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SCHOOL PROFILE, 2015-2016
CUMBERLAND VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
600 Miller Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 264-3266
www.cvcsblazers.com

ADMINISTRATION:

Rev. Mike Sanders, President
Dr. Bill Dykes, Executive Director of Operations
Dr. Wilford Rathel, Administrator
Mr. Tim Murr, Principal
Mr. Thomas F. Coccagna, Guidance Counselor

ACCREDITATION:

Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges
Association of Christian Schools International

COMMUNITY:

Location: South Central Pennsylvania
Population (US Census Bureau Estimates): Franklin County: 152,892 (2014); Borough of Chambersburg: 20,508 (2013)
Regional Profile: Rural; agricultural
Post-secondary education: 3 colleges within 15-mile radius
Drawing area: School has students from the following school districts (high schools): FRANKLIN COUNTY: Chambersburg; Fannett-Metal; Greencastle-Antrim; Shippensburg; Tuscarora (James Buchanan); Waynesboro. OTHER AREAS: Big Spring; Central Fulton (McConnellsburg); Southern Fulton; Forbes Road; Gettysburg; New Oxford; Washington County, Md.

SCHOOL:

Organization
Elementary: K-3 through 6th Grade: 260 students
High School: 7th-12th Grade: 160 students
2015 Graduating Class: 22
Elementary Faculty: 19
High School Faculty: 18

GRADING SCALE:

A = 94-100
B = 85-93
C = 75-84
D = 65-74
F = 0-64

Weighted Classes:

Calculus, Chemistry, Advanced Geometry, Advanced Physics, Honors classes (English, Algebra I, Algebra II, Physical Science 1, American History), Online Advanced Placement courses. Non-weighted classes are based on a 4.0 scale; weighted classes are based on a 5.0 scale.

RANK IN CLASS:

Cumulative class rank is computed for each student at the end of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades and at midyear for 12th grade.

ADVANCED SCHOOLING:

  • See charts below

STANDARDIZED TESTS:

  • SAT (Average score of students taking test over past three years; *partial results for Class of 2015 taking the test during their junior year are included)

Critical Reading –  Class of 2013, 505; Class of 2014, 551; *Class of 2015, 568; *Class of 2016, 500

Math – Class of 2013, 516; Class of 2014, 531; Class of 2015, 582; *Class of 2016, 447

Critical Writing – Class of 2013, 506; Class of 2014, 512; Class of 2015, 507; *Class of 2016, 487

Composite –  Class of 2013, 1527; Class of 2014, 1595; Class of 2015, 1657; *Class of 2016, 1434

  • ACT (few students have taken the test; all have scored in the “college ready” range)

SCHOOL YEAR:

The school year is divided into four marking periods, each consisting of 45 days.

SCHOOL DAY:

Begins: 8:20, first-period class
Ends: 3:05, final dismissal
Length of class periods: 40 minutes

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum of 23.5 credits for graduation – grades 9-12
Students generally take the following:

  • 4 credits of Bible
  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of Mathematics
  • 4 credits of Science
  • 4 credits of Social Studies
  • 2 credits of Art & Humanities
  • 2 credits of Computer Science
  • 2 credits of Foreign Language
  • 1 credit of Physical Education & Health

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:

From the school handbook: “The maximum limit of absences is 24 days per year. It is highly questionable whether a student who is absent more than the above number of days can achieve the goals set forth by the total instructional program.”

VARSITY SPORTS:

  • Male: 3 (Soccer, Basketball, Baseball)
  • Female: 4 (Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Cheerleading)
  • Co-Ed: 1 (Golf)

DESCRIPTION OF GPA

GPA includes all numeric graded courses and is weighted.

Advanced Mathematics, Advanced Physics, Chemistry, Calculus and Honors Courses are weighted to determine rank, Valedictorian and Salutatorian status.

Weighted courses are calculated on a 5.0 scale (add 1.0 to the grade point value for the grade received). For instance, a student who receives a 99 or 100 in a weighted class would receive a grade point value of 5.0 (4.0 + 1.0). A student who receives an 88 in a weighted class would receive a grade point value of 4.2 (3.2 + 1.0).

Grade Grade Point Value
99-100 (A+; Superior) 4.0
96-98 (A; Excellent) 3.8
94-95 (A-; Well Done) 3.6
91-93 (B+; Above Average) 3.4
88-90 (B; Above Average) 3.2
85-87 (B-; Above Average) 2.9
81-84 (C+; Average) 2.5
78-80 (C; Average) 2.1
75-77 (C-; Average) 1.8
71-74 (D+; Below Average) 1.5
68-70 (D; Below Average) 1.25
65-67 (D-; Below Average) 1.0
Below 65 (F; Failed) 0.0

To determine GPA:

1) Multiply the Grade Point Value for each course by the number of credits for the course. For instance, a grade of 98 in a one-credit course would have a value of 3.8, and a grade of 98 in a course that is worth .2 credits would have a value of 0.76.

2) Add the credit values together.

3) Divide the total credit value by the total number of credits earned.

Example: A student has grades of 99, 98, 95, 94, 88, 80, and 85 in full-credit subjects and 100 and 96 in partial-credit (.2 credits each) subjects. The point values for the one-credit courses would be 4.0, 3.8, 3.6, 3.6, 3.2, 2.1 and 2.9. The point values for the .2-credit courses would be 0.8 and 0.76. Add the grade point values to get 24.76. Divide 24.76 by the 7.4 credits earned to get a GPA of 3.35.

ADVANCED SCHOOLING FOR CLASS OF 2015

A total of 22 students graduated from Cumberland Valley Christian School on May 29, 2015. In August 2015, reports regarding college admission were as follows:

Number Percent
4-Year Colleges and Universities 12 55%
Junior/Community Colleges 0 0%
Business/Technical Schools 2 9%

Total Attending Post-Secondary Education

14 64%

United States Military Service

2 9%
Undecided 5 23%
Christian Service Organization 1 5%
Employment in Local Businesses 0 0%
International Students Returned 0 0%

Total Not Attending Post-Secondary Education

8 36%
TOTALS 22 100%

2-4 YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

State and State-Related in Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University 3
Penn State University 1

Private 4-Year in Pennsylvania

Messiah College 2
University of Valley Forge 2
Geneva College 1
Lancaster Bible College

Private and Public 4-Year outside of Pa.

Kansas State Univerisity 1
Oklahoma State University 1

ADVANCED SCHOOLING FOR CLASS OF 2014

A total of 32 students graduated from Cumberland Valley Christian School on May 30 2014. In August 2014 reports regarding college admission were as follows:
Number Percent
4-Year Colleges and Universities 23 72%
Junior/Community Colleges 0 0%
Business/Technical Schools 1 3%
Total Attending Post-Secondary Education 24 75%
United States Military Service 1 3%
Undecided 1 3%
Christian Service Organization 1 3%
Employment in Local Businesses 2 10%
International Students Returned 2 6%
Total Not Attending Post-Secondary Education 8 25%
TOTALS 32 100%

2-4 YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
State and State-Related in Pennsylvania
Shippensburg University 9
University of Pittsburgh 2
Indiana University of Pennsylvania 1
Private 4-Year in Pennsylvania
Geneva College 1
Private and Public 4-Year outside of Pa.
University of California-Irvine 1
Campbell University (NC) 1
Davis College (NY) 1
North Greenville University (SC) 1
Northwood University (Mich.) 2
Oklahoma Christian University (Okla.) 1
Palm Beach Atlantic University (Fla.) 2
Shenandoah University (Va.) 1

 

ADVANCED SCHOOLING FOR CLASS OF 2013

A total of 20 students graduated from Cumberland Valley Christian School on May 31, 2013. In August 2013, reports regarding college admission were as follows:

Number Percent
4-Year Colleges and Universities 14 70%
Junior/Community Colleges 1 5%
Business/Technical Schools 0 0%
Total Attending Post-Secondary Education 15 75%
United States Military Service 0 0%
Undecided 0 0%
Employment in Local Businesses 2 10%
International Students Returned 3 15%
Total Not Attending Post-Secondary Education 5 25%
TOTALS 20 100%

 

2-4 YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

State and State-Related in Pennsylvania
Penn State University 1
Shippensburg University 4
Private 4-Year in Pennsylvania
Wilson College 2
Private and Public 4-Year outside of Pennsylvania
Liberty University (Va.) 1
Michigan State University 1
Pace University (NY) 1
University of California-Chico.1
University of South Carolina 1
West Virginia University 2
Two-Year or Community Colleges
Harrisburg Area Community College PA 1

ADVANCED SCHOOLING FOR CLASS OF 2012

A total of 21 students graduated from Cumberland Valley Christian School on June 1, 2012. In August 2012, reports regarding college admission were as follows:

Number Percent
4-Year Colleges and Universities 13 62%
Junior/Community Colleges 1 5%
Business/Technical Schools 0 0%
Total Attending Post-Secondary Education 14 67%
United States Military Service 2 9.5%
Undecided 3 14%
Employment in Local Businesses 2 9.5%
International Students Returned 0 0%
Total Not Attending Post-Secondary Education 7 33%
TOTALS 21 100%

2-4 YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

State and State-Related in Pennsylvania
Penn State University 3
Shippensburg University 5
Private 4-Year in Pennsylvania
Geneva College 1
Private and Public 4-Year outside of Pa.
Pensacola Christian College 1
Green Mountain College (VT) 1
University of London England 1
Two-Year or Community Colleges
Harrisburg Area Community College PA 1

ADVANCED SCHOOLING FOR CLASS OF 2011

A total of 27 students graduated from Cumberland Valley Christian School on June 3, 2011. In August 2011, the reports regarding college admission were as follows:

Number Percent
4-Year Colleges and Universities 14 52%
Junior/Community Colleges 4 15%
Business/Technical Schools 0 0%
United States Military Service 0 0%
Undecided 2 7%
Employment in Local Businesses 6 22%
International Students Returned 1 4%
TOTALS 27 100%

2-4 YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

State and State-Related in Pennsylvania
Penn State University 8
Private 4-year in Pennsylvania
Robert Morris University 1
Private 4-Year outside of Pennsylvania
Liberty University VA 1
Michigan State University 3
Korean Aeronautic School 1
Two-Year or Community Colleges
Hagerstown Community College MD 3
Harrisburg Area Community College PA 1

ADVANCED SCHOOLING FOR CLASS OF 2010

A total of 29 students graduated from Cumberland Valley Christian School on June 4, 2010. In August 2010, the reports regarding college admission were as follows:

Number Percent
4-Year Colleges and Universities 24 83%
Junior/Community Colleges 0 0%
Business/Technical Schools 1 3%
United States Military Service 0 0%
Undecided 1 3%
Employment in Local Businesses 6 22%
International Students Returned 1 4%
TOTALS 29 100%

2-4 YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

State and State-Related in Pennsylvania
Shippensburg University 8
Penn State University 3
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown 1
Private 4-year in Pennsylvania
Messiah College 1
Waynesburg University 1
Geneva College 1
Private 4-Year outside of Pennsylvania
St. Louis College of Pharmacy MO 1
Liberty University VA 2
Davis College NY 3
George Mason University VA 2
North Central University MN 1
Business/Technical Schools
Hagerstown Community College MD 3
York Technical Institute 1