A WORD FROM OUR ADMINISTRATOR
As we anticipate graduation this month, it is a good time to reflect on the impact that RC Christian hopes to have on our graduates.
Our Expected Student Outcomes for Rapid City Christian School
The graduating students of Rapid City Christian School…
• Acknowledge Scripture as the final authority in all things • Know, understand, and apply God’s Word in daily life • Possess a clear awareness of the Gospel • Understand the worth of every human being as created in the image of God • Can articulate and apologetically defend their Christian worldview while having a basic understanding of opposing worldviews • Personally respond to carry out the Great Commission locally and around the world in a culturally sensitive manner
• Will pursue excellence in every area of life • Seek ways to continually develop their relationship with Jesus Christ • Are prepared to function as adults who make positive contributions to society • Can acquire, process, retain, and evaluate information and ideas through a biblical worldview • Are well prepared in all academic disciplines and are skilled in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking and are proficient in mathematics and science • Have a knowledge and an understanding of people, events, and movements in history (including church history) and the cultures of other peoples and places • Appreciate literature and the arts and understand how they express and shape the students’ beliefs and values • Desire a lifelong pursuit of wisdom and knowledge • Know how to utilize resources – including technology – to find, analyze, and evaluate information • Have the skills to question, solve problems, and make wise decisions • Value intellectual inquiry and engage in the marketplace of ideas (open, honest exchange of ideas)
• Model a commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and submit to His Lordship • Embrace and practice justice, mercy, and peacemaking in family and society • Are an encouragement to others • Have a critical appreciation of languages and cultures of other peoples, dispelling prejudice, promoting interethnic harmony, and encouraging biblical hospitality for the alien or stranger • Respect, and relate appropriately with integrity to the people with whom they work, play, and live • Are actively involved in a church community, serving God and others • Find their identity in Christ • Are empowered by the Holy Spirit, pursuing a life of faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love • Understand, value, and engage in appropriate social (community) and civic (political) activities • Are good stewards of their finances, time (including discretionary time), and all resources • Understand that work has dignity as an expression of the nature of God
It’s our hope and joy to see these attributes expressed in and through the lives of RC Christian students. May God be glorified!
Amazed by His Grace,
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