Challenging. Flexible. Relevant.
Grades: 9-12 Students: 183 Building: B
Schedule: 8:30am - 3:15pm (12:30pm dismissal on Fridays)
Nanaimo Christian High School is a community where students and staff work together to create learning experiences that are challenging, flexible and relevant. We provide Christ-centered learning that responds to student culture, needs and interests.
Choice is important. Gifts are developed. Our students will have impact.
At NCS, students benefit from learning opportunities that combine the use of relevant technology with in-class guidance from teachers. We aim to meet the needs of diverse learners through our flexible delivery model, while also offering unique opportunities for learning through independent directed studies.
Our goal is to educate students so that, upon graduation from high school, they demonstrate: academic competence, spiritual growth and lifestyle integrity.
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High school documents & links
BYOD technology integration
NCS high school students are part of a Bring Your Own Device program (BYOD). NCS is a Google Apps for Education Environment, which means that a personal Chromebook or laptop is required for all studies. Integrating technology allows teachers to provide more relevant and engaging learning experiences.
Mentorship & homeroom
Each of our high school students is matched with a mentor teacher who becomes a coach, cheerleader, sounding board and sometimes even a friend after graduation. This teacher will facilitate their homeroom and Bible classes, as well as support them through their career curriculum and reflection on core competency development. They have multiple connection points weekly with this teacher to check-in, celebrate successes, and work through challenges with academics, peers, stress levels, etc.
Leadership & service
Our high school has an active student council that holds up students in prayer and organizes spirit days, larger events, service projects, and other volunteering in the community. NCS students have been a part of the WE Schools service-learning program since 2017 and are always looking for ways to reach out and support others in both our school and local community.
In September each high school grade embarks on its own off-campus adventure to build community. Students in grade 9 and 10 go to camp and participate in community building activities. Grade 11 students participate in a community building and service trip on Vancouver Island. Grade 12s participate in an urban mission experience in Vancouver.
Clubs & activities
During lunch and after school, students can connect with others who share common interests through various clubs and activities:
Smartsheet assignment tracking
We use Smartsheet software to hold high school students to a higher standard and track their work across classes. Parents receive a link to their child’s Smartsheet and can view the status of assignments. When students fall behind, they are required to attend a lunchtime homework tutorial to receive one-on-one support.
Green Checkmark -- Work is complete and meets criteria
Orange Exclamation Point -- Work has been handed in, but needs to be resubmitted based on feedback from the teacher (considered incomplete)
Red Cross -- Work has not been submitted (incomplete)
“The teenage years are often times when students are pushing boundaries and discovering what it means to be their own adult. Providing a place for teenagers to be supported by Christian adults who take an invested interest in their lives is something we value highly."
Hayley Dueck, High school principal & teacher