Expected Student Outcomes

As we strive to attain our vision, we will develop curriculum, programs, learning opportunities, and learning environments designed to yield student development in four general areas: spiritual formation, Biblical worldview development, academic/intellectual development, and skills development. We will endeavor to produce eighth grade graduates who:

Spiritual Formation

  1. ...have a growing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  2. ...know, understand, and apply God’s Word.
  3. ...engage in spiritual disciplines of prayer, Bible study, Scripture memory, worship, and service.
  4. ...personally respond to carrying out the Great Commission locally and around the world in a culturally sensitive manner.
  5. ...are empowered by the Holy Spirit and pursue a life of faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love.

Biblical Worldview Development

  1. ...can articulate, defend, and live their Biblical worldview while having a basic understanding of opposing worldviews.
  2. ...possess apologetic skills to defend their faith.
  3. ...are good stewards of their finances, time (including discretionary time), talents, treasures and all other resources which are all given back to God in a way that adds value to the kingdom.
  4. ...understand the worth of every human being as created in the image of God, and treat people with respect, dignity, grace and truth.
  5. ...understand that work has dignity as an expression of the nature of God and that any work done as unto the Lord is an act of worship.
  6. ...understand that all thoughts and choices have consequences; some positive, some negative.

Academic/Intellectual Development

  1. ...are well prepared in all academic disciplines, and are skilled in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking.
  2. ...are proficient in mathematics, science, and problem solving.
  3. ...have knowledge and understanding of people, events, and movements in history (including church history) and the cultures of other peoples and places.
  4. ...appreciate literature and the arts and understand how they express and shape their beliefs and values.
  5. ...have a critical appreciation of languages and cultures of other peoples, dispelling prejudice, promoting inter-ethnic harmony, and encouraging Biblical hospitality for the (“alien” or “stranger”).

Skills Development

  1. ...have the ability and desire to investigate and find information and answers to questions on their own.
  2. ...know how to utilize resources including technology to find, analyze, and evaluate information.
  3. ...respect, and relate appropriately with integrity to the people with whom they work, play, and live.
  4. ...have the ability to present ideas and research in visual and/or auditory format with clarity and quality.
  5. ...treat their bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit through decisions about nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle.