Christian Fellowship School is approved by the Federal Government to enroll non immigrant foreign students in grades kindergarten through twelve.
Christian Fellowship School is a Christian ministry. As such, the school carries on an active evangelical ministry. The Bible, and particularly the Gospel of Jesus Christ are an integral part of every aspect of the school curriculum as well as its extra curricular activities. The school is one of the ministries of Christian Fellowship in DuQuoin. Every student enrolled at the school will have extensive exposure to the Christian faith and will be presented with numerous opportunities to accept (or not accept) Christ as his or her savior and Lord. The school has had students from a variety of religious backgrounds, ranging from Hinduism, to atheism. To the best of my knowledge, all of these students have embraced the Christian faith. Without compromising the basic tenants of the faith we strive to remain as inter-denominational as possible, but we do retain a distinctly conservative, fundamentalist "flavor." Velocity Church is what some would describe as a neo-Pentecostal Ministry, but the specific doctrines of the neo-Pentecostal movement, which the Church does embrace, are not taught or promoted in the school.
The school is an Illinois State Board of Education Recognized Non-public School. As such, graduates of CFS have the same opportunities to matriculate to colleges and universities that public school graduates enjoy. Because the curriculum at CFS is somewhat more academically rigorous that the basic curriculum of many elementary schools and high school in America we believe our graduates are better prepared for the next phase of their lives.
Christian Fellowship graduates have attended several colleges and universities including Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois, Le Tourneau University, Bailor University, Oral Roberts University, Rolla school of Mines, Texas A.& M., North Carolina State, Missouri Baptist College, Covenant College, Iowa State University, and Robert Morris University.
Christian Fellowship School and John A. Logan Community College have a dual enrollment agreement which allows students at Christian Fellowship School to take, and get credit for each of the following courses at both the high school and the college level:
Biology 115 and 205 (after taking Biology at Christian Fellowship)
Chemistry 151 and 152
Computer Information Systems 207, 210 and 240
English 101 and 102 (together making one high school elective grade)
French 102 and 102
German 101 and 102
History 101, 102, 104, 110, 201 and 240
Literature 211, 212, 231, and 131
Math 106, 108, 109, 111, 113, and 131
Political Science 131
Physics 101 and 102 (after taking Biology at Christian Fellowship)
Religion 102, 105, 106, 108 and 110
Science 201A (only for transfer students who cannot take Physical and Earth Science at CFS)
Spanish 101 and 102
As for financial aspects, the fixed fees would be as follows:
New Student Registration $500.00
Re-enrolling Student Registration $250.00
Tuition $3600.00 ($1800 per semester
Students involved in extra-curricular activities (basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, and trap shooting)
pay an additional $25 fee for each activity.
We estimate that each host family would need to spend approximately $750.00 each month, paid for a ten month period, to provide for the needs of each international student. All amounts are in U.S. dollars. If host families could be assured that they could depend upon the student's family for some or all of that support it might increase the probability of finding host families.
The school is not limited as to the number of international students that will be admitted from any particular country. We do, however, limit our total enrollment to twenty students per class, for a maximum of three hundred students in pre-school through twelfth grade. The school is approved to enroll F-1 international students in grades kindergarden through twelve. Prior to the events of September 11, 2001 Christian Fellowship School was approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization to accept international students. The school has completed the approval process with the Department of Homeland Security and received SEVIS approval. Since receiving that approval we have enrolled several Korean students, several Chinese students, one student from Nicaragua, and one student from Viet Nam. A few of these students have transferred to other schools, while most have graduated from CFS and gone on to attend colleges here in the U.S. Students transferring to another school during an academic year without completing their scheduled program at CFS will be charged a $700.00 early transfer fee. Graduate and end-of-year transfer are not subject to this fee.