Departments & Curriculum
Bakersfield Christian High School is committed to offering an academic program that prepares students for the variety of opportunities and challenges they will face in their lives, educationally, personally, and spiritually, Through rigorous and disciplined courses, students will develop higher level thinking skills, delving beyond the literal to critically consider issues facing their generation from a distinctively Christian worldview.
With ever changing societal values and commitments, students must exercise the power of effective communication to combat the outward pressure to erroneously conform. However, students are not encouraged to withdraw from their community, but rather they will develop a mindset that is committed to serving others as a productive member of society, viewing Jesus Christ as the quintessence of such service. Armed with knowledge and the tools to critically analyze challenges that will arise, students will naturally become quality producers in college and their lives beyond the classroom.
The class offering at BCHS follows a college preparatory program, which meets the "a" to "g" requirements for a high school student to enter the University of California (UC) system, California State University (CSU) system and private and Christian colleges.
Bible (requirement: 4 years)
English (requirement: 4 years)
History & Social Sciences (requirement: 3 years)
Physical Education (requirement: 2 years, CP; 1 year, Scholars)
Science (requirement: 3 years)
Mathematics (requirement: 3 years, CP; 4 years, Scholars)
World Languages (requirement: 2 years, CP; 3 years, Scholars)
Visual & Performing Arts (requirement: 1 year, CP; 2 years, Scholars)
Electives (requirement: 1.5 years)
Health (requirement: 0.5 year or 1 semester)
Community Service (requirement: 40 hours)
Additional courses may be added in the spring. For courses to be offered they require a minimum number of students.
*Indicates that course has not met the A-G requirements for the UC system. These classes may be required by BCHS or students may take these classes for graduation credit in the area of electives, but they cannot serve as a requirement course for graduation purposes.