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”

Jonathan Nilius
EL/MS/HS Music, Vocal

Name:

Jonathan Nilius

Your position:

EL/MS/HS music, vocal

Testimony of salvation:

I was saved when I was 4 years old.  We were just leaving church when I asked my parents if I could accept Christ as my savior.  They felt I was a little young to understand and told me we could when we got home.  They assumed I would forget, but when we got home it was the first thing on my mind.  So we knelt down and I confessed that I was a sinner and asked God to forgive me and make me his child.  As I have grown older my understanding and appreciation for what Christ accomplished for me on the cross has grown immensely.  Now I am challenged by what the apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:15, “And he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”  This is one of the principle ideas that I hope to pass on to my students. 

Church:

Soteria Des Moines

College: 

BA- K-12 Music Education, Faith Baptist Bible College

BA- Sacred Music, Faith Baptist Bible College

Additional Training:

I am currently working on my Masters in Educational Leadership from UNI. 

Drivers Ed Certified

Coaching Certification

Family:

I met my beautiful wife Carey while attending FBBC. God has also blessed us with 5 energetic daughters: Mia, Julia, Nadia, Alia, and Olivia.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching?

As a family we enjoy swimming, playing soccer, and eating ice cream and Chick-fil-a.

How long have you been in your job at Grand View?

I have taught at Grand View for the last 13 years.

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Teacher Profiles
Donna Budd
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Stephanie Caples
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Correne Chodakowski
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Michael Cowell
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Butch Fisher
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Sue Fisher
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Daryl Heino
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Jon Kramer
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Mark Lang
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Patrick Merrifield
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Lucas Nikkel
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Jonathan Nilius
EL/MS/HS Music, Vocal
Grace Peterson
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Becky Safford
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John Safford
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Rob Seyler
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Jim Taylor
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