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Discipleship in High School

In the high school, we continue our desire to teach, mentor and train students to be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. Our goal is for our students to not only be prepared academically to enter the next stage of life, but that they would also understand what it means to know and follow God and be equipped to articulate that in a world that doesn't understand.

High School Chapel

We TEACH.

Bible Curriculum & Courses

The high school Bible department is one of the main distinctives at Heritage Christian School. The discipleship of young Christian minds is dependent upon teaching Scripture, exploring truth, understanding other worldviews, and witnessing personal change. No matter what field our students enter after graduation, our desire is for God’s Word to be their foundation.

The high school Bible curriculum is structured to explore seven key tenets of the Christian life:
  1. Learning inductive Bible study methods helps students study and interpret Scripture on their own.
  2. Understanding Christian doctrine solidifies crucial biblical truths.
  3. Interacting with diverse worldviews allows students to challenge the truth or error of any thought system.
  4. Knowing Church history reminds the 21st century mind that opportunities and problems are not new.
  5. Building godly relationships requires a biblical foundation.
  6. Practicing apologetics helps students know how to defend their faith.
  7. Interpreting other subjects through a biblical lens


All Bible courses are one semester in length and students are required to take a minimum of six courses in their high school career. This allows them to select from a variety of courses based on their interests.

Students are required to take Worldviews as one of their Bible electives. In this class, students analyze widely accepted worldviews such as Naturalism and Existentialism and compare it with the Christian worldview, which equips students to defend their faith as they leave Heritage.

9th & 10th Grade Bible Courses:
  • Attributes of God
  • Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
  • Christian Mission
  • The Gospel in the Beginning
  • The Gospel of John
  • How to Study the Bible
  • Introduction to the Christian Faith - Offered to every new high school student their first year at Heritage.
  • Life of Christ
  • Attributes of God
11th & 12th Grade Bible Courses:
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Bioethics
  • Christian History and Theology
  • Christian Living: Biblical Community
  • Introduction to the Christian Faith - Offered to every new high school student their first year at Heritage.
  • New Testament: Romans
  • Non-Christian Religions
  • Old Testament: Leviticus
  • Social Ethics
  • A Theology of Technology
  • Worldviews

Chapel


Chapel is a weekly opportunity for students to experience worship, learn from the Bible, and hear the stories of people whose lives have been changed by Jesus Christ.
  • Worship - During a typical chapel, students are lead in worship by a student praise team.
  • Speakers - Students hear about God from their teachers, local pastors, alumni and peers. Hearing student stories about personal growth and faith in Christ is a favorite among the student body.
  • Prayer - Chapel, class, and student groups provide natural opportunities for students to pray together throughout the school day.


Spiritual Emphasis Week
- For one special week each semester, students have chapel or small group every day. This allows students to focus their attention for several days on our annual Spiritual Theme or a specific topic.


We MENTOR.

Christ-Following Teachers - High school teachers are Christ-followers and they make it their mission to share the Gospel with their students, both in and out of the classroom. Teachers challenge their students to read their Bibles, apply its principles, and seek to know Christ.

Athletics - All HCS coaches work to teach and mentor their athletes beyond the playing field. Some have their teams study a book of the Bible and others begin each practice with a devotional or life lesson talk. [Learn More]

Discipleship Staff - The high school is equipped with several full-time discipleship staff members who are available to meet with students, walk through difficult times with them, and challenge them in their walks with Christ.

I left Heritage after 3rd grade, and returned in 7th grade. I came back only knowing some faces and remembering a few names, but had no connection with anyone after leaving. It was hard trying to weave back into the small, tight knit community. My guidance counselor, Mrs. Furnish, helped me feel more welcomed and get back to being connected with people. For the past five years she has been a good listening ear, has helped me grow in my walk with Christ, and has given me wise advice. It's hard to imagine not having her in my life, and all the other amazing mentors I have at Heritage.

- Abby, High School Student

We TRAIN.

Service Opportunities - All high school students participate in our “Day of Service” where they have opportunities to serve all over the Indianapolis community. Because we value service to others, all high school students are required to complete 20 hours of service annually which is completed through opportunities like mentoring in the Elementary School, tutoring at Tab Presbyterian, being a student ambassador for school events, and serving in their local church or community.

High School Student Serving

Leadership Training - High School students learn and practice servant leadership through involvement in Student Council, National Honor Society, Clubs, Athletics, and Fine Arts. Through these extra curricular and co-curricular opportunities, they learn how God has gifted them as well as learn important things like responsibility and teamwork, and personal integrity.

Young Life - Young Life is another opportunity for high school students to build relationships with people and be discipled. Young Life is a non-denominational ministry with the goal of helping students realize their full potential in Christ, recognize their need to be connected to the body of Christ (a local church) and develop the desire to share their faith with others.