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Believers In Christ Christian Academy/ High School of Excellence

Private | PK-12 | 254 students

We are best known for a safe nurturing environment for students to succeed.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $80,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted November 21, 2013

Top notch school!!! I would recommend it to anyone who asks!!! I have volunteered here for the past 2 years.


Posted September 19, 2013

This is the best school. They care about the educational needs as well as the social and emotional needs of the students. Greatest in Milwaukee!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

I went to BIC many years ago from K4 to 8th Grade. I would send my kids there for there education it is a excellent school. :).


Posted March 6, 2010

i love this school because it feels like home.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2010

I attended B.I.C. from K5 to 8th grade, and to be honest they have some flaws in their teaching style, and they in other places they don't. My mom wanted my sister and I to attend a school with more extracurricular activities, thats we didn't attend their highschool. Overall I can say that my experience was great up until 5th grade. I don't like it that they have 2 or more grade levels in one class together, when I was in 5th, they had 3rd 4th and 5th graders in the same class together. Thats just not a good idea we all the kids were basically taught the same thing. And to close they have alot of favoritism with students they take a liking to.


Posted November 25, 2009

Believers in Christ is a very good school. I attend there from k3-12 grade. I feel there is no better schools to have your child attend. Their teachers are caring they go beyond the regular school hours to help any child in need. They try to work with you for any situation you are in and that my be preventing you from being great. They have many classes that hold your interest other then the regular curriculum; they have art, computer, and about three foreign language classes. They make sure you understand the information before they move you. So when you do switch schools, you can be well prepared. When I left B.I.C for college I was ready, when teachers started talking about what books needed to be read for their classes, I had already read some attending B.I.C. I feel anyone that does not like the school has some personal problem with someone that might work their, but it probably has nothing to do with the teaching style. If you leave B.I.C and find yourself behind at other schools, you my not have been doing what you were suppose to when you went there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

I currently attend B.I.C. and it's not the best school that I would recommend, but yet it's not the worst. The teachers care about you, and treat you like you're their own, but the academic program is very low, comparing from a better school, in which i previously attended--> Golda Meir is an excellent school<--but like i was saying, alot of the things that i learn specifically in math are self taught, but please dont misunderstand me, if you ask for help, the teacher will break everything down in the best way. Believers In Christ has very little extra curricular activities. There's 1 extra curricular class-computers. So far, computer class has came to be useless, but is planned to better since we're only in our 1st quarter. Most parents like mine would considered B.I.C. a great school, but now alot of parents are realizing that it's not. i forgot to add:Theyaresomuchstuckongettingusaboveourlevelsomestudentsknowthingsthat9thgradersarelearningbutdontevenknowthe7thor8thgrademath.Imsorryifpeopledisagreewithme,butimtalkingfromeperience
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2006

The academic program for this school is not great at all. My child attended from K5-3rd and was tested at another school where my child only tested on a 2nd grade level. The 2nd and 3rd grade teachers were not up to par which put my child behind. By the end of 3rd grade my child's class did was not working on material leading into 4th grade. There is not text book material, everything is from worksheets. My experience with this school is not great at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

Believers In Christ has an overall caring environment. The teachers genuinely care about us as students and want to be involved in what is going on in our lives. They are on top of education, being a cornerstone of my education throughout my life. I will forever be in gratitude for their outreach to me and the opportunities bestowed upon during my time there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 29, 2005

Believers In Christ Christian Academy is a very good school. They are well connected with the students. I am a former student. I went to B.I.C from kindergarten to fifth grade. After residing somewhere else, I returned to B.I.C for my sophomore year. I believe they have wonderful academic programs. They teach you above and beyond public schools. This is the best school I have ever attended. You feel the love here, and they are very high-spirited. The atmosphere is amazing to be around. The teachers are wonderful, and they provide the students with confidence and great support. B.I.C teaches caring, sharing, manners, respect, discipline, etc. If I have never attended B.I.C, I honestly think I would not be half the person I am today. They are bubbly, happy, and a very positive school to attend. It is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a former student


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The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 61% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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44%

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Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

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17%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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5%

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58%

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61%

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Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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25%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

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English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students9%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students9%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Students23%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

GreatSchools Rating

For private schools, the GreatSchools academic rating is based on test scores and student growth measures from students participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and is not necessarily reflective of performance for all students at a private school. GreatSchools is working with state education officials in the hopes of presenting a more comprehensive picture of student performance at private schools in the future. In the meantime, we encourage reaching out to private schools of interest about specific testing information.

What makes up this rating?

Academic rating
1 / 10
Climate rating
Not available

This school's GreatSchools Rating is based on academics (90%) and climate (10%). The academic rating measures students' test scores, academic growth and college readiness. The climate rating measures safety, cleanliness, parent involvement and more.

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The academic rating is made up of equally-weighted parts: students' test scores, their academic growth (for elementary and middle schools) and their readiness for college (for high schools). The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the city and state.
Overall academic rating

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Test score rating 2013*
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*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

Climate ratings

This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools. Unfortunately, this school didn't provide enough survey responses to generate a climate rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black, not Hispanic 88%
Multiracial 5%
White, not Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Private
Public
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 2% (2011)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 92% (2011)
Percentage of students going to the military 2% (2011)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 2% (2011)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 2% (2011)
Colleges most students attend after graduation UW-Milwaukee & Madison
Alverno
Florida State
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Candace Covington
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (414) 444-5378

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • MI
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
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • 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
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Kickball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Cooking club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Purple, Gold, & White
School mascot
  • Eagle
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What are your chances?

Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
275
Students typically come from these schools
Private
Public

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2011-2012 school year
$1000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Application fee
No

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
UW- Milwaukee, Madison, Oshkosh
Florida State
Clarke Atlanta
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
Students' post-graduation plans in 2011
2 year college - 2%
4 year college - 92%
Military - 2%
Vocational - 2%
Workforce - 2%
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4065 N 25th St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Phone: (414) 444-1146

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