HIGH SCHOOL

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Dana Ellis, Secondary Principal 

Welcome to Midland Christian School! I have been blessed to be a part of Midland Christian almost my entire life. I attended and graduated from MCS in 1998 and went on to receive my Bachelors from Texas Tech University and my Masters in Education Leadership from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. I have taught 4th grade at MCS for four years prior to becoming the junior high principal. I am blessed with an amazing family. My husband Mark and I have been married for many years. We have four beautiful children, Nick, Ben, Will, and Brooke all of which attend Midland Christian as well. I am so excited for the school year ahead!

What Sets MCS Apart

Midland Christian High School is a comprehensive college-preparatory program. Over 95% of MCS graduates have elected to attend a college or university and have gained acceptance. The high school program is complete with each element designed to prepare the whole student, academically, socially, physically, and spiritually. Students are taught a Christian worldview in a culture largely dominated by secular perspectives.

The High School curriculum is consistent with and accredited by standards of the Southern Association and the National Christian Schools Association of America. Three academic programs (Distinguished, Recommended and Minimum) are offered for graduation. The requirements for each of these levels of study exceed those required by the state of Texas. In addition, one credit of Bible is required for each year a student attends MCS. The regular curriculum level offers all necessary study requirements and honors courses are offered on an elective basis. Honors credit is available in Math, Science, English, History, and Spanish. Dual-Credit English is offered to juniors and seniors to gain college credits while attending high school.

Midland Christian High School Graduation Requirements

Subject

Bible*

English

Math

Science

History

Health

Speech

Physical Education

Foreign Language

Computer

Fine Arts

Electives

Total

Minimum

4

4

3

2

4

.5

.5

1.5

0

1

0

7.5

28

Recommended

4

4

4

4

4

.5

.5

1.5

2

1

1

3.5

30

Distinguished

4

4

4**

4

4

.5

.5

1.5

3

1

1

3.5**

31

This is a maximum number of Bible credits. Students must complete one unit of Bible for each year enrolled at MCS.

The Distinguished Program requires 6 Honors Courses and 3 years of Foreign Language. To complete the Distinguished Plan, a student may NOT take Mathematical Models as one of the four years of Math.

Following freshman year, non-honors students must have a 90 avg. in their current subject to move into a honors class for that subject the next year. Current honors students must have an 85 avg. to remain in that subject's honors course the next year. 

**Beginning with the Class of 2020 (Freshmen 2016-17), both the Recommended and Distinguished Plans require a credit of Math for each year of High School. If a student takes Algebra I in the 8th Grade, that credit will count toward the 3.5 Elective Credits required for graduation. Taking Algebra I in 8th Grade does not exempt the requirement for one math course per year of High School (9th-12th Grades).

A maximum of 1.5 credits of P.E. or Athletics may count toward Graduation. If a student takes P.E. or Athletics all four years, only 0.5 of the additionally earned credits will count towards an Elective credit. 

The document above outlines general policies for Grades 6-12.