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Philosophy of Education

 

       Carroll County Christian Academy is a ministry of Carrollton Baptist Temple. CCCA is founded upon the belief that man is created in the image of God. The purpose of Christian education is to renew the mind in the knowledge and after the image of Him that created him (Colossians 3:10). God's Word, the Bible, is truth (John 17:7); therefore, all education should be based on God's Word in order to recognize the rightful place of God as being pre-eminent in all things. All subjects are studied from a Biblical point of view as taught by Carrollton Baptist Temple (Colossians 1:18).

      As an institution for Christian education, it is expected that the faculty administration of Carroll County Christian Academy
reveal Jesus Christ to each student by utilizing the Christ-centered curriculum and living lives that are Christ-honoring. The total objective of our Christian education program is to provide the opportunity for each student to develop spiritually, intellectually, socially, physically, and aesthetically to the highest degree of which he is capable according to the abilities God has given him.

      Carroll County Christian Academy operates with a traditional philosophy towards education. By traditional education, we mean the following:

 

  1. The teacher is the authority in the classroom.

  2. The teacher is responsible for providing a structured atmosphere of order in which the students will learn.

  3. The teacher has the authority to administer discipline to each child.

  4. The teacher assigns homework regularly and expects it to be completed on time.

  5. Our textbooks are God-centered, which teach spiritual truths, morality, and patriotism.

  6. The curriculum is paced for the average to above average student.

  7. Drill work and memorization are key tools in instruction.

  8. Reading is taught by the phonetic method.

  9. The teacher is professional in manner but servant-minded.

  10. True learning takes place in this order:
    a. Control
    b. Communication
    c. Learning

  11. Rules and standards are not obsolete and outdated.

     We are in opposition to progressive education in which the emphasis is on the following:
 

  1. Questioning absolutes

  2. Experimentation (in these areas but not limited to teaching methods, psychology, philosophies, etc.)

  3. The innate goodness of man

  4. The suppressive nature of discipline

  5. The relativity of all things (including morals)

  6. The omitting of God and His Word from the educational process

      We hold that Christian education is a mandate from God (Matthew 28:18-20). Because of Scripture verses like Proverbs 19:27; 22:6; Deut. 6:6-9; and Col. 2:8, we feel we must provide an atmosphere for the family more conducive to the precepts of the Bible.

      We support parents who teach their children morals such 
as: truthfulness, purity, honesty, patriotism, faithfulness, and a high regard for standards. We accept God's Word as the final authority. Our school is a ministry of Carrollton Baptist Temple. We exist because of Carrollton Baptist Temple's burden for Christian education and attempt to operate in harmony with our supporting parents.

Statement of Faith

 

      The following statement for Carroll County Christian Academy concurs with the statement of faith of Carrollton Baptist Temple.

      We believe the whole Bible to be the verbally inspired and infallible Word of God and that it is our sole authority and final appeal in matters of faith and practice. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21) We also hold that the Word of God is preserved perfectly in the King James Version and thus use it for all instruction.

      We believe there is only one true God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; that these have precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfection and are worthy of the same love, confidence, and obedience. (Matthew 28:18-19; II Cor. 13:14)

      We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ; that He is the only begotten Son of God; that He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, died for our sins, arose bodily from the grave, ascended to Heaven; and that He will return visibly to the earth. We believe that He is the Saviour of all who put their trust in Him. (Phil. 2:5-11; Col. 1:13-19; Heb. 4:14-16)

      We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit; that He is equal to God the Father and the Son, and of the same nature. We believe His holy work includes the conviction and conversion of sinners and that He seals, teaches, guides, sanctifies, and empowers the believers.(John 14:16, 17, 26; John 16:7-15; Acts 2)

      We believe that in order to obtain eternal life one must be born again by the Spirit of God. We believe that this experience comes only through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 3:3; Acts 20:21)

      We believe that eternal life is our present, permanent possession when we become a believer. Believers are united to Christ, sealed by the Holy Spirit, and kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation. (Phil.1:6; Eph. 1:13, 14; I Peter 1:15)

      We believe in the literal reality of heaven and hell. (John 14:1-3; Rev. 20:15 & 21:28)