"That the generation to come might know Him..." Psalm 78:6

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

Christian education must be based upon the word of God. Metrolina Christian Academy believes that the Bible is the inspired, infallible word of God. The Bible is the standard for living a successful life.

Metrolina Christian Academy employs teachers who have a living, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The teachers will conduct and direct developmentally appropriate activities that are in keeping with the school’s mission.

Metrolina Christian Academy teamworks with our families to provide an educational setting that nurtures each student’s spiritual, academic, physical, and emotional development.

Metrolina Christian Academy is passionate in its mission to train students in the word of God, to ensure that the students have a personal relationship with Christ, to prepare them educationally for the 21st century, and to send them out on mission for the kingdom of God.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52)


1.  SPIRITUAL “Let the Word of God dwell in you richly” (Col. 3:16)

  • Students will be encouraged to make a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.

  • Students will be encouraged to follow Christ daily and reflect Christ-like qualities of character in their lives.

  • Students will continually increase their knowledge of Scripture.

2.  ACADEMIC “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 2:5)

  • Students will acquire basic skills in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

  • Students will acquire basic skills in the areas of mathematical concepts, computation, and application.

  • Students will acquire information concerning the earth, physical and biological science, will appreciate the world God has made, and will apply this knowledge and appreciation in wise use of resources.

  • Students will understand the facts and flow of human history and current events, and interpret them in the light of God’s plan for mankind.

  • Students will be taught the facts and flow of American History, the basic principles of democracy, and the heritage of sacrifice which have made America free.

  • Students will be afforded the opportunity to develop skills in appropriate fine arts, will be encouraged to appreciate the artistic expression of others, past and present, and will be encouraged toward creative self-expression.

  • Students will understand the full range of career opportunities available to lead a productive life within God’s plan and will be guided toward matching their aptitudes and skills with those opportunities.

  • Students will have the opportunity to become acquainted with technology skills which will enable them to effectively function in a technological society.

  • Students will acquire skills in reasoning, academic investigation and in creative and critical thinking.

3.  SOCIAL “No man liveth unto himself” (Romans 14:7a)

  • Students will be taught respect for parents and courtesy and love for the whole family, and will assume responsibility within the family unit.

  • Students will be taught to develop and demonstrate concern for others.

  • Students will be taught to respect the property of others.

  • Students will be taught acceptance and recognition of authority and respect for those in authority over them.

4.  PHYSICAL “Present your bodies a living sacrifice … unto God” (Romans 12:1)

  • Students will improve their coordination, grace, muscle tone, and endurance.

  • Students will be taught to form desirable habits in the care and grooming of the body, and will be taught to develop respect for the body as a temple of the Holy Spirit.

5.  EMOTIONAL “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and love …” (I Timothy 1:7)

  • Students will recognize the Christ-controlled personality as the source of true happiness.

  • Students will develop a continuous desire for learning.