High School Student Life

High School

Student Life

Practical Christian Ministry (PCM)

Step into the heart of service with Practical Christian Ministry (PCM) at Quad Cities Christian School! PCM isn’t just a requirement; it’s a chance for our students to make a real impact in their community. Whether it’s lending a hand at a local shelter, volunteering at a food pantry, or participating in a community cleanup, PCM is about embodying the spirit of Christ’s love through action. PCM is an opportunity for students in grades 9 through 12 to step outside themselves and serve others with compassion and humility. Plus, it’s not just about meeting a quota – it’s about making a difference that lasts a lifetime. So, let’s roll up our sleeves, dive into PCM, and together, change the world, one act of kindness at a time!
Here are some exciting suggestions to help you make a meaningful impact in your community:

  1. Get involved at school by volunteering for various roles such as sports assistant, concessions helper, sound technician for worship services, or videographer for school events.
  2. Serve as a Sunday School teacher or assistant to help guide and mentor younger students in their faith journey.
  3. Explore volunteer opportunities outside of school, such as helping at a local shelter, participating in community clean-up projects, or assisting at a food pantry.
  4. Join your church or youth choir, participate in church dramas, or join musical ensembles to share your talents and spread joy through music.
  5. Participate in youth programs like AWANA or similar initiatives organized by churches or community agencies. These programs allow you to connect with peers and grow in your faith.
  6. Consider going on mission trips sponsored by your church or other organizations to make a difference in communities worldwide.
  7. Get involved in initiatives like the Student Hunger Drive to help combat food insecurity in your community and support those in need.
  8. Volunteer for meal or food distribution programs organized by churches or community organizations to assist individuals and families facing food insecurity.
  9. Participate in extracurricular activities like 4-H, Interact Club, or Student Council projects (outside of school hours) to contribute to meaningful causes and positively impact your community.
    With these suggestions, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to fulfill your PCM hours while making a difference in the lives of others!


Get ready for an unforgettable adventure at our Annual High School Retreat! From August 30th onwards, our 9th through 12th graders will journey to Menno Haven Camp and Retreat Center in scenic Tiskilwa, Illinois. This three-day retreat promises spiritual growth, lasting friendships, and pure fun!

At Menno Haven, our students can embark on thrilling adventures like ziplining, conquering high ropes courses, and engaging in uplifting worship sessions that foster spiritual growth. Additionally, they’ll have the opportunity to connect with God and each other on a deeper level as they explore Mr. Steiner’s inspiring vision for our school year, infused with divine insights and heartfelt aspirations.

Parents, please note: This retreat is mandatory for all high school students. It’s an incredible opportunity for teens to deepen their faith, forge lasting bonds, and create cherished memories. Rest assured, our dedicated staff and faculty will ensure the safety and well-being of your students throughout the retreat.

Please visit their website to learn more about Menno Haven and what to expect during the retreat. Let’s make this retreat an experience to remember!

9th Grade Science Fair

Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of science at the 9th Grade Science Fair! This isn’t your average school project – it’s a chance for our students to become true scientists, exploring their interests and hypotheses through hands-on experiments.

From brainstorming ideas to forming hypotheses and conducting experiments, each student will embark on a thrilling journey of discovery guided by the scientific method. They’ll test their theories, analyze their findings, and draw conclusions – all while gaining invaluable critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! At our spring fair, students showcase their projects to a captivated audience, sharing their research and insights with fellow students, teachers, and guests. It’s a chance to shine and demonstrate their passion for science.

So get ready to be inspired, amazed, and even slightly surprised by the incredible scientific discoveries awaiting you at the 9th Grade Science Fair!

Mission Trips

Embark on an exhilarating journey of transformation and service with Quad Cities Christian School’s Mission Trips! At the heart of our school’s ethos lies a commitment to learning and actively living out our faith through service and compassion. Each year, our students have the incredible opportunity to participate in life-changing mission trips alternating between local and international destinations.

In 2021, we ventured to the breathtaking landscapes of Lema, Peru, immersing ourselves in the vibrant culture while making a tangible impact through community projects. The following year, we turned our focus to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where we lent a helping hand to those in need within our nation.

In 2023, we returned to the warm embrace of Lema, Peru, further deepening our connections and leaving a lasting legacy of love and service. In 2024, we set our sights on Wichita, Kansas, where we continued our mission of spreading hope and joy to communities closer to home.

Looking ahead to 2025, our sights are set on South Africa, where we’ll join hands with Joshua Hannah and dive into the rich tapestry of cultures and experiences that await us. Additionally, for our high school seniors, the Catalyst program offers a unique opportunity to dive deeper into service and leadership.

Ready to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Check out the attachment for more details and prepare to embark on an unforgettable faith, service, and growth journey!

National Honor Society (NHS)

The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students who meet the necessary criteria and successfully complete the application process are inducted in grades 10 – 12. The QCCS chapter of National Honor Society meets monthly to discuss topics related to the four pillars, to discuss scholarships, and to plan a group service project to better the community.


Engaging the heart, mind, and potential students of Jesus Christ.

Catalyst is an agent of change that affects transformation without being consumed. Many student fail to recognize the potential they have to be a spiritual catalyst in the lives of those around them. Our desire at QCCS is to engage the hearts and minds of our students with the gospel of Jesus Christ so that we can then engage their potential to be catalysts of spiritual transformation on their campus, in their local community, and ultimately in the world.

Learn more about the format, formula, expectations, and more in the Catalyst Application below.

Washington DC Tour

Ditch the dusty history books and dive headfirst into an epic adventure! Get ready to join us on our annual educational tour to Washington, D.C., where we’ll uncover the incredible stories behind the people, places, and events that have shaped our world.

For just $1,500 per person (based on 25 attendees), you’ll snag round-trip airfare, comfy coach transportation, cozy lodging, mouthwatering breakfasts and dinners, nighttime hotel security, and a jam-packed itinerary of awesome activities. And the best part? Our awesome QCCS crew and other cool adults will accompany you, guaranteeing a safe and super fun experience for everyone!

From jaw-dropping landmarks like the US Capitol and the Supreme Court to moving memorials like the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, our adventure is brimming with unforgettable sights. Plus, we’ll hit up iconic museums like the Library of Congress, the Holocaust Museum, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

So don’t wait – grab your spot now and get ready for the trip of a lifetime! It’s time to soak up history, make memories, and explore the heart of our nation’s capital in style!

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