EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

 

 

At Banana River Baptist Academy, individual student growth is critical both academically and spiritually. Students come from various backgrounds and academic levels. Not every student learns the same way, nor in the same timeframe, and not every student has the same retention rate.

Therefore, individualized instruction is of paramount importance.  At Banana River Baptist Academy, we build upon the individual strengths of the student, and bridge the gap in areas of lower performance. Academic strengths and weaknesses are all measured in Sunshine State Standards (SSS) and how the student is performing in these standards. Assessments (STAR Reading and Math) are monitored on a bi-monthly basis to examine academic growth.

The outcomes of these bi-monthly assessments enable on-going monitoring of student’s performance of SSS. We expect our students to take these assessments seriously so we can effectively gauge the student’s progress. Real effort produces real results.

FAITH AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES

  1. To provide a sound academic education that integrates a Christian world view.

  2. To enable students to contend for the faith (1 Peter 3:15).

  3. To teach that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, Savior of the world, and Lord of all ( Phil. 2:9-10) (Luke 3: 21-22)

  4. To encourage students in growing faith, knowledge, and love of God.

  5. Teach and engage in personal evangelism (Matthew 28:18-20).

  6. Reach academic and faith-based goals as outlined in Academic Improvement Plans

 

STUDENT PROGRESS MONITORING

1. Individual Academic Plans

Every student will take an entry assessment (Renaissance Learning STAR Reading and Math tests) within the first 10 days of enrollment. Baseline data will be used to drive the IAP. Students will re-take the assessments on a bi-monthly basis. Pupil progression will be measured through these assessments.Students will be given annual goals based upon the baseline data of these assessments. As students make progress towards their goals, parents will be informed and changes made accordingly. Successes will be celebrated!

 

2. Progress Monitoring

Student progress will be monitored through the IAP, mid-term reports, and 9-week report cards. Throughout the course of the year, teachers will update student reports and notify parents of progress. If the student is not making adequate progress, a child study team with the teacher may be initiated.

3. Walk with God Journals

At Banana River Baptist Academy, students will be given a journal to keep thoughts, Bible verses, prayers requested and answered in. Students will be using this journal to write down there thoughts about Christ, major breakthroughs, personal evangelism adventures, etc. The Walk with God journal can be a reflection of how one has grown in their knowledge, love, understanding, and admiration of the Lord. It can be used to grow in the Lord, to make goals for souls won to Christ, or to memorize a certain number of verses, or to write out their own statement of faith.