An Eye to the Future, Boots on the Ground
What’s happening at New Covenant Christian School?
- A student body increase of 70 percent since 2008
- A 15 percent enrollment increase from the 2014 to the 2016 school year
Our vision is contagious! New Covenant Christian School exists to glorify God by partnering with families and churches to provide a quality education in a Christ-centered environment and to prepare each learner for a life of following Jesus and serving in and through the kingdom of God. This year’s school-wide theme, “We are the Body”, affirms and celebrates each New Covenant community member’s role within our school body (1 Corinthians 12:12, 13, 26). Elementary and middle/high school student worship teams lead chapel services. Middle and high school students participate in chapel electives. All students participate in age-appropriate service projects; high school students participate in annual mission trips. A student-mentorship program partners high school students with younger students, under the guidance and oversight of our Student Pastor. Class officers and Student Council members provide leadership to their peers.With an eye to the future, New Covenant’s faculty, staff, and administration meet each day with boots on the ground to provide a robust learning environment for students from K4 through grade 12. From gifted students to those with special learning needs and everything in between, New Covenant challenges a broad range of learners within a supportive Christian environment, aware that these students are our future. Our highly skilled and qualified faculty and staff work together as a team, engaging students through academics, sports, music, art, drama, service, intentional leadership training, and high school mission trips.
New Covenant Christian School now offers a “boots on the ground” internship program with area businesses for juniors and seniors, providing students the opportunity of gaining work experience as part of their learning process. In college, the average student changes major three times as their interests change. At New Covenant, internships help students find their interests early, saving money, time and heartache. We have been delighted by the employer interest in both our program and our students.
What does our Internship program look like? Local employers in a variety of Industries are recruited and vetted by the school to provide diverse options for interested students. Prospective employers must meet all legal requirements, including those involving clearances. Students apply for the privilege of engaging in an internship placement, which may be paid or unpaid. Qualified students are then matched with an available internship position; learning objectives are developed collaboratively by the school, the employer, and the student. In order to earn an elective credit, student interns are required to work a minimum of sixty (60) hours over a semester and successfully complete an academic component related to their placement. Over the course of their junior and senior years, our students may participate in up to three different internship experiences before they graduate.In addition to internships, high school students may elect to participate in Advanced Placement classes, Dual Enrollment classes with approved secondary institutions, and customized Independent Study classes tailored to a student’s individual interests as well as a suite of other elective courses.
To accommodate our growing student body and programs and with an eye to the future, a capital campaign is in progress to raise funds for a new Student Life Center. This facility will include a PIAA regulation size gymnasium with locker rooms, additional classrooms, and will provide a venue for school and community events.
We invite you to stop by to explore how a New Covenant Christian School education fits into your child’s future!