Founding Principles

Our Crest & Symbols

 

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Coats of arms are symbolic insignia identifying families. At Kingdom Preparatory Academy, we designed our coat of arms to reflect the principles for which this particular “school family” stands. Each of the aims and related objectives below are represented by the symbols in our school’s coat of arms.

 

 

First Aim: Honoring and Glorifying God

Symbol – Cross

Our first and most important aim at Kingdom Preparatory Academy is to love and glorify God in all that we do. (1 Cor. 10:31; 1 Pet. 4:11).

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  1. We will seek to delight ourselves in the Lord and celebrate His greatness regardless of our circumstances.
  2. We will seek a daily, close, loving, and obedient relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. We will aspire through all aspects of this ministry’s operations to be in constant, joyful, and whole-hearted submission to God’s purpose and will as revealed in the Holy Bible.
  4. We will consistently acknowledge, in word and deed, the Holy Bible as our standard of truth and final authority for faith and practice.
  5. We will challenge our staff, students, and their families to love God by becoming progressively more knowledgeable of and obedient to His will as revealed in the Bible.

Second Aim: Discipleship of the Student

Symbol – Crown

Our second aim is to do everything, including academic teaching, in a way that helps fulfill Christ’s commission to go and make disciples (Matt. 28:18-20).

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  1. We will evaluate all aspects of this ministry by how effective they are in helping parents prepare college-worthy character witnesses of Christ for the next generation.
  2. We will encourage all families to be actively involved in a local Christ-honoring church, the primary agency to which Christ gave His commission.
  3. We will encourage our students to develop their faith, love, and devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and teach them to apply a God-centered perspective in all of their studies and activities.
  4. We will cultivate within students an increased awareness of the world that exists beyond their immediate culture and comforts, along with the growing understanding that God’s love and Good News are for all people everywhere.

Third Aim: Ministry to the Family

Symbol – Family

Our third aim is to affirm, encourage, and equip parents in their God-given roles and responsibilities (Deut. 6:6-7; Pro. 22:6).

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  1. We will encourage parents, whenever we have the opportunity, to understand that their highest calling and foremost responsibility with their children is to train them to be faithful disciples of Christ.
  2. We will strive to strengthen families as the first social and educational unit instituted by God and to demonstrate respect for the primary authority and responsibility for children that God has entrusted to parents.
  3. We will seek to give parents greater access to their children by involving parents in the scholastic lives of their children’s training in a University-Model® structure and system.
  4. We will strive to provide relevant and practical family ministries, conferences, and services aimed at keeping parents encouraged, competent, confident, and on-task.

Fourth Aim: Academics

Symbol – Graduation Cap & Diploma

Our fourth aim is to educate students with excellence, providing preparation for college that is both high quality and Christ-centered (Luke 2:52; Pro. 1:2-7; 3:13-20; 4:1-9; 9:9; and 10:14).

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  1. We will teach a work ethic that values doing all things “…as unto the Lord…” (Col. 3:23).
  2. We will promote and adhere to high academic standards.
  3. We will stress the importance of character development as a basis for true academic success and achievement.
  4. In our curriculum design and pedagogical practices, we will emphasize the acquisition and application of critical and creative thinking skills as well as the acquisition of data and the mastery of concepts.
  5. We will strive for constant and consistent improvement in our instructional methodologies.
  6. We will help and encourage our students to understand that all truth is God’s truth by integrating the Bible’s message with the content of a classroom subject.
  7. We will teach and encourage the use of good study habits.
  8. We will train our students how to engage in independent study and research.
  9. We will integrate student activities as an important tool in the educational process.
  10. We will strive to offer a balanced treatment of the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Fifth Aim: Integration of Home and School

Symbol – Family

Our fifth aim is to effectively and systematically integrate the home and school throughout the curriculum design and student activities in order to keep facilitating parents’ relational involvement with their children while also preparing those children for college.

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  1. We will seek to develop curricular designs, instructional methods, and student-activity guidelines that effectively utilize and integrate the resources of both home and school.
  2. We will seek to establish clear guidelines defining the relationship between the home and school as educational institutions.
  3. We will seek to establish curricular and student-activity guidelines defining the respective responsibilities of the school and home instructors in the University-Model® system.