The mission of Covenant Christian School is to graduate students who are prepared to understand their world, to communicate with their world, and to influence their world for Christ through servant-leadership.
SPEAKING: From show and tell in the beginning grades to presentations and debates in eighth grades, our students are encouraged and trained to speak publicly. Clear standards are outlined so that students will know what teachers look are expecting.
WRITING: From writing words to sentences to stories and paragraphs, our students develop their writing skills. Topic sentences, supporting details, persuasion, descriptions, explanations are all part of the everyday at CCS. It is fundamental to our philosophy that writing complete thoughts helps develop thinking and reasoning ability.
READING: Our main purpose in learning to read is to read the Bible. The most important skill is learning to discern the author’s purpose, because God is the Author of the Bible and His purpose is preeminent. We begin with the foundational skills of phonics and work to develop four basic comprehension areas in our students: initial understanding, constructing meaning, inferential comprehension, literary analysis. CCS students are trained to become discerning readers.
LISTENING: Paying attention, following directions, getting the facts, asking probing questions, and taking meaningful notes are all necessary ingredients of good listeners. These skills are taught, encouraged, and practiced at CCS. In a nutshell, these short paragraphs describe our approach to communication. It is our desire that CCS students will be effective as communicators of a Christian worldview to the world in which they live.
Additionally, we plan local opportunities in the community to serve. Past events have included collecting needed items for the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, sorting items for refugees from other countries, serving meals in a downtown soup line, and preparing Christmas boxes for foreign nations. The culminating service event for a CCS student is a missions trip to Tennessee to serve at the Lighthouse Christian Camp for three days.
In summary, we maintain a Christ-centered course. We believe that He is the key to life and therefore to education. We believe that giving students a Christian worldview as the foundation of a thorough education enables them to function well in a highly competitive society.