High School

High School (9th grade starting Fall 2023)

OPENING AUGUST 2023 AND ENROLLING NOW: Tours of our second site on 3150 Glazier Way, Ann Arbor (Huron Hills Church) are now open for sign-up here, and the first 30 families enrolled will receive $500 off their tuition. Our 2023-2024 Curriculum, Graduation, & Athletics Guide is below.

Are you ready to join something special?

Ann Arbor Christian School is excited to share its vision and plans to pioneer the first PK to Grade 12 Christian school in the city of Ann Arbor. We are looking for a special generation of families and teachers to join us in this bold step to create the first interdenominational Christian high school in Ann Arbor.

In addition, we passionately believe that the unique leadership and learning opportunities of being part of a new high school will provide our students with something rare and “once-in-a-lifetime” that no other local high school can offer. It will foster an entrepreneurial, pioneering, and service-oriented mindset that is irreplaceable and that will serve them well in life beyond high school.

The Ann Arbor area is a region that creates unique opportunities and challenges for the youth of our community. To support Christian parents and local churches, Ann Arbor Christian School seeks to expand into the high school grades to develop children and teens who have a deep and rooted faith in Jesus Christ while also attuned to a world approaching the mid-21st century. We want to help raise up the next generation of Daniels – young men and women who, in the midst of great changes and challenges in a shifting culture, hold firmly to Biblical truths and who are being equipped to love, engage, and transform the world.

Planning Actively Underway

To make this high school expansion a reality, Ann Arbor Christian School:

  • Has secured a second site by leasing extensive space from Huron Hills Church for multiple years.
  • Will add Grade 9 in the 2023-2024 school year. With each following year, we will add an additional high school grade level, offering Grades 9-12 by 2026-2027.
  • Will craft a high-quality high school experience, building on our 30+ year history and track record of academic excellence and faith integration.
  • Will utilize the unique opportunity of a brand new high school to think creatively and provide unique learning experiences, well-equipping students for college and life.
  • Will develop a high school culture that proactively identifies common and known stressors in high school life and counter those with norms and values that prioritize the word “healthy”.
  • Has gathered a group of local youth pastors to help us envision a vibrant and healthy high school culture.
  • Is working to rent athletic facilities at nearby locations and is engaging with the athletic directors of area schools as we shape our vision for our high school athletic program.
  • Has the eager support and prayer of Christian Schools International (our accreditation organization) in this endeavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

What courses will you offer for high school? Will you offer multiple course tracks (e.g., honors or AP courses)?

Absolutely, and we have mapped out our curriculum for Grades 9-12 already. We believe in providing options for students to experience great academic success and personal growth. As a result, we have created a Grade 9-12 curriculum that offers a variety of course options and pathways to have a strong and positive high school experience and to be well-prepared for life after high school. For instance, based on what math course was taken in Grade 8, a 9th grader can take Algebra 1, Geometry, or Geometry Honors. Our curriculum also meets state graduation guidelines.

Please see the Curriculum & Graduation Guide below.

In addition, we plan to work with nearby Concordia University to offer additional course options for our students while enabling them to earn college credit and experience a taste of college life. Please see the Curriculum & Graduation Guide below for more details about dual-enrollment with Concordia. We are delighted to be a 5-minute drive to a faith-based university with shared values and a Christian worldview.

Will the high school be accredited?

Yes, it will be. We are currently accredited through Grade 8 with Christian Schools International, which offers curriculum, teacher support, leadership training, testing, and other services to nearly 400 member schools in the United States and abroad. As we add each high school grade, CSI stands ready and eager to work with us to accredit those grades each year.

What is the tuition for the high school? Will there be tuition assistance?

$11,250 with a $500 discount for the first 30 families. In addition, because we desire Christian education to be accessible to all Christian families, AACS has a robust tuition assistance program that offers up to 60 percent of tuition based on financial need. Learn more about tuition, fees, and assistance.

What are your qualifications for teachers?

Educators who:

  • love the Lord and want to help high schoolers grow in and embrace their faith
  • are passionate about high schoolers and the unique season of life that they are in
  • hold traditional and biblical views on critical social issues in our world today
  • have clear education, training, and/or work experience that demonstrate that they will be excellent teachers
Does the high school meet the Michigan Department of Education's Merit Curriculum for graduation?

Yes. We want to ensure a high school education that meets and exceeds state standards. Please see the Curriculum & Graduation Guide below.

Is the high school "college preparatory"?

Yes and no. Most of our students will attend a four-year college, so we are fully committed to providing an excellent high school experience that prepares them extremely well for college. So, in that sense, we are college preparatory. However, we do recognize that attending college may not be God’s calling for all students and that there are other good paths that our students may follow. As a result, we view our high school as preparing our graduates well for life after high school.

Do you offer student support services?

We believe all children can succeed and thrive at school, and we have put in structures and people in place to support that belief. Please see our Student Support section section.

Will you have athletic teams?

Absolutely. We know that high school athletics can be an important part of a high schooler’s experience, so we fully intend on offering a high-quality program. Please see the Curriculum & Athletics Guide below.

What are the high school's hours?

Currently, we plan to start the day at 8:30am and end approximately at 3:30pm. There will be an option for students to arrive earlier and to stay late. In addition, we are working on a creative and healthy class schedule with built-in time during the school day each week for enrichment activities, problem-solving opportunities, and student support.

How large will each grade be?

As a starting point, we are targeting 50 students per high school grade.

Will there be a uniform?

This has not been finalized, but is seriously being considered.

Can homeschooling families enroll part-time?

We are very open to talking with any interested homeschooling families about a part-time enrollment.

High School Curriculum, Graduation Requirements, & Athletics