Our students gain a sense of greater purpose by learning in an intimate environment that fosters individual and collective growth.
There is so much to learn! Our school model is based on a rigorous journey of learning. We are dedicated to increasing student knowledge and understanding.
More knowledge is not enough! Our school model prioritizes growth in critical thinking skills and confidence in independent thought.
Successful students never stop learning! Our school model cultivates the skills and habits that are necessary for collaboration and foster lifelong learning.
Christian education is an approach to education that seeks to integrate the Christian faith and biblical principles into all aspects of teaching and learning, with the goal of nurturing faith, developing Christian character, and equipping individuals for lifelong service to God and neighbor.
A day at Elevate Christian is designed to meet the varying needs of each student from a whole child perspective. The following represents a typical day in the life of a learner at Elevate Christian.
As students enter the classroom, they have the choice to engage with others and utilize the resources in the classroom. They may decide to work on their learning goals, make updates on a project, or build a tower with Legos.
Students gather together in their classroom for worship, CFP, and a brief community meeting. During this time, students participate in a unique process that deepens their understanding of Identity (who I am), Purpose (why I exist), and Actions (how my actions serve a Greater Purpose).
Students draft their goals for the day. Our learning guides conference with and/or coach students individually or in a small group during this time about their goals.
Students work on core skills for math. Students utilize a variety of tools and delivery methods, including online instructional software, hands-on manipulatives, printed curriculum, and other resources to accomplish their specific goals. During this time, our learning guide will rotate small groups of students and/or individual students to work on a new skill/strategy or review a skill/strategy.
Students have time indoors or outdoors while enjoying a mid-morning snack.
Students work on core skills for phonics, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, writing, and reading/literature. Students utilize a variety of tools and delivery methods, including online instructional software, hands-on manipulatives, printed curriculum, and other resources to accomplish their specific goals. During this time, our learning guide will rotate small groups of students and/or individual students to work on a new skill/strategy or review a skill/strategy.
Students have time for lunch and free time.
Students gather again for a launch into the afternoon. This time is used to develop, equip, and/or connect students to people, experiences, and/or content.
Students spend time working on individual and team-based projects. These projects are interdisciplinary and based on students’ curiosities and interests. This time is flexible as determined by the project, student needs, and learning guide guidance.
Students enjoy time indoors or outdoors.
Students engage in enrichment opportunities such as art, leadership, health, etc. as a way to explore their own unique interests.
Students may have the option to attend in-person or continue studies at another location of their parents choosing. Our Connections class provides learning experiences that bring our curriculum to life. Learning with and from experts engage students’ interests and passions as well as enhance their knowledge and skills. Each in-house field trip is accompanied by a learning experience. Throughout the year, our learning guide will plan field experiences for students and their families.
Near the end of each day, students work collaboratively to clean the classroom and prepare it for the next day. They meet in their final community meeting to reflect on the work of the day, celebrate and encourage one another, suggest improvements they want to address, and close with prayer.
We believe there is one living and true God, existing in three co-equal persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22). God creates, upholds, and governs all.
We believe in God the Father, the Creator of heaven and earth and all that is in the earth (Genesis 1:1); that He is passionate about His relationship with His people (Exodus 34:14); that He hears and always answers prayer; that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him in faith through Jesus, His Son.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings, His death on our behalf – which pays for our sins, His bodily resurrection (John 11:25) and ascension into heaven (Mark 16:19), and His visible return to earth on the final Day of Judgment (Matthew 25:31-32; I Corinthians 15:20-25).
We believe the Holy Spirit dwells within our hearts (Romans 8:25; 1 Corinthians 6:19) and produces in us the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are God’s words, fully inspired, without mistake in the original manuscripts, and the inerrant rule of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
We believe all Christians are forgiven of their sins (Matthew 26:28; Mark 2:5) and considered to be holy by God (Romans 1:7). These Christians form the universal Church, a living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all born again persons are members (1 Corinthians 12:12-31). The members of this body are called to serve God through serving others (John 13:1-17). We believe that whoever wishes to become great among people should be a servant of people (Matthew 20:26) and that we should model our lives after the life of Christ, in that the Son of God did not come to be served, but to serve (Matthew 20:28).
We believe that all people are sinners and are under attack from Satan, the “world”, and even their own flesh (Revelation 12:17). All humankind is deserving of condemnation, but by His mercy God calls, gathers and enlightens us. Therefore, the repentant are justified (made right with God) by faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved (John 3:16-19; John 5:24; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23-25; Romans 5:8-9; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10).
We believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting (John 3:16; 2:25: 5:11-13). We believe that those who have faith in Jesus Christ will rise with glorified bodies to everlasting life in heaven (Philippians 3:2; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52) and those who do not have faith in Christ will rise to eternal death in hell (John 5:28-29; Matthew 10:28; 25:46).
We believe the maturing Christian daily reads, meditates, and reflects on God’s Word (Psalm 1:2; John 5:39; Acts 17:11; Romans 15:4), communicates with God in prayer (Matthew 6:6; James 5:16b), worships God regularly with other Christians (Luke 4:8; John 4:24; Romans 12:1), and shares the reason for his/her hope with others in love and respect (1 Peter 3:15).