Niche, the leading platform for researching U.S. schools, neighborhoods, and companies, has released its 2020 Best Schools rankings. These rankings analyze 94,474 public schools, 4,131 private schools and 10,782 school districts nationwide. It has named Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy as the Best Christian High School in Ohio.
As Cincinnati's only Christ-centered six-year college preparatory high school, CHCA's Upper School features authentic learning experiences such as Entrepreneurial Studies, Independent Research, Senior Capstone Initiatives, and studying abroad - while providing students the foundation for a Christ-centered worldview. Students have the opportunities to take college courses, pursue passions via independent studies, grow entrepreneurship skills, and cultivate curiosity in all subjects. CHCA is also the only school in the region to offer Intersession, a two-week term where students explore a passion, participate in an internship, travel internationally, or learn through service immersion.
"Students own their faith through weekly chapels, daily intellectual inquiry in the classroom, and student-led outreach. From state-of-the-art facilities to regionally acclaimed fine arts and winning sports programs, CHCA fully engages students at all grade levels," shared Randy Brunk, CHCA's Head of School.
In its sixth year, Niche’s school rankings included more than 200 newly ranked private schools and nearly 11,000 newly ranked public schools. Unlike traditional school rankings, which rely almost exclusively on test scores and academic performance, Niche’s rankings provide a real-life view of what it’s like to attend a given school. The platform combines user input—comments from current students, alumni, and parents—with a multifaceted analysis of factors including campus life, extracurricular activity opportunities, on-campus sports options, gifted and special needs programs availability, and student/faculty/curriculum diversity.
Read more about Niche's assessment of the #1 in Best Christian High Schools in Ohio here.
Like many students, CHCA's 4028 Beak Squad Robotics Team learned their spring competition season is over all too soon. Even though further team accomplishments will have to wait, we celebrate with our Dean’s List Finalist Award winner announced before COVID-19 arrived.