Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Purpose
Good News Christian Academy operates with a traditional philosophy towards education.
By traditional education we hold to the following:
1. The teacher is in charge of the classroom
2. The teacher is responsible for providing a structured atmosphere of order in which the students will learn
3. The teacher has the authority to administer discipline to each child
4. Homework is assigned regularly and is expected to be completed on time
5. Our textbooks are God-centered, teaching spiritual truths, morality, and patriotism
6. The curriculum is paced for the average student
7. Drill work and memorization are key tools in instruction
8. Reading is taught by phonics
9. The teacher is professional in manner, but servant-minded
10. True learning takes place in this order:
1st – Control
2nd – Communication
3rd – Learning
11. Rules and standards are not obsolete and outdated
12. God’s Word is truth
We are in opposition to progressive education in which the emphasis is upon the following:
1. Questioning the answers
3. The innate goodness of man
4. The suppressive nature of discipline
5. The relativity of all things (including morals).
6. Omitting God and His Word from the education process.
We hold that Christian education is a mandate from God to the Christian family (Matthew 28:18-20). Because of Scripture verses like Proverbs 19:27; 22:6; Deuteronomy 6:6-9 and Colossians 2:8, we feel we must provide an atmosphere more conducive to the precepts of the Bible
We support parents to teach their children morals, such as truthfulness, purity, honesty, patriotism, faithfulness, and a high regard for standards. Every subject is taught in light of Bible truth. We accept God’s Word as the final authority. Our school is a ministry and a part of Good News Free Will Baptist Church. We exist because of our church, and we operate in harmony with our other church ministries.
Philosophy of Accountability
Romans 14:11 and 12 says: “For it is written, as I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So every one of us shall give an account of himself to God. This we firmly believe.
The pastor will some day give an account to God for his role of leadership in the ministry. He is continually accountable to the congregation of Good News Free Will Baptist Church.
The staff members are accountable to God, as well as to the pastor of the church. Each reports directly to the pastor.
The teachers are accountable to God, as well as to the principle of the school. Areas of accountability include the actual classroom teaching, meeting deadlines, following established procedures, and living an exemplary Christian life.
The parents are accountable to God for the selection of a Christian school for their children, for maintaining open communication with teachers, and for fully supporting this institution.