This may vary from state to state and according to each grade level, but even with conservative estimates, it accounts for just under half of a typical student's waking hours when school is in session. There are many who advocate increasing the number of instructional hours a student receives each year.
The argument is that if you spend more time on something, the result is usually better. The Israelites were given a charge in Deuteronomy 6: And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
This was not something relegated to an hour on Sunday morning, but throughout the day, every day. This sounds a lot like the environment that is present in the Christian school setting. Consider Nampa Christian Schools. Between and , small Christian schools dotted the Treasure Valley. Among these were elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. In the s, three of these schools united together to become what is known today as Nampa Christian Schools. For over 50 years now, Nampa Christian Schools has faithfully carried out the charge given in Deuteronomy.
Spanning the Generations Nampa Christian Schools has motivated generations of students to achieve academic excellence and prepare for a lifetime of service to Christ. Throughout the years since Nampa Christian was established, there have been many success stories and graduates who have gone on to serve God in great ways.
Deep roots spread and multiply. Alumni have now chosen Nampa Christian to educate their children. Grandchildren of alumni currently attend the school.
Generations upon generations have chosen Nampa Christian Schools, showing that their commitment to the school and community are far-reaching. This echoes Deuteronomy 6: Its goal is to develop Christ-like character and Christ-centered lives. This charge given by God through Moses requires a wholehearted commitment and constant diligence. Educating a child requires a partnership. Jeff and Tracey Antosh, whose children have attended Nampa Christian — two graduates and another now in high school — provide a first-hand perspective of this partnership: The staff and teachers have a special interest in the kids' spiritual well-being.
By working together in partnership, students have the opportunity to see Deuteronomy 6 played out in their lives. Accredited Christian Education Dr. The ACSI places spiritual formation at the core, and values such things as respect for authority, service, moral integrity, and character, as well as a life commitment to Christ and the church.
Parents Jeremy and Stacie Glassco offer a powerful testimony of the value of a decidedly Christian education: During these academic years, where they have minds eager for growth, Nampa Christian has been a special blessing for our family by working with our kids to help them set their moral compass and find faith in Jesus.
Education not just to teach, but to transform. Heart Transformation Christian education is not only concerned about the head, but more importantly the heart. Secular education deals only with the human. Christian education discusses the eternal, secular education the here and now.
Secular education seeks to make more successful and intelligent people. The Christian educator aspires to nothing less than the transformation of a believer into the image of Christ. Faculty and staff all have a personal relationship with Christ. The morning begins with prayer. There are weekly chapel services. Students participate in community service and go on mission trips.
Young learners are encouraged to study the Bible and incorporate its teaching into their assignments. Rather than be discouraged from speaking about Jesus and the Scriptures, students are free to apply their faith to their learning. Teachers are not merely teaching to inform the mind but to renew the mind. This is in keeping with Romans Every institution that does not unceasingly pursue the study of God's word becomes corrupt.
I greatly fear that the universities, unless they teach the Holy Scriptures diligently and impress them on the young students, are wide gates to hell. Nampa Christian Schools offers open enrollment for all ages, including early childhood 6 weeks - age 4 , elementary school PreK-5 , middle school and high school For more information, or a no-pressure,no-obligation tour of the school, contact the registrar at , via email at registrar nampachristianschool.
Retrieved July 20, from Business Insider: What Makes Christian Education Distinct. Retrieved July 22, from Christianity Today: Retrieved July 25, from Bartleby: New King James Version. Portions of this article are from www. Now Enrolling All Grades! Experienced Educators That Care As a Christian school, our faculty is committed to your child's education. Our educators are among the best. Not only are they qualified in their field, they are here to offer your child a grounded support system to help them throughout their academic career.
We work with parents as well as students to make sure every child that comes through our doors reaches their goals. Please contact our registrar, Tracie Johanson, to schedule a tour at or registrar nampachristianschools.
The two were selected out of student delegates who attended Idaho's Boys State. To earn this spot, they had to go through an extensive interview, get a good recommendation from their counselor, deliver a speech, and win a run-off election of their peers.
This all-expenses paid trip included meeting Congressmen, members of the Supreme Court, and even the President. Boys Nation is an annual American Legion program that includes civic training, leadership development, and a focus on Americanism. At the national event, state senators learn all about the federal government. Upon arriving in DC, the senators were assigned to either the Federalist or the Nationalist party. Andrew was a Federalist for the state of Idaho, Guillermo a Nationalist.
They started off with a caucus, then organized into committees and conducted hearings and debated bills submitted by other delegates. Some of the topics of the bills included health care, reforming the V. His hope was that this measure would help increase tourism to the area among other benefits. This was an incredible experience, according to Hilty, who found it fun and rewarding. He was extremely encouraged by the level of civil discourse and dialogue even among those with strong disagreements.
Some of his takeaways included a greater appreciation for genuine political discourse, the need to leave politics off of social media, and the importance of elected officials being beholden to their constituents as well as their conscience.
He plans to attend Liberty University to become an attorney. Instead, he values the role of the statesman. Andrew said that all the delegates were honored to take in this special event. Despite many who may have had disagreements with the current President, they showed utmost respect for the office. It left Andrew with a great hope for our country and its future leadership.
To view the entire address by the President to the delegates, use this link: Over the years she has taught middle school and high school PE, weight training, and health. In addition to her teaching duties, Pelkey has coached volleyball, basketball, middle school track, and softball. She was previously the high school AD from and also served as the middle school AD from They enjoy various sports, hiking, and four-wheeling, and are also active at their church, Capital Christian, in Meridian.
I have seen the impact that the school has played in influencing the lives of our students and athletes. I believe that I have much to offer in these positions and will continue to uphold the Nampa Christian values and traditions.
I believe that God is calling me back into this role and I am thankful for this opportunity. He just knows it was a lot. The two-time defending state champs lost their first three games and started , looking nothing like the team that rolled to a record and a state title the previous season. The young Trojans had just four seniors that played significant roles and struggled early to get results from a number of newcomers.
The rolled into the district tournament with a respectable record after a sea-saw regular season saw them post three different winning streaks of at least five games.
They lost the first district game, and needed to win three consecutive games just to reach the state tournament. It was over from there. It was the 23rd consecutive season that Nampa Christian qualified for state.
During that stretch dating back to the Trojans have appeared in the title game 14 times and have nine championships. The latest came thanks to a win in the championship game over a Melba team that outscored them in two losses earlier in the season. Original article by B. The Trojans helped cement their status as legends Saturday with a win against Melba in the 2A state championship game, the third straight for Nampa Christian and the ninth state title in 35 years under head coach Marc Harris.
Nampa Christian becomes the first team to repeat as state champions at the 2A level since the Trojans did it from , part of a stretch when Nampa Christian appeared in the state title game in five consecutive years, winning four times.
I just feel so blessed by God to be a part of this.