Shoals Christian School is a K4-12 college preparatory, nondenominational, Christian school located in Florence, Alabama, on the northern bank of the beautiful Tennessee River and is part of a quad-city area known as "The Shoals." We provide families of the Shoals area a distinctively Christian education opportunity emphasizing the pursuit of excellence in character, academic achievement and service to Christ by serving others.
Double-accredited by Cognia (formerly SACS, then AdvancED) and the Association of Christian Schools International, Shoals Christian holds to rigorous academic standards. Our students score above the state and national average on the ACT, and currently hold an average score of 23.7. 100% of our graduates are prepared for college English, as proven by ACT results.
Incorporated in 1997 by the merging of two schools sponsored by Christ Chapel and Woodmont Baptist Church, SCS was founded in order to provide a non-denominational approach to Christian education. We welcome students from a variety of churches and denominations, and the current population represents more than 60 different churches.
Graduating our first class in 2000, SCS graduates attend colleges, universities, and graduate programs throughout the nation. (click here for list) SCS is governed by a Board of Directors responsible for the direction of the Head of School who oversees daily operations.
Our approach to Christian education is student centered. Small class size allows our teachers to develop a personal relationship with each student. Our committed faculty and staff seek to work in partnership with your family to provide each student an opportunity to develop his or her strengths and talents. The nurturing, spiritual environment at SCS endeavors to build a strong foundation that empowers students to serve God courageously and joyfully, thus equipping students to fulfill God's calling on their lives. Our prayer is for each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and upon graduation to know what they believe, why they believe it, and to be able to defend their beliefs with gentleness and respect. (I Peter 3:15)
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Shoals Christian School is accredited by the Cognia, which offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement services to institutions and other education providers.
The result of the merger of AdvancED and Measured Progress, Cognia was formed to bridge the gap between school evaluation and student assessment. As a global nonprofit working in over 80 countries, our 36,000 institutions serve and support nearly 25 million students and five million educators every day. Cognia serves as trusted partner in advancing learning for all. Find out more at cognia.org.
Shoals Christian School is also accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). A Christian educational organization since 1978, ACSI provides professional and personal development of Christian educators and support functions for Christian schools. The mission of ACSI is to enable Christian educators and schools worldwide to effectively prepare students for life.