Black Hills Christian Academy

Christian Education Statement of Philosophy  

Black HIlls Christian Academy (BHCA) exists to equip children to view life from God's perspective because He is Truth (John 14:6). We believe Biblical perspective is communicated through 1) His Creation, 2) His Son, Jesus Christ, and 3) His Holy Word, the Bible. All Truth is rooted in the Bible (John 17:17), therefore, Christ and the Bible are central and embedded into every subject and activity. Our school will not teach anything or incorporate any content into the curriculum that we deem to be inconsistent with our Biblical worldview, our doctrinal statement, and our commitment to being a distinctively Christian school in every way, except to be used in a manner that teaches students to discern truth and train their minds for excellence.

Our responsibility to the student encompasses the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional areas of their life. As students recognize God's Truth and are assured of their calling and election, they will also recognize the worth God has placed on them and how they can live in a manner worthy of the gospel.

We believe that a proper relationship between family, church, and school is essential to Christian education. It is the responsibility of parents to teach and train their children; BHCA is an extension of the educational process of the home, partnering with families as they raise their children in a counter-cultural manner that honors and glorifies God and encourages a personal and growing relationship with Christ (Gal. 1:10). Together, BHCA and parents educate the complete individual resulting in godly character in action as students become disciples to their community, work force, and world.

As Christian educators, we desire to be faithful in our generation to communicate a Godly vision that inspires our children to walk in the freedom and openness of the Gospel, and in so doing, influences the world for Christ (John 15:19, John 9:5). BHCA grounds everything that we do on the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to instill in our students, families, and staff an eternal mindset based on God's absolute truth.

         
Christian Education
Respect and love for God, country, parents, family and others are basic components of education each day.  We expect students to demonstrate Christian love for each other and respect for authority at all times. Students receive daily instruction in Biblical principles and encouragement in Christian living. No doctrine that distinguishes a particular church is taught.

 

Academics
The academic program includes a strong, non-denominational, Biblically-based curriculum taught in the traditional style with allowances and encouragement for individual learning styles and capabilities. The curriculum concentrates on providing a strong foundation in the basics of language arts, math, the sciences and history.  We also include Bible, art, physical education, music, Spanish, drama, and computer classes.
               
Discipline
All staff have been trained and use the philosophy of Love and Logic with their students. Discipline is positively spoken and demonstrated with students. Parents are informed of expectations, consequences, and rewards. We seek to encourage all students and serve their emotional needs as well as their educational and spiritual needs. Please feel free to let us know how we can help your child.