High School Social Life

At Desert Christian Academy, students will grow to their potential socially by:

  1. Enjoying life by living it according to God’s Word, acting responsibly and becoming confident and caring young people with character and integrity. I Timothy 4:12
  2. Building life-long relationships with others, esteeming others as more important than themselves and broadening their social experiences. Philippians 2:3
  3. Respecting human diversity including cultural, racial, religious and philosophical differences and choosing to resolve conflicts with courtesy and consideration for others. I John 4:7
  4. Becoming respectful and productive citizens, practicing democratic rights and responsibilities and reaching out to those in need. Romans 13:1

Associated Student Body Positions & Eligibility Requirements: The student body annually elects five ASB officers to oversee many school-wide activities throughout the year. The five ASB positions are: president (must be a 12th grade student), vice president (11th or 12th grade student), treasurer, secretary, and chaplain (10th – 12th grade students).

In order to run for ASB office, students must meet the following three requirements: 1) have higher than a 2.5GPA, 2) be a Christian with a clear testimony, and 3) have an exemplary citizenship record. The student council is made up of these five elected officers as well as the four elected class presidents.

High School Retreat

Each year the entire high school takes three school days to focus on fellowship and the word.  Students are transported to camp and have opportunites to experience God’s word through staff and guest speakers, engage is worship together and participate in various activities and tournaments run by our ASB. These trips typically have the students leave ealry on a Wednesday morning and return back to campus on the following Friday afternoon.

Grand Canyon Retreat

Every 4 years the high school retreat is taken to camp near the Grand Canyon. Students are treated to scenic visits of God’s beauty by visiting various national parks.  There is one full day spent at the Grand Canyon with three different hikes available based on the student’s physical abilities. 
2017 Grand Canyon Video

Senior Trip

Every year the senior class gets a retreat all to themselves.  For more than 10 years those trips have been incredible and memorable thanks to Camp Rock-N-Water.  Founded in 1989, Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who want to impact young people with the joy of God’s Living Word, so they might come to know Jesus and pass on God’s love with excitement. We focus our program on biblical principles, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.