The heartbeat of teaching and learning flows from our Christian staff members. As dedicated professionals, they aim for excellence and integrate a Biblical worldview throughout our instructional program. Our staff members know Jesus Christ personally. The implication of a personal relationship with Christ creates a culture that is set apart for the glory of God and the well being of children. Purposeful service projects to the local and global community drive our outreach efforts, and a weekly chapel service inspires and encourages our students.
The Rainier Christian Schools' preschool program is built around a caring and nurturing staff. Our curriculum for one-year old students through junior kindergarten prepares students to exceed the WAKids standards for literacy, numeracy, social, emotional, and physical skills. Our Jr. Kindergarten programs utilize the Bob Jones Preschool Curriculum. This resource is a building block to prepare our students for continued success in our elementary schools. Bible stories and Christian character traits are integrated into circle and story times, celebrated during weekly chapel, and modeled by the staff.
Elementary, K-6 (Two campuses)
Our elementary schools instructional materials are supported with Bob Jones Curriculum Press, and the Saxon Mathematics program. Students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills during the daily opening and devotional time. All students and staff participate in a weekly chapel and worship service. Electives classes for elementary students include physical education, computers, band, and orchestra.
Middle School, 7-8 (One campus)
Middle school students follow a comprehensive core curriculum of mathematics, science, English, Social Studies, Physical Education, and Bible. In addition to academics, students can participate in our competitive sports program for soccer or football, volleyball, basketball, softball, and baseball. Elective courses or clubs include band, orchestra, choir, yearbook, art, Lego ® robotics/computer technology, and speech and debate.
High School 9-12 (One campus)
Our school programs are designed to educate and develop each student for the glory of God! This is done by encouraging and strengthening each student's personal relationship to Jesus Christ. Furthermore, the educational focus integrates God's Word into all aspects of the learning experience. Rainier Christian Schools does not stress any specific denominational teachings, but we do strive to emphasize a biblical foundation in all curriculum and programs. In addition to Bible instruction within the classroom, students participate in regular chapel programs, and ministry outreach.
The daily schedule incorporates 6 class periods which allows for six credits to be earned each school year. After four years of study, a student will earn twenty-four credits. More can be earned with optional Zero Hour classes, Computer Lab courses via a 7th Period offering, an off-campus 8th Period option, or approved Internships.
In addition to our state approved core classes offered on the RCHS campus, we recognize the growing need for students to begin to accumulate college credit in advance. With the rigor of college and the pull to complete as many college credits as possible before high school graduation, RCHS offers classes that can apply to college credit! This is a great option because your student will be able to enjoy the blessings of high school such as athletics & student life, as well as earn college credit to cut down on time and money at college. Below are the options we currently offer:
Dual Enrollment Classes (Grand Canyon University and The Master’s University)
GCU offers any sophomore (with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher) the opportunity to earn both High School and College credit after completing these classes. The Master’s University requires their enrollees to be a Junior.
Concurrent Credit Classes (Northwest Nazarene University)
The Concurrent Credit Program at Northwest Nazarene University is designed to enrich the educational opportunities of pre-college students who have demonstrated high academic ability. This program unites the services of NNU with high school students offering university-level credits for selected courses administered through NNU and taught at RCHS by NNU-approved instructors. The classes include:
For students who would like to pursue an online elective that is more tailored to their track of study, we offer a number of courses through Red Comet via our computer lab. The classes are accredited, and will be placed directly on the RCHS transcript. There is no additional cost for these classes, applications are submitted in time for their open enrollment. See the school office for classes offered.