High School

High School, Grades 9 – 12

Grand View Christian High School offers students the opportunity to acquire a Christ-centered education with a Biblical world view integrated in every aspect of the high school experience.  Students grow spiritually, academically and physically and are encouraged to be engaged in life enriching activities including ministry, music, drama, and sports.

Grand View Christian is one of nine College Prep status high schools in the state of Iowa.  The College Prep status allows the High School to be recognized as an accredited nonpublic private school by the Iowa Department of Education.

The High School offerings include:

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Social Studies, and Bible

Electives include:

  • Foreign languages
  • Fine arts
  • Technology
  • Multiple honors classes and advanced placement classes

In addition to these, there is also the opportunity to take college credit classes.  A complete listing of classes may be located in the Secondary Student Handbook.

Student assessments include Iowa Assessments, Stanford Achievement, PSAT, ASPIRE, and ASVB.  Seminar classes are available for preparation for the ACT and the SAT. 

“Molding Life Long Learners and Followers of Jesus Christ”

Stephanie Caples
EL/MS/HS Teacher, Art


Stephanie Caples

Your position:

EL/MS/HS Art Teacher

Testimony of Salvation: 

I accepted Jesus as my Savior at the age of 7 during Bible School. I remember the pastor asking if anyone wanted to come forward and pray. I looked over at my mom who shook her head “yes” that I could go. I had witnessed her leading several people to the Lord when I was only 4 or 5 years old. I told her that I wanted to be saved. She thought that I was too young at that time and wanted me to wait.


We attend Capitol City Church. 

Areas where you serve in your church:

I assist my husband teaching 2nd grade Sunday school. We also work together in the nursery once a month.


BA- Graphic Design/Photography, University of Missouri, Kansas City

MA- Teaching, Kaplan University

Additional Training/Endorsements: 

Master Teaching License

K-8 Art Endorsement

5-12 Art Endorsement


My husband's name is Mark Caples (Staff Design Engineer-he designs fuel nozzles for jet engines), Sons: Sawyer-24 (UMKC Senior Mechanical Engineering student), Boone- 22 (Marine Veteran, going to firefighter school in Kansas City), Parker-21 (ISU Biology Education Student), Harrison- 18 (GVCS senior). All of my sons have attended Grand View. 

Things you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching:

Being with my family! Travel, Photography, trying new restaurants, cooking with my husband, anything with my husband

How long have you been teaching? 

This is my 12th year teaching art at Grand View. 

What is something that would surprise us about you?

I love B movies on the SYFY channel.

High school:

Truman High School Independence, Missouri

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Teacher Profiles
Donna Budd
High School Teacher
Stephanie Caples
EL/MS/HS Teacher, Art
Correne Chodakowski
Associate/Resource, Tutor
Michael Cowell
High School Teacher, AD
Butch Fisher
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Sue Fisher
High School Teacher
Daryl Heino
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Jon Kramer
High School Teacher
Mark Lang
EL/MS/HS Teacher, Physical Education
Patrick Merrifield
High School Teacher
Lucas Nikkel
High School Teacher
Jonathan Nilius
EL/MS/HS Music, Vocal
Grace Peterson
EL/MS/HS Music, Instrumental
Becky Safford
High School Teacher
John Safford
High School Teacher
Rob Seyler
High School Teacher, High School Coordinator
Jim Taylor
High School Teacher/ Technology Coordinator/Testing Coordinator