WHY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLING?
VISION AND MISSION
The VISION of Heritage is to equip and nurture students to be servant leaders with a biblical Christian worldview who will have an impact on their world for Christ.
The MISSION of Heritage is to offer authentic faith, academic excellence, and a nurturing environment.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
3 PILLARS OF EDUCATION
STATEMENT OF FAITH
- God is self-existent, infinite, sovereign, the source of all truth and life. He is the Triune God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1; 1 Kings 8:27; Psalm 90:2, 115:3; John 14:6; Matthew 28:19
- God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. Through creation He reveals His eternal power, infinity, diversity and divine nature. Creation is the general revelation of God.
Genesis 1:1-23; Romans 1:20
- The Lord Jesus Christ is God the Son. He is to have the preeminence in all things. The Lord Jesus, the expressed image of God the Father, is the only Savior of the world and the only mediator between God and man. Christ was born of a virgin. He was crucified, buried, and rose bodily from the grave. Christ will come again to establish His kingdom.
Colossians 1:15-18; John 14:3, 6; 1 Timothy 2:5; Luke 1:34-38; Matthew 1:23, 3:17; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
- The Holy Spirit is God the Spirit sent by the Father to mankind. He is the Spirit of Truth sent to teach truth and to guide mankind into all truth. He convicts individuals of their disobedience to God; He presents the righteousness of Christ and convicts the world of the judgment at the cross. The Holy Spirit works in the unbeliever’s life to bring him to Christ and to give new life. The Holy Spirit indwells the believer enabling him to obey God in the process of conforming him to Christ.
John 14:16-17, 16:7-13; 1 Corinthians 6:19
- The Bible is truth, the Living Word, the specific revelation of God to man. The Bible is inerrant, complete and is the final authority over man. Through the Scriptures man can have knowledge and wisdom about God, life and himself.
John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:3; Romans 15:4; Matthew 5:18
- God created man in His own image, after His likeness, for His glory. In his original state man had communion and fellowship with God. Man chose to disobey God. Disobedience to God is sin; thus sin entered the world. This resulted in man’s separation from God, eternal death being passed on to subsequent generations and an imposed curse upon the rest of creation. Because of his sin nature, man omits God and thereby fails to relate himself and his knowledge to God.
Genesis 1:26, 3:1-6; Romans 1:24-28, 5:12, 8:22-23
- Man is given new life and is brought back into a proper relationship with God by personally trusting Jesus Christ the Lord, who shed His blood in payment for sin. An individual is redeemed by God’s grace through faith, not works or service.
2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 5:1-11; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5
- The believer matures into Christ-likeness as he submits to the Holy Spirit and obeys the Word of God. Being Christ-like is evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit, righteous living and good works. Maturing in Christ is a process evidenced by continual growth.
Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 5:22, 23; Ephesians 2:10; 2 Timothy 3:16-17
- Prayer is the vital communion between God and man, enabling man to talk with God and to worship Him. Through prayer God’s power and grace are made available to the believer.
Philippians 4: 6,7; Matthew 6:9–15; James 1:5
- Christ has established the church and is its Head. Individuals are to be related to a local church for Christian worship, instruction, fellowship and service.
Ephesians 5:23; Hebrews 10:24-25
Since 2000, Heritage has been accredited by the rigorous standards of the Association of Christian Schools International.
To be accredited, HCA voluntarily submits to the demanding process of an ACSI observation team. The team visit is the fourth in a five-step process, with the fifth and final step being the Commission’s decision. HCA has continually proved itself outstanding and was awarded the highest accreditation possible, a five-year certification.
The benefits of accreditation are widespread and have a tremendous impact on the school. First, accreditation ensures that the school is true to its own foundational statements. It also affirms that the school meets standards of quality, which have been established by the international school community. Accreditation also highlights areas in which are in need of improvement, and offers targeted instruction for continued growth in those areas. Finally, accreditation encourages evaluation of all levels of education, from the academic to the biblical and spiritual integration.