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Grades 9-12

Preparing students for lives of impact and influence…

As an Upper School, you'll be exposed to a wide range of advanced and AP courses, as well as hands-on learning experiences both within and outside of the typical classroom setting. Entrepreneurial endeavors, robotics and design, and student-directed research are just a few of the unique areas of growing interest to our students, and we’re continuously engaging students’ passion areas with new courses, programming, and facilities to equip you to pursue your interests with excellence and spur you to great achievements.

While CHCA's academic program has proven to prepare students extremely well for college matriculation, we don’t stop there. With high levels of intellectual and spiritual engagement, students also graduate with a resilient faith and discerning wisdom, launching into a life of impact and influence.

How is this accomplished? Here are just a few of the ways…

  • Nationally-ranked Aquaponics Program generates real-world, cross-disciplinary learning, enhanced by an onsite greenhouse.
  • Innovation labs and collaboration spaces create new opportunities for exploration, creativity, and innovation.
  • Students with interests in applied engineering explore real-world challenges as part of CHCA's globally ranked Robotics team.
  • As the only school in this region to offer Zspace (real world virtual reality computer stations), students delve into the world of STEAM in a new dimension, conducting virtual dissections and manipulating 3D models.
  • The city’s largest International Student Program hosts dozens of students from around the world and is an integral part of CHCA’s diverse culture.
  • Flexible schedules and Personal Responsibility Time (PRT) empower students to assume greater ownership for their school experience and outcomes.
  • Under the guidance of a mentor, students can opt in to explore a personal interest, designing and conducting research, culminating in a published work.

Ready to explore the full Upper School program? You can also check out CHCA's Upper School activities below, discover how service is a part of the rhythm of CHCA, and gain an understanding of CHCA's Christian Studies program, which helps to build resilient faith in students, and reinforces a Christ-centered worldview.

I wouldn’t trade the personal and intellectual growth I experienced at CHCA for anything. I did things here most people don’t think high school-aged students are mature enough or smart enough to do.Alumna, class of 2012

Beyond the Upper 9-12 School Day

Activities & Clubs

F i n e A r t s

Upper 7-8

Artists Guided Studio (Gr 5-8)
Chapel Band (Gr 7-8)
CHCA Dance Academy (Gr 6-12)
Genesis Jazz (Gr 6-8)
Music Lessons Offered at CHCA (Gr 7-12)
Premier Pops (Gr 6-8)
Private Music Lesson Program (PK3-Gr 8)
Strings Club (Gr 5-8)
Strings Group Ensemble (Gr K-8)
Theatre: Early Fall Production (Gr 7-12)
Theatre: Musical Production (Gr 5-8)
Theatre: The One Act (Gr 7-9)

Upper 9-12

Art Club (Gr 9-12)
Arts Open Studio (Gr 9-12)
Chapel Team (Gr 9-12)
CHCA Dance Academy (Gr 9-12)
Improv Troupe "Off the Cuff" (Gr 9-12)
Music Lessons Offered at CHCA (Gr 7-12)
Student Production Team (Gr 9-12)
Theatre: Early Fall Production (Gr 7-12)
Theatre: Late Fall Production (Gr 9-12)
Theatre: Spring Musical (Gr 9-12)
Theatre: Academy Night Live Variety Show (Gr 9-12)
Theatre: The One Act (Gr 7-9)

Fall Sports:

Cross Country

Winter Sports:
Swimming and Diving

Spring Sports:

Track & Field


Upper 7-8

Beak Squad Robotics - FLL (Gr 4-7)
Beak Squad Robotics - FTC (Gr 7-8)
Geography Bee (Gr 4-8)
NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) (Gr 7-8)
Student Organized Service (Gr 7-8)
Spanish Club (Gr 7-8)
Spelling Bee (Gr 5-8)
Student Council (Gr 7-8)

Upper 9-12

Academic Team (Gr 9-12)
After Prom (Gr 9-12)

Beak Squad Robotics - FRC (Gr 9-12)
CHCA Connect (Gr 9-12)
Debate Team (Gr 9-12)
Green Team (Gr 9-12)
International Leadership Council (Gr 9-12)
Mu Alpha Theta (Gr 9-12)
NHS (National Honor Society (Gr 11-12)
Peer Advisors (Gr 11-12)
Phi Nu (Gr 10-12)
Student Council (Gr 9-12)
Student Organized Service (Gr 9-12)
Ultimate Frisbee (Gr 9-12)