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Our Academic Objective

First Baptist Christian School is dedicated to the task of providing an educational program that will meet the individual student’s needs spiritually, mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally. We have set for the following objectives because we believe that all truth is God’s truth and that such an educational program must be centered in the Word of God.


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Providing a Christ-Centered Educational Program

We believe that the only adequate foundation upon which an educational program can be built is the Word of God which teaches that Jesus Christ is the center of all truth (Colossians 2:3). We feel that it is necessary to provide a distinctly Christian environment, classes in Biblical studies, and a well-balanced education which views all knowledge in the light of Biblical truth. We have a staff of born again, qualified teachers who are sensitive to the spiritual, educational, and personal needs of youth.

Developing High Spiritual and Moral Standards

We believe that it is the purpose of education to bring "into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ ." (II Corinthians 10:5) We teach the application of Biblical ethics and standards of morality to every part of life.

Excelling in Academic Standards

We offer a well-organized and effectively-directed program of academic instruction which strives to meet or exceed the requirements prescribed by state law. We seek to provide educational facilities, equipment, and carefully selected materials to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the instructional program. We also provide auxiliary services as we are able to supplement our educational program and to better meet student needs.

Training the Whole Child

Spiritually-To see the necessity of being born again by the Spirit of God by receiving Jesus Christ as personal Savior; to realize that growth in the Christian life depends upon fellowship with God through reading the Bible, prayer and service; to understand that God has a purpose and plan for each life; to develop the ability to find help from the Scriptures; and to sense a responsibility for the lost which will result in intelligent witnessing.

Mentally-To relate the various subject matter areas with the Truth of God's Word; to discover and develop individual aptitudes; to cultivate powers of critical thinking; to learn knowledge and skills required for future study; to use effective communication skills; to work independently and cooperatively; and to appreciate the fine arts and develop creative skills.

Socially-To manifest fairness, courtesy, kindness and other Christian graces; to share Christian responsibility as a citizen for the welfare of every group to which he/she belongs; to develop an understanding, appreciation, and tolerance of all men; to live in this world and yet not to be of this world; and to see responsibility to be loyal to Jesus Christ, home, church and country.

Emotionally-To think independently and stand up for personal convictions in the face of pressure; to develop aesthetic interests; and to develop emotional balance and self discipline based on respect and reverence for God and all God-ordained authority.

Physically-To develop a respect for the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit; to participate in wholesome physical and mental recreation; to learn proper care of the body; and to experience physical activity and wholesome competition.

Elementary Classroom




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HS Classroom

Results

The Ohio Graduation Test is a requirement for graduation for every student in the state of Ohio. We are pleased to announce our test results for the 2008-2009 school year. 14 out of 16 of our sophomores passed all five OGT sections on the first time. That percentage is above the state percentage for that year for non-public schools. Also, our students tested substantially above area public schools OGT TEST RESULTS: (2008 results)

School OGT Scores
FBCS 88%
State Non-Public 86%
Keystone 80%
Midview 76%
State Public 65%
Wellington 63%
Elyria CS 59%

First Baptist Christian School also administers the Stanford Achievement Test to students in grades K,1,2,4, and 6. On average our students score well above their grade level when compared to other students taking the test nationally.

In an effort to better prepare our students for college entrance exams, First Baptist Christian School administers EXPLORE to students in 8th grade and the PLAN test to students in 10th grade. Results from these tests help teachers, students, and parents learn how they can help students improve in order to reach the College Readiness Benchmarks and be prepared for college level work.

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