FCS Core Values
As FCS endeavors to produce leaders grounded in the unchanging truth of Jesus Christ in an ever changing world, our ministry is characterized by the following commitments:
At Faith Christian School, we aspire to God’s standard of excellence. The basis of this is the unchanging truth of Jesus Christ as the revealed truth of scripture. Christ is our model, and Christ-likeness is our goal. We focus on His character, enabled by grace, with the motive of glorifying God.
*This document relies heavily on the thoughts of Dr. Glen Schultz as well as Justin Taylor.
FCS Student Outcomes
FCS desires to partner with parents in fulfilling the mandate given by God in Deuteronomy 6:4-9, “Teach them diligently to your children”. The ‘them’ mandated in this verse to be taught to the children are the words of the greatest commandment, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” So what we expect our students to be taught at FCS… is to LOVE God! Therefore, FCS believes based upon the Greatest Commandment in Matthew 22 that loving God and loving others requires Spiritual maturity in the heart, mind, and soul. Spiritual maturity is foundational for learners, leaders and servants. In order to love God and love others, we aspire to God's level of excellence in spiritual and intellectual development. FCS educates through the window of five target areas: Spiritual Life, Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, and Leadership. Student outcomes are based upon God’s commandment from which our school’s core philosophy and practice will focus on two specific areas of teaching and training. These target areas are aligned in context of developing the whole child spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally.
EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOME #1: Scripturally mature, passionate followers of Christ with a view of God’s word (Biblical Worldview) that affects every area of their heart, mind and soul.
Impact Statement: “We love (God), because He first loved us” 1 John 4:19. God so loved us He has sent His Son. God is love 1 John 4:8. It is His love, the ultimate act of grace, that enables and equips us to love Him. One of the distinctive elements of Christian Schools is its preparation of students for a life founded on God’s Word, exposing students to His truth and grace, with the goal of students coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Spiritual formation assists students in the development of Christlike character. The evidence of a biblical lifestyle involves the practice of spiritual disciplines, self-control, head to heart development of the mind, body, and character with a spirit of serving and gratefulness. FCS seeks to assist students in developing a worldview in accordance with God's word as well as helping them shape their values of a person's place in society, community, family, and church.
Mission Objectives: Students...
1. Understand they are enabled by God's grace.
2. Know and understand how to make decisions from a Biblical perspective
3. Practice a lifestyle of integrity
4. Demonstrate a passion for reaching souls for Christ according to the Great Commission
5. Respect all cultures, languages, and ethnicities
Rationale: Students understand through sound Biblical teaching and Biblical integration the enablement of God's grace from the very foundation of their Christian existence. Students are engaged in church and other related activities of growth and service that contribute to the Great Commission. Student service and engagement is evidenced through community service hours and monthly ministry projects. They live a life in accordance with Scripture exemplifying the traits taught in our Patriot character program resulting in a life of integrity. Students apply the unifying principle of God as creator and Savior in their thinking as it relates to all content disciplines, have a working knowledge of Biblical theism and other worldview, demonstrate an understanding of the inherent tension between popular culture and a Biblical theistic worldview which is evident in academic achievement in Bible class and student surveys as well as end of year Bible assessments. They express in Bible Class Journal entries Commitment to bring life, beliefs, and behavior into conformity with the teachings of Christ.
EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOME #2: Well-developed academic learners with successful critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Impact Statement: “We love (others), because He first loved us” 1 John 4:19. Human beings are created in the image of God to worship Him, and love and serve others. We are enabled by His grace to pursue the cultivation of our world for the glory of God, and the good of others. One of the distinctive elements of Christian Schools is its preparation of students for a life founded on Biblical principles, which leads to the intentional pursuit of good works in our vocations, for the loving service of others. This requires the development of both intellectual and social skills. As an academic institution, it is the responsibility of FCS to well-educate students. Students should be able to reason, be reasonable, and articulate as well as express attitudes of gratitude, respect, and obedience. Students must demonstrate a strong knowledge base and possess the skills to use that information. FCS also seeks to help students develop the life skills needed to be successful beyond the classroom: in athletics, in the arts, at church and in the community.
Mission Objectives: Students...
1. Exemplify a teachable spirit
2. Analyze, interpret, evaluate, and synthesize concepts within various contexts
3. Promote Godly and positive attitudes
4. Successful contributor to society
5. Life-long learner
Rationale: Students evidence learning across disciplines, demonstrate a proficiency in transferring learning from one subject to another, utilize higher order thinking skills, demonstrate an ability to think logically, support inferences, and justify conclusions in the classroom through testing, discussion groups, and journal entries. Students evaluate a variety of problems and utilize multiple and creative strategies in posing possible solutions to them. Positive attitudes are encouraged through the speak life campaign. Students use a variety of resources including technology to develop thoughtful questions in problem solving, engage their community responsibly both politically and socially and will use these skills to continue to learn throughout their life and career evidenced through our high graduation rate and college acceptances.