Building Lives To Change The World
Our students are eligible for the Hope scholarship as well as many others that are offered.
Our high school students score between 1800-2000 on the high side and 1590 on the lowest side of the SAT. This is well above the national average.
We offer college classes and our students from 15 years old through their senior year (based on qualifications) can receive up to a two year college degree by graduation. We also have qualifying seniors who intern in their career choices. We have dual enrollmenty through Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Toccoa and Truett McConnell.
At Friendship Christian School students engage in the dialectic phase of the trivium and gain understanding in the many ways facts relate to each other.
The change from grammar stage pedagogy to dialectic stage teaching method is based on the way students learn and grow. For example, in grammar school, students love to memorize facts by singing songs and chanting rhymes. By age 10, however, this method is no longer relevant. What students love to do as they mature into the middle school years is to refute points and discover inconsistencies in logic.
In our High School, we encourage students to apply logic and critical thinking to every subject. The history, science, and math facts learned in previous grades allow our students to delve into more complex subject matter. Students emerge from the dialectic phase being able to discern logical arguments from anything they read, see, and hear in electronic or printed media.
Students revisit the historical periods (ancient, medieval, and modern) they studied in Lower School but with more sophisticated content. Whereas in middle School a student memorized history facts in chronological order, High School students begin to assess the import of historical facts and their relevance to current events. By the end of Eighth Grade, our students are equipped to articulate a thesis and defend their theses in both oral and written forms. In addition, our High School graduates will have studied the greatest authors of ancient and modern history from Homer, Ovid, and Sophocles to Lewis, Tolkien, and Jefferson.
Our math curriculum prepares High School students for solving complex equations and word problems using multiple approaches. By the end of High School, students will have completed our honors math course and acquired a comprehensive understanding in all levels of mathematicss.
Also in the High School, students engage in lively and intensive study and debate of biblical texts with an emphasis on New Testament and church history. In addition, the visual arts curriculum complements their learning by giving them a thorough understanding of the elements of design.
We are a Christian school and we teach a biblical foundation within all our curriculum. We also have weekly chapels and a daily required Bible class.