 3.5 with no grade lower than a D. Those on the Gold Honor Roll at the end of the year will receive a gold medallion with their name inscribed on it. Those on the Silver Honor Roll at the end of the year will receive a silver medallion with their name inscribed on it. Those who get a perfect 4.0 will also receive a special medallion.
Because God and His Word are so important at SCS, students attend chapel every Friday. The Pre-K through 3rd-grade meet from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. upstairs in the sanctuary. The 4th through12th grades meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. On the last Friday of every month we have an all school "Spirit Day" chapel /assembly beginning at 8:30 a.m. Our chapels are filled with teaching, singing, Scripture reciting, prayer, skits, giving, missions, and much more. Parents are always welcome to attend.
Students in 7th grade on up are offered drama classes. Students not only memorize lines for skits and productions, but they get to learn everything that goes into producing a dramatic production. Students are offered opportunities to write, edit, act, direct, produce, stage managment, special effects, costuming and set/prop design. Drama is a collaboration effort on the part of the students. Various skits and productions are offered throughout the year at chapels and specialty program events.
Students from 7th grade on up participate in music classes. Students are offered guitar lessons, bell lessons, choir, and learn basic music theory, our hope is they will ultimately use music to glorify the Lord. Our music program includes Christmas and Spring/Year-end concerts.
** NEW** A concert band is now offered for students in
5th - 8th grades who play an instrument. Also, an elective band class
is now available for high school students.
Along with spiritual and academic training, we here at SCS believe that God wants us to take good care of our bodies (the temple of the Holy Spirit) and create a lifestyle of good health. Thus, our PE program is not only fun, it is a training ground to teach students that physical fitness is a way of life. Students are expected to participate unless they have a note from home stating a good reason why they should be excused. Extended absence from PE will require a doctor’s note.
The students are taught how to draw, paint, and create things and to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation around them.
Spanish is taught from Pre-K – 10th grade. By introducing Spanish at such a young age we hope to ingrain the language into the students so they truly will make use of the language (e.g., mission trip) and be prepared to take Spanish in high school.
We have a small but growing library. Lower elementary students visit the library weekly to check out books. Older students visit the library either twice or once a month to check out books. New to the library and certain classrooms is the excellent Accelerated Reading Program. We are committed to adding more books to our library and AR program. If books are not returned on time, parents will be assessed a nominal fee. If books are lost, parents will be charged the cost of replacing the book.
Every year SCS has the opportunity to get involved in various competitions to motivate and challenge our students. Among these are a Science Fair or Social Studies Fair, ACSI Young Author’s Olympics, ACSI Spelling Bee, ACSI Math Olympics, and ACSI Speech Meet.
School Spirit Days
Held once a month, School Spirit Days were created just to bring fun and excitement to school. On these days, students are usually asked to dress by theme (i.e. western day or sports day) and often get to participate in fun activities. It’s a fun day and encouraging to see both students and parents get involved and show pride and spirit for our school.
Students may have the opportunity to go to nursing homes, help in local "special needs" classes, collect food for others in need, and much more.
Year-End Awards Ceremony
On the last day of school, beginning at 9:00 a.m., students in 3rd grade and above receive honor roll awards, promotion certificates, perfect attendance awards, and special all-school awards.