Building Lives To Change The World
Mr. John Park is the upper school principal and I20 director. He holds two MA degrees and has been part of education over 20 years.
Mr. Josh Osolnik is the Dean of upper school discipline. He received his MA degree in education from Emory University
Our 2019 seniors had over 3 million dollars in offered scholarships. Please review our “Alumni News” page on this website for a list of the colleges. Our guidance counselor meets with them starting in 9th grade. We have AP classes on campus and dual enrollment classes online. All 9th-12th grade students take the SAT and ACT each year in high school. We also have multiple college trips.
Our students are eligible for the Hope scholarship as well as many other academic and athletic scholarship that are offered through various colleges.
Our high school students score well above the national average:
SAT overall average score: 1247 out of 1600.
ACT overall average score: 27 out of 36.
We offer 3 tracks for students to study on during the school year:
Level 1 – ESOL 1, ESOL 2 and Skills (ASP)
Level 2 – Main stream classes
Level 3 – Honors, AP and Dual Enrollment
*No modifications at any level
We offer dual enrollment to qualifying students through Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Toccoa, Shorter University and Truett McConnell. By their senior year, we’ve had many students complete up to two years of college credits. We also have qualifying seniors who intern in their career choices.
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 and defend a thesis 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 mathematics.
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 throughout all of our curriculum. We are a creation school with the view of seven literal days in Genesis. We also have weekly chapels and a daily required Bible class.