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Academic Conservatory

Charlotte Christian School recognizes that students are gifted in a variety of areas, including academics, athletics, fine arts, or spiritual life. Just as interscholastic athletics offer special opportunities for athletically gifted students to be challenged, the Academic Conservatory Program provides a special opportunity for students in academics, fine arts or ministry.

Students may graduate with distinction in:
  • Bible, Philosophy and Religion
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Math/Science
  • Social Studies
  • World Languages

This distinction will be recognized on students’ diplomas and transcripts and they will be recognized at graduation. More importantly, students will be encouraged and stretched to take the area that they are passionate about beyond the four walls of the classroom. Application, admission and additional graduation requirements for this program are determined by individual departments.

If you are interested in this distinction, please read the information below and contact Mrs. Amanda Poole, assistant principal of academics. Seniors must submit a checklist from their area of Conservatory interest by Oct. 1 and submit all supporting documentation before Jan. 31 of their senior year to be recognized at commencement. If students desire to have conservatory distinction listed on their transcripts during the college application process, they must submit all required documents before Oct. 1.

Bible, Philosophy and Religion

In order for a Charlotte Christian student to graduate with a Distinction in Bible, the student is required to:

  1. Have an overall GPA of a minimum of a 3.0 (weighted)
  2. Have an overall Bible GPA of 3.89 (unweighted)
  3. Demonstrate active participation in a local church congregation.
  4. Watch an Apologetics debate selected by the student and the Bible Department. Complete a summary form.
  5. Participate in a minimum of TWO of the following:

    • Complete service hours related to a Christian ministry (60 hours). Service hours where students were awarded credit for National Honor Society, or school required service hours do not qualify.
    • Participate in two mission trips and submit summaries for each. Mission trips where students received J-Term credit do not qualify for this requirement.
    • Attend a minimum of a multi-day spiritual conference (not a retreat).
    • Read two books selected by the student and the Bible department. Submit a summary for each and schedule a meeting with the Bible department to discuss summaries.
    • Lead a small group in Bible study (at church, at school, CELL group) for longer than 10 weeks.

    Seniors must submit a “Bible, Religion and Philosophy Distinction Checklist” by Oct. 1 and submit all supporting documentation before Jan. 31 of their senior year to be recognized at commencement. Students must have departmental approval of competitions and internships prior to involvement to ensure their satisfaction of Conservatory requirements. If students desire to have conservatory distinction listed on their transcripts during the college application process, they must submit all required documents before Oct. 1.

    Documents

    English

    In order for a Charlotte Christian student to graduate with a Distinction in English the student is required to:

    1. Take a minimum of one English 500 Level classes.
    2. Have an overall GPA of a minimum of a 4.0 (weighted)
    3. Have an overall English GPA of 5.0 (weighted)
    4. Participate in a minimum of TWO of the following:
      • Peer tutor for English (minimum of 60 hours). Tutoring where students were awarded credit for National Honor Society, or school required service hours do not qualify.
      • Attend a weeklong English camp from an accredited school, college or university.
      • Submit a minimum of two writings in approved competition(s).
      • Complete an approved internship with a professional who utilizes English expertise (40 hours minimum). Internships where students received J-Term credit do not qualify for this requirement.
      • A minimum of two year participation with school publications

              Seniors must submit a “English Distinction Checklist” by Oct. 1 and submit all supporting documentation before Jan. 31 of their senior year to be recognized at commencement. Students must have departmental approval of competitions and internships prior to involvement to ensure their satisfaction of Conservatory requirements. If students desire to have conservatory distinction listed on their transcripts during the college application process, they must submit all required documents before Oct. 1.

              Documents

              Fine Arts

              In order for a Charlotte Christian student to graduate with a Distinction in Fine Arts, the following general requirements should be met:

              1. Have an overall 4.0 GPA (weighted)
              2. Have an overall 3.0 GPA in Fine Arts with no fine arts class grades lower than an A.
              3. Taken at least 8 different Fine Arts courses, at least one per semester.
              4. Met the following course requirements, depending on emphasis:
                • Theatre: You must have participated in ACT 1 (at least 3 years), participated in a Charlotte Christian School theatre production every year (outside of ACT 1), and taken a theatre class every year.
                • Music: You must have taken a performance based music class (Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Orchestra, or Vocal Tech) all 4 years, and taken Digital Music I, Introduction to Music Theory or AP Music Theory
                • Visual Arts: You must have taken visual arts classes all 4 years and completed AP Studio Art.
              5. Obtain private lessons (60 hours). These hours must be outside of the preparation of any classwork.
              6. Participate in advanced education programs (30 hours). Internships where students received J-Term credit do not qualify for this requirement.
              7. Create and submit work for competitions and honors programs (30 hours). These hours must be outside the preparation of classwork, and competitions must be outside of an course expectations (with the exception that theatre emphasis students may use NCTC, CITA, or ITS)
              8. Complete service hours related to a Fine Arts (60 hours). Service hours where students were awarded credit for National Honor Society, or school required service hours do not qualify.

              Seniors must submit a “Fine Arts Distinction Checklist” by Oct. 1 and submit all supporting documentation before Jan. 31 of their senior year to be recognized at commencement. Students must have departmental approval of competitions and internships prior to involvement to ensure their satisfaction of Conservatory requirements. If students desire to have conservatory distinction listed on their transcripts during the college application process, they must submit all required documents before Oct. 1.

              Documents

              Math/Science

              In order for a Charlotte Christian student to graduate with a Distinction in Mathematics and Science, the student is required to:

              1. Take two Science 500 Level classes.
              2. Take Calculus A/B or B/C Advanced Placement and one math class above this level.
              3. Have an overall GPA of a minimum of a 4.0 (weighted)
              4. Have an overall math and science GPA of 5.0 (weighted)
              5. Participate in a minimum of TWO of the following:
                • Peer tutor for math or science (60 hours). Tutoring where students were awarded credit for National Honor Society, or school required service hours do not qualify.
                • Attend a minimum of a weeklong math or science camp from an accredited school, college or university.
                • Compete in an approved national competition in math or science (research project, essay, etc – a competition that just requires one day involvement will not meet this requirement)
                • Complete an approved internship (40 hours minimum) with a local scientist, researcher, mathematician, etc. Internships where students received J-Term credit do not qualify for this requirement.

              Seniors must submit a “Math/Science Distinction Checklist” by Oct. 1 and submit all supporting documentation before Jan. 31 of their senior year to be recognized at commencement. Students must have departmental approval of competitions and internships prior to involvement to ensure their satisfaction of Conservatory requirements. If students desire to have conservatory distinction listed on their transcripts during the college application process, they must submit all required documents before Oct. 1.

              Documents

              Social Studies

              In order for a Charlotte Christian student to graduate with a Distinction in Social Studies, the student is required to:

              1. Take a minimum of two Social Studies 500 Level classes
              2. Have an overall GPA of a minimum of a 4.0 (weighted)
              3. Have an overall social studies GPA of 5.0 (weighted)
              4. Participate in a minimum of TWO of the following:
                • Peer tutor for social studies (60 hours). Tutoring where students were awarded credit for National Honor Society, or school required service hours do not qualify.
                • Attend a minimum of a weeklong social studies camp from an accredited school, college or university.
                • Attend Harvard Model Congress.
                • Attend American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State.
                • Complete an approved internship (40 hours minimum) with a professional who utilizes social studies expertise. Internships where students received J-Term credit do not qualify for this requirement.

              Seniors must submit a “Social Studies Distinction Checklist” by Oct. 1 and submit all supporting documentation before Jan. 31 of their senior year to be recognized at commencement. Students must have departmental approval of competitions and internships prior to involvement to ensure their satisfaction of Conservatory requirements. If students desire to have conservatory distinction listed on their transcripts during the college application process, they must submit all required documents before Oct. 1.

              Documents

              World Languages

              In order for a Charlotte Christian student to graduate with a Distinction in World Languages, the student is required to:

              1. Complete Level IV of the same World Language and take a World Language every year.
              2. Have an overall GPA of a minimum of a 4.0 (weighted)
              3. Have an overall World Languages GPA of 4.25 (weighted)
              4. Participate in a minimum of TWO of the following:
                • Peer tutor for a the World Language being studied (60 hours). Tutoring where students were awarded credit for National Honor Society, or school required service hours do not qualify.
                • Serve a short-term mission trip in an area whose principle language is the one being studied. Mission trips where students received J-Term credit do not qualify for this requirement.
                • Complete an approved internship (40 hours minimum) with a local organization whose primary language is the language being studied. Internships where students received J-Term credit do not qualify for this requirement.
                • Produce a publication for a local organization whose principle language is the one being studied.
                • Participate in an extended immersion experience (short term study abroad with home-stay, immersion experience). Trips where students received J-Term credit do not qualify for this requirement.

              Seniors must submit a “World Languages Distinction Checklist” by Oct. 1 and submit all supporting documentation before Jan. 31 of their senior year to be recognized at commencement. Students must have departmental approval of competitions and internships prior to involvement to ensure their satisfaction of Conservatory requirements. If students desire to have conservatory distinction listed on their transcripts during the college application process, they must submit all required documents before Oct. 1.

              Documents

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              a Christ-centered, college preparatory school, equipping and developing students to effectively integrate Biblical truth and learning into their daily lives and to impact the culture for Christ.

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              7301 Sardis Rd.
              Charlotte, NC 28270
              (704) 366-5657

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