Fort Worth Christian School

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Fort Worth Christian School
Address
6200 Holiday Lane
North Richland Hills, Texas, 76180
 United States
Coordinates 32°51′25″N 97°13′10″W / 32.856847°N 97.21945°W / 32.856847; -97.21945Coordinates: 32°51′25″N 97°13′10″W / 32.856847°N 97.21945°W / 32.856847; -97.21945
Information
School type Private
Motto Shaping Lives That Change the World, Guiding the Mind and Soul
Established 1958
President Kelly Moore
Principal Brian Miller (high school)
Wes Hamilton (middle school)
Jim Calvin (elementary)
Teaching staff 65 (as of 2010-11)[1]
Grades PK3-12
Gender Coed
Enrollment 857 (as of 2010-11)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 13.2 (as of 2010-11)[1]
Color(s) Red and White          
Athletics TAPPS 4A
Mascot Cardinal
Newspaper 'Bird's Eye View'
Yearbook 'The Cardinal'
Website

Fort Worth Christian School is a private Christian preparatory school in North Richland Hills, Texas. Established in 1958, the school serves students in preschool through grade 12.

On February 27, 2010, the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush spoke at the Annual FWC Cardinal Gala at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.[2]

All high school and middle school students are given a personal MacBook. In the elementary, students use iPads to assist in their learning.[2]

History[edit]

Fort Worth Christian School first opened its doors in the fall of 1958, offering kindergarten through eighth grade and a junior college, then adding a grade every year, and finally adding a preschool. In 1972, the school phased out the junior college.

The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school is a member of the National Christian Schools Association, the Texas Association of Non-Public Schools, the Texas Christian Schools Association, the Texas Independent School Consortium, and the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

Campus[edit]

The school sits on more than 40 acres in the geographic center of North Richland Hills. Major facilities on campus include the Campus Center (Opened in 2003), Center for Science and Technology, Administration Building, The Cardinal Gym, The Mitchell Gym, Gene and Dorthy Barrow Field, and Inspiration Field (Baseball).

Students and parents gathering in front of the high school for See You at the Pole.

Curriculum[edit]

In addition to its college-prep curriculum, Fort Worth Christian offers Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses. All grades have a Bible class included in each student's schedule, along with daily chapel provided by the faculty and staff. 100% of all graduates pursue higher education, and earn up to $2,000,000 in scholarships.

Social Sciences, Language, Religion & The Arts[edit]

Fort Worth Christian offers Dual-Credit, AP, and Pre-AP classes in the social sciences, language, religion, and fine arts area. The Dual-Enrollment (Dual-Credit) classes enroll students in the class with Texas Wesleyan University and Tarrant County Community College, giving them college credit. Fort Worth Christian offers multiple language courses:

  • Latin I, Latin II, PAP Latin III & PAP Latin IV
  • Spanish I, Spanish II, PAP Spanish III, PAP Dual-Credit Spanish IV, PAP Spanish V
  • American Sign Language I, ASL II, ASL III, ASL IV

English courses include:

  • English I, PAP English I
  • English II, PAP English II
  • English III
  • PAP Dual-Credit Composition and Rhetoric
  • PAP Dual-Credit British Literature
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • English IV

Social science courses credited include:

  • Ancient World History, PAP Ancient World History
  • Modern World History
  • AP World History
  • Psychology
  • AP Government
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP United States History

Biblical courses for credit include:

  • Life of Christ
  • Old Testament Survey
  • PAP Dual-Credit Ethics
  • PAP Dual-Credit New Testament
  • Theology
  • Home & Family

Fine Arts credits include:

  • Art I
  • Art II, PAP Art II
  • AP Art Portfolio
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Theatre Arts
  • Beginning Choir
  • Advanced Choir Ensemble
  • Each year, the school puts on two full-scale theatrical performances. Past musicals performed were "Happy Days" and "Annie Get Your Gun." In the recent years, several students have received Betty Lynn Buckley Awards for their performances.

Electives:

  • Film as Fiction, PAP Film as Fiction
  • Chapel Practicum

Math, Sciences & Technology[edit]

As previously mentioned, Fort Worth Christian offers Dual-Credit, AP, and Pre-AP classes in the math and science area. The Center for Science and Technology has 3 fully equipped science labs and 2 fully equipped computer labs. Math courses offered for credit are:

  • Algebra I
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Geometry, PAP Geometry
  • Algebra II, PAP Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus, PAP Pre-Calculus
  • PAP Dual-Credit College Algebra
  • PAP Dual-Credit Single Variable Calculus (Calculus I)
  • AP Calculus BC (Calculus I & II)

Science courses offered for credit include:

  • Integrated Physics & Chemistry (Middle School)
  • Biology, PAP Biology, AP Biology
  • Chemistry, PAP Chemistry, AP Chemistry
  • PAP Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physics, PAP Physics, AP Physics B
  • Environmental Science, PAP Environmental Science

Technological courses include:

  • Technology Applications Survey
  • Networking
  • AP Computer Science
  • Robotics and Engineering
  • Yearbook
  • Newspaper

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Students also publish a yearbook, The Cardinal, and a newspaper, the Bird’s Eye View. Student government consists of Student Council officers and class representatives from each grade level. National Honor Society members are selected from the student body based on grades and citizenship.

Students go on several class-related field trips, such as to NASA at the Johnson Space Center near Houston, Texas and to the International Thespian Society in Austin, Texas.

Students performing Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Fort Worth Christian also offers trips in the Christian mission field (e.g., Thailand, Nicaragua, and Peru). Fort Worth Christian also participates in an array of academic, literary, and musical state meets (e.g., TAPPS, TCSIT, etc.).

Fort Worth Christian School is a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. The Fort Worth Christian Cardinals teams compete in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball. Fort Worth Christian also has an Arts and Theatre department, located in the Campus Center.

State championship titles earned by the school include:

  • Cross country: 2010 (4A), 2011 (4A)
  • Football: 1978, 1980, 1992 (3A)
  • Girls' basketball: 2002 (4A), 2005 (5A), 2006 (5A)[3]
  • Softball: 2001 (4A), 2011 (4A)[4]
  • Volleyball: 1979, 1985, 1986 (Division I), 1989 (3A-Girls), 2011 (4A-Girls)[5]

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