PATRIOTS COMMUNITY SERVICE

"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."

The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. still ring true today. At Christian Unified Schools, we desire greatness for each student, and we believe, like Dr. King, that one way to achieve greatness is through Christian service. At Christian High School, students learn how to apply the Biblical worldview they have acquired in the classroom by completing service to the community as part of Christian High School’s Servant Leadership program. This is yet another way that we are teaching students to think, learn and live from a Biblical worldview.

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PATRIOT SERVANTS CALENDAR

Upcoming events where you can help.

Career Implications

What's your story?

All students should keep in mind that, while it is true that colleges look favorably on service to one’s community, it is more important that the service be a part of a bigger “story.” For example, if a student wants to go into the medical field, then he/she should choose to serve in a hospital, doctor’s office or nursing home. Typically, in the application process, colleges consider hours served above and beyond what the high school requires, and where a student has served is often critical in the decision-making process.

Opportunities

Keep an eye on the calendar!

In addition to the sites included on the “List of Approved Sites,” opportunities to serve are added to the calendar as they arise. 
 
Please come back to this page on our website and check the calendar regularly for a list of the scheduled events for the school year.  
 
We will email notices to the students of upcoming events.  Notices will also be in the Daily Bulletin.

Purpose:   Servant Leadership at Christian High School will have a three-fold purpose.  It will:

  • Train leaders in the style of Christ, namely that of servant leadership (Mark 10:45)
  • Teach students to “sow generously in thanks to God” for their abundance (2 Cor. 9:9,12)
  • Achieve excellence by adding to the rigorous academic and athletic programs at CUSSD (1 Tim. 3:13)   

Requirement: All students are required to serve 20 hours of community service each academic school year. Because this time is to be spent in service to the community, all work should be completed without payment to the student in any form.  Students will be allowed to complete the allotted number of hours during the school year or during the summer before that school year.  No banking of hours for the successive years will be allowed.  Verification of hours served will be due near the end of the second semester each school year.  Students will receive a “P” for completed service, and an “NC” for not completed on their transcript for the year.

Hours Approval: A master list of approved organizations for this requirement is below.  To serve at a place on the approved list, students should contact that organization directly to set appointment times for service.  All hours must be submitted for approval within two weeks of completion of service. Summer hours need to be turned in before the end of August every year. Hours Served Forms should be turned in to the office or to Mrs. Blake in Room 802  as hours are completed. 

Record of Hours: Students should obtain a Record of Hours Served form, either from the office or via the website prior to service.  This form is to be completed by the student and signed by a representative from the place of service.  All Record of Hours Served forms are subject to audit. 

Approved Sites: The log sheet reflects pre-approved categories for service.   If your service is not on the list of approved sites, not included in a pre-approved category, isn’t advertised in the bulletin, or isn’t on the Community Service calendar, then you will need to contact Mrs. Blake for approval. Any unapproved hours served will not count towards the requirement.

Church Service: Hours served at a student’s home church may be applied to your Community Service hours. Make sure that you regularly turn in a completed log sheet, signed by a supervisor.  This should be done once a quarter.

Service Events: If you are participating in an event that would be good for a group, please contact Mrs. Blake to get the date on the Community Service calendar.

Patriot Servant Class: All students will be enrolled in a credit/no credit Patriot Servant class.  The second semester report card will indicate credit or no credit based on completion of the required hours.

Mission Trips: All  district-organized mission trips will count toward this requirement.  Students participating in such activities must log them on the appropriate Record of Hours Served form in order to receive credit.

If you would like to check your hours served record on RenWeb,
the instructions are here:

If you have a question concerning approval of an activity, please email Mrs. Janei Blake at janei.blake@christianunified.org

The total hours per deadline are cumulative.  If you are planning an extended trip that will complete the required hours for the year (for example, a short-term mission trip with church or school) please contact the school office so that they may put a note in your records. For one time events, click on the hyperlink (if provided) or call the phone number for more information and the contact person for the project.

Mrs. Blake will notify the students via email and the daily bulletin of additional opportunities throughout the year. 

Log Sheets should be turned in within 2 weeks of the service event.

Recurring regular opportunities:

Turning Point:   Volunteer hours served at Turning Point qualify for community service hours.  If you would like to volunteer at Turning Point (located in Santee on Riverford Rd.), go to this website to register.  The contact at Turning Point is Gracy Ayala.

Patriot Servants Calendar

MonthDayEvent
September21Fall Festival at CES West - 211 S. Third Street, EC. 4:45 to 8:30 pm. Help run carnival booths, cake walk, and monitor blow up slide. Pizza and water for all who volunteer. Contact Ami Powell to volunteer.
November 10Angel Tree Christmas Outreach at Shadow Mountain needs high school volunteers Sunday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 10th from 8:15 to 11 to man the tables with Mrs. Miller. You can still go to The Gathering if you want to go late and come out early. Text Mrs. Miller at 619-200-1367 if you’d like to sign up.
November 23I Love a Clean San Diego - Storm Drain Stenciling Day, 10 am to 12pm at Robb Athletic Fields in Ocean Beach (2525 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107.
December16Christian Elementary School East is in need of five or six Jr. or Sr. High students who would like some community service hours and would be interested in helping the East Campus with their Christmas Program Bake Sale on Monday night, December 16th from 5:30pm to 8pm. You will be setting up, serving, and cleaning up. See Mrs. Morrow in the elementary office to sign up.

Approved Organizations for Patriot Community Service

You may choose from any of these organizations in order to fulfill your community service requirement.
NameGeneral LocationContact NameContact EmailContact Phone NumberWebsitePotential ActivitiesCareer ImplicationsSpecial ProvisionsNotesType of Organization
4-HAcross San Diego CountyColleen Tschumperlanqtong@ucdavis.edu(858) 694-2861View Websitenursing home work, construction, photo journalism, fire recovery, landscaping, ESL teaching, project development, livestock raising/judging, campsYouth Development, Nursing, Geriatrics, Construction, Journalism, Landscaping, Teaching, Project Development, Veterinary Medicine, FarmingStudents age 5 to 19 may volunteer. Adults who volunteer must be fingerprinted.Community Service
Active Care at La MesaLa MesaRhonda Hernandezlmgeneral@healthcaregrp.com(619) 644-1100Resident activity participation at 4pm or 7pm; crafts participation;reading to residents; assist with dinner hour at 5:00 to 5:30 pm; dialogue with residents1-3 hours weekly non-slip shoes required scrubs recommendedNursing Home
Alpine Food OutreachEast CountyCheryl Sampocherylsampo@aol.comPacking boxes of food for distribution.Social Work, Ministry, Logistics/Distribution, Volunteer CoordinationFood Bank
Alpine Public LibraryAlpineRheana Corirossirheana.corirossi@sdcountyca.gov(619) 659-8390Book shelving, cleaning, craft preparation1 hour minimum each timePublic Library
Alvarado HospitalLa MesaHolly Smithholly.smith@alvaradohospital.com(619) 229-4619View Websiteinformation desk, materials management, radiology, patient care areas, therapeutic recreation (summer only), dietary, medical records, gift shop, human resources (summer only)Medicine, Nursing, Customer Service, Logistics/Transportation, Radiology, Physical/Occupational/Recreational Therapy, Dietetics, Medical Records, Retail, Human Resources, AdministrationStudents must be at least 14 years of age and be willing to work one shift (3-4 hours) per week for a minimum of four months. Prior to work, students much submit an application and be interviewed and trained. Students must pass two TB tests, have a clear MMR and pass a HIPPA quiz and a Handbook Comprehension quiz. Students must also be willing to purchase a uniform.Hospital
American Red CrossSan Diego CountyAmanda Cropper, Volunteer Resources(858) 309-1475View WebsiteVarious, based on projectCommunity Service
Back Country Land TrustSan Diego CountyProgram Directorgreenbhikku@gmail.com(619) 504-8181* Social Media & Marketing - help manage & develop our website, Facebook pages, online media * Event Planning - assist with coordination and hosting of fundraising events and community outreach * Graphic Design - participate in design and layout of newsletters, mailings, and program flyers * Habitat Restoration - hands-on scientific management related to invasive species removal, planting and care of native plants, erosion control, etc. * Nature Preserve Management - park patrol and monitoring on our nature preserves, trail maintenance, etc.Must complete application in person w/parent signature for Junior Volunteer ProgramBack Country Land Trust (BCLT) is a non-profit community organization based in Alpine. We currently own and manage 4,000 acres of open-space conservation land in East County, including 230-acres of our locally famous Wright’s Field in Alpine. As a small non-profit group we are always in need of volunteer support from community members and partner organizations for a variety of tasks. Scheduling and number of hours for volunteers is flexible depending on which task is undertaken, what time of year, and availability of volunteer participants. Work commitment could be as little as 5 hours, or as many as 40+ hours per year. We are also available to host summer internships and/or students interested in independent study opportunities.Land Trust
Batiquitos FoundationCarlsbadRachel Wilkinsonrwilkinson@christianunified.orgView WebsiteCleanup and maintenance of Batiquitos Lagoon. Trail maintenance opportunity twice a month, one annual event for lagoon cleanup. Sign ups start in JulyOceanography, environmentalhttp://www.batiquitosfoundation.org/2011/lagoon/kayak-cleanup/Non-profit
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County - High School Bigs ProgramSan Diego CountyJessica JohnsonJessicaJ@SDBigs.org(619) 674-9198View WebsiteMany types of activities available along with fundraising and/or maintenance support.Non-profit management, youth work, social work, recreation administrationContact Jessica for information on orientation programs.Non-profit, serving children and youth
Boys and Girls Club, San DiegoSan Diego CountyChris Endrisvolunteer@SDyouth.org(760) 746-3315View WebsiteMany types of activities available along with fundraising and/or maintenance support.Non-profit management, youth work, social work, recreation administrationLimited number of opportunities for students under 18. Under 18 must have application signed by parents.Non-profit, serving children and youth
Cameron YMCASanteeKristen Hunterkriggins@ymca.org(619) 449-9622View Websiteclerical, youth fitness, gymnastics center, aquatics centerYouth Development, Athletic Training/Management, Social WorkStudents will be working under the umbrella of TILT, which is Teens in Leadership Training. There is a fee of $25.00 for YMCA members and $35.00 for non-members.Community Center
Challenge RanchSan Diego East County - Stallion RanchJane Tomczakjane@challengeranch.org(619) 445-0598View WebsiteBasic ranch maintenance and special project9am to 1pm, 2nd and 4th Sunday of the monthNon-profit providing horseback riding and other activities to under privileged children.
College Area Pregnancy Services (CAPS)SDSU areaJannelle Moreno, Director of Development or Lisa Lopez, Office ManagerJanelle@CAPSonline.org(619) 337-8080Stuff envelopes for monthly newsletter, Christmas mailer, sanctity of human life events, special events 6-8 hours each mailingFaith-based crisis pregnancy medical clinic
City of SanteeSanteeBreabstanley@ci.santee.ca.us619-258-4100 x 218Run activities at special event3-8 hours per event. Events include: March: SanTree Fest April: Spring Extravaganza July: 4th of July Celebration November: Holiday Lighting CelebrationCity Managment
College Prep Middle SchoolLa MesaMs. Socorro Reddingsredding@mycpms.netMath TutoringMonday-Thursday, 2:45 to 3:45; Students can volunteer any day that works for them.School
Coronado Public LibraryCoronadoEileen Lawson, Children's Reference Desk(619) 522-2471View WebsiteSummer reader's program booth starting in early JuneMust complete application in person w/parent signature for Junior Volunteer ProgramLibrary
Coronado SAFEEastlake and CoronadoS. Samantha Bowmansamantha.bowman@coronadosafe.org(619) 522-8884Filing, office work, going to elementary schools and performing puppet shows regarding the dangers of doing drugs. 8 hour days at times, or as needed.Drug Prevention and Intervention Services
El Cajon Community Development CorporationEl CajonJenna Millerjenna@downtownelcajon.com(619) 401-8858View WebsiteClick on the “get involved” link on the website for a complete listing. Projects are aimed at the revitalization of downtown El Cajon. Some projects include community cleanup work and office volunteers. See calendar for scheduled "Saturday Morning Neighborhood Clean-Ups".Administrative Assistance, Civil Engineering, Community Development, City Planning, Business Management, Project ManagementA volunteer orientation is necessary.Community Development
El Cajon Public LibraryEl CajonHaley Kwonsdcl.org/LOCATIONSelcajon.html(619) 588-3718Shelve books, other assistance once learning period has passedLibrary Science, EducationStudents must be willing to make a minimum 40-hour commitment, pass a background and fingerprint check and complete an application.Library
Friends of CatsLakesideNicole Kovacsinfo@friendsofcats.org(619) 561-0361View WebsiteCleaning, cat care (petting, grooming). Help get the cats adoptedVet/Vet Tech/Non ProfitsHow To Volunteer Volunteering is rewarding for both you and the cats. Volunteers are welcome during business hours, Tuesday-Sunday from 10:am-4:00pm. Please call the Shelter at (619) 561-0361 EXT 1 if you can help, or return the volunteer application and signed volunteer guideline. You may also e-mail the shelter at info@friendsofcats.org.Click here for the Volunteer Application: http://www.friendsofcats.org/wp-content/uploads/Friends-of-Cats-Volunteer-Questionnaire.pdf Click here for the Volunteer Information Sheet and Guidelines http://www.friendsofcats.org/wp-content/uploads/Friends-of-Cats-Volunteer-Guidelines.pdfAnimal Shelter
Good Samaritan Retirement CenterRosa Moreno or Ilona WindslowILONABW@aol.com(619) 590-1515Students will provide various types of musical entertainment for the residents. 15-20 minutes each time they go.Students need to arrange performance times with the Center.Retirement Center
Habitat for HumanityVariousMelanie Sealesmelanies@sdhfh.org619-283-4663, x 316Building sites, restore retail positions, administrative support. Time requirements: Construction sites: 8:15 am to 3:30 pm; Restore and administrative are time-flexibleVolunteers must be 16 years of age or older; Sign up for orientation by contacting Ms. Seales; For those under 18, parents must sign a waiver.Non-Profit
Helen Woodward Animal CenterLocated in Rancho Santa FeEmily Beltran - Foster Program SupervisorEmilyB@animalcenter.org858-756-4117 x 375View WebsiteFamily adopt animals to fosterVet/Vet Tech/Non ProfitsFoster Application - Program Requirements https://animalcenter.org/get-involved/volunteer/foster/foster_parent_applicationAnimal Shelter
Indian Hills CampJamulDana DeFreitasmail@indianhillscamp.com(619) 669-6498View WebsiteCamp
Interfaith Shelter NetworkJoe Zilvinskis - Program Coordinatorjoe@interfaithshelter.org(619) 702-5399Homeless Shelter Program
La Mesa Public LibraryLa MesaDebbie Khouri(619) 469-2151View WebsiteShelving books, speak to the volunteer coordinator for other possible activities10 hour minimum, 2 hours per visit; Training Required; Parental Signature RequiredPublic Library
Mt. Miguel Covenant VillageSpring ValleyDonna Erickson(619) 267-1006Assisting with resident eventsSenior Living Complex
Pancake Peeps (Sawubona)City of San DiegoMary Grabowskiconnect@pancakepeeps.org(619) 985-3011View Website2-3 hours weekly on Saturday Morning, 8:45 - 11;45 Prepping, making and serving food, clean up; Prayer team; Community relations/conversationsSocial ServicesHomeless Outreach
Rancho San Diego LibraryRancho San DiegoPatricia Esquibel-JohnsonPatricia.Esquibel-Johnson@sdcounty.ca.govLibrary Science, general work experienceThere are 4 volunteer positions open for high school students at this time. They are looking for students who want to make a long-term commitment, throughout the school year or longer. Someone with consistent attendance, willing to volunteer one day a week, 2 hours a day.Public Library
Reuben H. Fleet Science CenterSan Diego – Balboa ParkKim Vukasovichkvukasovich@rhfleet.org(619) 238-1233View Websiteguest services, exhibits, summer camp classroom aideMuseum Curator, Customer Service, Scientist, Education, Childcare Direction, Information TechnologyStudents must be 14 years of age and complete an application available on the website.Science Museum
Rocking Horse RanchEl CajonKathy Plaistedprograms@rockinghorseranch.info(619) 884-1351View WebsiteGeneral care and maintenance of horses, barn, grounds; assistance with learning programs.Social Work, Education/Special Education, Veterinary Medicine, Horse Training, Psychology, Landscape Design/MaintenanceEquine-assisted learning programs
Ronald MacDonald HouseRonald MacDonald House adjacent to Children's Hospital (Clairemont area)Katie Williamskwilliams@shadowmountain.org(619) 590-1749Providing, cooking, and serving dinner for 75-100 people; creatively sharing Bible stories with children; playing games and providing crafts; chatting with and ministering to families.Students must be 16 or older. Thursday evenings, 5:00 to 7:30 pm Training provided by Shadow MountainProvides housing and support for families of children being treated at Rady Children's Hospital
Saint Madeline Sophie's CenterGreenfield Drive behind CampusKellye Buchanankbuchanan@stmsc.org619-442-5129 x3117Assist with various events and fundraisers throughout the year.Working around the disabled and within a non-profit organization.Sheltered Workshop for the Disabled
San Diego Blood BankSan Diego CountyNoemi Pena(619) 400-8202Helping at mobile blood drives, helping at health fairs, helping at the canteen at a donor center, speaking as an ambassador at community/school group meetings.Weekend bloks of 4 hours at drives and fairs. Evening or weekend blocks of 2 hours at meetings and other time as needed.Health Sciences/Health Care
San Diego Botanic GardenBalboa ParkMichael Wolfington and Pat Hammerinfo@SDBGarden.org(760) 436-3036View WebsiteReceptionist, general office, special events staffing, outreach programs, membership, garden grooming, etc.14-18 year olds may volunteer with a parent. Must attend a volunteerorientation meeting. Need a copy of a photo ID and completion of a volunteer application.Volunteer application: www.sdbgarden.org/PDF/Volunteer_Application_Form.pdfNon-profit
City of San DiegoSan Diego City limitsBased on departmentView WebsiteAquatic program assistant; habitat restoration volunteer; water and reservoirs volunteer; attorney's office; criminal division volunteer; Time requirements varyAge minimum varies and commonly ranges from a minimum of 13-16 of age for interested high school students. See website.For contact information, see individual department contactsMunicipality
San Diego CoastkeeperSan DiegoSarah Blakesleesarah@sdcoastkeeper.org(619)758-7748 ex. 115View WebsiteBeach cleanup, special projects, social marketing (including scientific research), observation, pollution prevention, office helpConservation Science, Scientific Research, Oceanography, Marketing, Education, Administrative Assistance, Youth Development, Marine BiologyStudents must be 14 years of age and complete an application available on the website.Beach Conservation/Preservation
San Diego County Parks and Recreation DepartmentSan Diego CountyCheryl WegnerCheryl.wegner@sdcounty.ca.gov(858) 694-3030View WebsiteCamping, mentoring, fitness, maintenance, special projects relating to the history of flora and fauna in SD County and culture, conservation/preservation, office help, community center assistancePark Ranger, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Conservation Sciences, Administrative Assistance, Public Works Direction, MaintenanceStudents must be 13 years of age and must complete and application and obtain parental permission.Parks Department
San Diego Food BankSan DiegoMagda Hodgersmhodgers@sandiegofoodbank.org(858)527-1419 ext. 10View WebsitePacking boxes of food for distribution.Social Work, Ministry, Logistics/Distribution, Volunteer CoordinationFood Bank
San Diego Humane Societyvolinfo@sdhumane.org(619) 299-7012Animal rescue, education programs, cat companions, greeter, foster care, etc.Minimum monthly commitments vary, but expect at least 6 hours per month. Initial commitment for new volunteers is 6 months. PatriotsAlternate email address: voldept@sdhumane.orgPrivate, non-profit
San Diego Public LibraryCity of San DiegoSharon Adlersadler@sandiego.gov(858) 552-1657Shelving, filing, straightening, help with craft projectsLibrary, clericalLibrary
San Diego Rescue MissionSan DiegoDebbie Williams(619) 687-3720View WebsiteServe evening meal (7 days a week 3:30 -5:30); Thrift Store cleaning and sorting.Social Work, Ministry/Missions, PsychologyStudents must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer at the Rescue Mission. Also, each volunteer must complete the Mission’s Volunteer Recruitment Form.Homeless Shelter
San Diego River FoundationAcross San Diego CountyRichard Dhuvolunteer@sandiegoriver.org(619) 297-7380View WebsiteLandscaping, trail maintenance and creation, refuse cleanup and disposalLandscaping, Forestry, Marine Biology, Alternative EnergyStudents must download and fill out a waiver prior to service: http://www.imrivers.com/sandiego; Several special projects are available over a range of weekends:http://www.sandiegoriver.org/calendar.phpEcological Conservation and Beautification
Santee SantasCity of SanteeHeather Jonesheatherdiorjones@gmail.com(619) 743-2264Sort and deliver food at Christmas timeContact email for sign-ups to volunteer: santassantee@yahoo.comNon-profit
Scripps Mercy HospitalSan DiegoChristene Slater(619) 260-7082View WebsiteWork in the emergency room, intensive care, surgery unit, gift shop, messenger, patient transport, etc.3-4 hours weekly. Must be at least 15 years of age. Requires an interview, health screening, site orientation, parental approval. Assignment may be based on volunteer's area of interestPrivate, non-profit health system
Sharp Grossmont HospitalSharp Grossmont Hospital, La MesaKelly Whitehouse, Junior Volunteer Coordinatorkelly.whitehouse@sharp.com(619) 740-4175View WebsiteInformation desk, gift shop, pharmacy, nursing assistance, nutrition, medical recordsMedicine, Nursing, Customer Service, Retail, Dietetics, Pharmacology, Medical Records, Administration.Students must be 14 years of age, in high school, and maintain a 2.5 GPA to volunteer. In addition, students must be able to commit to the program for at least one year, one 3 1/2 hour shift per week.Medical
Sports for Exceptional Athletes - S4EASan Diego CountyClaire Downessds4ea@gmail.com(858) 565-7432View WebsiteAssist developmentally disabled in a variety of 23 sports in 4 sports seasons. Individual and team sports are offered each season.Working with disabled, organization and management, sports coachingSports program serving athletes with developmental disabilities, ages 5 through adult
Susan G. Koman 3-DayNation-wide walk - in the regionKit Loudinkitloudin@hotmail.com(847) 363-6897Set up tents; serve food/drinks; unload gear from trucksMust be able to make a 4-hour time commitment.Non-profit focused on ending breast cancer
Turning Point MinistriesSanteeKaren Boneskbones@davidjeremiah.org(619) 258-3600Preparing mailings of materialsHours of operation are M-F, 7 am to 5 pm, year round. Students should contact Karen to find out the current need.Publishing/Broadcasting
UCSD Medical CenterTheresa Queentqueen@ucsd.edu(619) 543-58886-8 Hours Weekly; The primary responsibility will be to stock and maintain clinical trial patient educational brochures in hospital based clinics and registration areas. Individuals choose to participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons, for example, they may have an interest in the medical science or potential benefit to society, there may not be other treatment options available or to provide patients who are under or uninsured alternative options to receive care (study related activities may be provided at no cost). The brochures are important as they provide information regarding clinical trials and key areas that individuals should consider before agreeing to participate in a clinical trial; This task will include preparation of the boxes at the office, and unloading and stocking at the UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center.Hospital
Volunteers of AmericaDevelopment Associate619-282-8211, x 2032View WebsiteSeasonal community service projectsComplete and return the volunteer interest form on the website; telephone screening; attend open house; attend volunteer orientation.Human Services Organization
Zoo CorpsSan Diego ZooSarah Barnardsbarnard@sandiegozoo.org(619) 231-1515 x4139View WebsiteMembers educate the public at the zoo about conservation and endangered speciesZoology, Biology, consrvationVolunteer 1 time per month for 6 hoursConservation and Education

INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIEWING EARNED SERVICES HOURS

Log into RenWeb
Click on Family Information in the left-hand menu
Click on “Family Home”
Click on your student’s name in the middle menu
Click on the “Service Hours” tab

Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).

SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.