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High School Academic Data

Westminster Christian School Academics

Graduation Requirements

College Prepartory Curriculum
  • 27 Units (including Bible)
  • 4 Units English
  • 3 Units Social Science
  • 3 Units Math
  • 1 Unit Computer Science
  • 1 Unit Fine Arts/Humanities
  • 3 Units Science
  • 2 Units Foreign Language
  • 2 Units Physical Ed./Health
  • 4 Units Bible
  • 4 Units Practical Arts/Adv. Core classes

Test Scores - 2012

  • WCS ACT mean score - 22.7
  • Illinois ACT mean score - 20.9
  • National ACT mean score - 21.1

Westminster Christian School students routinely test above the national and state averages.
   The EXPLORE test is administered to all Freshmen.
   The PLAN test is administered to all Sophomores.
   The PSAT test is required for all Sophomores and Juniors.
   The ACT and SAT are encouraged but not required for graduation.

National Merit Scholarship Competition

  • 1997-2012  4 National Merit Finalists, 8 Merit Commended Students

School Code


Grading Scale

A   93-100
A-  90-92
B+ 87-89
B   83-86
B-  80-82
C+ 77-79
C   73-76
C-  70-72
D+ 67-69
D   63-66
D-  60-62

F  59 & below

The school year is divided into two semesters, each containing two quarter grading periods. Semester exams consist of no greater than 15% of the student’s total semester grade. An unweighted GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale. The school day consists of eight 43-minute periods with students attending class on a daily basis. A normal schedule consists of a seven-course load and a study hall.

College & Honors Courses

Honors courses are offered in most departments. Students wishing to take college courses may do so in any subject matter provided that they have meet the GPA and class standing requirement of both WCS and the college. Students desiring to study for and take AP tests are encouraged to do so.

Weighted Grades

Courses designated ‘Honors’ or ‘AP’ are weighted. AP and college level courses are weighted 5.0/4.0, and Honors courses are weighted 4.5/4.0.Class Ranking

Class Rank

Because of the school's limited enrollment, selectivity, and the academically competitive nature of the program, colleges and universities are strongly cautioned in the use of class ranking beyond the top quartile.

Colleges Attended by WCS Graduates

Christian Colleges
Anderson University (IN)
Asbury College
Augustana College
Baylor University
Bethel College (IN)
Bethel University (MN)
Biola University
Bob Jones University
Bryan College
Calvin College
Campbell University
Carthage College
Cedarville University
Colorado Christian University
Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University (CA)
Concordia University (WI)
Cornerstone University
Covenant College
Dallas Baptist University
Eastern College
Evangel University
Gordon College
Greenville College
Hope College
Houghton College
Huntington University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Judson University
Kuyper College
Lee University
LeTourneau University
Liberty University
Masters College
Messiah College
Millikin University
Moody Bible Institute
North Central University
North Park University
Olivet Nazarene University
Oklahoma Baptist University
Oral Roberts University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Seattle Pacific University
Southeastern University
Southwest Baptist University
Spring Arbor University
Taylor University
Trinity Christian College
Trinity International University
Union University
Westmont College
Wheaton College
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Public/Private Colleges
American University (Dubai)
Auburn University
Belmont University
Beloit College
Bradley University
Butler University
Columbia College Chicago
Cornell University
DePaul University
Drake University
Elmhurst College
Full Sail University
Grand Valley State University
Gwinnett College
Illinois Institute of Art
Illinois State University
Lewis University

Loyola University Chicago
Marquette University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
New York University
Northern Illinois University
Purdue University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Saint Ambrose University
Syracuse University
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
University of Advancing Technology
University of Arkansas
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Florida
University of Hawaii
University of Illinois
University of Illinois/Chicago
University of Illinois/Springfield
University of Iowa
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Montana
University of Tennessee/Martin
University of South Carolina
University of Wisconsin/Platteville
University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point
Waseda University (Japan)
Community Colleges
College of DuPage
Elgin Community College
Harper College
Iowa Central Community College
Kishwaukee College
Pima Community College
McHenry County College
Waubonsee Community College