Teays Valley Christian School
Teays Valley Christian School

Instructional Beliefs

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We believe the Bible is foundational to all truth and should be integrated in all subject areas.

We believe students are uniquely designed with spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social gifts, and therefore possess various learning styles.

We believe the school should be committed to continuous improvement.

We believe that the students enrolled at Teays Valley Christian School can meet high academic expectations.

We believe that the curriculum design, instructional strategies, and learning activities should be based on distinct goals and challenging expectations for student achievement.

We believe that a variety of appropriate and relevant instructional approaches and methods of assessment should be provided in order to meet the various learning styles of students.

We believe students can become confident, self-motivated, life-long learners.

We believe Teays Valley Christian School should function in a complimentary role with the home and church to produce individuals, who reflect a Christian world view and fulfill God’s purposes in their lives.

We believe students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills by the use of critical thinking and integrated application.

Goals

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

Spiritual (Favor with God) “Let the word of God dwell in you richly”. Col. 3:16

  • Students will be given opportunities to confess Christ as Savior and Lord. (Rom. 10:9-10)
  • Students will be encouraged to follow Christ daily and reflect Christ-like qualities of character in their lives. (Luke 8:34-35)
  • Students will learn that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible Word of God, thus developing attitudes of love and respect toward it. (II Tim. 3:15-17; II Peter 1:20-21)
  • Students will acquire the basic doctrines of the Bible and increase their knowledge of scripture. (Titus 2:1; Psalm 119:11)
  • Students will be taught to know and obey the will of God as revealed in the Scriptures and by the Holy Spirit, thus equipping the student to carry out God’s will daily. (Rom. 12:1-2; II Tim. 2:15; Deut. 26:16-17)
  • Students will gain an understanding of each Christian’s place in the Body of Christ, and its worldwide mission, and will be provided opportunities for involvement in this calling. (Eph. 4:12; I Cor. 12:1-31; Matt. 28:19-20)
  • Students will learn Biblical character qualities and be provided opportunities to demonstrate these qualities. (I Sam. 16:7; Gal. 5:22-23)
  • Students will be encouraged to have regular attendance and involvement in a local church. (Heb. 10:24-25)

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

  • Students will be instructed to develop the mind of Christ towards Godliness. (I Tim. 4:7)
  • Students will be helped to develop a Christian worldview by integrating life; and all studies, with the Bible. (II Peter 1:3)
  • Students will learn how to study God’s word. (II Tim. 2:14)
  • Students will acquire an understanding and ability to use the fundamental processes in communicating and dealing with others. (II Cor. 5:20)
  • Students will gain good study skills and habits. (II Tim. 2:3-7)
  • Students will learn how to research and to reason logically from a Biblical perspective. (Heb. 5:14; Rom. 12:2)
  • Students will be able to think critically and creatively based upon the proper Biblical criteria for evaluation. (II Tim. 3:14-17)
  • Students will acquire basic skills in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. (II Cor. 5:20)
  • Students will acquire basic skills in the areas of mathematical concepts, computation, and application. (Ps. 127:4; Matt. 10:30; Gen. 6:14-16)
  • 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. (Ps. 24:1-2; Gen. 1:20-25; Gen. 3:18)
  • Students will understand the fact and flow of human history and current events, and interpret them in light of God’s plan for mankind. (Ex. 17-14; Ps. 136; Ps. 22:28)
  • Students will be taught the facts and flow of American history, the basic principles of democracy, and the heritage of sacrifice which have America free. (Deut. 7:7-8; Zeph. 3:8)
  • Students will be afforded the opportunity to develop skills in appropriate fine arts; will be encouraged toward creative self-expression. (Ex. 25-27; Ez. 4:1; Ecc. 9:110)
  • 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. (Jer. 29:11)
  • Students will have the opportunity to become acquainted with computer skills which will enable them to effectively function in a technological society. (Is. 1:17)
  • Students will be given opportunities to apply the skills which have been taught in each subject area. (I Cor. 10:31)

Social (Favor with man) “No man liveth unto himself”. (Rom. 14:7a)

  • Students will be taught respect for parents and courtesy and love for the whole family, will assume responsibility within the family unit, and will obtain a Biblical view of marriage. (I Thess. 4:1-7; I Tim. 4:12; Gen. 2:18-25; Eph. 5:22-23)
  • Students will learn to treat everyone with love and respect as unique individuals created in God’s image. (Phil. 2:1-4; Eph. 5:21)
  • Students will develop respect for and demonstrate submission to authority from God’s perspective and respect the property of others. (Rom. 13:1-7; Heb. 13:17; Eph. 6:1-3)
  • Students will learn how to become a contributing member of society by realizing the need to serve others. (Gal. 5:13; Rom. 12:20)
  • Students will acquire Biblical skills for personal and social relationships. (Ps. 119:9; Eph. 4:12; Matt. 18:15-20)
  • TVCS will cooperate closely as servants to the parents in every phase of the student’s development, especially as it relates to the school program. (Mark 10:45)

Physical (Stature) “Present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God”. (Rom. 12:1)

  • Students will learn physical fitness, good health habits, and wise use of the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit. (I Cor. 6:19-20)
  • Students will acquire Biblical attitudes toward material things and his responsibility for using them for God’s glory. (I Tim. 6:17-19; Matt. 6:19; I Cor. 10:31)
  • Students will improve their coordination, grace, muscle tone, and endurance. (Phil. 3:12-14)

Emotional (Wisdom) “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love…” (II Tim. 1:7)

  • Students will develop his self-image as a unique individual created in the image of God and attain his fullest potential. (Ps. 139:13-16)
  • Students will be encouraged to develop self-discipline and responsibility from God’s perspective. (I Tim. 4:7; I Cor. 9:24-27)
  • Students will recognize the Christ controlled personality as the source of true happiness. (Phil. 4:8-9)
  • Students will develop a continuous desire for learning. (Acts 26:24-25)