Welcome to High School
Helping each child identify their unique purpose.
High school students develop dynamic relationships with highly qualified and dedicated teachers. While there is a strong emphasis on preparing for ACT and SAT exams, students also have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of dual credit and Advanced Placement courses. In this environment, rooted in faith, each student is encouraged to understand that they are fearfully and wonderfully made, crafted intentionally by their Maker for a specific purpose.
A letter from High School Principal, Dr. Somer Yocom
Southwest Christian School's High School experience allows for a unique opportunity to achieve the school’s mission of providing a Christ-centered, college preparatory education that equips young adults to be Christian leaders in the world. Students have officially begun building an academic transcript critical to their college plans, while remaining committed to exploring their personal interests through athletics, fine arts and a host of academic and service organizations. In response to this exciting stage, SCS has strategic programming in place allowing students to utilize technology, exercise critical thinking skills, and develop a love for lifelong learning.
We understand the vital role staff plays in accomplishing this mission, which is why the majority of our instructional staff hold or are pursuing advanced degrees. These credentials contribute to ensuring that our students’ classroom experiences are conducted by content specialists and include pedagogical techniques consistent with the latest research and best practices. Integrating this instruction with a global perspective along with international travel opportunities offers our students the chance to consider their roles as global leaders.
Most importantly, Jesus Christ remains at the center of all that we do. Departments focus on the integration of God’s word in each academic course and co-curricular activity. The overarching educational goal is to develop a Christian worldview for our students as they prepare for their college experiences.
As we continue to evaluate and strengthen programming, we give thanks to our God for His continued provisions at Southwest Christian School.
Somer Yocom, Ed.D.
A Letter from the High School Principal
High School Course Descriptions
The goal of the Bible Department is to encourage students in learning God's word, loving God's word, and living God's word in an effort to grow and strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Bible I - The Life of Christ
- Bible II - Christian Leadership and Biblical Doctrine and Foundations
- Bible III - Life Calling and Spiritual Disciplines
- Bible IV - World Religions/Worldviews and Apologetics
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
The English Department seeks to assist students in their discovery of God’s truth in the language of literature. Students will be empowered linguistically to succeed not only at the university level but also will receive the foundation that will enable them to serve as Christian leaders throughout the world.
- English 9 - Genre Studies
- English 9 - Genre Studies Honors
- English 10 - World Literature
- English 10 - World Literature Honors
- English 11 - American Literature and Composition
- English 12 British Literature and Composition
- English Composition I - Dual Credit/Honors
- English Composition II - Dual Credit/Honors
- American Literature - Dual Credit/Honors
- British Literature - Dual Credit/Honors
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP English Literature and Composition
Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. Deuteronomy 32:2
First, students will be guided to understand the order of the universe and realize how God reveals His order through the universal language of mathematics. Second, students will acquire a solid understanding of mathematics and the ability to apply it effectively. Third, we will strive to develop students' abilities to reason logically with analysis while strengthening their critical thinking skills. Finally, it is our desire to equip our students with the tools and strategies necessary to be lifelong learners and Christian leaders in the world.
- Algebra I
- Geometry - Honors
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Algebra II
- Algebra II - Honors
- College Algebra - Dual Credit/Honors
- Financial Algebra
- Pre-Calculus - Dual Credit/Honors
- Statistics Dual Credit/Honors AP Statistics
- Calculus I - Dual Credit/Honors
- AP Calculus AB
It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. Proverbs 25:2
The mission of the Science Department is two-fold: to lead students towards a greater understanding of God's creation through inquiry, analysis, experimentation, and mathematical manipulations; and to prepare students for success in college by utilizing state-of-the-art technology, providing differentiated learning experiences, and maintaining high expectations.
- Biology I
- Biology I Honors
- Chemistry I
- Chemistry I - Honors
- AP Physics I
- Engineering Design
- Engineering Design - Dual Credit
- Forensic Science
- Anatomy and Physiology - Dual Credit/Honors
- AP Chemistry II
- AP Biology II
- AP Computer Science Principles
Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:15-16
The mission of the Social Studies Department is to equip students, through critical thinking, challenging assessments, and respectful discourse, to participate in God’s global mission to love and serve the world.
- World Geography
- World History
- World History - Honors
- United States History
- United States History - Dual Cred/Honors
- Advanced World Cultures
- Advanced World Cultures - Dual Credit/Honors
- United States Government
- AP U.S. Government and Politics
- Economics - Honors
- AP European History
God began by making one person, and from Him came all the different people who live everywhere in the world. God decided exactly when and where they must live. God wanted them to look for Him and perhaps search all around for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any of us: ‘We live in Him. We walk in Him. We are in Him’…‘For we are His children.’ Acts 17:25-28
God loves all of humanity, regardless of race, nation, language, or culture, and wants all people to be reconciled to Him. The mission of the World Language Department is to develop students’ abilities to communicate in languages other than English, to understand other cultures, and to share the word of God in those languages being in communion with the Great Commission.
- Chinese I
- Chinese I Honors
- Chinese II
- Chinese II Honors
- Chinese III
- Chinese III Honors
- Spanish I
- Spanish I Honors
- Spanish II
- Spanish II Honors
- Spanish III
- Spanish III Honors
- Elementary Spanish - Dual Credit/Honors
- Intermediate Spanish - Dual Credit/Honors
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:18-20
The Southwest Christian School Fine Arts Department develops an appreciation of the arts from process to product. We seek to awaken students to the God-given talents in them, educate them in the disciplines of the arts, and build on our legacy of excellence with Christ at our center.
- Technical Theatre
- Theatre I
- Advanced Acting (II/III/IV) - Honors
- Band - Honors
- Choir - Honors
- AP Music Theory
- Art I
- Art II
- Advanced Art - Art III/IV
- AP Art
Ancillary Arts, Electives, and Ensembles
- Praise Band
- Jazz Band
- Yearbook/Yearbook Honors
- Audio and Visual Production
- Print and Digital Media
- Broadcasting and Communications
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16
He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers. Exodus 35:35
The mission of Athletics is to advance the Kingdom by glorifying God through sport and competition. We feel that when athletics is kept in the right perspective, our student-athletes are allowed to develop without fear of failure and push to reach their full potential. It is without that fear, a learned push for excellence, and a heart for service that they become equipped to grow into young men and women who live fully for God in a rapidly-changing world.
- Physical Education
- Dance Team
- Cheer Team
Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being, for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23
- Robotics I
- Robotics II-IV
- The Art and Science of Teaching
- Service Learning
- American Cinema Studies/American Cinema Studies Honors
- Community Internship
About the Principals
Lakeside Campus (Grades 9-12)
Phone: (817) 294-9596
Dr. Somer Yocom
High School Principal
Assistant High School Principal
Dr. Somer Yocom
High School Principal
At SCS since 2019
Tarleton State University, Ed. D, Tarleton State University, M. Ed., Hardin-Simmons University, B.B.S.
Dr. Yocom is an educational leader with 18 years of teaching, administrative, and training experience at the elementary, secondary, and graduate levels in both public and private education. She has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal at a large, high-performing elementary campus. Dr. Yocom has led district-wide staff development sessions, taught college graduate courses, implemented technology advancements, and supervised community initiatives. It is her desire to use her educational expertise and relationship with Jesus to positively impact students of all ages and educators at all levels.
Assistant High School Principal
At SCS since 2021
Midwestern State University, M. Ed., Texas Christian University, B.S.
Mr. Durnil has served in education for over 15 years as a teacher, coach, and assistant principal in multiple grade levels. Mr. Durnil’s heart is reaching students and supporting them both academically and spiritually. He has worked with K-Life, Young Life, WyldLife and currently serves in Children’s Ministry Worship with Christ Chapel West.