High School

Graduation Requirements

Students must earn a minimum of twenty-five (25). Students may earn 1 credit in Algebra I at the Middle School level.

  1. English – 4 credits
  2. History – 3 credits (US History or AP US History, Government or AP Government and World History)
  3. Bible – 4 credits (transfer students must have 1 credit each – year at New Life Christian School)
  4. Science – 3 credits
  5. Mathematics – 4 credits: (1 Algebra, 1 Geometry, 2 other courses)
  6. OPTION 1:
    1. Foreign Language – 2 credits in the same language (NOT English)
    2. Electives – 4 credits
    3. Technology Education – 1 credit
  7. OPTION 2:
    1. Advanced Technology – 2 credits
    2. Electives – 4 credits
    3. Technology Education – 1 credit
  8. Physical Education 1 credit
  9. Fine Arts (Art, Music, Drama) – 1 credit
  10. Service Learning – 100 hours (prorated for time at New Life Christian School) Participate in school sponsored Mission Trips (Sophomore/Senior year)

NLCS grants and recognizes credit towards graduation in full units only. We offer no part-year courses and accept transfer credits in less than full units only for application to the 25-credit total requirement but not towards fulfillment of any specific course or distribution requirement.

The Administration will evaluate a transfer student’s academic record and determine how to apply previous coursework to NLCS’ graduation requirements. The decision of the Administration in these matters is final.

High School students at New Life Christian School may choose from more than 60 courses ranging from Drama to Developmental Psychology to World History to Worship Team.

  • English — Develops students’ writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills through the careful analysis of different types of literary genre and a variety of writing activities.
  • Social Studies — Prepares young people to work effectively as good citizens and members of God’s family to identify, understand, and resolve problems that confront them in their communities, the nation, and the world
  • Bible — Encourages the ability to study and understand the Bible as God’s written revelation of truth, to have an assurance of personal salvation through a relationship with Jesus Christ, and to develop the insight and motivation to understand Christian doctrine and learn to use their individual gifts and talents in God’s service.
  • Science — Train students to think critically about the world around us by asking questions, making inferences, developing and testing hypotheses, designing experiments, making deductions, and reaching conclusions.
  • Mathematics — Develops computational skills, teaches students to apply mathematical skills to problem-solving, and move from the concrete to the abstract in courses ranging from Consumer Math to AP Calculus and Honors Geometry.
  • Physical Education — Helps develop the body and build confidence through a planned program of personal movement and encourage the demonstration of Christ-like actions and reactions in all settings including games and sports.
  • Foreign Languages — Presents a full-immersion approach to vocabulary, structure and grammar of the Spanish language (including conversation, reading and writing skills) and an overview of Hispanic cultures.
  • Service Learning — All graduates must demonstrate their sensitivity to the needs of others by dedicating a total of 100 hours (25 hours per school year) toward meeting the needs of others in measurable and well-defined roles in their church or community.
  • FCC Classes — New Life Christian School high school students may also explore opportunities to take classes at Frederick Community College to earn college credit.
  • Extracurricular Activities — High school students who qualify may participate in our wide variety of extracurricular activities and special programs.
  • National Honor Society — Students in grades 10-12 who meet the required standards in scholarship, leadership, service and character may apply for entry.

Colleges Attended by NLCS Alumni

Abilene Christian University
Allegany College
Arizona State University
Asbury College
Ashland University
Averett College
Baylor University
Berry College
Boston University
Bryan College
Catholic University
Central Christian College
Covenant College
Curry College
Devry University
Eastern College
Eastern Mennonite College
Eastern Nazarene College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Frederick Community College
Frostburg State University
Gardner-Webb University

Geneva College
George Mason University
Georgetown Baptist College
Grace College
Grand Canyon University
Greenville College
Grove City College
Hagerstown Community College
Harding University
High Point University
Hood College
Howard University
Indiana Wesleyan College
James Madison University
King College
Lee University
Liberty University
Life Bible College
Loyola College of Baltimore
Messiah College
Montgomery College
Mt. Aloysius College
Mount St. Mary’s University
Northwestern University
Oklahoma Christian College

Oral Roberts University
Oxford University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Penn State University
Philadelphia/Thomas Jefferson University
Radford University
Roberts Wesleyan College
Salisbury State University
Shenandoah University
Shepherd University
Shippensburg University
Saint Mary’s College
Stetson University
Suffolk University
Susquehanna University
Texas A&M University
Towson University
University of Alabama Huntsville
University of Delaware
University of Maryland
Valley Forge Christian College
Virginia Tech University

In addition to TerraNova testing, New Life Christian School students also take the following tests:

Grades 9, 10 & 11 PSAT/NMSQT
A standardized test that assesses and provides detailed feedback on the students’ critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills students need for college and beyond.
Grade 11 ASVAB
A self-assessment tool that evaluates students’ aptitude for and potential interest in post-secondary plans including community college, university or vocational school.
Grades 11 & 12 Advanced Placement (AP)
Standardized tests that measure how fully students have mastered the content and skills of advanced courses, frequently yielding college credit.