Honors level courses are available in main subjects. Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment (DE) courses are available in select subject areas. BRCS students averaged 3.46 on the AP English literature exam for 2020. The Virginia average was 2.91.
Biblical Worldview Application
Bible courses strengthen students’ knowledge and understanding of Scripture and the Christian faith. Students are immersed in apologetics and discussion. Students’ spiritual formation is fostered through mentoring groups, and Chapels. Local outreach through service opportunities, community Bible studies, and athletic events impact the community for Christ.
Guidance, College, and Career Counselor
The Guidance, College, and Career Counselor provides services that begins with class selection in freshman year and continues, via individual and group guidance, until students have completed the college application and acceptance process as seniors. To help students stay on track toward their goals, information on required testing and coursework is regularly provided.
Vocational credits may be applied toward our high school graduation requirements. We recognize the value in learning and experiencing a trade to prepare students to enter the workforce after graduation.
The Resource Department provides support to students with identified learning needs. Faculty work with each resource student’s individual plan. Extra study halls for assistance with available teachers are often incorporated into student schedules. Technological enhancements such as talk-to-text may also be utilized.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the mean class size?
The mean class size for core subjects is 12. Elective mean average is 10.
What is the average SAT score?
The Class of 2020 Total Score Average 1273, Math Average 664, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Average 609
National Average: The average SAT score is 1051 for the class of 2020.
2018 SAT Result Comparisons for BRCS, Rockingham County, Virginia, Harrisonburg HS, and National Average
Is there a Student Government Association?
Yes. Student Government provides an excellent way for students to develop leadership skills while they channel enthusiasm for their school into planning and promoting events like Fall Fling and the Student Banquet.
Are there school socials?
Fall Fling is a student-organized event that encourages social relationships for our students in a safe setting. Relationship guidelines as well as guest and dress policies ensure healthy and enjoyable experiences. The Jr/Sr Banquet is a formal event, for juniors and seniors, held in the spring. Students decorate and enjoy food, fellowship, and a lot of fun.
Is emphasis put on service?
Giving back to the community is important. Beyond service events, BRCS promotes opportunities to engage students from area schools and churches. Intramural sports teams bring students from area high schools together to play in an encouraging and God-honoring environment. BRCS high school students also led a nine-week Alpha course which brought area teens together through food and discussion to explore the Christian faith.
Our Heart & S.O.U.L. program gives high school students an understanding of the Heart of God, by being a part of His greater kingdom through Service, Outreach, Uplift and Love. We learn from Christ’s example and through His teaching that a walk with Christ must include compassionate outreach to others, especially to those who are less fortunate. Students accumulate Heart and S.O.U.L service hours and reflect on their experiences in their Bible classes.
Are students eligible for the National Honor Society?
Yes, National Honor Society Membership is earned through effective demonstration of four key qualities: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. High school students inducted have earned a minimum 3.5 GPA.
Do students travel abroad?
Every other year students have the opportunity to travel to a Latin American Country. Past trips include Guatemala and Costa Rica. The students create their own Bible School curriculum, visit orphanages, serve the community, and may assist with building projects.