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2015-2016 School Profile

School Codes

College Board: 440-954
TEPSAC: 021-110-101

School

Brazos Christian School is a nondenominational Pre-K through 12th grade school committed to providing a classical college preparatory curriculum from a Biblical worldview and assisting parents in developing the whole child with a passion for Jesus Christ, a joy for learning, and a lifelong quest for truth, wisdom, and virtue.

Staff

Headmaster - Jeffrey S. McMaster, Ph.D
Chief Academic Officer & Head of Grammar School - Linda M. Taylor, M.S.
Head of Rhetoric & Logic Schools - Nicholas J. Reeves, M.Ed.
Counselor - Sabine Branch, M.Ed.
Registrar - Robin P. Beard, B.S.
 

Faculty

38 degreed teachers.

Accreditation

Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools

Affiliations

College Board
Texas Private School Association
National Association of Independent Schools
Association of Christian Schools International
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of College Admissions Counselors

Student Body

Grades Pre-K - 12

420

Grammar School (Pre-K - 6)

245

School of Logic (7 - 8)

70

School of Rhetoric (9 - 12)

105

 

Calendar

36 weeks; 176 days; two semesters; four grading periods; 50-minute class periods meeting four days per week; four 45-minute Study Hall periods per week.

Graduation

Graduates require 26 credits - one credit earned for each year-long course and ½ credit earned for each semester course.

Humanities

6 credits 

Senior English

1 credit

Government/Economics

1 credit

Mathematics

4 credits

Science

4 credits

Foreign Language

2 credits

Bible

2 credits

Elective

1 credits

Technology

1 credit

Physical  Education

1.5 credits

Fine Arts

2 credits

Speech

.5 credits

Community Service

32 hours per year

 

 

 

Honors/Dual Credit Course Offerings

Honors Algebra I, II; Honors Geometry; Honors Pre-Calculus; Honors Calculus; Honors Biology I, II; Honors Chemistry; Honors Intro to Engineering; Honors Physics; Honors Latin I, II, III, IV; Honors Humanities 9, 10, 11; Honors English IV; Dual Credit Government and Dual Credit Economics.

Curricular Distinctives

Brazos Christian School offers a classical education from a Biblical worldview based on universal truths, foundational principles, enduring traditions, and the great literature of history taught in a multi-sensory, integrated format.  Brazos Christian School humanities program focuses on an intensive study of great writings, people, events, works, and ideas that have formed and reformed civilization as we know it.  Normative works of our culture are studied within their historical settings.  This helps the students understand how the works, and the people who wrote them, were influenced by their times.  It also reveals the universal nature of the great works, which are classics because they speak to all men at all times.  The courses are organized chronologically, moving from ancient civilizations to modern times.  Emphasis is placed upon reading, writing, and speaking/listening skills.

GPA Computation

Each student has a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) calculated based upon high school credit courses taken at Brazos Christian School.  Since the school is selective in admission, rank in class is of little significance in predicting success in college.  Our strength is such that all of our students have a solid academic foundation and are well-prepared to perform in a demanding college environment.  Therefore, we do not rank; however, we do weight classes.  DC denotes a Dual Credit course taken at Blinn College and is given a weight of 1.0. H denotes an Honors level course and is given a weight of 0.5.

Grading

Letter

GPA

Numerical Average

 A+

4.3

98-100

 A

4.0

93-97

 A-

3.7

90-92

 B+

3.3

87-89

 B

3.0

83-86

 B-

2.7

80-82

 C+

2.3

77-79

 C

2.0

73-76

 C-

1.7

70-72

 F

0.0

Below 70

 

Class Rank

The Valedictorian and the Salutatorian are determined by the GPA derived from the high school credit courses completed at Brazos Christian School. Students whose cumulative weighted GPA is 4.0 or higher will be ranked in the top quartile.

National Merit

Brazos Christian School has had 15 graduating classes with 16 Commended Scholars and 3 National Merit Scholarship Recipients.

CEEB SAT Summary

 

BCS

BCS

Texas

National

 

(Top 50%)

 

 

 

Mean Verbal

623

556

470

495

Mean Math

643

575

486

511

Mean Writing

603

535

454

484

 

College Acceptances

Abilene Christian University, US Air Force Academy, Andrews University, Auburn University, Austin College, Azusa Pacific University, Baptist Bible College, Baylor University, Belhaven University, Belmont University, Biola University, Chapman University, The Citadel, Colorado Christian University, Dallas Baptist University, East Texas Baptist University, Evangel University, Hardin-Simmons University, Howard Payne University, Indiana University, John Brown University, Johnson & Wales University, La Sierra University, Louisiana Tech University,  Michigan State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Mississippi State University, Pepperdine University, Purdue University, Rhodes University, Rice University, Sam Houston State University, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas Lutheran University, Texas State University,  Texas Tech University, Trinity University, University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, University of Houston, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, University of Maryland, University of Mississippi, University of North Texas, The University of Oklahoma, University of Southern California, University of South Carolina, University of South Dakota, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wayland Baptist University, Wheaton College.