College & Career


College & Career

The college search is an educational process: a journey of self-discovery full of challenges, rewards, and responsibilities. During your time at Calvin Christian High School, you’ll work with your parents and our counselor to decide which college or university is the best match for you.

Calvin Christian High School intentionally does not call itself a college prep school due to a commitment to serve, regardless of ability, all students from Christian homes. However, over 97% of our graduating students matriculate to college. Typically, over 80% of the graduates enroll directly in a 4-year school, and approximately 60% attend Christian colleges. Graduates are very successful in receiving admittance and scholarships to some of the best schools around the country. For a list of colleges and universities attended by recent Calvin Christian High School graduates, please follow this link.

The college and career counseling office coordinates programs appropriate for all high school students and their parents. Lisa Smits, College and Career Counselor for CCHS, is available to answer questions and provide assistance.  She can be reached at 760-489-6430 or at [email protected].


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Calvin Christian High School grads are successful in receiving admittance and scholarships to some of the best schools around the country.  The majority of our graduates are accepted to their college of choice. Over 60% make the choice to continue their Christian education at the college level.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Calvin Christian High School class of 2020! We’re proud of you!


  • Kansas State University – Luke Bons
  • Gonzaga University – Ethan Brouwer
  • Palomar College – Rebekah Eichler
  • Loyola University Chicago – Andrew Klem
  • Cornell University – Inhae Lee
  • Palomar University – Anna Livingston
  • Bioloa University – Julia Marcus
  • Palomar College – Anna Mays
  • Universal Technical Institute – Aaron McCann
  • Samford University – Katelyn Polak
  • Westmont College – Sean Ryan
  • University of Scranton – Lilly Sanders
  • Butte College – Nick Sanders
  • Chapman University – Jessie Soliz
  • Whitworth University – Sierra Van Der Pol
  • University of Alabama – Eliyana Van Ee
  • UC Santa Cruz – Le Yang