Meet the Haynes Brothers: Adam is a Senior and Josh is a Sophomore. They have very different circumstances but both found a home at Desert Christian High School in Tucson. Adam is high achieving student who has never struggled academically and Josh receives Disabled Displaced funding because of his 504 plan. Sean, their father, works for Desert Christian Schools and Nell, their mother, is a Tucson Unified School District school nurse. Both parents have chosen careers that are not high paying, but that they feel contribute to the greater good by investing in academics. They feel fortunate to be able to qualify for funding through the Arizona Leadership Foundation and to send both boys to a school that meets their individual needs.
Adam is a senior this year at DCHS and he has been attending the school since middle school. He feels like he has a better learning environment at DCHS than his previous schools, specifically citing that teachers will not move you along until they know you have mastered the material. Adam is doing quite well in school with a 3.6 GPA. His favorite subject is AP Computer Science. He is planning to attend the University of Arizona and study Computer Science with the hopes of one day becoming a cyber security consultant for the government. He is currently involved in a number of activities at school, including being the Varsity Basketball Manager, playing Varsity Tennis, robotics and teaching a coding class at the middle school. Away from school he likes to read, watch movies and play video games.
Josh was a micro-preemie born at just 24 weeks. He qualifies for a disabled displaced scholarship because of visual processing difficulties which means it is challenging for him to process information visually and then translate the information to paper. Josh is currently a Sophomore at Desert Christian High School and has attended the school since he was in fourth grade. Josh said his favorite class is Biology. He plays on the golf team and he plays drums in chapel at DCHS. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, listening to music and learning about cars/semi-trucks/charter buses. As of right now, Josh is looking to attend a technical school and potentially work in the automotive industry.
Sean’s role at Desert Christian is as the Director of Community Connections. His job entails connecting families to the Desert Christian community, as well as connecting with the greater Tucson community. In addition, he is one of the Volleyball coaches and the announcer at all the basketball home games.
The family told us, “If it were not for the scholarship from the Arizona Leadership Foundation, we would have to consider moving one or both of the boys due to financial need. This would be devastating in that DCHS is the perfect place for both of them. They are thriving and succeeding.”
About Desert Christian Schools: Since Desert Christian Schools (DCS) beginning in 1986, DCS has been committed to providing a solid spiritual and educational foundation for every student. DCS is an independent, inter-denominational, Christian covenant school that provides a rigorous traditional liberal arts education taught from a biblical worldview. In partnership with Christian families, DCS is committed to providing an educational experience, centered on the foundation of a Biblical Christian Worldview. Internationally recognized and accredited, DCS admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to students at the school. DCS strives to provide a solid spiritual and educational foundation to all children from preschool through 12th grade.