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New Covenant Christian School

Private | K-12 | 101 students

We are best known for Emphasis on Discipleship.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $107,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

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Posted January 1, 2013

This is not a good school. They do not understand the high school requirements for Michigan. I would not risk it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

Overall, New Covenant gave my child the foundation to succeed in life. She attended for three years, and was reading Dr. Seuss books by the end of Kindergarten! The downside is that if you have not been a MEMBER of this school for years and years, you will be treated as an outsider, and your child will not be chosen for any leading roles in productions. My daughter begged for the lead in 1st and 2nd grade, but it always came down to long-time members' children being chosen. Parents will not be friendly to you--they act mysterious and like they share a secret between them--downright spooky.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2011

I have seen schools that I would want my children to attend and schools that I would not. Recently, I celebrated the graduation of my first child to attend NCCS. Through the years that we had the opportunity to attend there, I was sure that we had made a good decision to send our children there. Each child is an individual that teachers take the time to invest in everyday. Every school has problems and none are perfect, but I choose this school for my children because they are the best that I can find.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2011

A school that has helped lay a strong foundation for me for the rest of my life. While New Covenant has had its trials and tribulations, they have always been able to to get through the struggles. While the sciences have not been the strongest, New Covenant is on the right track, always trying to better itself for the good of the students. But, on the other hand, the Theology, English, and History classes are all very good and could challenge college courses. Most importantly though, New Covenant has helped developed me as a person and as a Christian. They have helped me create a strong foundation for the rest of my life and the teachers have helped me persevere through MY trials, both academic and personal. I love this school, I went to this school, and I pray for the best of this school. New Covenant may not be the best choice for everyone, but it was a great choice for me.


Posted July 2, 2011

We at New Covenant should appreciate what we have: 1) a very energetic, intelligent and visionary principal, 2) dedicated and hardworking teachers including many with Master degrees, and 3) a talented Board of Trustees who provide independent oversight. Our strong desire is the win the applause of God by serving the students with all we have. During the last couple of years we have placed each student in learning tracks according to their abilities so each one achieves competency in each subject and all are academically challenged. We have also corrected our finances, now operating without debt. New Covenant is all about caring for our students, encouraging them to grow in leadership, preparing them for college and showing them, by personal example of the staff, how to serve the Lord. As a parent of four children who have been attending this school for the past nineteen years, I know I am leaving a spiritual legacy that will work through future generations. By parenting well, encouraging our teachers, praying for the school and volunteering in our areas of skill we can continue to improve our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2011

It would be rare to find a school that knows and cares for each child individually as well as NCCS does. I went to a public high school where the teachers did not even know my name. This is such a better environment. NCCS does a very good job educating students and equipping them for college and life. There are lots of opportunities for students to do public speaking in a "safe" environment as well as opportunities to be on the student worship team,etc. As far as growing children's character and their spiritual walk, NCCS seems to do that better than anywhere else I've seen. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2011

As current Senior Pastor of its sponsoring church, and founding superintendent of New Covenant Christian School, it would be extremely helpful in all respects if those individuals expressing the pain of their strong feelings, offenses, and summary judgments in their recent posts on this site would bring their detailed specific grievances to me in person and/or in "non-anonymous" written form. I assure one and all that you will not be minimized as long as there is a mutually sincere commitment to face to face biblical conflict resolution and "preserving the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace". Jesus died and rose again so we humans who are definitely not deserving His love or forgiveness could be reconciled with our altogether righteous Heavenly Father and one another! We acknowledge and honor that foundational fact when we keep on striving to walk in that reconciliation. Pastor Fred McGlone


Posted June 13, 2011

Changes at NCCS always come with new challenges. As "the way things have always been done," being amended, comes the challenge of figuring out what new things look like. Some parents are good with that, others, not so. I believe that it takes time to really assess how well something will work including the significant changes that have taken place at NCCS. The staff that I have had the chance to interact with seem very dedicated and caring. The principal listened to my concerns relating to our student there and tried to offer help where needed. Over all it has been a pretty good year for our student there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

The new administration at this school is chasing families and students away. The claim of 133 students is not accurate. The once-known philosophy of the school being an extension of the family is no longer evident. The school is trying to put itself above the family so that the family is now an extension controlled by the school. Beware if you come into disagreement with administration--you and your students will pay the price with continual badgering and microscopic examination. We feel a bit uneasy even submitting this review, due to concern for the wrath that could be applied, but we think it's important that families know what they are getting into if they choose to enroll. With the exception of a few Godly teachers who have been the foundation of Jesus' love, the spirit there is oppressive and controlling. Don't judge the book by its cover... this book has a very convincing cover.


Posted August 18, 2010

NCCS offers a warm, loving, incredible atmosphere where children are cherished and challenged. The Biblical worldview emphasis, low student/teacher ratio, and overall focus on the WHOLE PERSON (body, mind and spirit) make this the only place I will ever send my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

This is an amazing Christ centered school. They train up the whole child working with not only academics but also character. This school has been a blessing to my family for many years and we are thrilled that our children attend. We are seeing the fruits of the labor in our children's attitudes, behavior and character. The teaching staff is amazing and they truly love the children. They give 110% of their time, talent and energy. Learning is the classroom is fun and interactive. The administrative staff is always helpful and go above and beyond as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

New Covenant Christian School creates an Individualized Education Plan for every elementary student and the students are expected to perform to the best of their abilities. Those students who need additional academic challenges are given them, and those who need extra assistance will find a protective, encouraging environment in which to grow and overcome their struggles. Secondary students are taught by a committed, highly qualified group of teachers in an enviroment that encourages spiritual growth. Our children have been at NCCS for nine years and our oldest will graduate this year. Our only regret is that we did not enroll our children earlier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

A really good school. I would say prepares it students well for college and the teachers cared for the students. The academic programs were more challenging for High Schoolers than the average class,for example English instead of studying verb/subject/adjectiv they did a lot of writing and were graded on there knowledge of grammar. They did not have enough extra curricular activities for me. Parent involvement was welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

Challenging classical old-fashioned education. Expect to be an involved parent. Fair amount of discipline although I have never known of any problems with students. The environment is very modest. No uniforms but there is a dress code. Tuition is a bit costly but worth the sacrifice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

New Covenant Christian School is not only a strong school academically, it greatly strives to meet the childrens spiritual needs as well. The parents are first and NCCS is there to help the parents in the schooling of their children. The teachers are excellent and committed. We highly recommend New Covenant Christian School.
—Submitted by a parent


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Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

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Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

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Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

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Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

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Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

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Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

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Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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The state average for Math was 29% in 2014.

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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 69%
Multiracial 18% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
African-American 5% 19%
Hispanic 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 4% (2011)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 95% (2011)
Percentage of students going to the military 0% (2011)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 1% (2011)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 0% (2011)
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • New Covenant Christian School City of Mason Day (2011)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Lansing (2012)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Youth Haven Ranch (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Fred Mcglone
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Waverly School District
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • We work in deliberate partnerships with you as parents. Our academic results have been well above State and National averages for the last 20 years. We are committed to placing your child at their ability level in reading and math in the Elementary school in order to build confidence, mastery, and a positive attitude.
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$2000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2011
2 year college - 4%
4 year college - 95%
Military - 0%
Vocational - 1%
Workforce - 0%
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4415 West St Joe Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917
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Phone: (517) 323-8903

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