Student Life - High School

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Student Life - High School

Spiritual Life

Spiritual life at TCCS permeates through our entire school program because we desire our students to grow and mature in their faith, knowledge, and love for God according to Matthew 22:34-40.

In this passage, Jesus tells us that what is most important to God can be boiled down to these two commandments:

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul. You shall love others as yourself."

High School Student LifeWhat do we do to help students grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ?

  • We hire Christians who are passionate about students, teaching, and learning
  • Because the Word of God is the foundation of our faith, we offer biblical instruction in our Bible classes and across the curriculum
  • We invest time in worshipping God at our weekly chapel programs
  • We take our faith and put it into action as we reach out to others through missions trips and community service activities
  • Daily, we pray (praising, thanking, confessing, and making our requests known to God) through out each school day
  • We respect and care for each other as Christ said, “the world will know that we are Christians by our love for one another” 

Our school’s motto is training up spiritual champions for Jesus Christ, and our definition of a “spiritual champion” is one who is:

  • Vested in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Grounded in Biblical truth, able to articulate and defend their faith
  • Christ-like in mind, body, and spirit

Chapel Program

Our weekly chapels provide high school students the opportunity to worship and be challenged to grow in God’s grace. We know that young people are searching to understand their purpose and God's will for their lives and therefore, we seek Chapel speakers and mentors to inspire our students to think and live as a true follower of Jesus Christ. It is important for our students to begin the process of owning their faith during these years so that they will impact their culture for Jesus Christ. Students are invited to participate and get involved in the Chapel program through the leading of worship where they can share their musical talents, or by offering testimonies before their peers of God's grace in their lives. 

Worship Team

Tri-City gives its High School students the opportunity to lead worship during the weekly chapel program. Students who are given the gift of music can use their talents to bless their fellow students and praise God for what they have been given. 

Mission Trips

High School students may want to participate in a short-term missions trip during their time at TCCS. Our students have traveled to Guatemala, Haiti, Swaziland, and Costa Rica. We know that as Christians, we seek to share the love of Christ wherever we are as we seek to live out Matthew 22:34-40.

Co-Curricular Activities

"Learning at TCCS is not confined to the four walls of the classroom as many teachers seek to inspire and engage their students with enriching educational field and study trips throughout the year."

Performing Arts

As God is the author of creativity and beauty, students at TCCS discover and express their God-given talents in the area music, drama, art, and digital media.

Personal expression, creative thinking, imaginative communication, and intellectual curiosity are all outcomes leading students to experience a greater appreciation of God’s majestic creation.

Community Service

High school students commit themselves to 30 hours of service per year. All students at TCCS are required to perform a Christian or community service project during the summer and/or school year.

All Christian service/world impact projects will be based on the principle in Mark 10:45 which states, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Simply stated, the type of service that you will be required to do will involve giving of your time and talents.

Christian Service Requirements:

High School – 30 hours per year (15 per semester)

Note: Students cannot receive payment for their service. Junior High and High School students may not work for an immediate family member.

Student Clubs

Associated Student Body (ASB)

The Associated Student Body of elected and appointed students represent the student body of Tri-City Christian High School, in order to encourage greater interest in school-based events, to promote the general welfare of Tri-City Christian High School, to further the reputation of Tri-City Christian High School, and to bring about greater unity between the students, staff, faculty and administration.

California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) emphasizes high standards of scholarship and citizenship for California high school students. Founded in 1921, the California Scholarship Federation is the oldest scholarship institution in the state of California.

Key Club

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It's a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Today, Key Club exists on more than 5,000 high school campuses, primarily in the United States and Canada. Key Clubs also exist in many Caribbean nations, Central and South America, Asia and Australia. 

National Honor Society (NHS)

National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization devoted to acknowledging high school students who have excelled in four characteristics during their high school years. These four characteristics are Leadership, Service, Character, and Scholarship. NHS members make every effort to work for the betterment of their community.

Every high school that is part of NHS has its own set of rules and standards that are laid down by its advisors. In addition, each state that has schools that are part of NHS has a state board and state advisors. The job of the state advisors is to make sure that each school follows the national charter of the National Honor Society.

Yearbook

The TCCS Yearbook staff aims to:
-    Teach students the skills required to create the school yearbook,
-    Produce a product that reflects exceptional journalistic standards and,
Help students learn the overall value of teamwork.

Junior / Senior Retreat

The purpose of the three day retreat is to allow students time away from distractions to focus on their personal relationship with the Lord and with other students. 

The retreat includes chapel meetings each day led by a guest speaker who has been invited to inspire and challenge the students in their faith. Team competition and games are led by the ASB to create a fun-filled camp experience that will be remembered by all.

Students have free time to explore the cove by snorkeling, swimming, playing games on the beach, or enjoying camp amenities like ping-pong, volleyball, playing cards, etc.

The Jr./Sr. retreat is often one of the highlights of a student's high school experience.

 

High School Study Trips

"At TCCS, High School students are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of study trips."

History

The 10th and 11th grade students may opt to participate in either the California or Boston historical study trips.

AP Biology

AP Biology students travel to Costa Rica to study the ecosystem involving sea turtles as well as to study thigmotropism on some of the trees in the rainforest.

Senior Trip

Seniors have the opportunity to travel to Europe visiting several European countries and taking in a vast amount of history, art, culture, and fine cuisine.

Upcoming HS Events

Social Media Parent Seminar
Feb 20 2018
Gr 12 Getty Trip
Feb 23 2018
Gr K-12 Spirit Dress Day
Feb 23 2018
Campus Work Day
Feb 24 2018
08:00AM - 12:00PM
Gr 9 Long Beach Aquarium Trip
Feb 26 2018
HS Cheer Stunt Team Parent Meeting
Feb 26 2018
06:00PM - 07:00PM

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  • 302 N. Emerald Drive, Vista, California 92083
  • (760) 630.8227
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School Hours of Operation

School Hours:

Secondary: 7:50 AM – 2:30 PM
Elementary: 8:00 AM – 2:45 PM

Wednesdays are late start days and school begins at 8:30 for all students.

Office Hours:

Business Office: 7:00-4:00 Monday – Friday. 
Secondary Office Hours: 7:15 – 3:30 
Spirit Wear Store Hours (located in the elementary courtyard):Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 7:30-8:30 AM. 

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