CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
CIAS publishes a 50-page High School Handbook that contains instructions, charts, information, and lists that are invaluable to you as a high school student or as a parent of a homeschooled high school student. It attempts to answer many of the questions and concerns that you may have about the high school and college processes. The GOAL is to have you begin to think about your educational and career future BEFORE you begin or as you enter high school!
Your CIAS High School Counselor will work with you and your parent(s) individually to develop a 3-5 year college
bound or career-oriented academic plan that is best suited to you and your personal goals. There are
many critical elements to this process, including personal college plans, checklists, meeting high school credit
requirements, meeting scholarship requirements, making adequate ACT and/or SAT scores, and meeting your
chosen college’s admissions requirements
Download the High School Handbook from the Handbook webpage HERE.
A Christian Worldview
While teaching from a Christian worldview with the authority of Scripture is vital, it is also very important that we equip our students with the Christian approach to understanding other worldviews. As they continue their education, they may face college professors and textbooks that teach everything from secular humanism to communism, and unless they are
prepared in advance, they may lack the ability to articulate the Christian answer to worldly thought.
1 Peter 3:15 teaches us, ”But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”(KJV)
One goal of CIAS, as an FCCPSA accredited school, is to prepare our students by using a Christian worldview according to Proverbs 22:6 & Deuteronomy 6:5-7. It is our job, as their parents, mentors, and teachers, to equip them with the tools to not only successfully face the challenges in their own lives, but also be able to stand alone in the face of opposing opinions.
Have a Plan Before You Begin
It is important to have a “Game Plan” when planning for your future. Maybe you have your whole life mapped out. Most likely, you do not a have a CLUE what you want to do, or become! Like most teenagers, you need help figuring it all out. That’s where CIAS comes in. How do you know what courses to take while in high school? How many credits to complete? How to get credit for Community Service? Which college should I apply to? How do I get scholarship money? The answers to these often-asked questions and many more are in these pages.
So commit to it. Commit to reading the Graduation Manual. Commit to meeting with your High School Guidance Counselor each year to update your plan and renew your commitment to see it through consistently and
courageously. Commit to being serious about planning a future that GOD will direct.
Remember, “A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps” (Proverbs 12:9). Our purpose is to provide you with the structured organization and benefits of a school, but at the same time enabling you to have the benefits of Biblical home education. You need to develop a love and fear for GOD, obedience to His Word, strong moral character, and an appreciation of hard work and diligent study habits. You need to be to preparing for future responsibility and ministry. It is our desire that all CIAS graduates are equipped with a Scripturally sound and academically solid education that will help them to successfully accomplish God's purpose and will for their lives!
There are many websites that contain invaluable information for you as a high school student. Listed below are a few websites that CIAS consistently refers students to on a regular basis:
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program:
Test Prep (SAT & ACT):
Study Habits & Test Anxiety:
ASL Classes, At-Your-Own-Pace:
Christian Book Distributors:
Classical Conversations, Challenges I-IV:
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool (supplemental materials)
Home School Book Smart (formerly Roland, Inc.):
Drivers Ed Course:
Progeny Press (Christian Literature Study Guides):
Shormann Math (DIVE Interactive Education):
Smarr Publishers (Christian Literature Program):
Virtual Homeschool Group (Online group Math & Science classses, Live & At-Your-Own-Pace):