Educational Objectives

 

Foothills Community Christian School seeks for student growth in spiritual, academic, physical and personal excellence.  The following objectives are the result of our philosophy and will determine the policies and programs of our school:

Biblical

  1. To teach that God is the Author of all truth.
  2. To teach the Bible as God's Inspired Word.
  3. To teach the doctrines of the Bible, as presented in our Statement of Faith.
  4. To develop a desire to know and obey God’s will as revealed in the Scriptures.
  5. To develop an understanding of the Christian’s role in evangelism, in discipleship, and in fellowship within the local church.
  6. To encourage godliness through the pursuit of the mind of Christ.
  7. To teach a biblical view of temptation and sin.
  8. To encourage self-discipline, responsibility and submission to God, and all biblical authority.
  9. To help students develop and adopt a Christian world-view by integrating faith, learning, and knowledge.  
  10. To lead the student toward a decision of accepting Christ as Savior and Lord.

Academic 

  1. To develop the individual's academic abilities by promoting high academic standards.
  2. To help each student gain proficiency in basic skills.
  3. To encourage each student to use productive study habits.
  4. To teach skills in independent research, logical reasoning, and critical thinking.
  5. To motivate students to pursue areas of personal interest and to develop their God-given talents and creative skills.
  6. To relate current events to God’s plan for man and the world.
  7. To teach the student to work independently and/or cooperatively.
  8. To develop the skills necessary to function in a technological society.
  9. To promote good citizenship and appreciation of our Christian and American heritage. 

Physical

  1. To appreciate the body as the temple of God.
  2. To promote physical fitness and good health habits. 
  3. To teach good sportsmanship and teamwork.

Personal

  1. To help each student develop proper self-esteem and to love one's neighbor as one's self.
  2. To teach the biblical perspectives of interpersonal relationships.
  3. To teach the value of being a faithful steward of God’s resources.
  4. To teach work and relational skills.
  5. To teach each student the necessity of forming personal convictions before God and to respect the convictions of others.
  6. To teach an appreciation of God’s view of  marriage and the family.