School Profile2023 – 2024
Triple C School has been providing a quality Christian education in the Cayman Islands since 1941. The school’s enrollment is currently 288 students which includes Prekindergarten through Grade 12.. Triple C School offers a North American curriculum based on the Virginia State Standards and with modifications for local and cultural academic aspects. We are accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI) and COGNIA.
Our curriculum adequately prepares students for tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). In addition to being afforded the opportunity to sit several Caribbean Secondary Exam Council (CSEC) exams annually, Triple C School offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Successful students earn college credit for their performance on the AP exams given every year in May.
The student body of Triple C School is comprised of a diverse set of students who come from over 20 countries. Ages in the Middle and High school divisions range from 13 to 19 years.
There are three divisions in the school as follows:
- Early Childhood (Pre-Kindergarten)
- Elementary Grades K-5
- Secondary – Middle School/Grades 6-8 and Senior High/ Grades 9-12
Starting in Kindergarten through to Grade 12
Our curriculum framework is based on the Viriginia State Standards (Standards of Learning). The Triple C School program is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and COGNIA (Advanced Ed).
The academic program and the methods of instruction are dependent on a Biblical worldview and objectives to provide the viewpoint, general background, truth and principles for interpreting the facts encountered in the study of any subject.
The curriculum and its related activities are planned to fulfill several purposes:
- To lead each student to a life of Christian commitment and service. (I Peter 4:11, Matthew 6:19)
- To envelop each student with an environment to enables him to grow as a total person. (Galatians 5:22, Proverbs 11:30)
- To produce students of uncompromising moral caliber. (I Peter 2:12)
- To prepare students to enter the job market locally and internationally with skills that enable them to cope efficiently with demands and competition at an entry level. (Colossians 3:23)
- To prepare students to enter and succeed at the university level. (II Timothy 2:15)
Middle School: Grades 6-8
Middle school is the most remarkable time in a student’s development. These are the years of the adolescent metamorphosis where students grow to think critically, creatively and independently. Students are taught the skills needed to develop self–discipline, a strong moral character and a solid work ethic. Our students grow with grace and mature into responsible, focused students.
High School: Grades 9-12
After graduation, many Triple C School alumni have attended top universities. Our high school students are prepared for college and university–level coursework. . Our comprehensive program gives students an extraordinary foundation which will benefit them for their entire lives. Students achieve a high level of moral, spiritual and social development. There is an emphasis on personal responsibility, self-discipline, leadership and independence.
Our high school curriculum offers a broad range of courses to provide students with a mastery of knowledge and prepare them for selective universities. Students who meet the criteria for our Honors and Advanced Placement program may pursue learning pathways which lead to concentrations in STEM, Business, Arts and Humanities. They follow a rigorous curriculum in English and literature, the sciences, mathematics, history, business, CE/Bible, art, music, and physical education.
Core required courses are – Bible, Math, English, Social Studies and Science. Main course listings on offer are as follows:
- English Language Arts
- Biology, Chemistry, Physics
- World Geography, World History, U.S. History, British/Caymanian History
- Foreign Language (Spanish)
- Health/Life Skills
- Physical Education
- (IT) Computers
- Work Experience
- Selection of Electives
26 credits are required for a regular High School Diploma. 28-30 credits can be earned for an Honours Diploma. Based on choice of electives, students have career pathways leading to emphasis in business, science and college prep. Additionally, each student must complete a 120-hour community service graduation requirement.
Advanced Placement (AP) And Honors Program Framework
Triple C’s overall program is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International. (ACSI). The majority of courses offered in the school program are college preparatory. With most courses meeting requirements for admission to colleges and universities in the Cayman Islands, the USA, Canada and the UK.
Triple C offers Honors classes. Honors classes address the same standards but go deeper into the content, at a much faster pace, and have higher expectations for both the quality and quantity of student work. In short, the Honors classes are more rigorous and push students to learn above and beyond grade-level. They are designed for students who love learning and seek admission to specialist college and university disciplines.
Teachers in the Honors programs are committed to challenging students to adequately prepare them for college-level course work. As Honors level courses are more rigorous than regular courses, classes may require additional reading, research, essays and projects. Teachers cover curriculum at a faster pace and in greater depth while incorporating more complex analysis and additional sources.
Students in Honors courses are expected to show the following characteristics:
- High academic achievement and intellectual ability.
- Self-motivation and self-discipline.
- Good organizational skills.
- Excellent written and spoken expression.
- An avid interest in reading different types of text.
- An ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Remain on task in class with little to no disruption.
- Good citizenship and attendance.
Honors classes and Advanced Placement Courses:
English (Grades 9-11)
AP English Literature and Composition
AP English Language and Composition
AP Calculus AB
AP Human Geography
Class of 2023
There were 29 graduates in the Class of 2023:
- 3 earned a 4.0+
- 5 earned 3.5 -3.99
- 12 earned 3.0 – 3.49
- 5 earned 2.5 – 2.99
- 3 earned 2.0 – 2.49
- 1 earned less than 2.0
Post high school placement
- 9% selected work or took a gap year.
- 41% matriculated to a 4-yr college or university.
- 50% matriculated to a 2-yr college.
Colleges attended by Triple C graduates from the last four years
DC Calverton Academy
DC Calverton Academy
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International Univ.
George Mason Univ.
Louisiana State Univ.
Naples Air Center
St. Mary’s Univ.
University of South Florida
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.
Eastern Michigan Univ.
Houston Community College
Indian River College
Univ. of Iowa
North Carolina State Univ.
Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Texas Christian Univ.
Universal Technical Institute
University of North Carolina
Utah Valley Univ.
University of Tampa
Oral Roberts University
Academic Grading Distribution Table
|93 – 96%||A||3.9|
|90 – 92%||A-||3.7|
|87 – 89%||B+||3.3|
|83 – 86%||B||3.0|
|80 – 82%||B-||2.7|
|77 – 79%||C+||2.3|
|73 - 76%||C||2.0|
|70 – 72%||C-||1.7|
|67 – 69%||D+||1.3|
|63 – 66%||D||1.0|
|60 – 62%||D-||0.7|
|0 – 59%||F||0.0|
Grade Point Average Computation:
In determining Grade Point Average, one point per semester is added for each course taken from Advanced Placement and Honors level courses as noted on the transcript.
9-12 Weighted GPA: This represents all marks earned during grades 9-12 including the extra grade point weight for any Honors or AP coursework.
9-12 Unweighted GPA: This represents all marks earned during grades 9-12 on a 4-point grading scale.