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
Denise Bartos - Director of Academics, College & Career
Charles Baumgardner - US History, AP US History, World Studies II, Civil War
Chesnee Bresnahan - Director of Counseling & Academic Support
Cathy Britt - AP European History, World Studies II
Savannah Callies - English 11, English 12, AP Language & Composition
Debbie Carter - Foundations of Faith, International English
Anna Carter - Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry
Stephanie Cason - Beginning Acting
David Colonna - HS Bible, Geometry
Wendy Connly - Algebra I, French I, II, III
Sue Crouse - Life Skills, Finance, Learning Lab
Mark Davis - General Biology, Earth Science
Steve Doyle - Introduction to Life Calling, Scheduling
Elaine Dudley - Algebra Math Lab
Zulaika Garzon - Library, Study Hall
Dandrick Glenn - Band, Jazz Band
Karen Graves - English 10, 12
Paul Gyorfi - Psychology, AP Psychology, Sociology, HS Bible
Beth Heath - World Studies I, World Studies II, MS Computer
Rob Henneberg - Dean of Students
Lindsay Ingraham - Sports Medicine
Jane Jackson - Nurse
Kathy Laderer - PE & Health, Functional Fitness, HS Fitness
Susan Marsh - Latin I, II, III, IV
Shanee’ McElveen - Guidance Administrative Assistant, Registrar
Ben Mekkes - Drum Line
Tonya Monhollon - General Chemistry, Forensic Science, Makerspace
Gregory Moses - Physics, Dual Enrollment & On-line Coordinator
Claudia Nachtigal - Chorus, Windsong
Regina Oakman - MSO, AP Computer Science
Dana Posch - Receptionist, Attendance
Rita Ray - HS Art
Karen Reiss - US Administrative Assistant
Sue Royster - Honors Biology, Oceanography, Anatomy & Physiology, Environmental Science
Chris Schoenrock - PE & Health, Functional Fitness, HS Fitness
Gabrielle Schoenrock - English 9, AP Literature & Composition
Jeff Shoaf - Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Algebra II/Trigonometry
Tami Shoaf - Trigonometry/Introduction to PreCalculus, Algebra I, Algebra II
Rhonda Singer - Journalism, Speech, Writing Lab
Valerie Smith - Publications, Digital Photography, Photoshop
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