University Christian High School: Academic Christian Education, Service, Athletics, and Community Engagement

University Christian High School

University Christian High School offers a strong academic Christian education. The curriculum includes a daily chapel service and Bible studies. Students also study different worldviews and learn how to analyze them.

All students have a daily Bible class, and some upper level students lead smaller Bible study groups for the rest of the school (called CELL groups). Student leaders are trained on a weekend retreat.


The school’s mission is to “inspire each student to achieve excellence in… servant leadership.” It encourages students to put their faith into action. Beyond the classroom, students participate in a week of service each year after exams and classes are over. The program includes small engine repair, scuba diving, Chemistry with Kids, and ice skating. Students also participate in local missions and educational trips around the world.

This college preparatory school offers a rigorous academic curriculum that integrates Christian truth into all subjects. Instructors use a biblical worldview and view the spiritual growth of students as one of their primary goals.

CCHS has an academically challenging, college-preparatory curriculum with AP and dual-credit courses. The school also provides a variety of fine arts offerings, including music, drama, art, photography, and journalism. In addition, students are exposed to the classical model of education with a focus on language arts, math, science, and history. They are taught to examine worldviews through an analytical lens to discern philosophical errors.


UCHS students are challenged to pursue excellence in their academic studies and are supported as they develop their character through competitive athletics. They discover their skills and aptitudes, hone leadership qualities, learn teamwork, and build a strong foundation for life.

The student-led Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) encourages all students to build deeper faith, meaningful relationships with peers and coaches, and stronger connections through food, fun and fellowship. This ministry is open to all students whether they play, support or coach.

In this rivalry match-up, UC will try to rebound from its district 1-1M loss to Providence and stay in the playoff hunt. RB Alan Woods III (988 rushing yards, 13 TDs) will lead the way for a potent rushing attack while LB Luke Thomas (54 tackles, 9 TFL, 3 INT, 2 sacks) and S/LB Dah’kari Gilley power a stout defense. UC will also look for contributions from WR Jenoa Alford and QB Colin Hurley (1,123 passing yards, 14 TDs). Students in ninth and tenth grade take all of their classes at UCHS, and juniors and seniors can choose many of the same AP classes offered on campus at Lenoir-Rhyne University.


Students at University Christian High School are challenged to grow in their faith and develop the skills of critical thinking. They are encouraged to explore their interests in the arts, sports, and service. Many of the students have participated in community service and mission trips around the world. They are also taught to think critically and analyze the Scriptures with a biblical worldview.

Students learn in a classroom setting that encourages collaboration, communication, and creativity. The school has a strong academic program and an outstanding fine arts department. It also offers multiple athletic opportunities, a drama team, and an honors music studio.

The school has a unique model for education called the “university model.” Students take classes on campus two days each week and complete seatwork at home on alternate days. As they progress to junior and senior year, students start to follow a college schedule. This gives them experience and prepares them for higher learning.


UCHS students are involved in their community on a daily basis. Whether it’s through competitive athletics, a new club or service opportunity, students discover their passions while learning to work as part of a team. They build friendships and develop a sense of responsibility that carries into the college years.

Through the student organization SPP, our students are exposed to a variety of topics that expand their academic understanding of the intersection of faith and public policy. Through discussion, guest speakers, service opportunities and fellowship, students learn how their Christian worldview can be applied to real-life situations and make an impact for good in the public square.

The Future Healthcare Workers Club provides students with an opportunity to explore different career paths through interaction with professionals in the field, guest speakers and planned medical-themed activities. Students also seek out opportunities to volunteer and serve in the local medical field such as with Co-op Christian Ministries’ Medical Clinic.

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Christian Nationalists: Pushing the Privilege of Christian Beliefs and Values

In God We Trust – Should It Be Removed From Coins?

The rise of bills like Louisiana’s coincides with a concerted effort by Christian nationalists to promote the motto. These Christian nationalists combine conservative religious beliefs with a belief in the United States as a white Christian nation.

They assume that the laws of the country should reflect their beliefs and values. They also believe that Christian values should be privileged in the public sphere.


The phrase “in God we trust” first appeared on coins in 1863. Congress added it to paper money a few decades later, in 1956.

The move was part of a campaign by Christian nationalists who wanted to privilege their religion and beliefs in government institutions. They pushed to add “under God” to the pledge of allegiance and to make “In God We Trust” the nation’s official motto.

But while it’s true that the phrase has a long history, it’s also true that the founders established this country with the separation of church and state. Courts have ruled that the motto is not constitutionally protected and has no religious meaning. But that hasn’t stopped politicians and the public from fighting over it. Across the country, local governments have been adding “In God We Trust” decals to sheriff’s cars, sparking showdowns with atheist groups.


Those who advocate keeping the motto on currency and displaying it at courthouses argue that removing it trivializes religious values. They also say that the nation was founded on Christianity and removing it would be an insult to Christian history. In addition, they believe that mentioning God is a way to preserve the Constitution’s separation of church and state.

In God We Trust has been the national motto since 1956. Despite criticism that it violates the First Amendment’s ban on government endorsement of religion, federal courts have upheld its constitutionality.

The phrase has become a central symbol of Christian nationalism, a political movement that combines conservative religious beliefs with a sense of white American identity. The movement has had great success in pushing for legislation that privileges conservative Christian values.


In a nation built on the separation of church and state, having God’s name on currency undermines the Constitution and trivializes religious values. It’s time to remove “In God We Trust” from our coins and to reclaim the phrase for people of all faiths.

The first time the words In God We Trust appeared on United States coins was in 1863. This was part of a larger push by Christian nationalists for legislation to privilege conservative Christian values.

While these groups claim to support religious freedom, their goal is actually to privilege white Christian, especially evangelical, values in the public sphere. This has become the official policy of many state governments, including Florida. This trend is alarming because it suggests that state-sponsored religion has become a force to be reckoned with in American politics.


In God We Trust first appeared on United States coins in 1863, after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and during the Civil War. This was a period of religious indoctrination and national division as brothers fought each other at places like Chickamauga and Gettysburg. It was a time of Christian nationalism, a political ideology that combines conservative religious beliefs with a white American identity.

Early Christian nationalists criticized the Founding Fathers for not explicitly recognizing Christianity in the Constitution. They pushed for a “Christian Amendment” that would have added “In God We Trust” to the pledge of allegiance and placed it on coins, but this effort failed. The phrase was eventually added to paper money after Congress passed a law mandating it. This move was largely ceremonial, according to legal experts.


Since the late twentieth century, as religious conservatives launched a campaign to get the motto posted in America’s public schools, courts have been debating its constitutionality. These legal challenges are often framed as a first amendment matter and have proved controversial in courtrooms and public opinion.

The motto has become a key issue in the politics of Christian nationalism, a political movement that combines conservative religious beliefs with a sense of a unified white American identity. These activists believe that the laws of the country should reflect Christian values, and that Christianity should be privileged in the public sphere.

The battle over the national motto has been complicated by a series of court decisions that appear to cast doubt on the constitutional status of civil religion in America. These include Engel v. Vitale, in which the Supreme Court struck down New York’s state-mandated Regent’s Prayer and triggered legal and political reverberations that have lasted for decades.

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