Guidance Department

About the Guidance Department

The main goal of the guidance department at Calvary Murrieta Christian School is to assist and guide our Junior High students in their spiritual, social, and educational needs. All students have equal access to guidance services and opportunities. We want to provide our students with a safe environment where they can freely discuss their current hopes, struggles, and future goals. It is our desire to partner with parents in educating and equipping the whole student–academically, socially, and spiritually. We appreciate parent questions and input, so please feel free to contact the Guidance Department at any time.

Melissa Chesney
834-9190 x1270


All Junior High core class teachers (English, Math, Science, Bible, History) are available for free after-school tutoring in their classrooms Monday-Thursday from 2:50-3:30. We encourage all our students to take advantage of this opportunity any time they have questions or need extra instruction.

education & career counseling

Though our students are in 7th and 8th grades, it is never too early to think about their future education and career plans. We want to give the students a number of opportunities to increase their awareness of their own gifts, interests, and strengths as they develop their abilities and apply them toward their vocational interests. All students and parents are welcome to ask about career counseling and post-Junior High academic plans.

academic recognition 

At the completion of each semester, a list of the students who have achieved academic distinction will be published. Students who have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher in all classes will be listed on the Honor Roll. Individual Honor Roll awards will be distributed as follows:
  • 4.0 (straight A’s) – Principal’s Award
  • 3.7 – 3.9 – High Honors
  • 3.0 – 3.6 – Honor Roll
Note: GPA’s will be rounded to the nearest tenth to determine awards. Students with a "D" or “F” in any class will not be eligible for an award.

Grading Scale

Number to Letter Scale
  • 100-97 A+
  • 96-93 A
  • 92-90 A-
  • 89-87 B+
  • 86-83 B
  • 82-80 B-
  • 79-77 C+
  • 76-73 C
  • 72-70 C-
  • 69-67 D+
  • 66-63 D
  • 62-60 D-
  • 59-Below F
Grade points are based on a 4.0 scale
  • A = 4
  • B = 3
  • C = 2
  • D = 1
  • F = 0

curriculum & Books

All 7th – 8th grade school books are handed out on Orientation day. The curriculum provided to the student is property of Calvary Murrieta Christian School and should be treated in the same manner that one would want their personal property treated. You must return all curriculum to the school at the end of the school year.
Recommended Textbook Instructions
  • Take proper care of your textbook.
  • Do not write or highlight in your book.
  • Cover and protect your books. If it’s a hard-backed book, you may want to use a book sock, or cover it with brown paper. If it’s a soft-cover book, you can cover it with clear Contact paper or brown paper, but do not use a book sock – it will damage the book.
  • Books with missing covers or pages and/or books damaged by liquid will need to be replaced by the family.
  • Keep your books secure. Make sure your name is on the inside front cover of all your books. Keep your books locked in your locker or with you to avoid theft.
  • Lost books are not the responsibility of CMCS. Families need to replace books if they are lost, stolen or damaged beyond repair.