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Central Texas Christian School is as an independent, interdenominational, college-preparatory Christian school with selective admission.

Students may choose to earn the Recommended or Distinguished Diploma, both of which meet the standard for the State of Texas requirements for graduation.

Graduates of CTCS have been accepted to colleges across the nation, building on the strong academic foundation acquired. Most recent graduates designations: Texas A&M University, New York University Steinhardt, Baylor University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Liberty University, Texas Tech University, Temple College, Samford University, Michigan State University, University of Connecticut, University of Texas, University of North Texas, West Texas A&M, Texas State University, Texas Christian University, Abilene Christian, and Winthrop University.


High school students are required to have:

  • 30 academic credits
  • 110 community service hours for graduation.
  • Students are offered either the Texas Recommended Graduation Plan or the Distinguished Graduation Plan. They also receive one Bible credit per year enrolled at CTCS.
  • Grade Point average is from students’ core classes and electives excluding PE/Athletics
    Any transfer credits from accredited schools are calculated into the average.
  • Homeschool, dual-credit taken off campus, independent study, and correspondence courses are not included in a students’ grade point
  • AP courses have a weighted GPA.
  • Only the valedictorian, salutatorian, and students comprising the top 10% of each graduating class are ranked.
  • Students enrolled in CTCS for a minimum of their last four semesters are eligible for the valedictorian and salutatorian distinctions.
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Advanced Course Offerings

  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP US History
  • AP US Government
  • AP Calculus
  • Economics Honors
  • Spanish IV Honors
  • AP Chemistry II

Distinguished Plan

The Distinguished Plan requirements also include student achievement of 4 advance measures for distinguished diplomas selected from:

  • A score on the PSAT that qualifies a student for recognition as commended scholar or higher by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
  • AP and/or Honors courses.
  • An original research project required for Distinguished Diploma.
  • A minimum of 110 Community Service Hours are required for graduation.

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