Training Christian Leaders Committed to Excellence

(Taken from the AVC Handbook, August 25, 2021)

At Apple Valley Christian Academy our students will:

Spiritual and Moral

  1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind (Matthew 22:37):
  2. Become a member of God’s family and mature in that family relationship.
  3. Grow in wisdom: “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5).
  4. Become excellent/virtuous people.
  5. Love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:38).
  6. Learn to respect other people/fellow image-bearers of God.
  7. Understand and grasp the implications of man’s sinful/fallen nature.
  8. Learn to understand and respect authority.
  9. Learn to apply Biblical thought to all areas of life (what it means to live under God’s authority).

Social and Personal

  1. Learn to be good stewards in God’s world.
  2. Learn to discover and use their unique talents and gifts.
  3. Learn to understand and apply God’s cultural mandate.
  4. Learn to live a life of service.
  5. Learn to be people who respect and apply God’s ideas within the various institutions of life.
  6. Learn to understand and apply God’s ideas on material possessions and their use.
  7. Learn to be good disciples of their Master, Jesus Christ.
  8. Learn to understand and apply God’s ideas related to a disciplined life style.
  9. Learn to understand and apply their role as God’s ambassadors.
  10. Learn to understand and practice servant leadership.

Intellectual and Academic

  1. Learn the tools and practices of a skilled reader.
  2. Learn the tools necessary to master cultural literacy.
  3. Learn strategies for identifying objective truth and the tools to establish real knowledge (a justified, true, belief).
  4. Learn to establish the attitudes and habits that lead to academic excellence.
  5. Learn to become an excellent thinker.
  6. Learn the foundational set of facts and particulars of the various subjects that create learning tools that serves the student in later stages of the learning process.
  7. Learn formal logic, correct argumentation, analysis of information and deductive reasoning in a manner that allows students to analyze the how’s and why’s of our physical and spiritual world through discussion, deduction, and constructive criticism.
  8. Learn to be excellent thinkers who can communicate their thoughts both verbally and in written form.
  9. Learn to become explorers with the tools to seek understanding and truth in the various academic areas.
  10. Learn to be able to develop, defend, and communicate a comprehensive Christian worldview.
  11. Develop an excellent foundation for higher and lifelong learning.

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