Krista Stuhr » Secondary

What an invigorating and sobering time we live in. As we stand on the cusp of amazing opportunities and a vast array of challenges; it is such a blessing to be reminded of God’s mercy and grace, as well a renewed realization of our purpose and vision as Christian families. It is essential that the task and privilege of establishing a Christian worldview in the lives of young people is taken seriously and executed efficiently. It is crucial that they feel nurtured, accepted, and secure as they are led to the Truth. At CCCS, it is our purpose to minister to your child and family. We intend to do this through:

  • Spiritual study and mentorship
  • Building a strong academic foundation and knowledge base
  • Helping students to function well socially and to be aware of the culture around them
  • Giving them the opportunity to learn the lessons offered through competitive athletics
  • Assisting them in discovering and honing their talents through the fine arts and other extracurricular programs

Most importantly, we desire to give the students the opportunity to fall in love with Christ, and to honor His plan for their lives. After all, the Bible teaches us that we profit nothing by gaining the whole world and losing our soul.

We would enjoy the opportunity to meet you and tell you more about Calvary Chapel Christian School. For more information, please call the CCCS office at 702-248-8879. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Julie Proud

Secondary School Principal

Julie Proud

Secondary School Principal

Secondary General Information

The Secondary division of Calvary Chapel Christian School includes students in Sixth through Twelfth Grade. There are generally two classes per grade level with a limit of twenty six students per academic class. There are approximately 300 students enrolled in the Secondary School. In addition to their core curriculum, the students have several choices for elective courses, such as Art, Choir, Guitar, Journalism, Photography, Multimedia, Yearbook, Robotics, Strength and Conditioning, Foreign Language, Technology, and Musical Theater.

Bible instruction is considered part of our core curriculum, and is given priority as the central focus of our school. Also, there is emphasis on Community Outreach and Missions for every student. Chapel is normally held weekly, and consists of student-led Worship and excellent teaching by guest speakers or staff.

We offer an award winning athletic program, including Football, Volleyball, Track, Basketball, Softball and Baseball. Physical Education is a required part of the program for each student.

One local vendor noted that, “We can immediately recognize CCCS school kids from students at any other school; especially the teenagers. CCCS teenagers are so polite and friendly and extremely well mannered compared to any other group of kids.”

We are excited to meet you and share more about Calvary Chapel Christian School. Please contact the school office at 702-248-8879, to schedule a tour.

MSHS Office

Krista Stuhr

School Counselor/Academic Advisor
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Biography

Ms. Krista Stuhr is in her first year at Calvary Chapel Christian School as the Academic Advisor/
Guidance Counselor. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Krista received her Bachelor of Science in
Psychology at Illinois State University. Ms. Krista Stuhr spent her time at Illinois State University as an
intern at the Student Counseling Services and held two research apprenticeships. As a Student Counseling
Services Intern she worked on several campaigns and outreach events to raise awareness on various
mental health disorders. She also worked as a research assistant on human memory in which she handled
specific details, coordinated tasks, and reported/ analyzed data. Her second research apprenticeship
revolved around education in which she tested the spatial language acquisition of 3-5 year olds at local
pre- schools.

After she graduated from Illinois State University, she decided to pursue a degree in higher education
which lead her to receive her Master of Education at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Ms. Krista
Stuhr spent her time at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a graduate student and also a graduate
assistant. As a graduate assistant she was given the opportunity to teach a course in the Human Services
department, Interpersonal Skills in Human Services. After she graduated from the University of Nevada,
Las Vegas Ms. Stuhr was welcomed back as a part- time instructor teaching two courses in the Human
Services Department, Multicultural Issues in Counseling.
As the current Academic Advisor/ Guidance Counselor Krista specializes in:

  • The exploration, planning, and preparation for admission to college
  • Individual counseling to support student’s personal, academic, and social emotional development
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention
  • The use of solution- focused brief therapy

Ms. Krista Stuhr is excited to welcome her new Calvary Chapel family and is honored to help guide our
students through their faith in Christian education.

MSHS Teachers

Bible

Language

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Art

Athletics

In selecting classroom textbooks, both Christian and secular publishers are considered. It is recognized that Christian publishers provide a distinctive Christian perspective, especially needed in the social and physical science areas that have been so strongly influenced by humanistic philosophy.

Publishers currently being used include ABEKA, Bob Jones, Positive Action, Saxon, McDougal Littell, Write Source, and Concordia. The NIV Bible is used in the elementary grades and the New King James Bible is use in grades 6-12. Trade books used in the reading and literature programs may not necessarily be written by Christian authors, but are taught from a Christian perspective.

Secondary Curriculum
Secondary Curriculum / Publishers

English: ACSI; Daily Grammar Practice; Norton Anthologies of World, American, and English Literature

History: Abeka: BJU Press

Math: McDougal Little; Abeka (Consumer Math)

Bible: Positive Action; Purposeful Design; Summit Ministries; ACSI; Bethany House

Science: BJU; Apologia (Marine Biology); Holt, Rinehart, Winston (Environmental Science)

Health (High School): Ignitia

Spanish (High School): Holt McDougal, Rinehart, Winston

Course of Study
CCCS provides a graded course of study for grades K through 12. Provisions are made for periodic evaluation of courses of study and for revision in order to keep pace with societal and educational change. Curriculum development reflects CCCS statements of philosophy and purpose, and is based on reliable findings from the sciences dealing with child growth and development, and learning. The methods of instruction are those which promote inductive learning through exploration and discovery, inquiry and interpretation, critical thinking and creativity. The goal of the entire school effort is to achieve proper and adequate development of the students in terms of academic learning, spiritual growth, and healthy social and physical performance.