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FCLC Parent Handbook

Reaching the World for Christ, One Child at a Time

Introduction
Faith Christian Learning Center began as a home school tutoring program in 2006. Our founder Doris Blackson saw that there were children who were getting lost in the public school system, spiritually lost as well as educationally lost. Growing up in a Christian home with strong Christian values and a premium on education, she decided to open a school that would incorporate both of those principles as the basis for the school. The goal of FCLC is to serve as an extension of the Bible-believing Christian home and local church, working harmoniously with parents to achieve Gods purpose for their child. This training takes place on three levels: what we say, what we do, and what we are.

Successful Biblical training teaches the child to view life from Gods perspective and to build a Christian worldview. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6). And thou shalt 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 thou shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up (Deuteronomy 6:5-7).

FCLC operates for the purpose of providing daily instruction for children in all branches of knowledge, with the objective of preparing them for a lifetime of success.

Through talking with parents and students we have discovered that many students are not performing at their grade levels. We believe the structure of the public school system is the reason for so many students falling behind. To address these concerns FCLC uses the A.C.E. Ministries curriculum, a Biblically based educational program geared to meet the learning needs of the individual child. This program consists of self-instructional, Godly characterbuilding, mastery-based curriculum and material.

Educational Concept
The educational concept of A.C.E. was built on five basic laws of learning: y The student must be placed on a level of curriculum where he/she can best perform. y The student must set reasonable and appropriate goals, which can be achieved in a reasonable and prescribed period of time. y The student must receive motivation through encouragement and support and achieve control

through guidance and discipline in order to assimilate, use, and experience the educational material. y The students learning must have appropriate measurement applied to the results. y The students learning must receive recognition and reward for its value, effort, and significance.

Assurance
The pioneering work of A.C.E. features a curriculum assuring parents of:

y A solid back-to-basics education for your children. y A course of study individualized to meet your childs specific needs and learning capabilities. y A program incorporating Godly character-building and wisdom principles. From its beginning, A.C.E. has held to these goals. One result is students who score significantly higher on nationally standardized achievement tests than their counterparts in conventional schools. For these reasons we have chosen A.C.E. as our student curriculum.

Statement of Faith

FCLC is Biblical in its philosophy, objectives and outreach. The FCLC Statement of Faith is derived directly from the standards of A.C.E. It covers Biblical principles and truths that all Bible believers accept and consider essential. These principles of faith are so clear in Scripture that their meaning and understanding cannot be questioned. FCLC is committed to helping you train your children in a Biblical consistent manner. We believe in: y The plenary, verbal inspiration of the Bible, equally and in all parts and without error. y The one God, eternally existent Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Who created man by a direct, immediate act. y The preexistence, incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, ascension to Heaven, and the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. y The Fall of Man, the need for regeneration by the operation of the Holy Spirit through personal faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour on the basis of Grace alone, and the resurrection of every person to either eternal life or eternal damnation. y The spiritual relationship of all Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, living a life of righteous works separated from the world, and witnessing of His saving grace through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

y The Biblical mandate of the Great Commandment and the Great Commission for all Believers to proclaim the Gospel and to disciple all nations.

Mission Statement
The Mission Statement of Faith Christian Learning Center is: y To provide Biblically based, individualized, selfinstructional curriculum, involving diagnostic testing, goal setting, and mastery of subject content. y To accomplish this in a learning environment with informed family members assisted by experienced FCLC advisors who supervise the educational process and challenge students to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ, incorporating the character traits of the Lord. It is the purpose of FCLC to give every student the opportunity to know Jesus Christ as his or her personal Saviour and to receive an education based on a Biblical interpretation and philosophy of education. FCLC further encourages every student to dedicate his or her life to Christ and Christian Service. To that end, the A.C.E. curriculum encourages students academically and spiritually to exceed minimum requirements for graduation and to excel to an

individual maximum potential, both spiritually and academically.

Educational Philosophy
Every person and every system of education displays a particular understanding of reality that is reflected in its educational philosophy. The educational philosophy of the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum and program is distinct and clear in its beliefs. God is the authoritative source for all knowledge; and He shapes the Christians view of reality with regard to time, matter and mankind. The Bible is the ultimate Truth and is the interpretive system used in A.C.E. curriculum to understand God, time, matter and humanity as given to us in the Bible. 1. Every child is unique with vast potential, but dependent on others for spiritual, physical, mental, and behavioral development. Therefore a student who in FCLC should be educated as a whole child and that education should be based on a Biblical worldview. 2. Education should be available to all children. FCLC will therefore endeavor to expand its educational opportunities to parents and children of all racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds who desire this educational base and are willing to accept the schools standards.

3. Every child develops at a unique, individual pace based upon his or her developmental level, learning patterns, motivation, and academic potential. The FCLC program is prescribed to assist each student to achieve a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, to develop a Christ-like character, to lay a strong academic foundation, and to realize his optimum potential for maturation physically, spiritually, and mentally. 4. The Stanford 10 test will be administered in April of each year to receive an end-of-the-year score for the students files. This test will be administered in the chronological grade the student is currently finishing (chronological grade = the date of birth or grade age) or one test level below the chronological grade.

School Colors
FCLCs school colors are royal blue, gold, and white. Biblically, blue represents the hope we have of the return of Jesus Christ. Gold signifies the glory of God and the might of His people. White denotes the victory and triumph the believer has over sin and death.