About gideon high school

Our History

In 2020, the world of traditional education changed forever. At that time, Stephanie De La Cruz taught at a local hybrid high school focused on diploma recovery for teens and young adults who had not had a successful experience in a traditional high school environment. Whether an unstable home environment, undiagnosed learning disabilities, mental health struggles, or other issues had caused their school problems, each student still had the opportunity to obtain a high school diploma.

Stephanie recognized that many students felt discouraged about their lack of success in school, yet once they met with encouragement, they became motivated to reach their potential. At the same time, Stephanie observed several instances of high school students’ removal from traditional Christian schools because of disagreeable behaviors and falling behind in their classes. After seeking God’s direction and wise counsel from experienced people in the field of education, she acted upon a vision that has become a reality at Gideon High School.

Stephanie implemented a plan to incorporate both a Biblical worldview and the abilities God has given every student to find their place in the classroom as they work to earn their diploma and find purpose in the world around them.

Gideon’s role is to function as a flexible faith-based high school where students are “met where they are.”


Statement of Faith

The Word of God

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inerrantly inspired Word of God and that the Holy Bible is the final authority in faith and life (II Pet. 1:21; II Tim. 3:16-17).

The Triune God

We believe in one God, who is eternal, self-existent, infinite, and unchanging. We believe He has one nature, manifesting Himself to humankind in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; I Timothy 1:17; James 1:17; I John 4:4).

The Condition of Man

We believe all human beings were born with an inherited sin nature received from our common ancestor, Adam. We believe that because of this nature, all people are sinners by choice and totally incapable of reforming themselves or ceasing from their sin by their own power. We believe the only hope of deliverance is turning to Jesus Christ as the only Savior. We believe that only through the sacrifice of Christ on the cross can we be delivered from our sin (Genesis 5:1-5; Acts 4:19; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:10-23; Romans 5:6-12; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Revelation 20:11-14).


We believe that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and are thereby children of God and are eternally saved (John 1:12; Gal. 3:24-26; I John 5:13).