At ICS, we endeavor every day to live out what it means to be a Christ-centered learning community. In the high school, we are intentional about working together to create retreats, plan special events, and foster dynamic small groups in order to provide opportunities for meaningful connection and community. Field Study trips, the Fall Ball, Mr. ICS, Homecoming Week, Junior Senior Banquet, and service projects are just a part of what happens beyond the school walls here at ICS. But some of our favorite memories from the past year were those times when our high school students and faculty were engaged with our middle school and elementary age students, reading, playing, worshipping, and even praying together. Our goal is that every student in the high school is individually known and loved and challenged as a part of our ICS family.

At the same time, we desire not only to know and nurture our community of students, but we are passionate about learning. We work diligently to equip and inspire our students so that they will thrive in the world God has created. Learning is at the center of all that we do, and our high school faculty are not only expert teachers, but they also understand the power of Christian education to transform the lives and minds of our students. Our outstanding ACT scores as well as our college scholarship and acceptance letters are clear evidence of the excellence of the education here at ICS.  But it’s more than that. Together we’re building a worldview so that we can begin to see the world from God’s perspective as we embrace deep understanding and become critical thinkers.

And finally, above all, we desire to be Christ-centered in all that we do. Whether we’re competing on the basketball court, engaging in service projects around town, ministering across the southwest through our annual Music Tour, or performing on the stage, our desire is to worship God through every aspect of our lives. It’s who we were made to be!

So whether you’re a new high school student at ICS or you have been walking these halls since preschool, we’re glad you’re here!  We’re excited that you are a part of what God is doing here at ICS.

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field studies

These unique trips are designed as holistic educational experiences, incorporating a mix of academic learning outside the classroom, spiritual growth, social interaction, adventure, college visits, and service opportunities. The trips are mandatory and earn students .25 academic credits toward graduation requirements. The trips are always great opportunities to fulfill our mission of being a Christ-centered learning community that equips and inspires students to thrive in God's world! 2018-2019 Field Studies trips will be announced mid school year and cost approximately $500 per student. Your tuition covers the cost of these trips.
May 17-22, 2019

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CURRICULUM

While we desire not only to know and nurture our community of students, we are passionate about learning. We work diligently to equip and inspire our students so that they will thrive in the world God has created. Learning is at the center of all we do and our high school faculty are not only expert teachers, but they also understand the power of Christian education to transform the lives and minds of our students. Our outstanding ACT scores, as well as our college scholarship and acceptance letters, are clear evidence of the excellence of the education here at ICS. But it’s more than that. Together we’re working to see the world from God’s perspective as we embrace deep understanding and become critical thinkers.

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College Prep

Students at ICS are known as individuals and they are supported and encouraged as they develop skills and qualities that will allow them increased opportunities in the future. Our guidance counselor monitors and communicates with students and families regarding opportunities in and out of school, scholarship information, and the college application process.

College Visits to ICS

Many colleges visit ICS each year to present information to any interested students and parents. If you have interest in one or more of these schools, you can sign up for an individual meeting with the college admissions counselor.


Message from the Guidance Counselor

Students at ICS are known as individuals, and they are supported and encouraged as they develop skills and qualities that will allow them increased opportunities in the future. The guidance counselor monitors and communicates with students and families regarding opportunities in and out of school, credits, course choices, etc.

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors take practice college entrance exams each year (PSAT 8/9, PreACT, and the PSAT/NMSQT). These tests not only provide feedback on the student’s strengths and needs, but provide valuable training for the SAT and/or ACT college entrance exams. Sophomores will take a class led by the guidance counselor called Careers. In this class, students learn a career decision-making model, explore their unique SHAPE (Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences), the world of work (including Work Values and Holland’s Vocational Personality Theory) and hear from speakers regarding various careers and career paths.

Sophomores and their families will meet with the guidance counselor to discuss the college application process in order to understand what lies ahead in their high school journey.

Juniors and their families will meet for a more in-depth exploration of the college selection and application experience.

Seniors benefit from a class entitled Senior Seminar which will begin preparing them for life after high school. An important component of this class is a series of sessions with the guidance counselor specifically focusing on college preparation and support for the college application process.

Seniors and their parents will meet with the guidance counselor to plan the student’s senior year and discuss an individual plan for college applications, scholarships, financial aid, and preparation for the next chapter of life. Letters of recommendation are written with care and depth of knowledge of the student that only a small school can provide.

Whether it’s discussing choices of secular or Christian colleges and universities or just chatting about the direction the student feels the Lord is leading them, the door is always open!

Miriam Phinney
Intermountain Christian School
Guidance Counselor

College Visits to ICS

Each year many excellent colleges and universities send admissions representatives to ICS to share about their schools. We like to schedule info sessions to interested students and parents during high school lunch in an assigned classroom (usually 206) from 12:00-12:25. Please look for emails from the guidance counselor announcing upcoming visits and take advantage of the opportunity to learn a little about these great schools while eating your lunch! Opportunities are also available to meet one-on-one with the representatives of universities you are interested in by contacting the guidance counselor in advance.


Electives Overview

High School students at ICS are given the opportunity to expand their horizons and develop areas of interest through our elective offerings.

Art (painting, portfolio, and ceramics)

Chapel band

Debate 

Concert Band (previous experience required)

ensemble (audition required)

faith and media

faith and the arts 

handbells (audition required)

jazz band (audition required)

physical education

strength and agility

student council 

Study hall

Theater

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