Joy Christian High School/Early College is focused on our mission which is “Building Christian Leaders Prepared to Succeed in a Rapidly Changing World” and our purpose which is to “Make a Positive Difference in our Community”.
All of our programs and educational instruction intentionally are in place to assist our students with these two main goals in mind. It is our desire to prepare our students to be college and career ready as well as to build leadership stills that focus on all aspects of creating strong character and confidence in our students.
The following programs are in place to set Joy Christian High School/Early College above in the education field and offer a unique experience that no other educational private or public institution is able to provide. These programs include but are not limited to:
GCU Pathway Program
Joy Christian High School/Early College are proud to offer a program through Grand Canyon University where are students are able to receive college dual enrollment credits and are able to take classes within a college major that they are interested in pursuing. These classes are offered on JCHS campus during the school year and on GCU’s campus during the summer. Students are able to start this program the summer between their Freshman and Sophomore year in high school. By the end of the GCU Pathway Program students are able to receive a minimum of 32 college dual enrollment credits through GCU.
College Dual Enrollment
Joy Christian Early College is super excited to offer College Dual Enrollment Classes to our students through some of the top Private Christian Colleges in the country: Grand Canyon University, Huntington University and Colorado Christian University. These courses are taught by teachers on our campus and/or online courses.
Joy Christian Online
Joy Christian Online offers online classes to our students with a Biblical Worldview. Some courses are offered through Grand Canyon University as College Dual Enrollment Classes while other courses are offered by our JCHS/EC staff. These courses are a great alternative for home school students who desire a diploma from a Private Christian School or students who need flexibility within the regular high school experience. These courses are unique in the fact that unlike majority of other online programs, Joy Christian is able to offer classes with a Biblical focused curriculum, support on our campus for students in any of their online courses as well as our online students take advantage of our extra-curricular programs and athletics.
Fly Goodyear and Joy Christian Partnership – Joy Christian High School/Early College is the only school in the state of Arizona to offer an opportunity through Fly Goodyear for our students to receive their pilot’s license certificate and be able to receive high school credits for completing these courses.
Joy Christian Partners with West-Mec
Joy Christian partners with West-MEC to offer hands-on learning, leadership development training and industry certification to help prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s careers. Since 2003, West-MEC has grown significantly providing career and technical education across the Phoenix west valley.
JCHS Friday Clubs
Every Friday, all students have the opportunity during the school day to be part of a club on campus if their grades are a C or above. Joy Christian High School/Early College is focused on developing Christian Leaders and community within our school and area with Friday Clubs being one of the positive avenues to make this happen.
-College and Career Readiness Seminar Classes
-Community Service Opportunities
-Strong Biblical Curriculum with Mission Trip Opportunities Available
-Small Class Sizes to Increase Learning Opportunities – Average Class size ranges from 10 to 20 students
-Flexibility in Class Scheduling Offering A and Z hour outside of the regular school day
-Corporate and Small Group Chapel Opportunities that are student led
-Focus on Fine Arts in offering Theater, Choir, as well as Art and Design Classes
-Advanced Sports Training during the school day offered to all of our athletes
It is the focus and goal of Joy Christian High School/Early College to honor God with excellence in all that we do. We are continually striving to find additional opportunities for our students to continue to be in the forefront and leading the way in our community and world!
Joy Christian High School exists to awaken and refine the necessary balance of courage, ambition, and intellect that will enable its students to achieve their dreams and equip them to conquer those dreams they have not yet realized. As a student body and staff we stand for, and are recognized by, the following values:
- We are bold enough to allow ourselves to be held accountable to teaching and modeling self-discipline as a means of demonstrating love to the staff, students, and families of JCHS. (2 Tim. 1:7)
- We will do the work that others are afraid to do. We will model this courage and require the same from our students. (1 Cor. 16:13)
- We set goals for each faculty member and student. We outline specific steps to achieve these goals, and are prepared to objectively evaluate our progress. (Prov. 16:3)
- We provide each team member with an annual plan which adds clarity and focus to our goal of awakening student courage, ambition, and intellect. (Prov. 13:4)
- We educate students in the knowledge of the Lord. We strive to constantly demonstrate Biblical principles with our actions and articulate truth with discretion. (Prov. 22:6)
- We offer cutting-edge, maximized instruction to students, allowing them both the rights and responsibilities of making their own decisions. We provide engaging materials that promote critical thinking. (Ezekiel 44:23)
Thank you for your interest in Joy Christian High School. We would be honored to introduce you to our outstanding faculty and student body. Please contact the school office to schedule a tour.
As JCS continues its pursuit of excellence in academics, student achievement is a primary focus. Student achievement requires high standards, supported by a meaningful curriculum. Giving credence to our mantra to seek academic excellence in all we do, Joy Christian School has earned acknowledgment from several nationally recognized agencies including the Core Knowledge Foundation, the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancEd - North Central Association (NCA).
AdvancEd - North Central Association
AdvanceEd-North Central Association has defined research-based accreditation standards that outline the standard for quality schools. The Elementary, Middle, and High School portions of JCS have all earned this distinction.
The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) also accredits schools that demonstrate high quality academics, but additionally demands that the school maintain a Biblical worldview and that the Christian distinctive inform every area of the school. We are pleased to report that Joy Christian High School has earned this accreditation.