Admission to Whittier Christian High School involves an application, recommendations from your student’s school and church, a placement test (incoming 9th graders only) and an interview. To get started on the application process, see the steps below.
Complete the application and submit a $50 non-refundable application fee. When WCHS has received your application, you will receive a confirmation letter. Upon receipt of this letter, please call to schedule an interview with an administrator. Submit a copy of your student’s report cards/transcripts, immunization records and birth certificate. (For incoming 9th graders, submit 7th and 8th grade report cards; for incoming 10th, 11th or 12th graders, submit a transcript from the previous two years of academic work.)
Call Cindi Morison at 562-694-3803 x316 to schedule the student/parent interview.
Deliver recommendation forms to your Teacher and School Administrator - attached here as links. Request that the forms be returned directly to WCHS as soon as possible.
Schedule a placement test (incoming 9th graders only). When WCHS has received your application, you will receive a confirmation letter with placement test details.
Acceptance and Enrollment
When we have received all the required documents and the interview has been completed, the Admissions Committee will make a decision on your application. Notification will be mailed to you at that time.
If accepted, you will need to officially enroll to secure your student’s spot at Whittier Christian High School. To do so, just complete and return the Enrollment Agreement Form and the required fees. Upon receipt of these forms and payment, an appointment will be made for the parent and student to attend an orientation meeting and select classes.
For more information on the admissions process, please call the admissions office at (562) 694-3803 ext. 316.
Whittier Christian High School is a diverse learning community that is pleased to welcome International students from around the world. To get started on the application process, see the steps below:
Complete the application and submit a $100 non-refundable application fee.
Submit TRANSCRIPTS from the current year & previous 2 years of academic work. Transcripts from other countries must be translated into English and to be officially notarized.
Submit RECOMMENDATIONS- Complete items 1-4 on each student recommendation form before you give to the appropriate people. Request that the forms be emailed (address on form) directly to WCHS as soon as possible. Student recommendations from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation on school letterhead or the recommendation forms themselves may be notarized.
Scheduling an INTERVIEW by contacting our Admission office at (562) 694-3803 x311 or email@example.com
- If the student is currently in California: A personal interview with our Director of Admissions is required as part of the application process. The interview is done by appointment only and with at least one parent or legal guardian.
- If the student is currently out of the country or out of state: We contact you with available dates and times to schedule an interview via Skype.
English Proficiency Test score requirement: Provide one of the following test scores:
- TOEFL (WCHS TOEFL CODE 8162)
- 9th & 10th grade minimum score 45-50
- 11th & 12th grade minimum score 60-65
- iTEP SLATE
- 9th & 10th grade minimum score 3.0
- 11th & 12th grade minimum score 3.6
If the student is attending a local school or visiting the area, we can administer the iTEP SLATE at our location. Please call to schedule test (562) 694-3803 x311. Test fee is $75
- DUOLINGO English Test
- 9th & 10th grade minimum score 75-80
- 11th & 12th grade minimum score 85-90
Submit the following items to WCHS
- Immunization Records – must be translated into English and be officially notarized.
- Birth Certificate
- The state of California requires the document to show:
- Name of student
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- For students born in Korea: Please provide “Standard Certificate”
Options of documents we will accept:
1. Ho Juk Deung Bon (Family information)
2. Ga Jok Gwan Gye Jeung Myung Seo (Family Relationship verification)
- Documentation showing proof of Financial means of support – Bank verification of funds, required by INS, translated into U.S. currency. This is a requirement of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Visa (if applicable)
- Current I-20 (if student is transferring from another U.S. School)
Academic Merit Scholarship
Four $1,500 scholarships are awarded to four outstanding incoming 9th graders. Scholarships are awarded based upon a 200 word essay (why do you want to attend WCHS), 7th and 8th grade academic performance, and a sample of the student’s junior high work. Applications must be received by April 1 and will be awarded by approximately May 7.
To apply, download and complete the following:
Endowments and Scholarships
WCHS has benefited from several endowments and scholarships. Endowments and scholarships are distributed based on information gathered from financial aid applications. The Logsdon Endowment and The Johanna Franz Memorial Endowment Funds were established to help families serving full time in missions or the pastorate. The Dan Hemwall Memorial Scholarship is a music scholarships in honor of Mr. Hemwall, our former band director who passed away. The Mary Chandler and The Jackie Endemano Scholarships also assist families with financial need.
All applications are initially reviewed by the Director of Finance and Human Resources. Data is compiled by the Financial Aid Committee. The final allocation of financial aid is approved by the Financial Aid Committee, based on the financial aid budget approved by the school board.
Financial need is determined by a review of the information provided by the family through the financial aid application and a follow-up phone call with the Director of Finance. The process is designed to keep all parent financial informaton strictly confidential.
The determination of need is a prayerful one on our part as we strive to be good stewards of the approximate $1 million WCHS has available each year for financial assistance of all kinds. The decision-making process takes into consideration both the income and expenses of each family, as well as other available assets. It has often been described as "more of an art than a science." Our desire is to assist as many families as possible to enable their student to enjoy the unparalleled experience of a WCHS education.
Starting in November each year, we begin receiving and reviewing applications for the following school year. To provide an official answer for financial aid, the admissions application must also be submitted, and the personal interview conducted for new students.
We work hard to provide a decision within a week or two of an application to enable families to have plenty of time to consider and make the important decision to enroll their student.
Complete your application with your best estimates. An estimated grant will be offered but will not be made official until after a copy of your tax return is received. We must receive a copy of your tax return before the start of school in August/September.
No, CIF regulations prohibit athletic scholarships for any high school.