Sioux Falls Christian Schools
Sioux Falls Christian Schools
SiouxFallsChristianSchools.svg
Address
6120 S. Charger Circle
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57106
United States
Information
Established 1958
Teaching staff 50 (as of 2007-08)[1]
Grades PK-12
Enrollment 804 (as of 2007-08)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 14.4 (as of 2007-08)[1]
Mascot Chargers
Website

Sioux Falls Christian Schools (SFC) is a private school located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The school was founded in 1958 as an elementary school named Calvin Christian.[2] Since its inception, SFC has expanded and currently offers programs from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade[3] and is accredited by the state of South Dakota and Christian Schools International.[4]

The superintendent is Jay Woudstra. The elementary, middle and high school principals are Matt Covey,[5] Jerry Vande Pol,[6] and Jeremy Van Nieuwenhuyzen, respectively. The high school enrollment is around 225 with about 88 percent Caucasian, 11 percent Asian, and less than 1 percent African American.

Academics

Sioux Falls Christian is strong academically as the students have scored well above the state and national averages on ACT scores.[4][7] SFC currently offers AP courses in physics, calculus, Government, Statistics, French, Biology and Spanish.[8] Students can also participate in music, drama, cheerleading, dance and oral interp.[7] Over 60% of the teachers have a master's degree in education.[4]

Facilities

In 2004, the Sioux Falls Christian Middle and High Schools moved from the old building on Sycamore Avenue to the new $10.2 million, 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) building on the Charger Campus near 69th Street and Cliff Avenue.[9] In 2007, the elementary school moved from its Sneve Campus onto the same campus[10] after a $7.5 million expansion.[11][12]

Sioux Falls Christian shares their outdoor athletic facilities with the University of Sioux Falls[13] at the (projected) $14 million Sanford Health Sports Complex.[14] The sports complex is adjacent to the high school campus and has state-of-the-art synthetic turf football and soccer fields as well as track and field facilities.[15]

Despite these facilities, Sioux Falls Christian insists "We're not about building buildings. We're about building the Kingdom of God... one student at a time."[2]

Athletics

SFC offers the following Men's sports: Soccer (although they exclude Middle School students from the sport), football, cross country, basketball (State Champs!), golf, and track. SFC offers the following Women's sports: soccer, volleyball (State Champs x20), cross country, basketball, golf, track, and cheer leading. The athletic teams are called the Chargers.

Chargers logo

The athletic teams have a number of state championships. The first championship came in 1981 when the boys team won the Class B state cross country meet (and SFC alumnus Todd DeGroot was State Champion).[16] The girls track team was Class B runner-up and champion in 1984 and '85, respectively. The boys Cross Country team also took 3rd in 2014 and Runner-Up in 2015, with runner Caleb DeWeerd taking District Champion and placing 6th at State. The girls placed 10th at State (first qualification since 1983!) in 2015.[17]

The girls' volleyball team won the Class A state championship in 2007 and 2010-2012, and in 2014 and 2015 under head coach Darci Wassaner. They were runner-up in Class B in 1992 and '95 and runner-up in Class A in 2002 (fall) and 2003.[18]

The boys' track team won the Class A state title in 2008 under coach by Brock Rops and again in 2015 under coach Bob Garry.[19] The boys' golf team won the 2005 through 2007 Class B titles and the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Class A titles under Mike Schouten, who also led the boys basketball team to their first state championship in 2016.[20][21] The boys' soccer team won state titles in 2005, 2007, and 2008 under Kim Wieking and in 2015 under Kendall Velgersdyk,[22] and placed second in 2000, 2004, 2009 and 2014. They placed third in 2010.[23]

References

  1. ^ a b c "School Detail for Sioux Falls Christian Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 3 December 09.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b Sioux Falls Christian Schools. "Our Background". Retrieved 2009. 
  3. ^ Sioux Falls Christian Schools. "Sioux Falls Christian Schools homepage". Retrieved 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c Sioux Falls Christian Schools. "Sioux Falls Christian Brochure" (PDF). Retrieved 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ Sioux Falls Christian Schools. "Elementary Staff". Retrieved 2009. 
  6. ^ Sioux Falls Christian Schools. "Middle School and High School Staff". Retrieved 2009. 
  7. ^ a b Sioux Falls Christian Schools. "High School". Retrieved 2009. 
  8. ^ Sioux Falls Christian Schools. "Courses of Study". Retrieved 2009. 
  9. ^ Suzan M. Stewart (April 4, 2005). "MidAmerican Energy Company's Report on 2004 economic development activities" (PDF). South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. p. 12. Retrieved 3 December 09.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ Jon Walker (July 25, 2008). "Christian elementary's move opens door for youth services" (PDF). Argus Leader, Cirrus Commercial. Retrieved 3 December 09.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ Sioux Falls Development Foundation (2008). "Economic Development Progress Report" (PDF). p. 6. Retrieved 3 December 09.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  12. ^ Suzan M. Stewart (March 4, 2008). "MidAmerican Energy Company's Report on 2007 economic development activities" (PDF). South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. p. 14. Retrieved 3 December 09.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  13. ^ "A Faith-Based Community Athletic Complex". University of Sioux Falls. Retrieved 3 December 09.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  14. ^ "Total Projected Cost". University of Sioux Falls. Retrieved 3 December 09.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  15. ^ "Athletic Complex Phase 2". University of Sioux Falls. Retrieved 3 December 09.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  16. ^ South Dakota High School Activities Association (August 2009). "Boys Cross Country" (PDF). p. 20. Retrieved 2009. 
  17. ^ South Dakota High School Activities Association (August 2009). "Girls Track" (PDF). p. 78. Retrieved 2009. 
  18. ^ South Dakota High School Activities Association (August 2009). "Volleyball" (PDF). pp. 88, 89, 91. Retrieved 2009. 
  19. ^ South Dakota High School Activities Association (August 2009). "Boys Track" (PDF). p. 77. Retrieved 2009. 
  20. ^ Dave Martin (7 October 2009). "Wynia leads Riders to title". Argus Leader. Retrieved 2009. [dead link]
  21. ^ South Dakota High School Activities Association (August 2009). "Boys Golf" (PDF). pp. 38, 42. Retrieved 2009. 
  22. ^ South Dakota State Soccer Association. "Past Champions". Archived from the original on September 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009. 
  23. ^ "Boys Varsity A". Retrieved 2009. 

Coordinates: 43°29?18.8?N 96°41?59?W / 43.488556°N 96.69972°W / 43.488556; -96.69972


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.


Sioux_Falls_Christian_Schools
 



 

Music Scenes