Expected Student Outcomes
The four main goals of our two Guiding Principles, Christian principles and character and Christ centered academic excellence. These principles break down into the following goals.
1. To Develop a Love for Others and Provide a Safe, Nurturing, and Christian Environment – Matthew 22:39, Colossians 2:2-4, 6-8
• Be kind, loving and respectful to others.
• Demonstrate the ability to love and serve others through actions and words.
• Demonstrate respect for authority: God, peers, community, self, and accepting of boundaries.
• Be willing to learn to respect the needs, ideas and opinions of others.
• Be willing to desire to create an atmosphere of peace instead of chaos.
• Develop a moral conscience that is based on God’s Word, the Holy Bible.
• Be willing to be challenged to learn to treat others as you would like to be treated.
2. To Develop a Love for God and a God-Centered Biblical World View – Matthew 22:37, Isaiah 43:7
• Understand that God is the creator of the heavens, the earth, and of man (Genesis 1).
• Understand that we are created to bring glory to God and not ourselves.
• Develop a thorough knowledge of scripture to share and defend their faith.
• Be introduced to the need to become active and supportive of a local evangelical church.
• Be challenged to develop a hunger to grow in the knowledge and understanding of the Bible.
• Apply biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
• Develop biblical literacy enabling the student to apply God’s word to everyday life decisions.
• Understand that all thoughts and choices have consequences.
• Understand that we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to pursue a life of faith, goodness, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love.
3. To Develop a Love for Learning and the Ability to Think Creatively and Critically – Proverbs 1:5
• Understand that work has dignity as an expression of the nature of God, and that any done for or to the Lord is an act of worship.
• Learn to establish the attitudes and habits that lead to academic excellence.
• Be well prepared in all academic disciplines, and be skilled in reading, writing, speaking, listening, thinking, and problem solving.
• Possess the critical thinking skills, creativity and confidence necessary to handle opportunities and adversities.
• Endeavor to develop their full academic potential according to their God-created individual ability.
• Have exposure to and an appreciation of other languages and cultures.
• Be prepared for success in secondary and higher education or vocational endeavors.
4. To Partner with the Home and the Church in Training the Child and Developing a Love for America – Proverbs 22:6, Excerpt from Planned Patriotism, and The American’s Creed
• Be challenged to accept and then develop a relationship with Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.
• Be challenged to learn to love the Lord their God, with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
• Model character that demonstrates Christ-like attitudes and traits.
• Be engaged in impacting their world positively through their own unique talents and abilities.
• Understand the worth of every human being as created in the image of God and treating people with respect, dignity, grace and truth.
• Learn to serve the family, church, school, and community with their God-given gifts.
• Treat their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit through decisions about nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle.
• Develop the necessary skills to function in a constantly changing technological society.
• Develop love, support, obedience, and respect for America, its founding and its future.
SUPPORTING SCRIPTURES AND DOCUMENTATION:
• Matthew 22:39 – “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”
• Colossians 2:2-4, 6-8 – “That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ; in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Now this I say, lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”
• Matthew 22:37 – “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
• Isaiah 43:7 – “Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”
• Proverbs 1:5 – “A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.”
• Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
• Excerpt from Planned Patriotism – “Patriotism is an inner feeling that is difficult to define; for each of us it has a different meaning and each of us meets it with a different emotional reaction—feelings of pride, gaiety, a lump in the throat and a tear in the eye, a swelling of the chest and quickened breath, a fierce desire to battle for that which we believe, and even the dedication of one’s life to a cause.”
• The American’s Creed – “I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.”
“I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.”