Band and Choir to Disneyland/Disneyworld:
Every other year over spring break, Denver Christian School offers an optional trip to either Disneyland or DisneyWorld. This is a much anticipated trip that many of our students look forward to. In addition to enjoying the sunny weather and beaches of Florida or California they enjoy time with friends at many of the area theme parks, performing and having fun. Although optional, it is highly spoken of by students and chaperones alike. The cost varies each year, with fundraising as a group and individually an option.
Each fall, the senior class heads enjoys an overnight class trip. This is an amazing time to enjoy each other, think intentionally about being a leader and about their faith, and enjoy the beautiful Colorado fall season in the mountains. Students leave on Sunday afternoon and return on Monday afternoon before the end of the school day, so it is a quick trip.
One of our new traditions is Discovery Week. What a great opportunity that Denver Christian High School offers. Students can consider going on both International and Domestic trips such as the Dominican Republic, The Emerald Zoo in Florida, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, the Black Hills or Washington DC. These trips are both educational and service minded. On-campus and local options can include college visits, discover Denver trips, Hunter Education classes, Drivers Education, ACT Prep classes and more. Specific details and offerings are typically finalized early in the fall for experiences that take place in late February.
C Lazy U Ranch:
Every year, the seniors have a special traditional day trip to C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado where they relax, have fun, reflect on their high school experience and fellowship in their last days in high school. Activities include horseback riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, gourmet meals, and much more! Every year, DC works to keep this program going, with seniors raving about how memorable it is for students.
Events include horseback riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, gourmet meals, and much more! Every year, DC works to keep this program going, with seniors raving about how great it is for students.
High School Events
Homecoming is celebrated at the beginning of the year for all high school students. Alumni are invited to return for athletic events and celebrate their memories of their time at Denver Christian. Students enjoy games and competitions against each class (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors). The classes celebrate the end of the Homecoming week with a Friday night bonfire and Homecoming dance. An announcement will be made during the dance for the winning class that received the most points in competitions.
Formerly known as Mr Crusader, Mr Thunder is a male pageant/talent show fundraiser for Junior/Senior Prom. Hosted by the Junior class girls, the Senior class guys have the opportunity to show off some of their "talents" for the whole DC community. This event is not only a ton of fun for all who are involved, but also is an awesome community event full of laughs!
The Prom dance at the end of the school year is a fun evening for juniors and seniors, celebrating the end of high school for the seniors. An outside venue is rented, students dress up in formal attire, light snacks and refreshments are offered and a great time is had by all! Denver Christian Sophomores are permitted to attend when invited by a junior or a senior DC student, however, freshman students are not.
After prom is hosted by the parents of the Junior class and is generally at an active place where juniors and seniors can have some late night fun. Students will meet at school after the prom dance and take a bus to the after prom location. They return to school on the bus and are to then expected to drive straight home.
For our Seniors
Painting the Parking Lot
Seniors can "purchase" a reserved spot in the senior lot for $75, on which they can paint a personalized design. Senior Painting Parties will be in August. The funds collected go towards the senior class account to offset the end of the year day at C-Lazy-U. More details to come, but just search "senior parking spots" in Google Images for ideas.
Senior Prayer Time
The Sunday night before the start of the school year we hold a senior prayer time for senior students and their families. This is an informal, but very powerful time for everyone involved. What an important way to start the senior year as student leaders in the school!
Senior Night & Senior Synthesis
Senior night really showcases our senior students and all they have accomplished through out their 12 years of school. Senior Synthesis is a high school graduation requirement in which seniors summarize what they have learned and how much they've grown throughout their entire schooling. These thoughtful projects express each senior student's growth in 6 areas: Past, Present, Future and Academic, Spiritual, Personal. On Senior Night, seniors present their synthesis projects to the community. Visitors can walk around and observe each project and learn about each member of the graduating class. This is a night not to be missed!
As seniors, students have the option to join a Seminar class dealing with Christian Ethics and based on the question: how then should we live? Students in this class spend the 3rd trimester in a discussion-based, smaller sized class where each student researches one topic and writes a paper on it. Each student also creates a presentation on their topic and presents it at Senior Night. This class not only increases writing and speaking skills, but also creates a new biblically-based perspective on life and the issues of today.
Seniors also have the opportunity to participate in an internship. From helping a teacher in the elementary to filing papers in a lawyer's office, students are encouraged to seek out an internship in their future field. Although this is not required for graduation, this can be invaluable for a student because it can give experience for the future and can help one decide if they really want to work in a certain field.
We have arrived at that time of year, when graduating students across the country don their caps and gowns, and arm themselves with a big grin as they march across the stage to receive their diplomas. Whether a student is finishing up middle, elementary, or high school, graduation is an important milestone in their learning journey. Please join the Graduating Class of 2019 as they march down the isle to receive their diplomas.
Time and Date: May 22, 2020 at 7 pm
Location: DC Main Gym
Look for invitations to graduation parties!