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:
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.
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.
With a variety of guest speakers and a student-led worship team, our students receive an authentic worship experience at our weekly Chapels.
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.
Each year we incorporate a Christ-centered theme element to the overarching school experience. This year’s theme: Salt & Light.
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.
Likewise, we offer a variety of junior high sports as well: flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, and ultimate Frisbee.
From skits to dance routines to feature plays, our Performing Arts Company helps students dig deep into their God-given creativity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our theme for 2022-23:
In a world that all-too-often embraces common ends and crippling darkness, we want to be spiritually noble as we shine the light of Christ. This year, our goal is to to preserve morality by looking inwardly at our own faith, just as we seek to spread the Good News of our Savior to our neighbors around us.
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”