Preparing students to lead and serve
Preparing students for the demands of college and beyond
Decisions, decisions! The ninth-twelfth grade is a time for contemplating possibilities and weighing them against your own strengths. Will you pursue a college education? Will you serve our country in the military? Will you join the workforce or kingdom work?
Harmony Christian School will work alongside parents and teens in response to the future that God has planned for them. This is an exciting time, but it can also be a worrying
time of facing the unknown. We help our students to prayerfully, not fearfully, embrace their journey into adulthood.
But high school studies at HCS go far beyond just academic learning. We also offer fine arts, athletics, discipleship groups, and opportunities to serve and engage the communities locally and abroad.
HCS provides a healthy and comfortable environment for students to discover how God can grow them and use them to impact their world.
The Practical English class was developed to fulfill the needs of seniors who will be entering the workforce or entering the armed forces. It focuses on resumes, job searches, creating your own business, and citizenry. The class is open to all seniors and many have chosen to take both World Literature and Practical English.
Introduction to Psychology is offered as an elective survey course to 11th and 12th-grade students. The course begins with a focus on biopsychology, learning about the structures and functions that make behavior and mental processes possible. Units of study include Sensation and Perception, Consciousness, Learning and Memory, Developmental Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology. Some special topics include managing stress, studying effectively, the science of addiction, and forensic psychology. The course is taught through a series of lectures, demonstrations, labs, and fieldwork. Students who have taken this course have performed exceptionally in college-level Psychology and Social Work courses.
Science, Biology and General Science
In science at Harmony Christian School, we have many fun and educational activities and experiments that allow the children to observe with their own eyes how the world works.
In Biology the students learn about microscopes and microorganisms by looking at pond water to see that there is life and living things all around us.
In General Science, the students even make their own experiments and use science to discover more and better understand the things that they want to know more about.
The high school math curriculum includes 9th-grade Algebra, 10th-grade Geometry, 11th-grade Algebra 2/Trigonometry, 12th-grade Precalculus, 11th/12th-grade Consumer Math and AP Calculus. Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2/Trigonometry are New York State Regents courses and are taught with the goal of having each student pass the New York Regents test at the end of the year. Each of these courses is taught from a mix of textbook lessons and official Common Core lessons. The Pre-calculus course does not have a Regents test but is also taught using a mix of textbook and common core lessons. The AP Calculus is a college level course and students take the national AP Calculus text at the end of the year for possible college credit. The Consumer Math course is a “hands-on” math course. The first half of the year includes such topics as income taxes, personal banking, savings and credit cards, mortgages and home repairs; the second half consists of the teen version of Dave Ramsey’s Foundations of Financial Peace course.
The high school curriculum includes extensive use of graphing calculators and is supplemented by computer activities and use of computer software.
Photography class is offered as a senior year elective at HCS. Photography students are in charge of taking photos for the school yearbook. HCS has four professional digital cameras that students share to learn basic photography skills including the exposure triangle, basic photo editing, composition, etc. Once a month we invite professional photographers to come in and present to the class and work one on one with our students to help them further their craft. Photography students have the opportunity to photograph major school events throughout the school year such as concerts, field trips, and ceremonies.
Home Economics is an elective course for High School seniors. It is held twice a week with each session being 45 minutes. The basics of cooking are taught and hands-on cooking experiences are held once or twice a month. The students learn everything from measuring, food safety, meal planning and a whole lot more. Beginning this year, the students will have an opportunity to plan a school lunch meal that will be healthy, nutritious, and delicious. Students enjoy sampling their creations and sharing with teachers and staff throughout the school. They look forward to the feedback given to them.
The course is mainly designed with cooking in mind, but there will be a few basic lessons thrown in like how to sew a button on and some other basic household lessons. Students will also take part in a food-themed field trip.
Consists of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 2 representatives from each high school class. Goals are to represent the high school student body in activities and service to the school. Some activities of the student council are planning, coordinating and running Spirit Week and the annual Pep Rally, helping out with the Harvest Festival and planning and running the end of the year high school trip. We meet approximately every other week during lunch. In support of our goals, we also run various fundraisers including bake sales, smoothie sales, ice cream float sales, and others. We also help fund the high school
National Honor Society
The Harmony Christian School Chapter of the National Honor Society provides students with an opportunity to develop as both servants and leaders in the community. In addition to planning and carrying out our annual Blood Drive in partnership with the New York Blood Center, the students assist with the monthly Harmony Baptist Church food pantry that serves the greater Middletown and Montgomery areas. Students serve the school community as leaders in the classroom, providing extra homework help to lower grades, and performing small service tasks as needed. As members of the National Honor Society, students are eligible to apply for the 600 scholarships offered through the NHS Scholarship Program and participate in webinars that walk them through the complicated college application process.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
What you can expect from our High School program:
- Teachers with many years of experience
- Challenging curriculum taught from a biblical perspective preparing students to thrive at any private or public high school
- Daily communication via Parent Connection (Slack App), weekly newsletters, pictures of students sent home
- Clean and safe environment, doors secured, regularly scheduled drills
- Degreed and devoted Christian educators specializing in high school education
- College Guidance Department helping students with research, college applications, college essays, and transcripts.
- Core subjects in math, science, history, language arts, social studies, Bible, Spanish and literature at each grade level
- A range of electives including Practical English, World Lit, Psychology, Drama, Art, Photography, and more
- Small class sizes
- Competitive Christian league athletic programs in volleyball, boys & girls basketball, Co-ed Soccer and more
- Extracurricular activities including National Honor Society, Prom council, Student Council, Board Games Club, Ski Club, Golf Club, Bowling Club and more
- Global Missions and Community outreach programs
- Senior class trip (which usually has a missions component) and high school retreat at Young Life camp in Lake Champion.
High School Staff
HS Supervisor, High School English Teacher
High School History Teacher
Middle & High School Spanish Teacher
Dr. Dennis Ashley
7th - 12th Grade Bible Teacher
High School Math Teacher
8th Grade & High School Science Teacher
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1790 Route 211 East
Middletown, NY 10940
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