A well kept secret in the Quincy parochial school system has big plans for the future.
The Quincy Christian School, located at the corner of 10th and Spruce, is seeking dual accreditation and dual college enrollment options to keep your children ahead of the curve in their education.
Officials at Quincy Christian say they have an ultimate goal of turning the school into a college prep school by this time next year, meaning high school students will be taking more rigorous courses that will prepare them for college.
Not only will Quincy Christian be considered a "college prep" school, but other changes are on the way as well.
The classrooms at Quincy Christian are about half as full as area public schools but that doesn't mean students are getting half the education.
In fact, Quincy Christian School Administrator Bob Murray says, it's just the opposite.
"Our students are two grades above the national norm so that means whatever is expected for 7th grade 8th grade 9th grade, let's say 9th grade for now they are doing 11th grade work," said Murray.
Murray says Quincy Christian plans to seek dual accreditation, meaning it will be recognized by two state institutions, when most high schools are only recognized by one.
And by this time next year students like Ryon Coonrod and Lonnie Dunn will also be able to get dual credit toward college.
"That's going to make college a lot easier compared to what it could be just jumping into college and then having to start at zero you're already going to have some credits out of the way," said Ryon Coonrod a student at Quincy Christian.
"It'll help me get into the college that I would like to get to and being that I'm a junior, I'm planning for my future so it'll just really help out with that," said Lonnie Dunn a student a Quincy Christian.
Murray says Quincy Christian's continued efforts to provide their students with the best education possible will not only help them pass 10th grade English, but life as well.
"We've got 4 years of high school to prepare them for college and for life, so we take every day very seriously," said Murray.
Enrollment at Quincy Christian is about 70 students, but Murray told says expects that to double by this time next year.
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