FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What percent of your students attend college? What schools do they attend?
A: Between 93% and 98% of our students are college bound on a given year. Students are accepted into Cal State schools, UC schools, and many other private universities and colleges across the nation.
Q: Do students have to reapply to go to Calvary Chapel High School?
A: Our students automatically transfer from junior high to high school. We typically have more than a 90% return rate from 8th to 9th grade.
Q: What are the advantages of attending Calvary Chapel Junior High School?
- Your child will form relationships with other students that can be maintained from 7th grade to high school graduation.
- Your child will have multiple opportunities to compete in after-school athletics.
- Your child will be challenged by a strong academic curriculum that is vertically aligned from kindergarten through 12th grade. Our grade level teachers meet regularly to make sure that each student is being taught the necessary curriculum to make sure they are ready for the next level and beyond.
- Your child will be surrounded by a Christian environment that open and sincere in its adherence to God’s Word and its desire to live for and please God.
- Your child will learn from teachers that love their students, teach them academically, and model for them what a real Christian looks like.
- Your child will be part of a school that is small enough for every student to know one another and large enough for students to find new friends as they grow and mature and have exciting and various opportunities.
- Your child will be blessed and encouraged by a faculty and administration desirous to serve and minister to both students and families.
Q: What is the Adolescent Whooping Cough Booster (Tdap) Requirement?
A: For the current school year, and all future school years, all students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called “Tdap”) for school in the fall. This new school immunization law affects all students in public and private schools.
Q: What is your discipline process like?
A: We implement an active discipline system based on demerits. Students receive points for disrupting class or other inappropriate behavior. Points are accumulated and detentions, suspensions, and expulsions occur at different point totals. Teachers are clear, consistent, and fair with classroom expectations and procedures. Teacher give warnings and then verbally tell students each time a point is given. Parents receive an email each time a point is given to keep parents in the know. Students may be asked to leave CCJHS for certain serious misbehaviors or infractions. Please see the student handbook for specifics.
Q: What sort of curriculum do you use?
A: All of our teachers are strong Christian men and women. Our curriculum is taught from a Christian worldview and perspective. For specifics on textbooks, please click on "Curriculum" under the Academics tab on the homepage.
Q: What do students do for lunch?
A: We have a great lunch program that is kid-friendly and offers healthy choices. Choices vary each day of the week and may include turkey wraps, chicken cheese burritos, cheeseburgers, taco salads, baked potato, garden salads, cup of noodles, and many other options. Students can also buy food at break. You may click on the food menu link on ParentsWeb for the monthly lunch calendar.
Q: Is there any sort of after-school program?
A: Yes, CCJHS has an after-school program. After School Program (ASP) is a service provided by CCJHS and is available for students, grade 7 and 8, who are on campus after school from 3:20 pm to 6:00 pm.
Q: Do your students use computers?
A: Yes. We have a computer resource lab (CRL), and our 7th grade students are required to take a full year of computer and study skills designed to teach students how to research and use technology in a real and practical way that integrates within the core curriculum and life. Students are also permitted to use the computers in the library during lunch and before and after school.
Q: What sort of technology do you have at school?
A: Our teachers at CCJHS are encouraged to integrate purposeful technology into the classroom to amplify and compliment the curriculum. Each classroom is equipped with an updated WIFI hub, a mounted wall projector that connects to the teacher's computer and a Doc Cam. Each teacher is issued a Surface Pro. CCJHS has three Chromebook Carts with thirty (30) Chromebooks per cart that teachers may check out for their classroom. Our Computer Lab and Library have thirty (30) computers each that students may use to complete homework or print out papers (10 cents per page). Teachers most often implement the above stated technology, however, they may take advantage of the fact that most students have a cellular device by applying education apps such as Quizlet or Plicker to the classroom for study games or formative assessments.
Q: What electives do you offer?
A: 7th grade students are automatically enrolled in a duel elective of computers and study skills. The 7th grade elective will toggle between computers and study skills throughout the year. Independently, computers and study skills, amount to a one-semester class. 8th Grade students may select from a variety of electives. CCJHS annually determines which electives will be offered for the upcoming year.
Q: What do you offer for PE?
A: CCJHS students participate in PE every day. Students will change into a PE uniform and participate in sports, calisthenics, and the Presidential Fitness Program.
Q: What sort of partnership do you have with Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa?
A: We have a great relationship with our church. We are an extension of the ministry at CCCM. The junior high pastor of CCCM is actively involved with our school, and many of our families and students attend CCCM and the youth group on Sunday morning and Wednesday night.
Q: What after-school sports programs do you offer?
A: We offer a variety of sports programs at CCJHS. Students may participate on four different teams throughout the year; Fall, Winter, March, and Spring seasons. There are distinct boy and girl teams. Depending on the interest level there may be try-outs which would result in an A and B team. The Athletic section of website will provide a current list of sports per season.