Northern Michigan Christian School (NMCS) exists to educate God's children by challenging minds, nurturing hearts, and developing gifts for service in Christ's Kingdom.
“… we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord…”- Psalm 78:4
We challenge minds.
We integrate faith into our daily curriculum while offering hands-on learning experiences and rigourous programming to challenge and support our students. Keeping this fact in mind, teachers teach and students learn math, history, science, language, music, etc. from a Christian perspective. There are strong emphases on reading the Bible, prayer, and developing a relationship with Jesus; nothing is more important.
Parents value the high academic and curricular standards that have long been established by the school board, administration, teachers, and supporting committees. The school is accredited through Christian Schools International and the North Central Association. All NMCS teachers are state certified and many possess advanced degrees, endorsements, and certifications. NMCS offers a varied curriculum including classes in accounting, art, agriculture, band, Bible/religion, business/finance, choir, communications, computer, English, history, language arts, mathematics, music, PE, science, and Spanish. Special education programs (including diagnostic testing) are available for students with learning disabilities or a remedial need. High-school students also have an opportunity to pursue skilled trade classes through the Wexford/Missaukee Career Technical Center. Traditionally, NMCS students do very well on standardized tests. On average, middle-school students score two years above national averages on the Iowa Assessments; high-school students score significantly higher than Michigan public school students on the ACT. NMCS students are very well prepared to move on to and be successful in college.
We nurture hearts.
We believe that each student is a uniquely gifted and blessed child of God. We are fornunate to be able to offer weekly chapels, service project opportunities, spiritual retreats and mentorship programs for our students that allow for our Comet's to be nurtured over the years.
Small class sizes enable teachers to give unparalleled individual attention to their students. The school highly values and depends on a significant degree of parental involvement and communication. Attending parent/teacher conferences, volunteering in a variety of ways, and contacting teachers when need arises is a great way for parents to actively take part in their students’ education.
We develop gifts.
The interscholastic athletic program of Northern Michigan Christian School is an integral part of the total school program. As part of the Highland Conference, our athletic program equips students to grow and develop in such a way that God is honored and praised on and off the athletic court or field. Sports serve as an extension of the classroom where student athletes grow in their faith and God-given talents through transformational opportunities where Jesus Christ is central. Student athletes are equipped to impact the world for Christ through the pursuit of excellence on and off the playing surface. By being part of the team and by building community, student athletes are involved in a missional opportunity greater than the individual.
Our students also have the ability to participate in our Fine Arts program including band, choir, and our annual musical/play performances. During their time at NMCS, students also are exposed to various electives and activities including spanish, art, digital publications, physical education, service projects and so much more. We believe that each student is a uniquely gifted and blessed child of God and at NMCS we not only seek to develop our students’ academic abilities, but their spiritual, emotional, and social qualities as well.