At Grand Rapids Christian Schools, we believe a student's learning and growth does not stop when second semester ends.
Summer Session is an exciting new way to earn course credit at Grand Rapids Christian High. The idea is simple: take a three-week class in the summer and earn one high school course credit (0.5 CU)! We also offer one week workshops, drivers training, and now trips!
- There are loads of great reasons to take a class during Summer Session:
- Make room in your normal school year schedule for electives and Advanced Placement classes.
- Take unique classes that aren’t offered during the school year.
- Get ahead on graduation requirements.
- Demonstrate to colleges that you invested in summer enrichment.
- Who can register for Summer Session?
- When do the classes meet?
- How much does a Summer Session class cost?
- How do I register?
- Do you offer online classes?
- Cancellation Policy
- Christian Worldview (Hybrid)
- Health and Fitness
- Literary Genres
- Media Studies
- New Testament Studies
- Old Testament Studies
- World History
- World Religions
GRADE LEVEL: 12th grade
6/3-6/7 (in class); 6/10-6/21 (online)
9am - noon
In this hybrid, students will be in class for one week of instruction from June 3-7 with remainder of work to be completed online. The course completion date will be June 21. This course provides an understanding of worldview development and then looks at various contemporary worldviews. Upon examination of the contemporary worldviews, the course articulates the Christian worldview and provides a thoughtful response to the competing philosophies. Specific attention is given to the Reformed Christian perspective as we confront issues such as the brokenness of our society and the ways to bring redemption to our fallen world. The course provides an opportunity for students to individually articulate their faith development and culminates with a project that asks students to engage a controversial issue and analyze it through the lens of a Christian worldview.
GRADE LEVEL: 10th - 12th grades
A study of basic economic concepts at the microeconomic, macroeconomic and international level as well as personal financial decisions. You will explore the economic system of the United States and how it operates, as well as the roles of various components of the American economy.
GRADE LEVEL: 9th - 12th grades
Health is wealth! This course is designed to be taken within the first few years of high school and meets the .5 Health graduation requirement. Do you want to learn how to save a life and be certified in adult & pediatric CPR/AED? In this course you will incorporate both intellectual and physical units in human health, fitness, CPR, and First Aid. The CPR unit will include instruction, testing, and certification. Are you as fit as you think you are? The fitness aspect will include aerobic activities, cross training, circuit training, and learning how to physically fit for a lifetime.
GRADE LEVEL: 9th grade
"English" is more than just a language: it is a broad sphere of study encompassing many different forms of literature and art, media and communication. In this course, students will read and study a wide variety of important genres that they will encounter later in their high school career. They will develop skills in discussing and analyzing different texts, examine what makes writing successful (or not), and improve key skills in the writing and revision process. This course is required for all freshmen.
GRADE LEVEL: 10th grade
Focusing on the New Testament, this class seeks to look at the life and times of Jesus, the teaching of the Gospels, and the growth of the early Church. Key themes will include how we read and understand the Bible and how we apply this text to our lives today. The focus of this course is on how key biblical teachings apply to all areas of life. Students are taught to think biblically about the practical side of Christian social ethics, morals, the church, and personal decision-making.
GRADE LEVEL: 9th grade
Focusing on the Old Testament, this course seeks to draw together the themes and ideas that run through the whole Bible. A key point of focus is fostering the ability to see God at work in biblical history, as well as in our own lives. We observe how God has much to say to a world that has so many questions about life, truth, and salvation. There is an emphasis on how the Old Testament sets the stage for the fulfillment of God’s plan found in the Good News of Jesus Christ as Lord.
GRADE LEVEL: 10th-12th grades
The trigonometry learned in FST is an essential prerequisite for Precalculus and later AP Calculus. The Summer Session Trigonometry workshop is designed as a supplement for students who skip FST. The math department strongly recommends that all students who skip FST enroll in this workshop. Without a solid foundation in trigonometry, Precalculus will be extremely challenging.
Join us for an exploration of the history and culture of the Netherlands, starting with two days of tours and museums in Amsterdam and culminating in four days in Groningen, where students will stay with families of Gomarus College, our sister Christian school. We will focus on the history of the Netherlands (especially the Renaissance and World War II eras) and building relationships with Christians in other parts of God's Kingdom.
ACT Test Prep (for June 8 ACT)
6/3-6/7; 8-11am OR noon-3pm
SAT Prep (for Aug. 24 SAT)
8/5-8-9; 8-11am OR noon-3pm
One-week workshops will be offered before the June ACT and the August SAT. Each day will be individualized to each student’s needs and will focus on areas for growth. Summer is an ideal option for students who have yet to reach their desired goal score.
The college essay is consistently ranked as one of the most important factors in the college admission decision. Join this unique workshop to learn from experts in the field of college essay writing, write and revise your own essays, and receive feedback and editing advice from a GRCHS instructor and local college admission representatives. This course will take place during June. Students should have their essay topics identified prior to the workshop.
Drivers training Segment 1 and Segment 2 will be offered at GRCHS in partnership with Sears Authorized Driving School.
Students in Segment 1 will complete their drivers training core requirements, which includes basic maneuvers, compliance, and safe driving strategies. More information about drivers training can be found here.
To begin Segment 2 of Drivers Training, you must: have had your Level 1 Learner's License (permit) for at least 3 months (consecutively); and, have completed at least 30 hours of practice driving with your parent, guardian, or approved licensed driver who is at least 21 years old (note that 2 hours must have been completed at night). To pass this segment, you must complete 6 hours of classroom time.
There is no driving component. See Dates and Courses for specific times and dates.