"Our children deserve more!"
South Bay Christian Academy exists for two basic reasons: to teach our children how to live; and, to teach them how to make a living. Each of these tenets is fulfilled from a godly, christocentric point of view. Making the decision to send your children to a Christian school might not be the easiest question you'll face. But the choosing a Christian education, over the alternatives, will be one of the best decisions you'll ever make. This option yields everlasting dividends, for the which you will be eternally grateful!
Call us today and let's begin the process of enrolling your children.
. . . because our children deserve more!
The objective in building a private Christian school is to obey the Scriptural imperatives of Deuteronomy 6:5-7a "...love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children...: and of Proverbs 22:6 to train up a child in THE way he SHOULD go. Teaching is training. Training for life must include training for eternity.
A Christian school is an extension of the Christian home in training young people in a Christian environment for time and eternity. The school staff works closely with parents to train the whole child.
Participation in this school ministry is a privilege and not a right. The goal of this school is not to reform wayward young people, but to train Christian youth of every ability in the highest principles of Christian leadership, self-discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, and good citizenship. This school stands without apology for the old-time Gospel and the highest standards of morality in Christian behavior.
TRADITION OF DIVERSITY
SBCA has always been a school that welcomes families from all over the world. The opportunity to succeed does not belong to a select few. Our firm belief is that status, privilege, wealth, and success are obtainable by all - not just a select few. If you are willing to submit to a program that provides structure, purpose, rigor and discipline, then you are welcome to grow and learn at South Bay Christian Academy!
Students of just about every level of academic ability have the opportunity to learn and grow at South Bay Christian Academy. Advanced students are able to proceed, according to their ability, even to the extent of taking college courses while they are enrolled in high school. Students needing more time and attention progress when they have mastered the material. At South Bay Christian Academy, truly no child is left behind!
"EDUCATE OR EMANCIPATE"
So many people are screaming about their rights, yet few of them are able to read and write about those rights! Everyone is demanding their freedom. Emancipation! What is it that they want to be free from? And what was it that they were being protected from?
The government felt and continues to feel that we must have their educational programs. Any-one trying to educate youth without them is subject to much bureaucracy. The government, and many others, have forgotten that the family has been educating its children long before there was any such thing as a government. Also, for numerous generations, the educational system that the families used consisted of the church and church school. Many of the Ivy League colleges and universities started out as church schools. The church always had something good going on with-in its walls!
Do our children really need emancipation, or do they need education? Let's take a look at what's been happening in the public school system.
The 1983 report A Nation at Risk stated, "If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war . . . the educational foundations of our society are being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people."
In the book Smart School, Smart Kids: Why Some Schools Work, author Edward Fiske noted:
- Only one in three young Americans can put the Civil War in the right century.
- One out of four adults does not know if the sun goes around the earth or vice versa.
- Only 20 percent of adults between the ages of 21 and 25 can read a bus timetable.
- American companies spent over $55 billion in 1996 on remedial education for their employees who graduated from high school but could barely read or write English. (Isabel Lyman, Investor’s Business Daily, 12 March 1998, p A30)
According to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, our government has spent over $3.5 trillion in the last 15 years on elementary and secondary education! $495.7 billion was spent last year, Per the fall enrollment, the schools spent $9,992 per pupil! The sad commentary is that only about 60 cents out of each dollar was actually used for the instruction.
What about the other side of the table? How are Homeschool and Christian school students doing, by way of comparison?
The 1997 report Home Education Across the United States stated that on the average, homeschoolers out-perform their public school peers by 30 to 37 percentile points in all subjects (on nationally-normed achievement exams)!
This effectively dispels the myth that only credentialed personnel can adequately teach the children. Take a look at those instructed in a homeschool wherein the parents were credentialed with a teaching certificate. What was the difference in the test scores? A mere three percentile points!
Right here at S.B.C.A., the students have been scoring top national percentiles for years. What then is the conclusion? Do we educate, or do we emancipate? The answer is academic! We must educate our children.
Proverbs 22:7 Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.