Horizon Christian School exists to Bring LIFE to Learning by providing a formal education that prepares students to pursue their God-given purpose.
Hearts Ignited. We intentionally lead with Heart, purposing to know, love and serve each student and encourage them to follow Jesus with their whole heart.
Minds Equipped. We provide quality instruction in the core subjects and also value the Arts, Athletics, Spiritual Formation and Service as essential to a comprehensive education.
Hands Engaged. We heed Jesus’ call to each person to live beyond self; to live in service to others; to accomplish a specific work and ultimately to build the Kingdom of God.
A Horizon Education
At HCS we strive for quality instruction that will meet and exceed the common core requirements in the core subjects of English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Second Language. Additionally, we also see training and involvement in the Arts, Athletics, Spiritual Formation and Service as essential to a comprehensive education. We will pursue excellence in all of these endeavors for the glory of God and the good of each student!
Like any quality school, we endeavor to bring learning to life. But at Horizon we purpose to Bring LIFE to Learning. LIFE is brought to learning when teachers pour their passionate hearts and committed lives into the academic content. LIFE is brought to learning when knowledge is set on fire by the presence and Word of God. LIFE is brought to learning when truth is not only taught but is lived. And LIFE is ultimately brought to learning by the person of Jesus being embraced, experienced and pursued.
The New 3 R’s of Education
The classic pursuit of education has involved Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic. In order to be effective in the current culture there are 3 “new” R’s that must be employed:
Relationships. It has been said that students “Don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Thus, the first responsibility of educators must be to know and care for their students individually.
Relevance. How does the educational content apply to everyday life and current culture? Why is knowing this material important? Are instructors in tune with the culture and able to engage students through innovative instructional strategies?
Rigor. Students need to be pushed in order to achieve their potential. The appropriate amount of rigor must be employed and expected in all areas of educational pursuit.