1. To understand biblical principles and display Christ-like character in their daily lives as productive and responsible citizens. For example, students are expected to:
- Have accepted or been challenged to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.
- Look to God and His word as the source of truth and answers, respectfully challenging authorities that are contrary to God's Word.
- Understand and demonstrate who they are in Christ by growth in their prayer lives and through positive choices that reflect the integration of biblical principles learned.
- Exhibit self-discipline and accept individual and group responsibility.
2. To have a solid academic foundation. For example, students are expected to:
- Understand that all subjects are related to the world.
- Pursue further formal and informal educational opportunities and have a plan to meet their academic goals.
- Meet or exceed expected academic standards and proficiencies for the state of Indiana and the minimum Core 40 requirements for High School Graduation.
3. To independently, critically and creatively problem solve. For example, students are expected to:
- Identify, assess, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information.
- Combine and apply higher level thinking skills, processes, and competencies to develop and extend their efforts.
- Transfer learned skills to a new task.
- Demonstrate growth in the decision making/problem solving process.
- Set, pursue and accomplish realistic yet challenging goals.
- Demonstrate creative potential through expression in the visual and performing arts.
4. To engage in effective written and verbal communication. For example, students are expected to:
- Give an original speech with poise, enunciation, and appropriate speed, volume, and pitch.
- Write concise persuasive, expository, and creative essays that include supportive facts, transitions, logical structure, and grammatical coherence.
- Gather data and suggest new ideas or improvements upon existing ideas.
- Offer opinions and evaluations in a positive manner to maintain a productive climate.
- Be aware of their world and its viewpoints, beliefs, and cultures through classroom discussion, debate and writing.