1. Biblical Principles - the Bible is the final authority for all things and the means by which God provides principles for living in a way that protects from harmful thinking and behavior.
2. Academically Challenging – rich school experiences in the classroom and schoolwide projects to prepare students for future life success.
3. Compassion – involves putting yourself in their place and genuinely wanting to understand and help them. It involves beginning to have a totally different perspective when it comes to how you perceive others.
4. Integrity - adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
5. Perseverance - steady persistence in a course of action or purpose especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
To address the spiritual, academic, emotional, social, economic, cultural, and physical needs of our students using Wagner’s (2008) seven survival skills needed to be successful in the 21st century. They are:
- Critical thinking and problem solving;
- Collaboration and leadership;
- Agility and adaptability;
- Initiative and entrepreneurialism;
- Effective oral and written communication;
- Accessing and analyzing information; and
- Curiosity and imagination.