Christian Liberty Academy

School Profile

Christian Liberty Academy 2013-2014 High School Profile

ACSI LogoChristian Liberty Academy is a private, independent, Christian school serving over 800 students, located in Wheeling Township, Cook County, Illinois. The Academy serves families who live in 69 surrounding cities. The Church of Christian Liberty provides oversight for the Academy as one of its ministries, though students and parents are not required to be members or attend the church.

Since 1968, CLA has maintained a high standard of academic excellence in seeking to prepare students to serve Christ and work for the building of His kingdom in all areas of life. The Academy has graduated over 800 seniors since 1972.

The academic school year consists of 36 weeks divided into four quarters. CLA uses a traditional scheduling approach. Nine 40-minute classes and a 20-minute chapel period structure the day.


Student Opportunities

Students grow spiritually through participation in mentoring, small group Bible studies, chapel speaking and many service opportunities. Christian Liberty offers opportunities in music, drama, and has an excellent art department. Christian Liberty is an IHSA approved school offering the following sports.


  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Track & Field


  • Volleyball
  • Cheerleading
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Cross Country
  • Track & Field


2012-2013 Student Enrollment

Senior Class of 2013:    39

Total Student Body:    145


Minimum Graduation Requirements

English 4 credits
Philosophy 4 credits
History* 6 credits
Physical Education 3 credits
Mathematics 3 credits
Science 3 credits
Electives 1 credit
TOTAL 24 credits

*Includes Economics and Constitution


Advanced Placement Offered

Calculus, Computer Science, Biology, Literature, Spanish and French


ACT Results of 2011-2012

Average Composite Score   23.7

Average State Score   20.9

Average National Score   21.1


College Placement

Approximately 90% of the class of 2012 went on to attend institutions of higher learning.


School Grading Scale

A+ 99% Superior (4.0)
A 96% Superior (4.0)
A- 94% Superior (4.0)
B+ 92% Good (3.0)
B 89% Good (3.0)
B- 87% Good (3.0)
C+ 85% Average (2.0)
C 79% Average (2.0)
C- 77% Average (2.0)
D+ 75% Below Average (1.0)
D 72% Below Average (1.0)
D- 70% Below Average (1.0)
F 69% Failing Grade (0)


AP Classes are weighted by adding 1.


High School Courses Completed Before Entering Grade Nine 

Traditionally, high school courses taken before grade nine are not included on transcripts. Students who begin high school in a second year or higher course, have completed the required introductory course.


English (4 credits)

Elements of Literature
Shakespeare and Poetry
British Literature
College Prep Composition (1 semester)
World Literature (1 semester)
AP Literature


Math (3 credits)

Algebra I
Algebra II
AP Calculus
Consumer Math


Science (3 credits)

Physical Science
AP Biology


History (6 credits)

Geography and Government
Ancient History
European History
U.S. History


Philosophy (4 credits)

New Testament (Old Testament is studied in Jr. High)
Origins of Christianity and the Bible
History of the Church & Systematic Theology
Apologetics, Comparative Religions, & Marriage


Foreign Language Electives

French (AP)
Spanish (AP)



Choir and Band
Art History and Art Instruction
AP Computer (JAVA)
Lego Robotics, Advanced Computers, Web Design, Build Your Own PC
Culinary Arts, Sewing, Physical Education
Auto Shop, Wood Shop


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