Secondary

Junior High and High School
Our secondary experience is more than just a typical school environment. We are committed to academic excellence wrapped in a broader spiritual scope. Each year we embrace a Biblical theme to serve as the catalyst for deepening our faith in Jesus Christ.

Our outstanding secondary experience includes:

  • Academic Excellence

The Coastal Christian experience is deeply grounded in two core fundamentals: helping our students grow in their faith in Christ while challenging them to succeed through our strong academic standards.

  • College-Prep Curriculum

Our high school program is based on a college-preparatory curriculum. Students are prepared to meet the entrance requirements to all private universities and the California State University system. Our student graduates hold a 98% college acceptance rate.

  • Weekly Chapels

With a variety of guest speakers and a student-led worship team, our students receive an authentic worship experience at our weekly Chapels.

  • Spiritual Emphasis Retreats

Just as Jesus went to the mountain to spend some special time with the Father, so we, too, provide opportunities for our secondary students to embrace a unique atmosphere to connect with the Lord at our Spiritual Emphasis Retreats.

  • Christ-centered theme

Each year we incorporate a Christ-centered theme element to the overarching school experience. This year’s theme: GET REAL.

  • High School Athletics

We offer a variety of sports for our high school students to help teach teamwork, trust, physical training, and leadership. Current high school sports: football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, beach volleyball, and cheerleading.

  • Junior High Athletics

Likewise, we offer a variety of junior high sports as well: flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, and ultimate Frisbee.

  • Performing Arts

From skits to dance routines to feature plays, our Performing Arts Company helps students dig deep into their God-given creativity.

  • Trips

Every other year, our 8th and 9th grade students go on an educational trip to Washington D.C., while a trip to Europe is available for our 11th and 12th grade students on alternating years.

Our students also experience a number of same-day field trips in the Central Coast area. Visit our Trips and Events page for more information.

  • Student Government (ASB)

We run a full ASB (Associated Student Body) Student Government in our secondary school.

Students in ASB
Each class grade has a Class President representative in ASB. Our entire secondary school is represented by an ASB President, ASB Vice President, ASB Treasurer, ASB Secretary, ASB Media Director, and ASB Activities Director.

  • Top-Level Test Prep

Our students score significantly higher than the national average. In every subject over the last five years, CCS averaged better than 75% of all the students in the nation. This means that half of CCS students score between the 76th and 99th percentile.

  • Enrichment Opportunities

Above and beyond our core academic courses, we offer electives like Performing Arts, Creative Arts, Media Arts, Creative Writing, and Spanish. Students may also join one of several extra-curricular clubs and groups, and expand their horizons through a number of enrichment options.

  • Community Service

One of the unique ways our students grow is by serving our community in a number of ways. From helping children in church Sunday school to cleaning up God’s creation, our students invest their hearts in making a difference.

2023-24 Theme:

Everybody wants to be genuine. To be known as REAL. And yet we are so afraid of the conviction of authenticity that we hide behind makeshift masks and walls and personas that aren’t true or lasting or good.

So as the world around us embraces the evil of self-delusion, we choose to stand firm in the immovable truth of the Word of God, vowing to be genuine unto Christ Jesus. We will not get lost in the wasteland of a counterfeit life; instead, we will choose to GET REAL in the pursuit of holiness.

Theme Verse

Romans 12:21

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

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ABOUT US

OUR VISION

To be the top school choice of Central Coast families where biblical education is instilled and Christian leaders are raised.

Our Mission

To partner with parents in preparing students to serve God in all of life by providing excellence in the spiritual, academic, social, and physical aspects of education.

The dream has become a reality

In 1977, the Lord moved in the heart of a generous saint, Reuben Kvidt, to donate 27 acres of beautiful Pismo Beach land with the express desire to build a thriving Christian school. In 2024, that dream is a reality, and it’s Time to Build!

Admissions

Tour the Campus

We’d love to show you around our beautiful Pismo Beach campus and share why we believe the CCS Experience is worth it!

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Come be part of the Coastal Christian School experience. Open enrollment for fall 2023-24 begins February 1, 2023.

Academics

THE CCS Experience

The CCS Experience goes beyond the typical school environment. Think of it as excellent academic and physical education with some church youth group and Christian camp mixed in.

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Groups and Clubs

Expanding the CCS experience with multiple extracurricular opportunities.

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Athletics

Questions?

Contact Athletic Director Tara Sanchez

Athletics Calendar

Find game times and locations

Band App

Mobile app for team communication

Groups and Clubs

Expanding the CCS experience with multiple extracurricular opportunities.

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Campus Life

THE CCS Experience

The CCS Experience goes beyond the typical school environment. Think of it as excellent academic and physical education with some church youth group and Christian camp mixed in.

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2023-24 Spiritual Theme

GET REAL

Everybody wants to be genuine. To be known as REAL. And yet we are so afraid of the conviction of authenticity…

Calendars

Bell Schedules

Year-at-a-Glance

Download our current 2023-24
Year-at-a-Glance Calendar (PDF)

• Also see 2024-25 Year-at-a-Glance Calendar •
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Support CCS

Student Stories

Your support is making a difference!

God continues to transform lives at CCS. Here’s a peek behind the curtain to see His power in the hearts of our students:

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The dream has become a reality

In 1977, the Lord moved in the heart of a generous saint, Reuben Kvidt, to donate 27 acres of beautiful Pismo Beach land with the express desire to build a thriving Christian school. In 2024, that dream is a reality, and it’s Time to Build!

Stay Up-to-Date!

Sign up for our weekly Newsletter and Event Mailing List to stay up-to-date on all-things-CCS.

A Christ-centered experience!

CCS Secondary Calendar

  1. In Google Calendar, look for “Other calendars” in the left column
  2. Click/tap the “+” symbol to add new calendar
  3. Click/tap “From URL”
  4. Paste this code (right-click to copy) into the field
  5. Leave “Make this calendar publicly accessible” unchecked
  6. Click/tap “Add Calendar” button
  1. Open Apple Calendar
  2. Click File > New Calendar Subscription
    (on iPhone, tap “Add Calendar” then “Add Subscription Calendar”)
  3. Paste this Calendar Code (right-click to copy it) into the “URL” field
  4. Click/tap “Subscribe” button

There’s Still time to Enroll!

2024-25 enrollment is ongoing for TK through high school—spots still available!

Come join the CCS family as we provide a Christ-centered educational experience for your child.

Application FEE Waived

For a limited time, we are waiving the Application Fee. We know the school year is coming fast, so we want to offer a worry-free onboarding process.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact:

Ashley Burns
Admissions and Events Director
admissions@ccspismo.com
(805) 489-1213

Join the CCS Prayer Warriors

Each Monday at 8 AM, the CCS Prayer Warriors meets to pray for the students, the staff, and our surrounding community. We’d love to have you join us!

Can’t make it to the school Monday mornings? No worries—your prayers are so welcomed whether you’re at the school or praying from where you are (at work, at play, in a car, on a surf board, etc.). :)

Tour the CCS CAmpus!

Thank you for your interest in touring the school campus. Once you’ve submitted this form, we will contact you and schedule a tour.

Warm Regards,
Michelle Morse
Admissions and Events Director

CCS Volunteer Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in helping the school!