Mobile Christian School
5900 Cottage Hill Road
Mobile, AL 36609
Accredited by: AdvancED, SACS, and NCSA
Head of School………………………………………………....Mr. David Pahman
Elementary Principal/Academic Dean……………………… Dr. Deborah Curry
Middle/ High School Principal….…………..………………...Mr. Clint Mitchell
Athletic Director……………………………….………………..Mr. Joey Adams
Director of Admissions........................................................Mrs. Allie Ratcliff
Mrs. Kara Hodges: College and Career Counselor
Mrs. Autumn Parker: Assistant Counselor
FACULTY: Teaching faculty, professional staff and office support personnel number 56. A 51 member stable professional staff averages over 14 years of experience and over 50% of our secondary staff hold Masters Degrees or higher. Mobile Christian is operated by a twelve member independent board of trustees, all of whom are members of the local churches of Christ.
HISTORY: Mobile Christian School was founded in 1961. The school is a private school in west Mobile with an enrollment of 700 students in Pre-K3 through 12th grade.
MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of Mobile Christian School is to provide a college preparatory education in a Christ centered community which equips our students with the desire and ability to serve God, family and fellow man.
PROGRAM: High school students are recommended for courses appropriate to their ability levels. Placement in courses is based on academic performance and standardized test scores. Students take university dual enrollment, honors curriculum or college prep. Course recommendations are made by the teaching and guidance faculty with administrative approval. We are a comprehensive high school, offering a range of academic courses and extracurricular programs. No vocational programs or special education services are available.
HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Class of 2017 and beyond
One-half credit is earned for each semester’s work in grades 9 through 12. Required courses and electives are listed above.
*The four years of Science must include Biology I and Chemistry.
**The four years of Math (taken in 9-12) must include Geometry and Algebra II.
10 community service hours per year in grades 9-12
Twenty-eight credits are required for graduation unless a student has transferred from another high school where they could not take at least 7 credits per year. In these cases, the administration may make exceptions. All students must enroll in 7 classes every semester.
*CURRICULUM FOR HONORS DIPLOMA*
An HONORS DIPLOMA will be awarded to students who:
(1) Have a cumulative grade point average of at least B+.
(2) Math: Must include Pre-Calculus
(3) ONE of the following courses: Calculus, ADV Physics, one AP class or one year of university dual enrollment.
(4) 20 community service hours per year in grades 9-12
STANDARDIZED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS: Stanford Achievement Tests are given yearly in grades K5 through 9th. Students in 10th grade take the Pre ACT test produced by ACT. 10th and 11th grade students also take the PSAT. All Juniors and Seniors take either the SAT or the ACT.
HIGH SCHOOL CODE 011821
SCHOLARSHIP STATISTICS POST GRADUATE PLANS
Scholarships: 76% of the 2016 graduates Four-year colleges: 89% Average of $128,351 received scholarships, Two-year colleges: 7%
*Total per recipient scholarships were $4,492,281 Other: 4%
*Completed 6264.50 community service hours
Duke TIP Qualifiers – 31% of 4th grade, 28% of 5th grade and 27% of 7th grade - Based on how MCS students performed on the Stanford Achievement Test. Students must score 95% or higher on qualifying subtests.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACCEPTING
RECENT MCS GRADUATES
Abilene Christian University
Alcorn State University
Appalachian State University
Bishop State Comm. College
Blue Mountain College
College of Charleston
Culinary Institute of America
Faulkner State Community
Freed Hardeman University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Graceland (Iowa) University
Jacksonville State University
Jefferson Davis Comm. College
Lawrence Tech. University
Louisiana State University
Lurleen B. Wallace
Middle Tennessee State
Mississippi State University
Mississippi University for Women
New York Institute of Tech.
Oklahoma Christian University
Oral Roberts University
Pensacola Christian College
Savannah College of Art & Design
Spring Hill College
St. John’s University
Trevecca Nazarene University
University of Advancing Technology
*University of Alabama
University of Alabama-
University of Alabama-
University of Arizona
*University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Georgia
University of Illinois
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of the South
University of Missouri-St.
*University of Mobile
University of Montevallo
University of North Alabama
*University of South Alabama
University of Southern Miss.
University of Tennessee –
University of Tennessee-
University of West Alabama
University of Wisconsin
William Carey University
*Accepted into Honors Program