At Whittier Christian High School, we know that what happens outside the classroom can be just as important as what happens inside.
That’s why we put such great value on creating a vibrant community where students mature in faith, build Christ-honoring friendships, develop leadership skills, and — of course — have lots of fun along the way.
Whether they’re worshiping in chapel, serving in student government, joining a club, or participating in athletics and the arts, there are lots of ways for each student to get involved in the WCHS community.
Both in and out of the classroom, with the help of mentoring relationships with Christian faculty, WCHS students have many opportunities to strengthen their faith and grow in their relationship with Christ.
Students are required to take a Bible course each semester, giving them a strong biblical foundation. In addition to classes like theology, apologetics and ethics, each student takes a “Life Calling” course during their junior year — focusing on pursuing God’s will for their life. Life Calling introduces students to a framework for understanding their lives through the concept of purpose and calling. It enables them to develop tools that will help them make decisions in life consistent with their life calling and purpose. This class explores key areas of their life: faith, values, strengths, passions and personal mission. This course can be taken for college credit through Indiana Wesleyan University.
Every Wednesday, students and staff gather to worship God and study His Word in a weekly chapel service. Students are directly involved in leading worship, choosing talented chapel speakers and creating unique chapel events that allow WCHS to draw closer to each other as we grow closer to God.
The first semester of each year opens with Spiritual Emphasis Week, an extended time to seek the Lord as the school year begins.
The second semester of each year kicks off with the Choices Conference, featuring a keynote speaker and the opportunity for each student to choose breakout sessions from dozens of possible topics. Topics range from studying Scripture to dating to film and much more.
Because service to others reflects Christ within us, students are encouraged to participate in ministries and service projects throughout the year. WCHS hosts quarterly school-wide Christian service events.
During May of each year, the entire Herald student body participates in WCHS Service Day. On this day, all students and faculty participate in a different service opportunity designed for their particular grade level allowing the entire Whittier Christian community to serve the surrounding community. Previous service day opportunities have included filling food boxes at the Orange County Food Bank, serving the needs at Power House Church in Watts, preparing supplies at Giving Children Hope, and a long-term relationship working with the athletes at the Special Olympics at Cal State Fullerton.
WCHS offers a variety of clubs, events, and organizations where students can build lasting friendships and develop leadership skills.
Student leaders at WCHS support their peers in a way that provides real-life leadership experience from a Christian perspective. Student government opportunities include Associated Student Body (ASB), which includes 18 elected or appointed positions, as well as class councils, which offer elected positions at each grade level.
Relationships are an important part of student life at WCHS. A wide variety of social events and activities allow plenty of opportunities for students to bond with their classmates. Here are just some of the events that students look forward to each year:
Campus clubs allow like-minded students an opportunity to meet, learn, and serve together with one focus. Some of the most popular clubs at WCHS include: