School Profile

 

Administration

  • Headmaster:  Dr. Robert Burris
  • Lower School Principal:  Mrs. Kimberly Baker
  • Upper School Principal:  Mr. Daniel Thompson
  • High School Guidance Couselor:  Mrs. Shannon Hannah
  • K-8 Guidance Counselor:  Mrs. Tammy Jenkins

 

The School

Salisbury Christian School (SCS) is a thoroughly Christian, interdenominational school serving students from pre-kindergarten (age 3) through grade 12. SCS is fully accredited through Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). The mission of SCS is to honor Jesus Christ by offering a comprehensive educational program founded upon Biblical truth and academic excellence. The vision of SCS is to lead students to spiritual, intellectual, social and physical maturity, in partnership with parents and the church, so that students become disciples of Jesus Christ, walking in wisdom, obeying His Word and living their faith.

 

Faculty, Staff & Student Data

  • Current Student Enrollment:  560
  • Lower School Average Class Size:  19
  • Upper School Average Class Size: 16
  • Teaching Faculty:  52
  • Instructional Assistants:  15
  • Support Staff:  34

 

Admissions

Registrar: Mrs. Daryl Ann Hudson

SCS seeks students who desire a Christian education, have satisfactory scholastic and behavioral records from previous schools and perform satisfactorily on an entrance test.

 

Academic Profile

SCS students consistently score above the national average on standardized achievement tests. Students in grades K-8 take the Stanford Achievement Test yearly. All high school students take the EXPLORE, PSAT and ASVAB. On the SAT, our seniors have scored from the average range (1000) to as high as 1560 (Math and English portions). Students are also encouraged to take the ACT. All juniors are required to take a college and career research course which has a concentrated focus on SAT preparation.

Membership in the SCS Chapter of the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society is available for qualified students.

SCS has had one National Merit Scholarship finalist, two semi-finalists and eight commended students. SCS has also had one University of Maryland Board of Regents Scholar and numerous AP Scholar Awardees and Maryland Distinguished Scholar recipients.

 

Graduation Requirements

Students must earn twenty-five credits, complete ninety hours of community/missionary service, and complete a senior essay or writing project. In addition, for each year of enrollment between 8th and 12th grades, students are required to read and report on three books per year, one of which is chosen by the English Department. The students may choose two of the books from the SCS recommended reading list.

Credit Requirements: Bible (3 ), English (4), Social Studies (3), Science (3), Math (3), Physical Education (1), Health (1/2 ), Fine Arts (1), College/Career Research (1/2), Computer Technology (2) and Electives (4). The college preparatory curriculum recommends 2-3 credits in a foreign language and requires Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry.

 

Advanced Placement Courses

The following advanced placement (AP) courses are currently available: Literature/Composition, Language/Composition, US History, Government, Biology, Computer Science and Calculus. Additional AP classes are available on-line as requested.

 

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment courses are available in cooperation with Wor Wic Community College. World Civilizations I (HIS101), World Civilizations II (HIS151) and Introduction to Psychology (PSY101) are available on the SCS campus. Other courses may be taken by qualifying students at the campus of WWCC as scheduling permits.

 

Enrichment & Leadership Opportunities

  • Grades PK-K: Advanced classroom services
  • Grades 1-2: Advanced classroom services, extra-curricular enrichment activities
  • Grades 3-5: Enrichment pull-out program, extra-curricular enrichment activities, Student Government (grades 4-5)
  • Grades 6-8: English/writing enrichment for all students, extra-curricular enrichment, Student Government, Leadership Conference
  • Grades 9-12: Honors and Advanced Placement Courses, extra-curricular enrichment, Student Government, Leadership Conference

 

Resource Program

A resource program is available for students who have been determined to need these services.

 

Extended Care & Summer Programs

SCS offers before and after school care for all grades. A summer camp is also available to students who are entering a pre-kindergarten (age 4) program in the fall through those who are entering seventh grade.

 

Grade Point Average

   Numerical Average 
Standard Credits
  Honors Credits
   AP Credits  
A   90-100 4 4.5 5
B   80-89 3 3.5 4
C   70-79 2 2.5 3
D   65-69 1 1.5 2
E   Below 65 0 0 0

 

Clubs

Sketching, It's Academic Team, Drama, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Outreach, Brain Puzzlers & Games, Chess, Health & Fitness, Yearbook, Dance, Bible, National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, Cooking, Audio Technician, Interact / Clubs vary annually

 

Athletics

SCS participates in the Peninsula Athletic Christian Conference (PACC) and the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC).

  • Boys Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Track, Golf
  • Girls Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Track, Golf

 

Fine Arts

  • Band: Beginning Band, Middle School Band and Advanced Band
  • Music: Classes for PK-12th Grade
  • Chorus: Elementary Chorus, 4th & 5th Grade Chorus, Middle School Chorus and High School Chorus. Performances include Christmas programs, Spring programs, Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and various community events.
  • Art: Classes for K-12th Grade
  • Drama: Yearly fall drama and spring musical. Recent past productions include Beauty & the Beast, It’s a Wonderful Life, Much Ado About Nothing, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma!, A Christmas Carol and Annie!

 

Post Graduation Data

From 1999 – 2013, SCS has had 431 graduates. Post graduation percentages:

  • 4 Year College: 58%
  • 2 Year College: 24%
  • Career School: 2%
  • Christian Outreach: 3%
  • Work: 11%
  • Military: 1%

 

SCS Graduates Admitted (4 Year)

Averett University Lee University University of Indianapolis
Asbury College Liberty University University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Carnegie Mellon University Loyola College University of Maryland-College Park
Cedarville University Lynchburg College University of Maryland-Eastern Shore
Christopher Newport University Marshall University University of Michigan
Concordia College Messiah College University of New Orleans
Covenant College North Central University University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Delaware State University Old Dominion University University of Notre Dame
Dickinson College Palm Beach Atlantic University University of Richmond
East Carolina University St. Mary's College of Maryland University of South Carolina
Eastern University Salisbury University University of Utah
Florida Atlantic University Southeastern University Valley Forge Christian College
Frostburg State University Southern Wesleyan University Villa Julie College
George Mason University Stevenson College Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Grove City College Toccoa Falls College Virginia Wesleyan College
Harding University Towson University Washington College
Indiana Wesleyan University Trevecca Nazarene University Waynesburg University
James Madison University United States Merchant Marine Academy Wesley College
John Brown University University of Colorado West Point Military Academy
Lancaster College University of Delaware Winthrop University
    York College