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Traverse City Christian School

Private | 6-12 | 238 students

 

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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $122,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $794.

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Posted January 16, 2014

TCCS is focused on training the whole child according to Biblical principles. They teach children HOW to think. The bar is set high, but attainable.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 4, 2013

This is a quality school that is focused on God first. They staff is very qualified and loving. The school does a great job at developing a Christian Worldview in the kids. My kids are learning how to think critically and view the world the way God would have us view it. The atmosphere is very safe and welcoming. My kids love it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Hardly a Christian School if they don't follow the Matt. 18 principles stated in the handbooks.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 21, 2012

Outstanding experience. I have put one daughter through TCCS and another is currently attending. The school prepared my eldest daughter well. She is a 4.0 student in her first year of college and is set for a bright future. My younger daughter has to work hard and the teachers are firm and fair. I love the family atmosphere, the diverse backgrounds of the students, and the focus on Christian excellence in an academic environment. The old fundamentalist days are gone, and the focus is on Christ and serving Him - not man-made legalism. I would recommend TC Christian for any parent who seriously wants a great education coupled with faith and family values. 'Old school' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

I currently have three students at TCCS. It's a tough school if you don't keep up with your studies but the teaching staff has been excellent. I've never seen kids have so much fun in a school. There are many planned outings and extraordinary mission opportunites. The sports program for both girls and boys is strong with huge parent and student fan support. This past year has been very exciting in sporting acheivements. All three of my children are involved with sports, drama, music and student council. They have been taught to manage their time very well and are all on the high honor roll. I believe their success is greatly due to private education and TCCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2006

This is a wonderful place, with a caring staff, students, and parents. They focus on serving others (School-wide Mission trip to Mississippi!). The education prepares them very well for College. I have had 1 child graduate and have 2 children still there. Whenever I find it a struggle to make the tuition payment, the Lord shows me another reason, why I am so glad my children have had TCCS in their lives!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2004

I graduated from TCCS in 2002. Although it did not have 'great' sports (Only the guys soccor team had a lot of success), the teaching was great. While it did have its problems (students chewed gun in class when they wern't supposed to and were rarely in dress code), I had a wonderful experience their. My favorate teachers were Mrs. Radtke (math) and Mr. Weber (english).
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 18, 2004

A school that did not live up to its promise. Overall quality of teaching(with one or two exceptions)was fair to poor. Extracurriculars were essentially sports. Claimed to be denominational free but had an extremely strong fundamentalist approach to all matters.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

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The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP 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 proficient level.

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 39% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP 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 proficient level.

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

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP 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 proficient level.

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

Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP 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 proficient level.

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

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 44% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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About the tests


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 98% 69%
African-American 1% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Traverse Bay Christian
Grand Traverse Academy
Trinity Lutheran
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Michigan Merit Award (2011)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Anthony (Tony) Clymer
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Visit and tour
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • CSI
Fax number
  • (231) 929-1831

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious

Resources

Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
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8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
99
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
120
Students typically come from these schools
Traverse Bay Christian
Grand Traverse Academy
Trinity Lutheran

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$2000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
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753 Emerson Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
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Phone: (231) 929-1747

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