Most of the “Top 10 Places to Live” in America have one or more highly-effective, faith-based secondary schools in their communities, and the addition of UCHS to the Catawba Valley area adds to the rich offerings of our successful public schools. In the Lutheran tradition, University Christian offers meaningful alternatives to traditional secular education by its emphasis on academics, a faith-based environment, and a wide range of activities and experiences to meet the needs of individual students.
Since its founding in 2009, University Christian High School has continued to thrive. Enrollment has increased each year, and the student retention rate is extremely high. The school’s mission and vision are providing a competitive alternative to public education.
- UCHS offers an advanced curriculum in partnership with Lenoir-Rhyne University. Students have the opportunity to take advanced classes as freshmen and sophomores on the high school campus. As juniors and seniors, they have the opportunity to take Lenoir-Rhyne classes that count as both high school and college credit at no additional cost to the students. With up to thirty credit hours available to students, UCHS provides financial relief for post-secondary education. We are the only accredited dual-enrollment parochial high school in the Unifour region.
- UCHS students regularly outperform national averages on PSAT, SAT, and AP exams and experience an outstanding acceptance rate at universities of their first and second choice.
- UCHS faculty, with wide experience, a high percentage of advanced degrees, and in an average class size of fifteen, teach and model Christian values which are expected to be followed by the students. Students take these values beyond the classroom through many hours of community service.
- UCHS offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities to meet individual students’ needs: fourteen varsity sports, yearbook, debate, student government, Model UN, National Honor Society, and a variety of interest groups/clubs. There is a dress code, but no uniforms.