The final piece of a Pella Christian education focuses on nurturing and educating students to serve in God’s world.
Pella Christian High School’s Academic Counselor is available daily to assist students with schedules, online class registration, career planning, and discussing possible schooling options both in and after high school.
College & Career Planning
Many opportunities exist as you plan for college and careers after your time at Pella Christian. Below are opportunities for you to check out.
Opportunities shared are for general information only. PCHS cannot confirm all opportunities are completely aligned with our school. Families are encouraged to assess opportunities for themselves and determine whether or not they are the right fit for their student.
Colleges Visiting Pella Christian
Each year, we host college representatives on our campus. Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to meet with representatives, attend presentations and learn about the college admissions process.
There’s some good news for Seniors looking for college scholarships: there are many scholarships out there! Accessing those resources takes time and effort – and planning – but can result in significant aid for college. Check out our extensive list of available scholarships, aid, and other resources.
Dual Credit and College Courses
Gain college credit while at Pella Christian to allow for more flexibility in college, work while attending college, graduate early or to lighten the academic college load.
PCHS Course Guide
Our curriculum is designed to educate and nurture students so whether they find themselves college bound or career bound, they will be kingdom ready to serve in God’s world. View our Course Guide for course offerings, requirements and descriptions.
Assess your mastery of college-readiness standards. Learn more about standardized testing.
Work-based learning opportunities in the form of apprenticeships, certification programs, and independent studies are available to students with focused career interests. Either through the WorkSMART Connector, in collaboration with area schools and local employers, or through individually arranged independent studies, students receive on-the-job training while earning class credit and, in many situations, a paycheck too.
College Planning Timeline
There’s a lot to think about when planning for college. The guide below contains key action steps for applying to college, broken down by each season of the four years of high school.
PCHS Academic Counselor
Deep Hope: To walk alongside students and their families as together we work to discern God’s plan for their future service in God’s World.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dordt University; Masters in East Asian Studies from Duke University
Experience: Trixanna spent four years in overseas mission work in a school setting, six years in sales and project management in Asia and has been working at Pella Christian High School since 2014.
Favorite thing about my job: I love having a front row seat when students discover a class or area of study about which they are passionate.