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High School (9th - 12th grades)

 

What are you looking for in a high school?  You want your teen to make the most of their time in high school and build confidence as they look ahead to what’s next. But you also want them to have fun, enjoy their high school years, and grow in a safe learning environment where it’s okay to explore new interests and skills.  And the ability to earn college credit while enjoying the high school experience is an added bonus!

 

At Portland Christian, your teen will have the opportunity to learn leadership skills, work towards college and career goals, form meaningful friendships, and grow spiritually — all within a safe and academically challenging environment.

 

 

Academics that Challenge and Support

 

Course Offerings
 
A well-rounded education must be built upon the solid foundation of a comprehensive core curriculum.  All PCS high school students are well-grounded in English, Math, Science, History,  Social Studies, and of course, Bible. 
 

College Credit

 

PCS juniors and seniors can earn college credit while continuing to enjoy the high school experience.  There is no need to give up high school sports, arts, and social life to attend  class on a college campus.  Participating in activities with their peers helps students mature into young men and women who are ready to step into adulthood with confidence and  conviction when they graduate from high school.

Portland Christian’s concurrent credit agreement with George Fox University and Advanced Placement course offerings allow students to enjoy “the full meal deal”! Some of the AP courses PCS offers include:

  • Art History
  • English Literature & Composition
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • French
  • Music Theory 7
  • Calculus AB & BC
  • Human Geography
  • U.S. Government & Politics
  • Chemistry
  • Latin 3
  • U.S. History
  • English Language & Composition
  • Physics
  • World History
  

 

Preparing for College and Careers

 

Student Support
 
Over 90% of Portland Christian graduates typically enter a college or university upon graduation.  79% of  the class of 2022 graduated with honors, positioning them well for college success.  Some choose ministry, the military,  a gap year, or a start on a career after graduation.  Whatever your student’s goal, the PCS Student Support Department can help them achieve it through academic, emotional, social, and spiritual support. 

Qualified counselors assist every student with individual college planning.  Additional supports available to students include free after-school tutoring, PSAT, SAT School Day offering, and on-site college fairs.
 
Where PCS Graduates Go
 
Some of the colleges PCS graduates have attended include Brandeis, George Fox, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Multnomah, Pepperdine, Seton Hall, University of Oregon, University of Washington, US Air Force Academy, US Naval Academy, West Point, and more.

 

 

Beyond Academics: Athletics, Arts, & Enrichment

 
Student life doesn’t end when the bell rings. High school students will tell you that they learn as much from extracurricular activities as from academics and many discover much about themselves in the process. Your high school student can participate in a wide array of activities at PCS — they don’t have to choose to be “an athlete,”  or “an artist,” or a “mathematician” — students at  PCS can develop ther their individual talents and interests as they explore their many options.
 
Athletics
 
At PCS,  every sport is open to any student who wishes to try out.  PCS teams have won many State and League championships and PCS athletes have been recruited by Division I, Division II, Division III, and NAIA colleges & universities. Some have gone on to play professionally, and at least one has played on an Olympic gold team.  PCS offers the following OSAA 2A sports:
 
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Track & Field
 
Arts
 
High school students are able to take specialty art classes as well as participate in extracurricular musical and drama productions. PCS students have won multiple art awards and have been accepted to top Art colleges such as The Savannah College of Art and Design, New York University, School of Visual Arts of New York, ArtCenter College of Design, and Otis College of Arts and Design. Fine and Applied Arts course PCS offers include:
 
  • Art
  • Concert Choir
  • Digital Photography
  • Band
  • Choir Ensemble
  • Yearbook
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Media
 

 

 

Learn more about PCS high school arts.

 

Activities
 
Activities and Clubs offer students an opportunities to make friends and develop teamwork and leadership skills while exploring their individual interests. Some of the activities your student can participate in at PCS are:
 
  • National Art Honor Society
  • Chapel Worship Team
  • Thespian Chapter
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • Ski & Snowboard Club
  • Fall Drama
  • National Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • Spring Musical

 

International and domestic travel can open a teen's heart and mind to a world of possibilities.  PCS offers educational and/or service-oriented trips for high school students each year.
 
Spiritual Life
 
Your student’s faith and values are the foundation for their future. PCS teachers invite students to explore their own faith and participate in living it out. Some of the opportunities for student spiritual growth include:
 
  • Weekly Chapel
  • Advancing Bible Curriculum
  • International Mission Trips
  • Service Projects
  • Biblical Worldview in All Courses
 
 

Would you like to See More?

Come visit our campus to see for yourself whether Portland Christian High School is a good fit for your family. Your visit will include a tour of the campus, an overview of our high school programs, a chance to meet some of our staff, and an opportunity to ask all of your questions. We look forward to meeting you!
 

Schedule a Junior Senior High School Tour

 

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Schedule a Junior Senior High School Tour

 

Jr/Sr HS Earliest
drop-off: 7:30 AM

 

Junior High Schedule
  1st period begins: 8:10 a.m.
  End of day: 3:20 p.m.

 

High School Schedule
  Zero period begins: 7:30 a.m.
  1st period begins: 8:15 a.m.
  End of day: 3:20 p.m.

 

If your student will be late or absent, please call 
503.256.3960 x263 
or email Jr/Sr High Attendance.

For a planned absence please submit a Prearranged Absence Form. All absences other than illness, family emergencies, or school-sponsored functions must be prearranged at least four days in advance.