High School – Grades 9 to 12

High School Curriculum

Christian School of York offers a college preparatory academic program enriched by religious studies which includes rigorous coursework and the opportunity for dual enrollment. Our teachers are passionate about the subjects they teach and instill a passion for learning in all students. From English and social studies to technology and foreign languages, your child will benefit from a comprehensive curriculum. Your son or daughter will also have the opportunity to get a head start on college. Through our dual-enrollment program, he or she may earn college credits by taking courses online or at a college campus. Contact us today to learn more about enrollment.

At our Central PA private school, our high school college preparatory course sequence includes:

Bible4.0 credits  (1.0 credit per year enrollment at CSY)
English4.0 credits
Social Studies3.0 credits
Mathematics3.0 credits
Science3.0 credits
Physical Education/ Health2.5 credits (excused for participation in high school sports)
Arts and Humanities2.0 credits
Technology0.5 credit
Foreign Language2.0 credits
Electives2.0 credits
Total26 credits
  • Science: Biology I, Chemistry, Biology II, Forensic Science, and Physics
  • Math: Algebra I & II, Geometry, Algebra III & Trigonometry, and Calculus
  • English: Intro to Literature, World Literature, Honors World Literature, American Literature, Honors American Literature, British Literature, and Honors British Literature
  • Foreign Language: Spanish I, II, III and IV
  • Social Studies: U. S. History, World History, and American Government
  • Technology: Computer Applications, Graphic Design, Yearbook, and Microsoft Office Certification
  • Music Electives: Band, Choir, Drama
  • Art Electives: Art I, Studio Art
  • General Electives: Creative Writing, Foods, Library Science, Teacher Apprentice, History of the Bible: Old Testament, and History of the Bible: New Testament

Our high school students may take a wide variety of electives, AP classes and college classes through SevenStar Academy of Online Learning (see below).

Dual Enrollment

What is dual credit?

Dual credit is when a student receives both high school and college credit by taking a college course on-line or on a college campus.

How can dual credits be obtained?

Dual credits may also be obtained by taking a college course on a college campus. If a student is taking a college course on a college campus, the student needs to make sure to contact CSY’s Guidance Office.

Additionally, Christian School of York has partnered with Sevenstar in order to offer flexible scheduling options for dual credit opportunities for students. Sevenstar has more than 130 Dual Credit courses from leading Christian Colleges and Universities. Sevenstar desires to glorify Christ and encourages students to learn how to process information and think critically in the context of the Biblical worldview. Sevenstar courses are rigorous and exceed all national standards and recommendations. Merit based scholarships are available to juniors and seniors who are interested in taking an online college course through Sevenstar.

Community Service Program

“I learned that volunteering can be an exciting, enjoyable, growing experience, although I was nervous at first.  It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, live out my beliefs, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know I had a hand in them.”

In an effort to develop the habits which produce a life filled with service to others, CSY instituted a program of Community Service that will have high school students serve their community. Each student is required to individually perform 20 hours of non-remunerated service per year of private high school attendance at some point during their high school years.  Upon completion of the service project(s), students will also be required to complete a paper containing reflections on what they have experienced during their service to the York, Lancaster or other Central PA community.

High School Grading Scale

A    90-100

B    80-89

C    70-79

D    60-69

F     0-59

Distinguished honor roll—All grades 90% and above                Honor roll—All grades 80% and above

International Student Program

“My point in writing is simply, whatever my wife and I can do to help encourage other families to receive the blessing of an international student we will do. We cannot emphasize this too much.  To expand from the Genesis 12 theme, we have been blessed to be a blessing and as a result have been further blessed.”    ~WB

Christian School of York welcomes the opportunity to share Christ with the world through our international student program. The Lord has done amazing things through students who come here not even knowing who Jesus is. Many come to know the Lord while they are here, and take Him back to their families, friends and communities beyond Central PA.

Christian School of York is registered through the Department of Homeland Security to provide
I-20s for international students. Students must be qualified through a foreign exchange agency. First-year foreign exchange students may not graduate from CSY. Qualified returning students who have met their requirements may graduate upon completion of their senior year.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Our Christian high school offers a wide array of programs to support and encourage student interests. Some activities include:

ASCSI Leadership ConferenceBible QuizzingNational Honor Society
BandClass GovernmentOutreach Projects
ChoirDrama TeamStudent Senate
Crusader SingersFine Arts FestivalWorship Team
Spring Musical


Our private high school offers students many opportunities beyond the classroom. From soccer and basketball to track and cheerleading, there’s a sport for every student:

FallVolleyball and SoccerSoccer
SpringTrack & FieldBaseball and Track & Field

Crusaders Guide to Career & College Planning

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