HIGH SCHOOL

The New Braunfels Christian Academy high school program endeavors to educate today’s youth for tomorrow’s world, giving them the confidence and leadership skills necessary to take charge of their futures. We acknowledge that each student is uniquely made by our Creator, so we provide the environment for students to discover and reflect upon their God-given gifts and talents intellectually and spiritually as they achieve individual excellence and grow in Christian discipleship.

CURRICULUM

Students benefit from a traditional and challenging academic setting organized in an seven period day with classes meeting for fifty minutes. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in English, government, US history, and world history. Dual Credit courses, offered in conjunction with Colorado Christian University and Howard Payne University, include English composition, British literature, speech, college algebra, government, and US history. Bible study is a vital part of the curriculum, and a biblical viewpoint is regarded in all avenues of study.

Students may choose from a variety of elective course offerings. In coordination with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, NBCA also offers outdoor education courses. Students attend chapel weekly.

For a list of courses offered, please click here: High School Four Year Plan

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

NBCA offers two programs of study for high school students. The Required Program includes the minimum number of credits students must earn in order to graduate from NBCA and corresponds to the Texas Recommended High School Program. The Distinguished Scholars Program requires additional courses and advanced measures for students pursuing a more rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum. In recognition of their exceptional effort, students who complete the Distinguished Scholars Program will receive specially-noted diplomas at graduation. The specific requirements for each program are outlined in the following chart.

Subject Area

Bible

English

Math

Science

Social Studies

Foreign Language

Physical Education

Computer Apps

Fine Arts

Speech

Elective

Total

Required Program

4.0

4.0

4.0

4.0

4.0

2.0

1.0

0.5

1

0.5

1.0

26

Distinguished Scholars Program

4.0

4.0

5.0

4.0

4.0

3.0

1.0

0.5

1

0.5

2.0

29

Distinguished Scholars Program:

  • Valedictorian and Salutatorian will only be selected from among the Distinguished Scholars. While other students may rank high in their graduating class after completing only the required program, they will not be eligible for Valedictorian or Salutatorian recognition.

  • Valedictorian and Salutatorian will only be selected from students who have been enrolled at NBCA for at least two consecutive years.

  • Student must include Calculus or Dual Credit College Algebra.

  • At least (5) of the (29) credits earned must include advanced courses such as Honors, AP or Dual Credit.

  • The NBCA Distinguished Scholars Program does not correspond to the Distinguished Achievement Diploma for Texas public schools.

  • Office Aide, Study Hall or extra PE/Athletic credits do not count toward the additional electives.

Graduation Ceremony Honors:

  • White Cord- Earned 93% or higher in high school classes.

  • Green Stole- Earned the Distinguished Scholars Program.

  • Gold Cord- Member of the National Honor Society.

  • Valedictorian and Salutatorian - Medals

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

To learn more about NBCA's Chapter of the National Honor Society, please visit our National Honor Society page under Student Life.