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Class of 2009

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7301 Sardis Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28270 (704) 366-5657 www.charlottechristian.com


The School Charlotte Christian School, located on 55 wooded acres in southeast Charlotte, is an independent, inter-denominational school for junior kindergarten through twelfth grade students. The school, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools & Council of Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI), is distinguished by its devotion to Christ, its dedication to excellence and its whole child - mind, body and spirit - approach to maximizing each child’s God-given abilities.

The mission Charlotte Christian School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school, equipping and developing students to effectively integrate Biblical truth and learning into their daily lives and to impact the culture for Christ. Terry Efird, Chief Operating Officer terry.efird@charchrist.com Allen Nielsen, Upper School Principal allen.nielsen@charchrist.com Jodi Foxx, Director of College Counseling jodi.foxx@charchrist.com Patty Maday, School Counselor patty.maday@charchrist.com

Charlotte Christian Facilities

Current Student Body

• 55-acre campus • 69 classrooms • media center • dining hall • early ed. bldg. • technology bldg.

390 students JK-5 238 students 6-8 374 students 9-12

• two gymnasiums • athletic complex • athletic stadium • swimming pool • tennis courts • track

Class Rank

Achievements and Honors

Charlotte Christian School does not rank its students.

Charlotte Christian has had 30 commended scholars, 17 finalists and four award recipients in the National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC) over the past 10 years.

gpa distribution Grade point average (GPA) is based on a 4.0 scale, with the exception that honors courses receive one extra quality point and advanced placement courses receive two extra quality points. All courses are included in the calculation of GPA.

Grading Scale 93 -100 = A = 4.0 89 - 92 = B+ = 3.5 85 - 88 = B = 3.0 81 - 84 = C+ = 2.5 77 - 80 = C = 2.0 73 - 76 = D+ = 1.5 69 - 72 = D = 1.0 Below 69 = F

graduation requirements 26 Total Credits 4 4 4 3 3 3 1.5 1 .5 .5 .5 .5 .5

units of English units of mathematics units of Bible units of social studies (3.5 for class of 2011 & subsequent) units of science units of foreign language units of electives unit of fine arts unit of speech unit of physical education unit of junior seminar unit of computer applications units of writing

On the SAT, the Charlotte Christian top scorer achieved 1500 out of a possible 1600 (2230 out of 2400), with 23 percent of our seniors testing over 1300. 2008-09 was an amazing year as students in all areas of the fine arts excelled with their gifts and talents. From partnering with other private schools to create combined orchestras to our praise band leading worship at the Billy Graham Association to guest artist workshops to train our choirs at the highest level, there was much to be proud of as we expanded beyond the walls of Charlotte Christian School. Awards were plentiful in visual arts. There were multiple silver and gold key scholastic art awards; the first and grand prize winners of the Carolina’s Freedom Foundation; and a national award-winning artwork selected as one of 50 pieces for exhibition in the Old Post Office Building in the offices of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in Washington, DC. An unprecedented five instrumental students were selected for All-District Honors Band setting Charlotte Christian apart as one of the top private schools in a nine-county area. The ACT 1 drama team capped off their year as the North Carolina representative at the South Eastern Theatre Conference after becoming state champions at the North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Theatre Festival.

as of 8/31/09

1002 students – JK through 12 92 students in the Class of 2010 108 students in the Class of 2011

Twelve varsity teams competed in the NCISAA postseason in 2008-09. Both the varsity football and varsity baseball teams earned NCISAA state titles. The varsity basketball and baseball teams were also the CISAA conference champions. One wrestling athlete was crowned a state champion and a track athlete set an NCISAA state record in pole vault. Charlotte Christian had 52 student-athletes receive all-conference honors and 15 were named all-state. Ten student-athletes signed national letters-of-intent to compete at the college level. Every student, from JK – grade 12, planned and participated in a local, national and/or international student project during the 2008-09 school year. More than 20,000 Knights service hours were logged by the graduating class of 2009.

advanced placement Over the past four years, 78.8 percent of those enrolled in our upper school advanced placement (AP) program competitive classes qualified for college credit on the national exam. AP courses are offered in studio art, art history, English language and composition, English literature and composition, French language, Spanish language, calculus AB/BC, statistics, U.S. history, European history, U.S. government & politics, biology, physics B, physics C - mechanics, chemistry, computer science, environmental science and music theory.

college scholarships The 89 students of the class of 2009 received more than $3.1 million in scholarships based on their outstanding academic, athletic and fine arts abilities.


Course Offerings Biblical studies Christian Philosophy & Apologetics Christian Theology & World Religions New Testment Survey Old Testament Survey classical & modern Languages French I, II Latin I Spanish I, II, III

Computer Technology Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop CAD Architectural Design Computer Applications Web Development/Deployment

Health & Life Skills Intro to Business Junior Seminar Leadership Public Speaking Service Learning Weight Training

Honors Classes

classical & modern languages AP French Language AP Spanish Language

classical & modern Languages French II, III & IV Honors Latin II, III, & IV Honors Spanish II, III, & IV Honors

Computer Technology AP Computer Science

language arts American Literature European Literature Genres & Themes Journalism Newspaper Writing Through the Humanities World Literature Yearbook

Fine Arts Acting I, II, Improvisation Art I, II Broadcasting Chamber Ensemble Choir Dance Intro to Film Studies Advanced Film Studies Intro to Music Theory Jazz Band Painting I, II Digital Photography Dark Room Photography Praise Band Vocal Workshop Wind Ensemble

AP Classes

Fine Arts AP Art History* AP Music Theory AP Studio Art language arts AP Language & Composition AP Literature & Composition

Mathematics Advanced Functions & Modeling Algebra I, II Discrete Math Geometry

Mathematics AP Calculus AB/BC AP Statistics Calculus III

Science Astronomy Biology Chemistry Conceptual Physics Sports Medicine

Science AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science* AP Physics B AP Physics C - Mechanics

Social Studies American Politics & Government Civil War & Reconstruction Economics Psychology Sociology U.S. History Western Civilizations World Geography

Social Studies AP European History* AP U.S. Government & Politics* AP U.S. History

*Open Enrollment

1500

National 2008

charlotte christian - class of 2009

2000

1489

1200

2000

1511

1500

1500

496 511 500

300

494 502

Science Biology Honors Chemistry Honors Physics Honors Sports Medicine Honors Social Studies US History Honors Western Civilizations Honors

# of Seniors: Average SAT (2400): Average SAT (1600):

Middle 50% GPA Range: SAT Range:

1000

1000

482

Mathematics Algebra II/Trigonometry Honors Calculus Honors Geometry Honors Pre-calculus Honors Probability & Statistics Honors

89 1758 1172

1758

900

600

language arts American Literature Honors European Literature Honors Genres & Themes Honors Writing Through The Humanities Honors World Literature Honors

Entire Class

Scholastic achievement test (SAT) Profile North Carolina 2008

FINE ARTS Acting Studio Honors Honors Choir Jazz Band Studio Arts Honors

3.634 - 4.59 1590 - 1910

586 589 583

515

500

GPA Distribution 0

CRITICAL WRITING READING

0 MATH

TOTAL

North Carolina Mean ACT: Composite 21.3

WRITING

CRITICAL READING

0 MATH

TOTAL

National Mean ACT: Composite 21.1

WRITING

CRITICAL READING

MATH

TOTAL

Charlotte Christian Mean ACT: Composite 25.0

First Quintile: Second Quintile: Third Quintile: Fourth Quintile: Fifth Quintile:

4.712-5.097 4.325-4.709 3.813-4.315 3.773-3.800 2.700-3.295


Class of 2009 College Acceptances University of Alabama Appalachian State University Auburn University Belmont University Berry College Boston College Brown University Bryan College Carson-Newman College Catawba College Cedarville University Charleston Southern University University of Chicago Clemson University Coastal Carolina University College of Charleston University of Colorado at Boulder Columbia University Converse College Covenant College Davidson College Duke University East Carolina University Elon University Emory University Fashion Institute of Technology Florida Atlantic University Furman University Gardner-Webb University Georgetown University

University of Georgia Georgia Institute of Technology Greensboro College University of Hawaii at Manoa Hawaii Pacific University High Point University Hobart and William Smith Colleges Indiana Wesleyan University James Madison University Lees-McRae College Lenoir-Rhyne University Liberty University Malone University Marshall University Mercer University Meredith College Messiah College Methodist University Montreat College Moody Bible Institute Mount Union College Muskingum College New York University University of North Carolina at Asheville University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina at Wilmington North Carolina State University North Greenville University

Northwestern University Nyack College Old Dominion University Palm Beach Atlantic University Parsons School of Design University of Pennsylvania Pepperdine University Princeton University University of Rhode Island University of Richmond Queens University of Charlotte Saint Louis University Savannah College of Art and Design University of South Carolina Spartanburg Methodist College University of Tennessee, Knoxville Texas Christian University Tulane University University of Virginia Virginia Military Institute Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Univ. Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis West Virginia University Western Carolina University Westmont College Wheaton College Wingate University Winthrop University Wofford College


2009 Senior Profile