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COMMUNITY

Charleston is one of America’s most historic cities, attracting thousands of tourists annually. Situated here are the College of Charleston, the Citadel, Charleston Southern University, the Medical University of South Carolina, and Trident Technical College. The climate is mild in winter, delightful in spring and fall, and hot in the summer. The city’s population is nearly 130,000.

SCHOOL

Northside is an independent Christian school, founded in 1975, providing academic training for Kindergarten (ages 2-5), Elementary (grades 1-6), Junior High (grades 7, 8) and High School (grades 9-12).  The school enrolls over 270 students from over 50 area churches.  There are more than 25 faculty members and two administrators. Staff also includes office personnel, kitchen and child care workers, and a maintenance crew.

The Mission of NCS is to provide Biblically-based academic, fine arts, and athletic instruction for families who support the goals of the school. Simply stated, it seeks to train and teach students to know, to love, and to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in His church.

HANDBOOK

Click here for a copy of the student Handbook.

ACCREDITATION
Northside is accredited by the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools. Teachers are also certified by SCACS or by the South Carolina State Department of Education.

GRADING SCALE

90-100   A      Reporting: Quarterly and at mid-term
80-89   B      Year: 180 days Semester: 90 days Quarter: 45 days
70-79   C      Day: 8:00-2:50 (1-3), 8:00-3:00 (4-6), 8:00-3:05 (7-12)
60-69   D      High school class period: 45 minutes
0-59   F      Half-day K2, K3, K4, K5 meet from 8:00-11:15.

Northside also offers an Honors Diploma. Honors studies are available in English, mathematics, and science. NCS offers a SC Minimum Requirements diploma but does not offer a Technical Preparatory course of study.

COLLEGE PREPARATORY DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS (24 units)

English:   4      Social Studies:   1      Spanish:   2
Mathematics:   4      U.S. History:   1      Fine Arts:   1
Lab Sciences:   3      Government/Economics:   1      Electives:   1
Physical Education:   1      Speech:   1
Bible:   4      Computer Science/Keyboarding:   1

 

CLASS RANK
Rank in class is calculated at the end of the freshman year and every year thereafter. Honors, College Preparatory, Academic Required, and Academic Elective courses are included. Non-academic requirements or electives are not considered in class rank. College Preparatory and Honors courses are weighted for GPA and class rank calculations.

TESTING

Iowa Test of Basic Skills, PSAT, SAT, ACT

IOWA      Typical percentile ranking on total battery: 88th
SAT      Typical score: 1,102 + Essay score
ACT      Typical score: 24

 

POST-SECONDARY ACTIVITY Five-year average
Per cent of graduates attending four-year liberal arts/Christian colleges:

77%

Per cent of graduates attending Trident Technical College:

15%

Per cent of graduates not continuing their education until later:

6%

Per cent of graduates entering the military:

2%

 

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