Harrah Community Christian School

About HCCS

BIBLICAL PREMISE

The Bible teaches that parents are responsible for the total training and education of their children (Deuteronomy 6:4, 25; Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 22:6).  In reality, parents cannot provide all of the necessary training and educational experiences for their children.  Therefore, they entrust to others the authority to assist them in carrying out this responsibility.

PURPOSE

The main purpose of our school is to support, supplement, and cooperate with the parents in training their children through an educational program of academic excellence based on Biblical principles.

The secondary purpose of our school is to provide training for children from non-Christian homes through an educational program of academic excellence based on Biblical principles (Deuteronomy 31:11-13).  We realize that, while our basic premise is focused on assisting Christian parents in training and educating their children, our school has the God-given responsibility for evangelization (Matthew 28:19-20).

The Biblical principles require that the training offered focus on shaping all the basic aspects of a student's whole being.  Specifically, our goal for the student is that they would mature in the following areas:

Mentally - to acquire sufficient knowledge for living and to develop their mind to its fullest potential.
Spiritually - to develop a God-centered view of life by integrating Biblical truth with academic learning so that their faith and practice are Christ-honoring; to develop leadership potential in each student; and to provide stimulating opportunities for continual spiritual growth.
Morally - to develop knowledge and discernment of right and wrong according to the Scripture so that personal convictions may be developed and lived out.
Physically - to be trained in the areas of physical fitness and proper stewardship of the body.
Socially - to develop positive friendships and learn to properly relate to others and be sensitive to their needs.
Emotionally - to be trained in developing appropriate emotional expression and a balanced response to life's situations.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

1.  We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  We believe the Bible to be complete, containing 66 books, 39   in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.

2.  We believe that there is one true God, existing eternally as three persons: the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.

3.  We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

4.  We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, His deity, and His work in each believer.  We believe in the indwelling of the believer at the moment of regeneration, and the resultant filling of the believer with power for Christian life and service.

5.  We believe that man was created by God in God's image.  We believe in the subsequent fall of man into sin resulting in spiritual death, necessitating the new birth for his salvation.

6.  We believe in the complete and eternal salvation by God's grace alone; that salvation is received as a gift of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work.

7.  We believe in one true church, the body and bride of Christ.  We believe that Christ's church functions as an organization of its members into local churches of worship for edification of the believers and for world-Gospel witness.

8.  We believe in the Christian life to be a life of righteousness, good works, and of separation unto God from the evil of the world.  We believe the Christian life to be manifested by speaking the truth, maintaining the sanctity of the home, settling of differences between Christians in accordance with he Word of God, not engaging in carnal strife but showing a Christ-like attitude toward all men, exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit, and maintaining a life of prayer.

9.  We believe in the existence of Satan and his personality as the great adversary.  We believe in his judgment and final doom.

10.  We believe in the personal, visible, and imminent return of Christ.

11.  We believe that heaven and hell are definite places.  We believe in the conscious existence of the dead, the resurrection of the body, the judgment and condemnation of unbelievers, the eternal life of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the dead.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The instructional program of Harrah Community Christian School includes not only the course subjects necessary for a basic education, but also the spiritual, physical, moral and emotional training necessary for the adequate development of the individual into a mature, responsible Christian citizen.

The primary objectives of the school are the following:

To assist each student in discovering and developing his God-given talents and abilities in creativity, evaluation, planning, communication and academics.
To promote self-discipline by training students to be relevant, consistent, appreciative, responsible, and thorough.
To assist each student in seeking God's purpose for his life in service.
To compensate for inadequate educational backgrounds.
To provide opportunities for the development of the uniqueness of each individual pupil.
To help each student learn how to honor the Lord by meeting the daily responsibilities that God entrusts to him.
To instill an appreciation and respect for authority, constitutional government, our Christian, national and state flags, and officials in national and local places of authority.
To encourage student-parent interaction in order to involve parents in fulfilling the educational responsibilities of their children.
To direct the growth process through utilizing appropriate discipline when necessary.
To ensure that each child comes to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, achieves a high level of Christian maturity, attains a deeper commitment to the Lord and becomes a more effective witness for the Lord.

To achieve the above goals, the school as a whole, and classroom teachers in particular, will institute systems that promote responsibility, thoroughness, self-discipline, and respect.  Please make sure to read such policies carefully so you may help your child adhere to the requirements listed.