It is the mission of Norfolk Christian Schools to equip students spiritually, intellectually, and physically to love God and to serve Him as Christ’s ambassadors in the world.

Mission Statement


The Middle and High School levels of learning (grades 6-12) comprise the NCS Upper School, which seeks to address the unique academic and spiritual needs of the adolescent and teen-aged student.

High School is the “final frontier” for equipping students for higher education and instilling a life-long love of learning. Daily Bible instruction, mentoring and weekly chapels reinforce spiritual development, and extracurricular activities underscore academics, athletic accomplishment and community service.


Norfolk Christian Schools offers a comprehensive Student and Parent Guide covering all policies and procedures, and is issued to each NCS student upon admission.

AP Courses

NCHS offers a full complement of both honors courses and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Admission into all AP and Honors courses is by invitation only. Students must meet all departmental prerequisites and have the recommendation of the teacher and department head for approval.

Advanced Placement offerings include:

  • AP Calculus
  • AP Biology or Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Government
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP European History
  • AP Language and Composition
  • AP Literature and Composition

Advanced Placement English, Government, Calculus and Science are offered to selected juniors and seniors each year. Honors English classes are available to grades 9 – 11 and Advanced Placement English to grade 12.

For more specific information regarding prerequisites to qualify for AP, Honors and other upper level courses, please refer to pages 4-5, Student and Parent Guide.

Test Dates and Deadlines

For information click the links below.

Clubs and Extracurricular Participation


Students who are in good standing academically are eligible to participate in athletics at Norfolk Christian Schools. Please refer to Athletics page for a listing of sports activities and opportunities available to NCS students.

Future Business Leaders of America Chapter

Building Christian Leaders in today’s world is of high importance. Join FBLA and learn how to use your God-given gifts to compete in the Tidewater Region and possibly advance to the state and national level. You may compete in speaking, individual or group events, or even take a multiple-choice test in your given strength. You do not have to be a business minded student to compete. Our students have performed very well at the regional level and continued onto the state and national level.

Drama Club

The Drama Club is designed to support the drama program at NCS through the efforts of its members in production, fund raising, and education. Faithful participants are rewarded with an invitation to join the Education Theatre Association’s (EdTA) International Thespian Society (ITS). ITS, an internationally recognized organization, provides additional opportunities for students in high school and college.

Spring Play

The annual spring play is an extracurricular ensemble production of talented students who win their roles through the audition process. Participation requires good academic standing.

Faculty & Staff

Teresa Anderson - Technology, AP Computer Science

Tyler Ashworth -  Upper School Director

Denise Bartos - Director of Academics, College & Career


Charles Baumgardner - US History, AP US History, World Studies II


Cathy Britt - AP European History


Savannah Callies - English 11, English 12, AP Language & Composition


Debbie Carter - International Bible, ESL, Writing Lab


Anna Carter - Honors Chemistry, AP Biology


Stephanie Cason - Theater Arts


David Colonna - HS Bible, Geometry

Wendy Connly - Algebra I

Sue Crouse - Life Skills, Finance, Writing Lab, Learning Lab

Steve Doyle - Introduction to Life Calling, Scheduling

Zulaika Garzon - Library. Study Hall

Paul Gyorfi - Psychology, AP Psychology, Sociology, HS Bible

Beth Heath - World Studies, MS Computer

Rob Henneberg - Dean of Students

Jane Jackson - Nurse

Shannon Kuschel - Director of Counseling & Academic Support

Kathy Laderer - PE & Health, Functional Fitness

Susan Marsh - Latin I, II, III, IV

Shanee’ McElveen - Guidance Administrative Assistant, Registrar

Tonya Monhollon - General Chemistry, Physical Science

Gregory Moses - Physics, Statistics, On-line Coordinator

Claudia Nachtigal - Chorus, Show Choir

Michael Oberdorfer - Band, Jazz Band, Drum Line

Laura Poropatich - Publications, Digital Photography

Dana Posch - Receptionist, Attendance

Rita Ray - HS Art

Karen Reiss - US Administrative Assistant

Marie Roberson - MS Art, CAD

Donna Robison - English 10, 12

Sue Royster - Biology, Oceanography, Anatomy & Physiology

Gabrielle Schoenrock - English 9, AP Literature & Composition

Chris Schoenrock - PE & Health, Functional Fitness

Jeff Shoaf - Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB & BC, Algebra II/Trigonometry

Tami Shoaf - Trigonometry/Introduction to PreCalculus, Algebra I, Algebra II

Rhonda Singer - Journalism, Speech, Writing Lab

Carolina Valencia - Spanish  I, II, III

Melissa Wetzel - HS Bible, Spanish IV

Elisabeth Winkler - Government, AP Government, Economics, US History

 Upper School Director

Tyler Ashworth, M. Ed.

 Middle School Director

Cheryl Huggins