Jeshurun Christian School is pleased to offer a Scripture-based homeschooling education for 9th – 12th grade students with a particular focus on missionary kids (MK). Students will engage with the material in a learning environment that provides not only academic growth but also character development and an understanding of one’s identity as a child of God in an increasingly globalized world. The curriculum will follow a two-semester track with the academic year beginning in the fall and ending in the spring.
Please note that we follow a North American curriculum, which fulfills the HS graduation requirements under NY State law of education.
Academic Learning (knowledge-based)
Students will need to complete a total of 32 credits over the course of highschool. Every year, students are required to take:
· Core courses (mandatory): Bible, English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign language.
· Elective courses (optional): Senior Seminar, Fine Arts, Physical Ed., Technology, Music
Christian Perspective Learning (character-based)
The curriculum at Jeshurun Christian School consists of not only academic learning but also character-based learning that shapes our Christian perspective. Over the course of the four years, students will carry out an in-depth study of a specific topic and complete various assignments, readings, class discussions and active “hands-on” projects that develop their understanding in that area and also shapes character. The class meets every week and progresses concurrently with the academic classes. The 8 stages of this curriculum are as follows:
1. Knowledge of Gospel
2. Effective Communication
5. Cultural Awareness
7. Skill Development
8. Loving God
Students will also be evaluated on these subjects and grades will be incorporated into their overall GPA.
Please refer to the brochure for detailed information of the purpose, strategy and evaluation of each topic that students will learn
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is homeschooling education?
A. Homeschooling education is an increasingly popular movement around the US and the world, in which parents choose to educate their children at home rather than sending them to public or private institutions.
Q. If Jeshurun Christian School follows a homeschooling education, will my student need to complete all of the studies independently on his/her own?
A. No, sufficient support will be provided. It is important to note that while the curriculum adopts a homeschooling system of learning and all of the textbooks can be self-taught, full-time teachers do teach in the classroom and are available to assist the student whenever necessary.
Q. Is Jeshurun Christian School accredited?
A. Not yet, but we are in the process of becoming an accredited institution.
Q. Can students receive a diploma if they graduate from Jeshurun Christian School?
A. Yes, students will be able to receive a diploma upon the completion of their studies demonstrating that they have graduated from highschool. In the event that certain colleges do not accept this diploma, students will have the option of taking the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) to demonstrate that they have completed the requirements for HS graduation.