Timothy Christian High School
Serving God and His people by developing academically prepared Christian disciples who embrace Christ’s call to transform the world.
1061 S. Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 • 630-833-7575 • 630-833-9821 fax •CEEB Code 141415
Administrative & Counseling Staff
Matt Davidson, Superintendent
630-833-4616 x 103
Brad Mitchell, Principal
630-833-7575 x 201
Jonathan Huizinga, College/Career Director
Ann Raley, Registrar
Dan Quist, K-12 Admissions
Timothy Christian High SChool 2016–2017 Profile
Timothy Christian High School (TCHS) is fully accredited by the North Central Association through AdvancED and is recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education. The school’s roots are planted in the Bible and grow out of the writings of the Protestant Reformation. Its inception dates back to 1911 when a group of parents—members of the Christian Reformed Church—founded Timothy Christian School. Over the years, Timothy Christian High School has established a name for itself in the Chicagoland community as a school that offers a quality high school education from a distinctly Reformed Christian perspective. As a result, Christian families from a twenty-mile radius of Elmhurst have contributed to expanding the variety of Christian denominations and churches now represented among the 343 students in the 2016-17 student body.
Every program at TCHS is based on the recognition of the school’s responsibility in helping students to the best of their abilities to explore, understand, and enjoy the gift of God’s universe and their roles in it as Christ’s image bearers. TCHS works in dedicated partnership with parents to provide the best possible education for students that challenges them to grow academically, socially, and spiritually.
All courses are taught using a Reformed Christian worldview with the goal of providing Timothy Christian graduates with a solid foundation as they become caring members and leaders of their churches and greater communities.
The school has 33 certified staff members, 55% of whom hold master’s degrees. The average teaching experience is about 13 years; 40% of the staff has taught at Timothy for at least ten years. The certified student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 10.4 to 1.
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 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 students who have documented learning disabilities with needed skills to succeed. It offers support and accountability along with promoting a personal link between the student and 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). All students must also participate annually in the January Renew term.
HONOR SOCIETY, CLASS RANK, & HONOR ROLL
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. Honor Roll is based on the same criteria but involves only the term GPA and is not cumulative. Transfer credits generally receive Pass/Fail credit. Numerical values are based on the following weights:
|Grade||Basic, Regular & Accelerated||Honors||Advanced Placement|
Renew is an eight-day January term prior to semester 2. Its primary focus 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 nine interscholastic sports, the school offers boys intramural sports, drama productions, and a number of other extracurricular activities that are of interest to many students.
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 2014-15 four Finalists and nine Commended Students have represented TCHS.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTS
In spring 2016 a total of 73 TCHS students took 129 tests. The average score on all of these tests was 3.73. 87.7% of the scores were equal to or better than 3.0 (score typically necessary to receive college credit).
100% of the class of 2016 took the ACT test. The results below compare this class with Illinois and the nation.
HONORS & DUAL CREDIT COURSES
Art, Bible, Engineering and Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Music, and P.E. do not have honors courses. Basic courses are available in the English department.
Listed are the honors, Advanced Placement, and/or dual credit offerings  (through Colorado Christian University) by department:  (Algebra-based)
Business: Marketing 
English: English 12 H British & World Literature, English 12 AP English Literature
Math: H Geometry, H Pre-Calculus, H Algebra 2, AP Calculus (AB) 
Science: H Biology, AP Biology, H Chemistry , AP Physics 1 [2}, H Physics, AP Physics 2 
Social Studies: AP U.S. History, AP U.S. Government, AP Human Geography
World Language:, H Spanish 4, AP Spanish Language
Online AP language courses also available.
COLLEGE ADMISSION STATISTICS FOR CLASS OF 2016
|4-year Colleges / Universities||74%|
|Workforce / Undecided / Other||2%|
4-YEAR COLLEGES ATTENDED BY 2014-16 GRADUATES
- Adrian College
- Azusa Pacific University
- Baylor University
- Belmont University
- Bethel University
- Calvin College
- Central Michigan University
- Colorado Christian University
- Concordia University (Chicago, Irvine)
- Cornerstone University/ DePaul University
- DeVry University
- Dominican University
- Dordt College
- Eastern Illinois University
- Elmhurst College
- Florida State University (Jacksonville)
- Georgia State University
- Gordon College
- Grove City College
- High Point University
- Hillsdale College
- Hope College
- Huntington University
- Illinois State University
- Indiana University (Bloomington)
- Indiana Wesleyan University
- Jackson State University
- Judson University
- Lehigh University
- Letourneau University
- Lewis University
- Loyola University (Chicago)
- Marist College
- Marquette University
- Mercyhurst College
- Messiah College
- Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, Spokane)
- New York University
- North Central College
- North Park University
- Northern Illinois University
- Oglethorpe University
- Ohio State University
- Olivet Nazarene University
- Palm Beach Atlantic University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Point Loma Nazarene University
- Purdue University
- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
- Samford University
- San Diego State University
- Southern Illinois University (Carbondale)
- Southwest Baptist University
- St. Mary’s University of Winona
- Taylor University
- Texas Christian University
- Trinity Christian College
- Trinity International University
- University of Alabama
- University of California (Berkeley)
- University of Dayton
- University of Florida
- University of Illinois (Chicago/ Urbana-Champaign)
- University of Iowa
- University of Memphis
- University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
- University of Missouri (Columbia)
- University of North Carolina (Wilmington)
- University of Northwestern Ohio
- University ofPittsburgh
- University of Texas (Austin)
- University of Washington (Seattle)
- Valparaiso University
- Vanderbilt University
- Western Illinois University
- Western Michigan University
- Wheaton College