According to the Bible, parents are responsible for the training of their children (Deut. 6:1-7; Prov. 22:6; Eph. 6:1-4). Soaring Eagles Christian Academy serves as partners with parents in providing an excellent education consistent with Biblical truth. Harmony between home and school provides the best environment for godly training to take place. We seek to nurture development of the following essential character traits in the lives of our students:
Integrity * Maintaining a lifestyle that is above reproach. A Christian should be honest, moral and trustworthy in all dealings (Titus 1:8; Job 27:5; Prov. 11:3, 20:11; I Kings 9:4; Ps. 15).
Respect *An attitude that highly esteems those in properly placed authority. God has placed parents, teachers, employers, governmental authority and church leaders in our lives. God gave us a biblical command to honor them for our own good (Rom. 13:1-5; Heb. 13:7; I Peter 2:13-21; 1 Thess. 5:12-13).
Obedience *The outworking of the attitude of respect. We are to obey God and all those He has placed over us in our lives. When we obey, we show our love and respect for God and the authorities He has ordained. Our lives then will be long and fruitful as He has promised (John 14:21; Eph. 6:14; Rom. 13:1-7; Prov. 6:23).
Self-Discipline *The ability to control one’s thoughts and actions. The goal is to have a life under control, self-disciplined by the Spirit of God. (Gal. 5:22-26; Job 5:17; Prov. 16:32, 25:28; 1 Tim. 4:7,8).
Godly Living * A lifestyle that exhibits the fruit of the Spirit and flees from the acts of our sinful nature. Our standards are found in God’s Word and our desire must be one with God and His holiness (Gal. 5:16-26; 2 Tim. 2:22; 1 Peter 1:13-16, 2:9-10;
1 Cor. 6:12-20; Prov. 23:29-35; Phil. 4; Rom. 8:6-8).
Wisdom *Understanding what is true from God’s perspective, and doing what is right. Wisdom comes from God and our respect for Him. It is developed in our lives by our proper response to correction. If we do not respond to correction with a teachable spirit, the Bible calls us fools and unable to attain wisdom (Prov. 12:20-33; Prov. 2:1-22; Prov. 4:7).
Responsibility *Being dependable and accountable in all relationships and tasks. We are accountable to each other to love, encourage, confront, comfort and forgive. Furthermore, initiative, intellectual integrity and excellence should be the marks of all tasks we attempt (1 Cor 13; Matt 18:15-17; Gal. 6:1-5; Eph. 5:29-32; Eccl. 9:10).
Thankfulness *Developing an attitude of gratefulness. We are to be thankful for everything God brings into our lives. Knowing that God’s dealings in our lives are intended for our “good” will help create an attitude of gratefulness for the things others do for us (Phil. 4:6-7; 1 Thess. 5:18; Col. 2:7; Eph. 5:20).
Service *A spirit of humility in focusing on the needs of others. Christ is our example in living a life that is not self-centered but rather seeking ways to serve, not rule (Eph. 5:21; Phil. 2:3-11; James 4:6-10).
Eternal Values *Our focus should be upward. The key is to live each day with the realization that only what is done for eternity counts (James 4:14; Matt. 6:33; Matt. 6:19-21).
In light of these truths, parents are asked each year to sign the following statements during the enrollment/re-enrollment process:
We are in support of the educational philosophy objectives, School Handbook, standards of conduct and the principles of this covenant. We will cooperate with the teachers in a spirit of partnership in the training of our child(ren). If at any time during the training of our child(ren), we can no longer work together in a spirit of unity, and all reasonable avenues of communication are exhausted, we will withdraw our child(ren) from Soaring Eagles Christian Academy. We understand that willful disobedience by our child(ren) to these principles and guidelines may result in dismissal from Soaring Eagles Christian Academy.
Students in grades 7 through 12 are also asked to sign the following statement:
I desire to attend Soaring Eagles Christian Academy or am willing to be under the authority of my parents in submitting and deferring to their wishes concerning enrollment at Soaring Eagles Christian Academy. I understand that Christian teachers are in partnership with my parents. I will strive to obey them also as they seek to train me according to God’s Word. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will seek to live a godly life in and out of school in order that Jesus Christ will be glorified. I understand that willful disobedience of these principles and the guidelines of the School Handbook may result in my dismissal from Soaring Eagles Christian Academy.
The faculty and staff of Soaring Eagles Christian Academy pledge by God’s grace to uphold the principles of the covenant and guidelines as we together train your children.