Welcome to Mountain View Christian High School. Our graduates are prepared and committed to apply their Christian values and leadership training in their post-high school journey!
The grading guidelines of Mountain View Christian High School is consistent with the overall Academic Guidelines of MVCS. Semester grades are determined by adding 35% of each quarter grade (for a 70% total) and 30% of the comprehensive semester final. Quarter grades are determined by adding 25% of a student’s overall homework grade, 25% of their overall quiz grade, and 50% of their overall test grade.
Grade Point Average
MVCS students can calculate their g.p.a. after each semester grading period. Each letter grade is worth the “quality point” listed below. To calculate your g.p.a. you add up your quality points and divide by the number of grades (including an “F”). Your overall g.p.a. is calculated by adding up all of your quality points and dividing that number by the number of classes in which you have received a grade. The worth of each letter grade’s quality points is listed below. For AP and honors classes, add .025 quality points to each grade earned. An “F” grade is worth zero points.
A+ 4.33 B+ 3.33 C+ 2.33 D+ 1.33
A 4.00 B 3.00 C 2.00 D 1.00
A- 3.66 B- 2.66 C- 1.66 D- 0.66
Use the charts below to follow the credits required for attaining a diploma at Mountain View Christian High School. The official transcript for each student is on file in the MVCS office, and is updated by the Academic Advisor. Students will need 25 credits and pass all parts of the Nevada Proficiency Exam to receive a diploma from MVCS.
Only semester grades are placed on a student’s transcript. Junior high school students can earn high school credit for classes such as Health, Foreign Language, Computer, Symphonic Band and Algebra 1. A student will earn the general elective credit for any elective class where their credits have already been met. For instance, a student who successfully completes band in their freshman year will earn one fine arts credit. When the student successfully completes band in their sophomore year, they earn a general elective credit.
Class (Required Credits)
Foreign Language (2)
Fine Arts (1)
Physical Education (1)
General Elective (1)
The selection of students into our elective classes is based upon the combination of a student’s seniority and how it affects their 4-year plan. Students are required to have seven (7) credits of elective classes in order to graduate from Mountain View Christian High School. Each fall MVCS will have an elective selection day. Please address questions regarding whether your electives have been met to your high school counselor. These classes break down as follows:
Foreign Language: Spanish 1, Spanish 2, French 1, French 2
Computer: Computer 1, Computer 2 (Web Design), Media Arts
Fine Arts: Art, Choir, Concert Band, Culinary Arts, Jubilation, Journalism, Symphonic Band, Media Arts
Physical Education: Phys. Ed. and participation on a team equals 0.5 credits per season, per sport.
Health: Health, Sports Conditioning and Nutrition.
Advanced Placement and Honors Classes
Mountain View Christian High School offers our students the opportunity for Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors classes while in high school. These classes give our students the opportunity to earn college credits for the subjects studied in high school, plus an additional .025 for their g.p.a. These classes instruct students in a specific set of academic subject areas.
2016-17 MVCS High School Staff
Please connect with our team! Click here for our staff’s tutoring schedule.
Dee Dee Nellis
English, Journalism, Photography
Science, Geometry, Psychology, Industrial Design
Physical Education, Weight Training
ESL, Foreign Language, Art
Crystal Van Kempen-McClanahan
OVERVIEW – GUIDANCE
Mrs. Jenny Christiansen
Academic Coach / Guidance Counselor
Four-Year Planning Guide
Mountain View Christian Schools guidance department will continue to guide your child in accordance with the schools mission statement. The department will provide college and career planning for your high school students. For the High School students at MVCS the guidance counselor duties for each grade will consist of the following:
Freshman Year (9) – Meeting with student as well as their parents to develop a four (4) year college plan by viewing high school graduation requirements, college recommended course, career plans, community service, and building an extra-curricular resume. This plan is developed in the beginning of the freshman year and reviewed and revised each year with adjustments made for academic performance, personal interest, and revised career plans.
Sophomore Year (10) – Proctor PSAT Testing in October. Nevada Proficiency Exams given. Reviewing and revising four (4) year college plan. Continuing to encourage community service projects. Sophomores should begin to look at scholarships and grants in their area of interest along with narrowing down a list of the types of schools that are appealing to them. Big or small? Christian or Public? Urban or Rural?
Junior Year (11) – Proctor PSAT Testing in October. Nevada Proficiency Exams given. Career inventory test will be administered. It is Beneficial to register and take SATs or ACTs. Juniors will be eligible to apply for the Leadership Las Vegas Program. Reviewing and revising four (4) year college plan. Juniors will be advised to continue to community service involvement, identify the characteristics of a college that matter to you: size geographical location, academic rigor, diversity, social: to begin to compile a resume of activities, honors, leadership positions, and jobs this information will be helpful when applying for colleges.
Senior Year (12) – Proctor the proficiency exam writing portion that is offered to seniors only and any other part of the exam that the student was unable to complete as a junior. Help student narrow college search to three or four schools. Work closely with MVCS student to ensure that all college and scholarship application dead lines are meet. Offer tools to complete their final resume, enhance writing skills for scholarships and college admissions, and letters of recommendation. Provide workshops for financial aid assistance. Continue to promote community service activities during the school year.
The following web sites have been provided to assist you in your career and college choice.
- www.collegeboard.org (The College Board – which conducts the SAT and PSAT)
- www.act.org (Assessment Program for Education Planning – which conducts the ACT)
- www.christianconnector.com (Database of Christian Colleges and Universities)
- www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
- www.petersons.com (Offers tools for college and career choices)
- www.usnews.com/usnews/edu (Comprehensive guide to college and career choices)
- www.collegeview.com/college/riche/christian (Guide to Christian colleges)
- www.utexas.edu/world/univ/state (Lists colleges and universities by state)
- www.campustours.com (Guide for campus tours)
- www.review.com (The Princeton Review)
- www.militarycareers.com (Military Career Resource)
- www.ncsu.ed/careerkey (Comprehensive guide to career choices)
- www.newsdirectory.com/college (College locator)
- www.mycollegeguide.com (Personal college guide)
Funding For College
The Millennium Scholarship is the most accessable opportunity for Nevada high school students. It is a 4-year scholarship worth up to $10,000 given by the state of Nevada for students who plan on attending a school in the University and Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN). You can download more information by going to www.nevada.edu or to www.millennium.state.nv.us.
• www.collegeboard.org (The College Board)
• www.ed.gov (U.S. Department of Education)
• www.estudentloan.com (Compares options)
• www.fastweb.com (Scholarship search service)
• www.fafsa.ed.gov (Free Application for Financial Aid)
• www.nasfaa.org (National Association for Student Aid)
Throughout the school year, the MVCS administration nominates students to participate in scholarship competitions.
Please Note: There are numerous scholarships available for students once they are accepted into a college or university. Therefore it is important to identify the school you would like to attend as soon as possible. For more information about funding and scholarship opportunities please make an appointment with MVCS Academic Coach, Jenny Christiansen, or visit the sites provided below.
Additional Scholarship opportunities are available for Nevada high school students, which include:
- UNLV Scholarships www.unlv.edu
- University of Nevada, Reno Scholarships www.finaid.unr.edu
- Nevada State College Scholarships www.nsc.Nevada.edu
- Sierra Nevada College Scholarships www.sierranevada.edu
- CCSN Scholarships www.finaid.csn.nevada.edu
- Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarships www.wiche.edu/sep/wue
Nevada Proficiency Exam (NPE) – One of the requirements in order to qualify to receive the Millennium Scholarship is for students to pass all portions of the Nevada Proficiency Exam (NPE). MVCS is recognized by the state of Nevada to administer all portions of the Nevada Proficiency Exam (NPE). The NPE consists of four parts, reading, math, and writing. Students are required to pass all portions of the NPE in order to be eligible to receive the Millennium Scholarship.
Mountain View Christian High School provides the following test information, as well as web sites to gather additional information, as a service to our students. Students interested in registering for a test can do so either through our guidance department or by going directly through the testing bureaus listed below. The web sites listed below also offer practice tests. To review results from these tests or for more information about the significance of these tests meet with your counselor.
SAT / ACT – Colleges and universities, as well as scholarship selection committees throughout the United States use results from the SAT and/or ACT to determine eligibility to their programs and placement within their respective institutions. The College Board, which conducts the SAT testing program, also provides subject tests measuring student’s academic aptitude in specific areas.
PSAT / NMSQT – The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) is a test that provides juniors with the opportunity to be identified as possible honors candidates by college and universities, as well as scholarship programs. The NMSQT recognizes minorities for their academic achievement and enters them into national competitions. The test also provides students a fantastic overview of their academic strengths and weakness.
CLEP – The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students who are proficient in a specific subject area (such as Spanish) to take a test that can grant them high school and college credit.
- www.act.org (Provides info about the ACT program)
- www.collegeboard.org (Provides info about the SAT, PSAT and CLEP testing programs)
- www.usnews.com/usnews/edu (Guide of the college application process)
- www.satmath.com (Provides a diagnostic quiz to determine your SAT math readiness)
- www.petersons.com (Offers tools for college searches & financial aid)