Mentorships, Internships, and Educational Experiences
The Schools of Distinction include specialty tracks of Arts & Humanities, Business & Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Medical Professions, and Ministry within our comprehensive college-prep program.
Our mission for the Schools of Distinction is to expose students to professional fields through curricular enhancements, mentoring relationships, and experiential learning; thus providing insight into His calling for their lives.
School of Arts and Humanities
The two-year School of Arts and Humanities curriculum, built around a cornerstone course entitled “Creativity and Reason,” fosters students’ gifts in Music, Visual Arts, Social Sciences, and Communications. The program is oriented toward developing students’ creative talents, rhetorical skills, and social awareness in both classroom-based and “real world” contexts.
School of Business and Entrepreneurship
The School of Business and Entrepreneurship is a two-year curriculum designed to prepare high school students to be successful, impactful Christians in an undergraduate business program. SOBE students study and explore all major business disciplines and run all aspects of an incorporated small business (Shya Designs).
School of Medical Professions
The School of Medical Professions is a two-year curriculum designed to equip high school students for future success pursuing an undergraduate degree in any medical profession or preliminary undergraduate degree toward a future medical profession (e.g. medical doctor, pharmacist, veterinarian, physical therapist, etc.) with a deeper understanding of their faith.
There is a fee that covers textbooks, field trips, special guests, competitions, mentoring, internships, and field-specific materials for the program each year. To provide quality instruction, it is necessary to provide equipment and software specific to the field. It is our desire that any student have the opportunity to participate. If finances pose a problem, please speak to the School of Distinction Chair.
The goal of the Schools of Distinction is to give students exposure to a specific field of interest. There are currently some opportunities to earn college credit, but we do emphasize the ability to bulk up your resume and applications with real-world experience to help better prepare you for college. We are exploring opportunities to expand college credit for classes through local universities.
The application process begins at the end of the sophomore year, but is designed only for juniors and seniors.
Yes, you can take one of the classes offered if there is room in the registration/roster. You will not receive School of Distinction recognition for the class, but will earn credit for the elective.