An integrated and holistic approach
Our philosophy of education is premised on a God-centered view that all truth is God’s truth, and that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible authoritative Word of God that contains this truth. God created all things and sustains all things. Therefore, the universe and humanity are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him. All humans are sinners by nature and choice; therefore, they cannot glorify or know God. Only by receiving God’s free gift of salvation through God’s Son and committing his/her life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ can humans know God and be reconciled to Him.
We aim to provide a Christian perspective on life; and the Word from which will come a balanced personality and proper understanding and acceptance of one’s role in life at home, at work, at play, and at worship – all grounded in the Christian concept of truth and life. This philosophy channels our energies to promote high academic standards while helping students to achieve skills in creative and critical thinking using the best integrated curriculum materials. The objective of our instructional program is to enable the students to pursue the post-secondary education of their choosing whether in college, university, or vocational training.
Our education for the students encompasses the spiritual, mental, intellectual, physical, social and emotional dimensions. These are inseparable and through them all run the thread of the spiritual. Therefore, we shun the tendency to teach the Bible compartmentally or on the intellectual level alone. Christian thought must be interwoven throughout the curriculum.
A competitive curriculum and effective messengers
The role of the teacher is primarily to be an acceptable model of Christian living. The teacher must initiate a climate for the teaching-learning process. The teacher must be skilled in transmitting knowledge vital to living the Christian life and in guiding students through the experiences in the educational process. In addition, the teacher must genuinely love each learner. He/She must recognize his/her responsibility before God and must depend completely upon the Holy Spirit to achieve the desired results.
The role of the learner is to be an interactor in the teaching-learning process. The learner is an imitator, discoverer, assimilator, and evaluator of the knowledge, feelings and behaviors that are taught and experienced.
The curriculum is the medium—whether they’re content materials or life experiences selected for use in the teaching-learning process to achieve the goals of HCHS education. Our curriculum also adheres closely to the minimum learning competencies required by the Department of Education.