Students demonstrate academic preparedness when they:
- Articulate the distinctions among competing worldviews and evaluate them in terms of a biblical perspective. Students at Hartfield Academy will be challenged to understand that all truth is God’s truth and be able to defend the narrative of God’s word, the principles of being able to “rightly divide the word of truth” (II Timothy 2:15), and view him or herself as part of the Redemption story for all of mankind.
- Write cogently in a wide variety of media (research, essay, persuasive essay, business communication, electronic, creative writing, poetry, and journalism) and speak articulately and with confidence.
- Have moderate spoken and/or written fluency in a non-native language.
- Demonstrably possess the academic skills to succeed in college (research, written communication skills, note taking, time management, self-awareness, goal setting, critical thinking, etc.) and the test scores that are more than sufficient to enable the student to be accepted to the college of their choice.
- Demonstrate the content mastery in each academic discipline necessary to permit higher order analysis and further learning at the baccalaureate level. The student must be able to apply lessons from the past or learned knowledge and skills to new and varied situations.
- Recognize their own learning style and make adjustments as necessary to improve their ability to receive, process and synthesize information.
- Develop either a skill or appreciation of an artistic field, after having had exposure to the various art forms (music, photography, painting, sculpture, graphic design, architecture, etc.).
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer functions, software applications, and problem solving in the context of what creates a 21st century learner: learning to learn, becoming an independent thinker, being able to problem solve through collaboration and team work, and be adaptable in a global system of technologies.
Christian Character Preparation
Students demonstrate appropriate Christian character when they:
- Learn to live with an eternal mindset that exhibits biblical discernment and discretion in decision-making.
- Model godly behavior in their roles and relationships in their family, peers, and authority.
- Display essential values in life: integrity, work ethic, respect for authority, self-control, maturity, and care for the less fortunate.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the body as a “temple of the Holy Spirit” and, as such, will live a lifestyle of health and physical activity that reflects self-love and respect for oneself.
Students demonstrate a passion for learning when they:
- Cultivate the life of the mind as stated in Matthew 22: 37-39; to love the Lord with your mind. Doing so enables the individual to engage their culture with truth, wisdom, and tact. As believers we are called to give a defense for the hope that lies within us (1 Peter 3:15).
- Pursue excellence as a lifestyle according to Daniel 1:20, which describes the exiles of Judah as, “ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.”
- Demonstrate and display biblical leadership concepts in school, church, civic, political and social organizations in the community.
- Have identified and developed his or her intellectual, artistic, athletic gifts from God and are prepared to use them to His glory for a future vocation according to their interests.
- Devote oneself to a strong work ethic that honors God and others (Col. 3:23).
Students demonstrate a lifestyle of service when they:
- Are concerned about others above themselves (Philippians 2:3-4).
- Are willing to demonstrate acts of service when inconvenient and, if need be, in areas and countries outside their own level of comfort (Matthew 28:19-20).
- Possess the rudiments of the character traits of humility clothed in strength as Christ modeled it (Philippians 2: 2-11).
- Choose a lifestyle of obedience to seeking first the kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33).
These above-stated student outcomes reflect the values and mission of Hartfield Academy. It is our goal to provide an educational experience for our students enabling them to gain mastery at the pre-collegiate level and, if they commit and take advantage of our rigorous program, to have created a significant platform for future success. Our mission is to honor God through teaching and encouraging students to maximize their God-given intellectual, artistic, physical, and spiritual potential in preparation for a life of Christian commitment and service to family, church, and country. The outcomes are a measure of the efficacy of the Hartfield Academy experience. As such, we will be highly intentional in assessing our effectiveness in order to continually improve our academic program for the sake of our students and God’s kingdom.