Principles and Values
GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND CORE VALUES
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
- The family has the primary responsibility from God to train their Children (Deuteronomy 6) and Hesperia Christian School works along with the church of Jesus Christ to assist them.
- Believing that any part of life which is not immersed in scriptural concepts is incomplete, Hesperia Christian School provides biblical integration in all curriculum and activities. The Bible is seen as the final authority in all matters of life.
- Hesperia Christian School staff members consider themselves to be involved in ministry, and are not solely involved for the purpose of earning a wage. As such, Hesperia Christian School staff members are to be living examples of Christ to all to whom they minister.
- Hesperia Christian School teachers are to feel called to teach. They must demonstrate a gift for teaching; they will be effective communicators and be trained in their specific field of service.
- Hesperia Christian School staff and students should pursue personal and academic excellence.
- Hesperia Christian School believes its students learn better in a nurturing environment of caring staff, where they are safe and the facilities are well-maintained.
We personally and corporately hold to the following truths:
Biblical principles are applied to daily life by:
- The family is the basic unit of Christian education.
- God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and man.
- The Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to earth to die for sin.
- It is necessary to be born again by the Spirit of God by trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Growth in the Christian life depends upon fellowship with God through Bible reading, prayer, and service.
- It is necessary and urgent to proclaim the gospel both to our neighbors and around the world.
- The Bible as the only Word of God is practical and important for today
- The Christian life requires a commitment to be distinctly and attractively different from non-Christians.
- Integrating the Bible in all subjects.
- Teaching the student to submit to authority.
- Teaching the student to apply himself to his work and use his gifts to fulfill his various responsibilities.
- Teaching the student to work independently and cooperatively.
- Encouraging the student to think for himself and to stand up for his personal convictions in the face of pressure.
- Teaching the student to use Christian social graces.
- Developing the student’s creative skills and an appreciation for the fine arts.
- Developing effective communication skill of the student including speech and writing.
- Teaching the knowledge and skills required for future study or for occupational competence.
- Developing a desire pleasing to God for wholesome physical and mental activities.
- Teaching our American heritage and the current issues facing our country and the world.
- Showing the student his civic responsibilities and to prepare him for adult responsibility as a Christian citizen of our nation.