Located on James Island, the high school at First Baptist School offers students a top-tier private, Christian education. Our college preparatory curriculum fully equips students for academics beyond high school. The state-of-the-art facilities at our high school enable our faculty to provide students with the best possible academic experience: our science rooms are fully equipped for the college-level courses we offer. Each classroom is fitted with a smart television, and students have access to ChromeBooks and a media center designed to meet each student’s technological needs. Christian worldview also permeates each course, as our faculty integrates the Christian faith into each discipline.
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High School Academics
Our college preparatory curriculum fully equips students for academics beyond high school. While at First Baptist School, students will take advanced maths, lab sciences, and a variety of English and history courses. Each course emphasizes essential skills like critical thinking, problem solving, communication, research, writing, and more, so students are fully equipped for success in college. Furthermore, because First Baptist School offers over a dozen Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses, students can also elect to earn college credit. Our block schedule enables students to take up to eight academic courses a year, giving students the option to take several dual credit or Advanced Placement courses. Our liberal arts education also features a highly-regarded arts program. Students can explore the arts through a variety of classes, including art, dance, photography, and more.
Christian worldview also permeates each course, as our faculty integrates the Christian faith into each discipline. While at First Baptist School, students may discuss the fall of man while exploring the timeless themes of literature. Or students may study mathematics, which Galileo dubbed, “the language in which God has written the universe,” thus developing an appreciation for the precision with which God created our world. The Christian Philosophy and Religion Department offers a wide array of classes, instructing students in subjects like Doctrine, Reasons for Faith, Ethics, and more.
College Dual Credit
The dual credit program is run in conjunction with Trident Technical College (TTC) and Charleston Southern University. Eligible students may take courses in English, history, political science (government), biology, communications, and mathematics. Upon completing and passing each course, students will earn both high school and college credit. At First Baptist School, the average senior graduates with over 18 hours of college credit, which equates to over a semester of college credit.
The dual-credit classes that FBS has offered in the recent years are:
First and Second Year Calculus
College credit for these courses is awarded when students earn the passing score required by the college they choose to attend.
High School Counseling
The counseling staff at First Baptist School work to help students develop an educational program that matches their self-characteristics, to gain competencies needed to plan for post-high school decisions, and to develop effective human relationship skills that enhance participation in their roles as student, worker, family member, and community member.
The goal of the School Counseling Team is to assist our students in making academic, personal, and career decisions that will allow them to reach their full potential.