High School Program

9th-12th Grades

Jamie-Bopp-Secondary-Principal

Jamie Bopp
Secondary Principal

The high school program at Merritt Island Christian School concentrates on a core curriculum with a traditional college preparatory course of study.  Students take courses at levels appropriate to their abilities.

Honors, Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP), and STEM courses provide accelerated studies for students of exceptional ability and motivation.  Students explore areas of particular interest through the variety of electives offered.

During the four years of high school, students complete a course of study that prepares them for college and life’s challenges with confidence and discernment.

Traditional Diploma

Recognizing that God created every person with unique talents and gifts, the academic program of study at Merritt Island Christian School has been developed to challenge each student and to meet the needs of each individual student.  For this reason, students and parents have the opportunity to choose a specific academic course load that best challenges the student.

SubjectCredits
Bible 4
English 4
Math 4
Science 3
Social Studies 3
HOPE 1
Electives 5
Fine Arts 2
Foreign Language 2 (2 years of the same language)
TOTAL28

Students who earn the Traditional Diploma with a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher will receive a cord to wear at graduation.

 

College Preparatory Honors Diploma

To qualify for the Honors Diploma, a student must have met all of the Honor Diploma requirements, maintain a 3.5 GPA and have been admitted to honor level classes for three consecutive years.  Additionally, the student must have passed all honors classes with at least a C average.

SubjectCredits
Bible 4
English 4
Math 4 (Including a minimum of Pre-Calculus)
Science *4 (Including 2 upper level science courses)
Social Studies 3
HOPE 1
Electives 4
Fine Arts 2
Foreign Language 2 (2 years of the same language)
TOTAL28

(Includes all Academic Diploma requirements)

 

To qualify for the College Preparatory Honors Diploma, a student must have met all of the  requirements, maintain a weighted 3.50 GPA and have been admitted to honor level classes for three consecutive years.  Additionally, the student must have passed all honors classes with at least a C average.  Students earning the Honors Diploma will receive a cord to wear at graduation.

 

STEM Diploma

The United States National Academies* have expressed concern at the declining state of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in the United States.  For the United States to successfully compete in the 21st century, we must boost America’s talent pool.  In the next ten years, the demand for scientists and engineers is expected to increase at four times the rate of all other occupations.

Merritt Island Christian School is announcing the development of the STEM program in grades K-12.  A new science curriculum will be implemented in the elementary grades, with one of its components being engineering.  Middle School students will be offered an engineering component as well.  High School students may choose to engage in a rigorous four-year course of study, preparing them to pursue advanced degrees and careers in the scientific and engineering fields.  The STEM diploma will be offered, as well as our traditional college preparatory, honors, and Fine Arts diplomas.

MICS is committed to preparing our students to become leaders in the global economy and community of the 21st century.

 

MICS Summary of Graduation Requirement for STEM Diploma

(Freshman entering in the fall of 2012)

In order to graduate from Merritt Island Christian School with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Diploma, students must earn a total of 28 credits as follows.

 

SubjectCredits
STEM

(Science, Technology,  Engineering, Math)

12

(4 or 5 math credits with a minimum of Pre-Calculus, 4 or 5 courses to include upper level science, 2 or 3 STEM elective, e.g. Intro. to Engineering Design, Aerospace, Technology Studies)

Bible 4
English 4
Social Studies 3
HOPE 1
Electives 1
Fine Arts 1
Foreign Language 2 (2 years of the same language)
TOTAL28

Fine Arts Diploma

SubjectCredits
Bible 4
English 4
Math 4
Science 3
Social Studies 3
HOPE 1
Electives 5 (ALL electives MUST be in the Fine Arts)
Fine Arts 2 (This is in addition to the 5 required Fine Arts  Electives requirement)
Foreign Language 2 (2 years of the same language)
TOTAL28