Our program emphasizes academic excellence, personal mentorship, and the fostering of character.
Carver is a community that is committed to educating students from a distinctive Christian perspective. We are challenging them to discover, grow and use their unique gifts, helping them to understand Christ’s love for them and equipping them to serve and lead with His love in a rapidly changing world. Our curriculum is taught from a Christian perspective and meets the requirements set by the BC Ministry of Education. All teachers employed by Carver are committed Christians, certified by the Ministry of Education, and dedicated to the vision and mission of Carver.
Carver Christian High School teaches courses required by the BC Ministry of Education, going beyond the basic scope and sequence to enhance our program with a Christian perspective. Our teaching staff are BC certified educators who are committed to their academic, spiritual and professional growth. Over 90% of Carver alumni have continued on with post-secondary education, attending universities in BC, Canada, the U.S. and abroad in Europe and Asia. Approximately half of the alumni leave high school with scholarships to start them out on the next step of their education.
One of the big advantages of a smaller school is the student-staff opportunities for connections. Our students have numerous opportunities for academic counseling with teaching staff, counselors and administration. Our Graduation Program begins in grade 10 and all students create a personal “Graduation Portfolio,” a collection of evidence that demonstrates their learning. A primary goal of this portfolio is to provide opportunities for active and reflective planning for the future. Our students engage in strategically designed activities to consider where they come from, who they are and what plans they need to take them forward in pursuing their goals. Our graduates present this portfolio formally in their final year at Carver.
“The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life.” James L. Christensen
Education without character may produce intelligence without ethics. Carver is more than ‘just’ a high school so we are intentional about how we can help shape students’ character in these crucial years. There are many leadership and service opportunities for our students in their years at Carver. Having godly teachers who teach with a biblical perspective is essential to this process.