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”

Jim Taylor
High School Teacher/ Technology Coordinator/Testing Coordinator
Your name:

Jim Taylor

Your position:

Teacher (HS Computers and Mathematics), Technology Coordinator, Testing Coordinator

Testimony of Salvation:

I was saved at the age of 17 at Airport Baptist Church. I was convicted that the life I was living did not align with the Bible. I understood that because of my many sins, I needed forgiveness. Because Jesus Christ died for my sins, I could be forgiven. I repented of my sins and asked the Lord to forgive me and come into my life.


Grandview Park Baptist Church


BA- Mathematics, Cedarville College

MEd- Curriculum and Instruction, Cleveland State University

Additional Training/Endorsements:

5-12 Mathematics Endorsement


Cindy Cleaver (class of ’85), four children Beckie (’11), Brooke (’13), Ben (’15), Brevan (’19 we hope :)

Things you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching:

I enjoy gardening and fixing (simple) things around the house.

How many years at GV/GPBS?

I have been teaching since 1991; this is my fifteenth year at Grand/view.

What brought you to GV or why did you decide to work here?

GV was looking to expand its course offerings in the area of technology. GV is close to my wife’s family as well as mine. Living so far away would only allow me to be “the uncle that lives in Ohio.” I desired to know my nephews and for my kids to know their grandparents.

What’s the most rewarding thing about working at Grand View?

I enjoy being used in the school in a variety of capacities.

Guilty pleasure? 

trail mix

Why did you choose to become a teacher?

Every day and every year are different. I became a Christian school teacher so that I could be used by the Lord to minister to His children.

Favorite app on your phone?

Cookie Jam

What makes Grand View different?

The emphasis on personal Christian growth and personal outreach separate this school from even other Christian schools.

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