Academic Advising

Academic Advising

Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Saviour, and my hope is in You all day long.  Psalm 25:4,5

In all Christian schools, the aim of the guidance program is to support the intellectual development, emotional development,  human and social development, and career development of each student, so that he or she can become a responsible and productive citizen of God’s kingdom.  In Christian schools, guidance also has a pastoral aspect which is much broader than educational or career planning. Its purpose is to help students find direction, not just the right career. Developing a sense of calling and the desire to serve the Lord in one’s life’s work are more valuable than teaching job-finding skills.

CCS also encourages our students to challenge themselves academically. We work with our students individually at the high school level to make sure they are prepared for their next steps after high school graduation. See below, by grade level, what to expect from the advising department.

 Advising By Grade Level

  • Register students for classes
  • Share opportunities for volunteering
  • Seek out leadership opportunities for 7th and 8th graders.
  • Meet with each student individually
    • Start a 4 year plan
    • Start your high school resume
    • Set goals for volunteering and outside opportunities
    • Discuss aptitude testing options
    • Provide job shadowing opportunities
  • Meet with each student individually
    • Update 4 year plan
    • Discuss testing options – ACT or SAT
    • Begin research regarding colleges and majors
    • Research and take advantage of opportunities for leadership roles
    • Research and take advantage of opportunities for volunteering
    • Provide job shadowing opportunities
  • Meet with each student individually
    • Update 4 year plan
    • Discuss test scores and determine which tests would be best for them
    • Begin research regarding colleges and majors
    • Set up dual enrollment registrations
    • Research and take advantage of opportunities for leadership roles
    • Research and take advantage of opportunities for volunteering
    • Provide job shadowing opportunities
    • Start a common application 
    • Visit colleges of interests (take scheduled tours)
  • Meet with each student individually (as often as needed)
    • Verify graduation requirements
    • Set up dual enrollment registrations
    • Provide job shadowing opportunities
    • Complete college and scholarship applications
    • Write recommendations as requested
    • Distribute information regarding all things related to college and scholarship applications
    • Work with students to order graduation materials
    • Submit transcripts to colleges, common application, and CFNC
    • Submit scholarship nominations and notify selected students with instructions

Colleges Who Offered Admission To CCS Students

Institutions in bold are where CCS students attended.

Appalachian State University

Barton College

Belmont University

Cal Poly

Campbell University

Case Western Reserve University

Cedarville University

Charleston Southern University

Clemson University

Coastal Carolina University

College of Charleston

College of William and Mary

College of Wooster

Colorado Christian University

Duke University

East Carolina University

Fayetteville State Broncos

High Point University

Hillsdale College

James Madison University

Johnson & Wales University

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Liberty University

Meredith College

Methodist University

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (A&T)

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina State University

Old Dominion University

Ohio University

Pfeiffer University

Pitt Community College

Regent University

Rice University

Samford University

Savannah College of Art and Design

Sewanee: The University of the South

Swarthmore College

University of Alabama

University of Cambridge

University of Exeter

University of Kentucky

University of Michigan

University of Mississippi
(Ole Miss)

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

UNC-Asheville

UNC-Wilmington

University of Richmond

University of South Carolina

University of St Andrews

University of Tennessee

University of Virginia

Vanderbilt University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Tech

Virginia Wesleyan University

Wake Forest University

Warren Wilson College

Western Carolina University

Wingate University