Schools are Shuttered throughout California, but one school, San Clemente Christian School, is a Shining Light

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While other schools spent weeks setting up online learning, SCCS was operational within days of California’s order to close schools.

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Our mission is to equip young minds who will impact their world with an authentic faith, for life and eternity. This has not changed, and we are so thankful that God continues to protect and provide so we can still offer our students a quality education.

San Clemente Christian School (SCCS) is located in the heart of San Clemente, in Orange County, California. They offer one class per grade level to intentionally make learning an individualized experience. San Clemente Christian School strives to focus on educational and spiritual growth and refuses to let learning cease during this trying time. When other schools took weeks to sort out online learning, SCCS was up and running within days of California’s order to close schools.

Dr. Nicky Magnuson, Head of School, states, "Our teachers and staff are working around the clock to continue our goal of educational excellence.”

San Clemente Christian School is offering live teaching sessions, recorded workshop-style activities, and individual online conferences with students and parents. SCCS is taking education to the next level. Students are still receiving standards-based lessons that offer rigorous activities and, believe it or not, hands-on learning.

In addition, each week SCCS holds an online Chapel with Pastor Chris Bristow, with recorded worship through music and prayer. Their focus on STEAM and enrichment offerings of Physical Education, Music, and Spanish continue. Creating an opportunity for students to keep learning is vital to their continued success.

Tessa Samuelsen, Principal, shares, “Our mission is to equip young minds who will impact their world with an authentic faith, for life and eternity. This has not changed, and we are so thankful that God continues to protect and provide so we can still offer our students a quality education.”

Bill Dyer, parent, says, “SCCS is an amazing school. Our daughter, who is in Kindergarten at SCCS, is having virtual class via Zoom, watching videos from the school’s pastor, and doing worksheets. Even her teacher uses a puppet to meet with her on Zoom to cheer her and the other students up. The teachers at SCCS are truly amazing Christian men and women and we feel blessed to be part of the school.”

San Clemente Christian School is looking forward to being back on campus and continuing its student-centered instruction and using these newly developed skills to enhance learning and engage students.

If you are interested in finding out more about San Clemente Christian School's outstanding Christ-centered education, please contact Dr. Nicky Magnuson at nmagnuson@sccsstaff.com.

SCCS is accepting new students, please apply online here.

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