We welcome your questions and those of your students. We expect you will have many questions. Please contact us with questions. There are no dumb questions. We have 28 years of experience to share with you. When you visit, you will see us working busily. That’s just the kind of people the staff is; they don’t like doing nothing. You are NOT interrupting us when you visit. You are our purpose.
Our goal is to prepare students to establish a firm foundation for communication in writing in any future activity. We highly recommend that those planning on attending college do honors work in composition by meeting the 18,000 word minimum.
Every college alumnus has reported to us their sincere appreciation for the written requirements of NCS. They are usually amazed to hear their fellow college students complain for having to write 2 five-page essays for a particular class and because those same students often have no idea how to write an essay.
Those not expecting to attend college can work on the standard level of composition of 9,000 works. Those planning on vocational careers should see the office for topics that may be of more interest to their students. Students in vocational careers can do much of their work on topics that will enhance their career, including how-to's, letters to customers, letters to businesses, business proposals, bio's of famous people in their career field, equipment differentiations in their career field, etc.
Composition can come from English, history, science, mathematics, the arts, health, theater, practical arts, and vocational courses. Creative writing for the English credit should be limited to no more than 10% of the total world count. There is a creative writing credit course available. It's word count would be on top of the English course credit. No journaling work can be included in composition.
All compositions, except poems, must be at least 300 words. For poetry, a collection of poems written totaling at least 300 words is necessary.
You can review the statistics and data about the school. You can determine that its philosophy and educational mission align with your goals and objectives. But the real question is how will your child fit in. If you feel good about your answer to that question, you are all set.
We are honored to have each student with us, and that means we care about helping your student find common interests with other students. Our students are taught to value each person’s gifts, talents, and abilities as qualities decided by God, and, therefore, things to be valued by those around them.
We also care enough to help the parent and student work through weaknesses in academics and character.
Action Groups, Clubs, Contests, and Events: The truth is that extracurriculars like forensics, drama, chess and so many more activities, stimulate a young mind. They expose your child to options she perhaps hasn't thought about. Who knows! She may even have one of those 'Eureka!' moments when she discovers her true calling in life. In any case the depth and breadth of a school's extracurricular activities are part of what make it the right school.
Students have several alternatives for sports:
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