High School Profile for 2015-2016
The school has 34 certified staff members, 53% of whom hold master’s degrees. The average teaching experience is about 12.4 years; 38% of the staff has taught at Timothy for at least ten years. The certified faculty-to-student ratio is approximately 10.4 to 1.
The counseling department seeks to help students realize their God-given gifts and abilities and to grow academically, socially, and spiritually. Counselors are focused on creating an environment where students feel comfortable discussing any academic or personal concern, including appropriate course selections for graduation requirements and college admission, the college and scholarship application process, and personal challenges.
The academic support program provides assistance to students who have documented learning disabilities with the needed skills to succeed. It offers support and accountability, as well as promoting a personal link between the student and the teacher to individualize the learning process, if needed.
To graduate, students must earn 22 credits. Courses meeting five days a week for approximately 48 minutes daily receive .5 credit per semester. Other courses may receive .25 credit per semester, depending upon number of meeting days. Minimum graduation course and credit requirements are as follows: Bible (2), Computer Applications (.5), English (4), Health (.25), Mathematics (3), Music or Art (.5-1), P.E. (1.25), Social Studies (3), and Science (2). Starting in 2014-15, students must also participate in the January Renew term.
HONOR SOCIETY, HONOR ROLL, AND CLASS RANK
The Timothy Christian Honor Society is updated each semester. High Honor Society requires a 3.75 GPA; Honor Society requires a 3.25 GPA. Class rank is updated each semester and is based on a weighted cumulative grade point average of all grades in courses taken at TCHS. Transfer credits generally receive Pass/Fail credit. Numerical values are based on the following weights:
GRADE BASIC & COLLEGE HONORS ADVANCED
A 4.0 4.5 5.0
B 3.0 3.5 4.0
C 2.0 2.5 3.0
D 1.0 1.5 2.0
F 0 0 0
Renew is an eight-day term that will begin in January 2016 prior to semester 2. The primary focus of Renew is to engage students in discipleship opportunities through course work, internships, and service experiences not available to them during either semester. Beginning with the class of 2017, students must fulfill service credit as part of their high school Renew experience.
In addition to 9 interscholastic sports, the school offers boys intramural sports, drama productions, and a number of extra-curricular opportunities that are of interest to many students.
African American 15% Asian American 4%
Hispanic American 4% Caucasian American 72%
International Students 3%
NATIONAL MERIT QUALIFYING TEST
To gain exposure to college testing, all juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT test in October. The PSAT is also the preliminary qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship competition. Since 2012-13 two Finalists, two semi-finalists and two Commended Students have represented TCHS.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTS
In spring 2015 a total of 72 TCHS students took 129 tests. The average score on all of these tests was 3.72. 95% of the scores were equal to or better than 3.0 (score typically necessary to receive college credit).
94% of the class of 2015 took the ACT test. The results below compare this class with the state of Illinois and the nation.
English Math Reading Sci.R. Composite
Timothy 24.7 24.0 26.1 24.4 25.0
Illinois 20.3 20.7 20.8 20.6 20.7
Nation 20.4 20.8 21.4 20.9 21.0
Art, Bible, Business Education, Engineering and Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Music, and P.E. do not have honors courses.
Accelerated and basic courses are available in the English department. Listed below are the honors and Advanced Placement offerings in designated departments:
English 12 H British & World Literature
H Algebra 2
AP Calculus (AB)
AP Physics 1*,+
AP Physics 2,*+
* as of 2014-15
AP U.S. History
AP U.S. Government
H Spanish 4
AP Spanish Language
COLLEGE ADMISSION STATISTICS FOR CLASS OF 2015
COLLEGES ATTENDED BY 2013-2015 GRADUATES
Abilene Christian University/ Adrian College/ Anderson University/ Azusa Pacific University/ Baylor University/ Bethel University/ Calvin College/ Cedarville University/ Central Michigan University/ Clarke University/ Colorado State University/ Columbia College (Chicago)/ Concordia University (Chicago, Irvine)/ Cornerstone University/ DePaul University/ DeVry University/ Dominican University/ Dordt College/ Florida Gulf Coast University/ Florida State University (Jacksonville)/ Georgia State University/ Grace College/ Hillsdale College/ Hope College/ Huntington University/ Illinois Institute of Art/ Illinois State University/ Illinois Wesleyan University/ Indiana Wesleyan University/ Jackson State University/ Judson University/ Kendall College at Ferris State University/ Lehigh University/ Letourneau University/ Lewis University/ Liberty University/ Loyola University (Chicago)/ Luther College/ Marist College/ Marquette University/ Mercyhurst College/ Messiah College/ Miami (OH) University/ Michigan State University/ Mississippi College/ Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, Spokane)/ New York University / North Central College/ Northeastern Illinois University/ Northern Illinois University/ Northwestern University/ NY School of Interior Design/ Ohio State University/ Oklahoma State University/ Olivet Nazarene University/ Palm Beach Atlantic University/ Purdue University/ Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology/ San Diego State University/ Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Edwardsville)/ St. Mary’s University of Winona/ Taylor University/ Texas Christian University/ Trinity Christian College/ Trinity International University/ University of Alabama/ University of Arizona/ University of California (Berkeley)/ University of Dayton/ University of Florida/ University of Illinois (Chicago/Urbana-Champaign)/ University of Iowa/ University of Kentucky/ University of Missouri (Columbia)/ University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)/ University of North Carolina (Wilmington)/ University of Pittsburgh/ University of Texas (Austin)/ University of the Arts (PA)/ University of Utah/ University of Washington (Seattle)/ Valparaiso University/ Vanderbilt University/ Virginia Commonwealth University/ Virginia Military Institute/ Western Illinois University/ Western Michigan University/ Westmont College/ Wheaton College
ADMINISTRATION AND COUNSELING STAFF
Matt Davidson, Superintendent, 630-833-4616 x 103
Brad Mitchell, Principal, 630-833-7575 x 201
Jonathan Huizinga, College/Career Director, 630-782-4027
Ann Raley, Registrar, 630-782-4033
Dan Quist, K-12 Admissions, 630-782-4043