Kirkwood Christian Schools will provide a completely individualized learning program with continuums in both affective and cognitive domains in order to meet individual student’s needs.
Individualized learning programs will be achieved by the implementation of the following:
- Low teacher to student ratio
- Individual time with the teacher daily
- Constant assessment and diagnosing the cutting edge of student achievement
- Planning intervention for students with low concept mastery
- Tracking student progress on a weekly basis
A learning program that focuses on the affective and cognitive domains will be achieved by the implementation of the following:
Affective domain objectives
- Investment of energy
Our task in education is to encourage students to invest some of their energy into working to learn.
Our task in education is to validate and praise all energy put forth in learning, as well as validating all successes in learning in order for the student to feel good about themselves.
- Goal setting behavior
Our task in education is to encourage students to set realistic goals that they are capable of achieving.
Our task is for students to work on their own functionality that students can invest energy, set goals for themselves, and complete the goals independent of teacher validation, pressure, or threat of negative consequences.
- Value development
Teaching a system of values and helping students assimilate and integrate those values into their self-structure serves as a foundation for continuous moral and ethical development.
Our objective is to teach the student to take ownership of their actions based on their assimilated value belief system.
Cognitive domain objective
- Concept mastery
Our task in education is that all areas of subject matter be mastered completely in order to ensure that there are no holes in a student’s education.
Kirkwood Christian Schools will also provide Bible and Christian character development in order to help students grow in their love for Christ. Bible and Christian character development practices will provide students growth in the love for Christ.
This will be achieved by the following:
- Hiring teachers that are born-again faithful believers that uphold the school’s Statement of Faith
- Having God’s word serve as the reference point for all areas of study. Teachers will seek to integrate Biblical principles and truths into each subject area.
- Kirkwood Christian Schools believe that children learn through observing the lives of their parents and teachers. We believe that God has established the home and ‘family’ as the primary means of educating a child, therefore giving parents the ultimate responsibility for making certain their children learn what is necessary for life. Parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children. It is Kirkwood Christian Schools’ goal to partner with parents in helping to serve this God-given responsibility.
- Partnership in the responsibility of educating students will be achieved through the following ways:
- The schools will hire teachers that are born-again believers that uphold the schools’ Statement of Faith.
- The schools will hold parent-teacher conferences twice a year in order to update the parents on student progress in their academic, spiritual, and emotional growth.
- The administration and teachers at the school will be available to help families follow through with the growth that the parents are trying to accomplish.
- As partners in each child’s education, we will strive to encourage strong parental involvement, while also providing recourses, training, and support to the parents of our students.
Kirkwood Christian Schools will work with the student in helping them develop their gifts and talents in order to use their gifts and talents for the Lord (Matthew 25:14-30).
Kirkwood Christian Schools will achieve the goal of helping students develop their gifts and talents in the following ways:
- By believing that God has given all children gifts and talents in order to serve Him
- By working with each student in groups and individually helping to mold and nurture the gifts and talents that God has given to them
- To help students identify their different gifts and talents, showing them that God has given us all different ones in order for us to work together.