High School Profile for 2014-2015
The school has 33 certified staff members, 64% of whom hold master’s degrees. The average teaching experience is about 14 years; 52% of the staff has taught at Timothy for at least ten years. The certified faculty-to-student ratio is approximately 11 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 the nine-day term that will begin in January 2015 prior to semester 2. The primary focus of Renew isto engage students in discipleship opportunities through course work, internships, and service and/or travel 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 2%
Hispanic American 6% Caucasian American 74%
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 and two Commended Students have represented TCHS. Two additional TCHS students have received the National Achievement Award since 2012-13.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTS
In spring 2014 a total of 56 TCHS students took 96 tests. (Some TCHS students enrolled in AP exams for coursework completed as independent studies outside of the school day.) The average score on all of these tests was 3.72. 83% of the scores were equal to or better than 3.0 (score typically necessary to receive college credit).
100% of the class of 2014 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 25.4 23.8 24.6 24.0 24.6
Illinois 20.3 20.7 20.8 20.5 20.7
Nation 20.3 20.9 21.3 20.8 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 3-4
AP Calculus (AB)
AP Physics 1*,+
AP Physics 2,*+
* as of 2014-15
AP U.S. History
AP U.S. Government
H Spanish 7-8
AP Spanish Language
COLLEGES ATTENDED BY 2012-2014 GRADUATES
Abilene Christian University/ Adrian College/ Anderson University/ Azusa Pacific University/ Baylor University/ Bethel College (MN)/ Bethel University/ Butler University/ Calvin College/ Cazenovia College/ Cedarville University/ Central Michigan University/ Clarke University/ College of William and Mary/ Colorado State University/Columbia College (Chicago)/ Concordia University (IL, WI)/ Cornerstone University/ DePaul University/ DeVry University/ Dordt College/ Elmhurst College/ Florida Gulf State University/ Georgia State University/ Gordon College/ Grace College/ Grove City College/ Hillsdale College/ Hope College/ Huntington University/ Illinois Institute of Art/ Illinois State University/ Illinois Wesleyan University/ Iowa State University/ Judson University/ Kendall College at Ferris State University/ The King’s College/ Knox College/ Lehigh University/ Lewis University/ Lipscomb University/ Loyola University (Chicago)/ Luther College/ Marist College/ Marquette University/ Mercyhurst University/ Miami (OH) University/ Michigan State University/ Moody Bible Institute (Chicago)/ New York University / North Central College/ Northeastern Illinois University/ Northern Illinois University/ Northwestern University/ NY School of Interior Design/ Olivet Nazarene University/ Palm Beach Atlantic University/ Philadelphia University/ Purdue University/ San Diego State University/ Southeast Missouri State University/ Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville)/ Texas Christian University/ University of Alabama/ University of Arkansas/ University of Dayton/ University of Illinois (Chicago/Urbana-Champaign)/ University of Kentucky/ University of Michigan/ University of Missouri (Columbia)/ University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)/ University of North Carolina (Wilmington)/ University of Tampa/ 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
Brad Mitchell, Principal, 630-833-7575 x 201
Frances David, Counseling Director, Ph: 630-782-4027
Ann Raley, Registrar, Ph: 630-782-4033
Dan Quist, K-12 Admissions, Ph: 630-782-4043