High School Profile for 2013-2014
The school has 32 certified staff members, 72% of whom hold master's degrees. The average teaching experience of the faculty is about 19 years; 57%of the staff has taught at Timothy for at least 10 years. The certified faculty-to-student ratio is approximately 1 to 13.
The counseling department seeks to help students realize their God-given gifts and abilities and to encourage students to flesh out God’s call in their lives academically, socially, and spiritually. The department consistsof counselors who care about students and their needs and who desire to create an atmosphere where students feel comfortable to come and talk about any academic or personal concerns. Counselors are available to assist students with proper course selections necessary for graduation and admission to college as well as to assist them with college selection and personal challenges. The counseling center houses many resources to help guide students in the college selection and application process, as well as scholarship information and employment opportunities.
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 5 days a week for approximately 48 minutes per day receive .5 credit per semester. Other courses may receive .25 credit per semester, depending upon number of days met. Minimum graduation requirements by credit hours are: Bible, 2 credits; Computer Applications, .5 credit; English, 4 credits; Health, .25 credit; Mathematics, 3credits; Music or Art, .5-1 credit; Physical Education, 1.25 credit; Social Studies, 2.5 credits; and Science, 2 credits. Students must also fulfill a graduation service requirementeach year.
GRADING AND CREDIT
There are 18 weeks in each semester. Letter grades are issued after every 9 weeks (one quarter). Final semester grades in most classes are a compilation of two quarter grades plus a final exam grade. Parents have electronic access to their children’s grades, which are updated regularly.
HONOR SOCIETY, HONOR ROLL, AND CLASS RANK
Honor Society is updated each semester. High Honor Society requires a 3.5 GPA (effective with the Class of 2014: 3.75 GPA); Honor Society requires a 3.0 GPA (effective with the Class of 2014: 3.25 GPA). Students are allowed a one semester lapse of no more than a .25 GPA drop from these requirements (effective with the Class of 2014: no lapse permitted).
High Honor Roll (3.5 GPA / Class of 2014: 3.75 GPA) and Honor Roll (3.0 GPA / Class of 2014: 3.25 GPA) are determined quarterly and are based on quarter grades.
Class rank is determined each semester and is based on a weighted cumulative grade point average of all final grades in courses taken at Timothy Christian High School. Transfer credits or summer school credits are generally accepted for “Pass/Fail” credit. Numerical values assigned are based on the following table:
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
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 14% Asian American 1%
Hispanic American 6% Caucasian American 75%
International Students 5%
NATIONAL MERIT QUALIFYING TEST
To gain exposure to college testing, all juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT test each October. The PSAT test is also the preliminary qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship com-petition. Since 2011-12, two Commended Students, two Semifinaists, and two Finalists have represented Timothy. Three additional Timothy students have received the National Achievement Award since 2011-12.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTS
In the spring of 2013, a total of 73 Timothy Christian High School students took 129 Advanced Placement examinations. (Some TCHS students enrolled in AP exams for course work completed as independent studies outside of the school day.) The average grade on all these examinations was 3.43. 75% of the scores were equal or better than 3.0 (score typically necessary to receive college credit).
100% of the class of 2013 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 24.3 24.3 24.4 23.8 24.4
Illinois 20.2 20.7 20.7 20.8 20.6
Nation 20.2 20.9 21.1 20.7 20.9
80% of the class of 2013 entered either a 4-year college or university; 13% enrolled in a community college program.
COLLEGES ATTENDED BY 2011-2013 GRADUATES
Abilene Christian University - Adrian College - Anderson University
Azusa Pacific University - Baylor University - Belmont University
Benedictine University - Bethel College (MN) - Bethel University
Bradley University - Butler University - Calvin College
Case Western Reserve - Cazenovia College - Cedarville University
Central Michigan University - Central State University
Clarke University - College of William and Mary - College of Wooster
Colorado School of Mines - Colorado State University
Columbia College (Chicago) - Concordia University (IL, WI)
Cornerstone University - DePaul University - DeVry University
Dominican University - Dordt College - Drexel University
Elmhurst College - Florida Gulf Coast University - Gordon College
Grace College - Grove City College - Hillsdale College
Hope College - Illinois Institute of Art - Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University - Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University - Indiana Wesleyan University
Iowa State University - Judson University - The King’s College
Knox College - Kuyper College - Lewis University - Liberty University
Lincoln Christian University - Lipscomb University - Loras College
Loyola University - Luther College - Marquette University
Miami University (OH) - Michigan State University
Michigan Tech University - Mississippi College
Moody Bible Institute (Chicago) North Central College
Northeastern Illinois University - Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University – NY School of Interior Design
The Ohio State University - Olivet Nazarene University
Palm Beach Atlantic University - PhiladelphiaUniversity
Purdue University - Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Edwardsville)
Spring Arbor University - Texas Christian University
Trinity Christian College - Trinity International University
University of Arkansas - University of Dayton - University of Evansville
University of Illinois (Chicago,Urbana-Champaign) University of Kentucky -University of Michigan - University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
University of Northern Colorado - University of Oklahoma
University of Tampa - University of Utah University of Washington (Seattle) Valparaiso University Vanderbilt University - Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Military Institute - Westmont College - Wheaton College