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HISTORY & PURPOSE

Kingswood of Urbana was founded in August 1993. The school was opened to provide an opportunity for young people to enjoy personalized academic training and character instruction. A complete range of high school courses is offered. Classes are held Monday through Friday; there are additional evening and Saturday sessions held throughout the academic year. The primary focus of all instruction is academic excellence and intellectual achievement. A variety of teaching methods are employed, including hands-on experience, debates, mock trials, personal research, field trips, interdisciplinary courses, lab experience, videos, and computer programs. Students are encouraged to prepare for college and are instructed with this as a primary goal.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

Kingswood does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in its admissions and educational policies, or its scholarship programs.

KINGSWOOD AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

Kingswood complies with all state regulations regarding attendance, immunization, physicals, and building safety. In cooperation with Urbana School District 116, Kingswood is able to take advantage of several government funding opportunities including Title II and Title VI.

ADMISSION

Kingswood admits students who have the ability and the desire to expand their knowledge and show a willingness to cooperate in the learning process. Seventy percent of the students receive scholarships and financial assistance.

FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

Kingswood is equipped with the most modern and innovative teaching aids including a science lab, a small library, and a computer lab. A large outside activity area is provided for sports and physical activity.

FACULTY

Kingswood requires its teachers to hold a Bachelor’s or post graduate degree from an acceptable college or university such as the University of Illinois. The staff consists of 6 instructors: 1 holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, 4 hold Master’s Degrees from the same institution.

GRADING SYSTEM AND STATISTICS

Recent High School Student Enrollment:
2000-2001: 10
2001-2002: 11
2002-2003: 10
2003-2004: 10
2004-2005: 10
2005-2006: 4
2006-2007: 5
2008-2009: 4
2009-2010: 5
2010-2011: 5
2011-2012: 5
2012-2013: 7
2013-2014: 5
2014-2015: 6
2015-2016: 4

Grading Scale:
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
below 60 = F

GPA and Class Rank:
GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale and includes all courses taken in grades 9-12 (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0). Due to small class size, students are not ranked. No grades are weighted.

GPA Distribution for Current Students:

GPA Range     Percentage
3.5 – 4.0 40
2.5 – 3.49 20
1.5 – 2.49 20
0.5 – 1.49 0

Average ACT Score, 1993-2016:  23.6

2016 Student Body Composition:
25 percent Hispanic
75 percent White

College Degrees Earned or on Track to Complete, 1993-2016 Graduates:
2 year degree: 7
4 year degree: 15

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

22 credits are required.

CURRICULUM AND COLLEGE COURSES

Students are placed in classes according to their levels of achievement in English, Humanities, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, and Foreign Languages. Qualified seniors may take classes at Parkland College. Below is a list of classes we offer at Kingswood.

CONTACT INFORMATION

KINGSWOOD

PO Box 834
Urbana, Illinois 61803
Web Site: KingswoodUrbana.org Welcome!
Telephone: (217) 344-5540
Fax: (217) 344-5535
Email: Please use our contact form.