University Christian High School offers students in the Hickory area the opportunity to receive a strong academic education in a Christian environment. Students in ninth and tenth grades take all of the classes that have NC End-of-Course tests. They also have the opportunity to take a wide variety of elective classes.
University Christian High School is in partnership with Lenoir-Rhyne University. The school's location in the St. Andrew's Lutheran Church building on the LRU campus allows students to use the university's athletic facilities, cafeteria, library and classrooms. Qualified Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to take courses as college classes that count as both high school and college credit. Any of the entry-level classes offered at LRU are available to UCHS students providing a selection of classes more extensive than any other high school in the area. Students may graduate from high school with up to 30 hours of college credit.