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

Tyler Ashworth -  Upper School Director
Charles Baumgardner - US History, AP US History, World Studies II, Civil War
Tim Bender - Athletic Director
Phillip Boston - PE & Health, Functional Fitness, HS Fitness
Chesnee Bresnahan - Director of Counseling Services, High School Prep
Cathy Britt - AP European History, World Studies I & II
Anna Carter - Honors Chemistry, AP Biology
Debbie Carter - Foundations of Faith, International English
Stephanie Cason - Beginning & Advanced Acting, Spring Musical
David Colonna - HS Bible, Geometry
Sue Crouse - Finance, Learning Lab
Mark Davis - General Biology, Earth Science
Steve Doyle - Scheduling, Senior Presentations
Zulaika Garzon - Library, Study Hall, Student Services Administrative Assistant
Karen Graves - English 10, 12, Professional Communication
Paul Gyorfi - Psychology, AP Psychology, Sociology, HS Bible
Beth Heath -MS Computer, Publications, Graphic Design, Structural Design
Lindsay Ingraham - Sports Medicine, Assistant Athletic Director
Melissa Inserra - English 9
Jane Jackson - Nurse
Jennifer Kenner - Registrar
Kathy Laderer - PE & Health, Functional Fitness, HS Fitness
Elisabeth Magnin - Government, AP Government, Economics, US History
Susan Marsh - Latin I, II, III, IV
Jacob McCleese - English 11, AP Language & Composition
Shanee’ McElveen - Director of Enrollment
Ben Mekkes - Drum Line
Meghan Melton - English 10, Russian
Gregory Moses - Dual Enrollment & On-line Coordinator, Scheduling
Claudia Nachtigal - Chorus, Music Theory, Show Choir
Rick Nikkel - Director of Advancement
Regina Oakman - MSO, AP Computer Science, Introduction to Computer Science, Makerspace
Dana Posch - Receptionist, Attendance
Sharon Price - Admissions Coordinator
Jill Randall - Director of Academic Counseling
Rita Ray - HS Art, 3-D Art
Karen Reiss - US Administrative Assistant
Amanda Rimmer - Digital Photography, Middle School Art
Sue Royster - Honors Biology, Oceanography, Anatomy & Physiology, Environmental Science
Michelle Sandwell - Student Spiritual Support, 8th Grade Bible
Kim Sansalone - Build Program Coordinator, 8th Grade Geography, Learning Lab
Chris Schoenrock - Assistant Athletic Director
Gabrielle Schoenrock - AP Literature & Composition
Jeff Shoaf - Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Algebra II/Trigonometry
Tami Shoaf - Trigonometry/Introduction to PreCalculus, Algebra II
Tiffany Sitton - Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band
Rajaka Tucker - Algebra I, Algebra Math Lab, Introduction to Business
Daniel Tubbs - Head of School
Carolina Valencia - Spanish  I, II, III
Daniel Vinokuroff - General Chemistry, Physics
Melissa Wetzel - HS Bible, Spanish IV

 Upper School Director

Tyler Ashworth, M.A.

 Middle School Principal

Darla Edwards, M.Ed.