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Excellence In Learning Academy, LLC

1635 Grandview Drive

Laurel, MS 39440

(601)470-2189 

 

 

ELA (Excellence In Learning Academy, LLC) was designed on the foundation of the child-centered, parent-teacher interactive-based education model, which takes the best aspects of traditional, full-time public and private schools, as well as home schools, and molds them into one hybrid model. ELA combines professional, individualized instruction of a classroom teacher with the one-on-one instruction, as well as the guidance of each student's parents. Classes are taught from a Biblical perspective, and life applications are made. At ELA, parents and teachers work together to develop wholeness of body, mind, and spirit in young Christians.

 
Mission Statement
ELA seeks to provide a Christian education with:

 

Truth

To promote principled thinking by helping each student develop a Biblical worldview to be consistently applied to every area of life.

 

Excellence

To cultivate in each student a life-long love of learning and pursuit of academic and moral excellence for the purpose of bringing glory to God alone.

 

Service

To assist parents and the church of Jesus Christ in training and equipping each student to be an active and Godly minister within his/her sphere of influence.

 

 

Definitions

EDUCATION

We believe that students should be given the basic building blocks of knowledge that may be used later in life. We also know that a quality education give students knowledge of how to learn and how to teach oneself throughout life.

CHRISTIAN

A Christian school means much more than simply adding a Bible class to the curriculum of the school. A truly Christian school is one where like-minded parents come together for the purpose of educating the children in an environment that teaches and stresses a consistent, personal adherence to the Gospel of Christ. From teacher selection to curriculum choices to dress code, our allegiance to Christ and His Lordship permeates everything!

BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

Every school teaches on the foundation of some kind of worldview. It may be boldly stated or it may be implicit, but it is always present. We strive to practice Biblical living and teaching everywhere, not only in our curriculum, but also in the lives of the individuals associated with our school.

 

Our Philosophy

Excellence in Learning Academy bases its educational philosophy on three main components: a Biblical foundation, preparation for life, and emphasis on the parents' role.

 

Biblical Foundation

All education is inescapably Christian in that all truth is God's truth. The Bible, as the infallible, inerrant, and inspired Word of God, is the foundation and guide for all knowledge and basic to all elements of education. Because God created, sustains, and will consummate all things through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the universe and all life are dynamically related to Him and have the purpose of glorifying Him. This purpose is fundamental to the Christian, parent-led model of education and will permeate every aspect of our goals and objectives, our teaching methods, and our curriculum. All representatives of the school will strive to demonstrate values, character, and "Christ-likeness" as we teach facts. ELA will seek to provide a learning environment that recognizes the individuality and worth of each student, realizing that there can be variability in learning aptitude and mastery of grade-level skills and content for different subjects. We will strive to help each child realize his full potential through effective placement and creative teaching methods.

 

Preparing Each Student for Life

The primary goal of all Christian education is to prepare each student to glorify and honor God in all that he does. We seek to fulfill this goal by encouraging students to become committed disciples of Christ, supporting the family as the primary social and educational unit instituted by God, promoting personal responsibility for academic excellence and a strong work ethic, and integrating home and school for the development of life skills and strong Christian character in balance with academics and extra-curricular activities and opportunities to be a blessing to others in our communities. Because we understand that each student is a unique creation who reflects the image of God, we will seek to understand their gifts, abilities, needs and problems. We will shepherd their hearts, develop learning, thinking, study, and communication skills, and train them in Godly character.

 

Role of Parents

We recognize that parents are commanded to rear their children for God’s glory by bringing them up in the nurture and discipline of the Lord (Deuteronomy 6; Ephesians 6:4). The home, therefore, is to be a place of training and teaching one's own children. Yet, the home is not the only established agency of instruction from the Biblical standpoint. The entire community of believers is commanded and authorized by God for training and discipline.

ELA will seek to provide parents with academic expertise, challenge, pacing, direction and accountability, in a way that enhances and assists the parents' efforts. The parents' role is to oversee their child's education and academic progress. Parents share joint responsibility with the school for properly placing students, helping them build the character qualities and work ethic that lead to academic success (and success in general), and encouraging students to accept increasing responsibility for the consequences of their actions. The parental teaching role ranges from direct instructor in cooperation with the classroom teacher to monitor of student progress, as the student matures. ELA is committed to providing a vital learning experience for students that encourages and facilitates the parent-child relationship. Parents are the single most influential factor in a child's educational performance, as well as the emotional, social and spiritual development of that child. In cooperation with parents, we seek to inform minds and change the lives of our students.

 

Our Goals

To carry out The Excellence in Learning Academy's mission and philosophy, the goals of our faculty and staff are:

  • We purpose to provide education that is distinctly Christian. We teach from a Christian worldview — Biblical perspectives, goals, and methods provide focus and understanding for every subject area (II Tim. 3:16,17).

  • We purpose as a Board of Advisors, and as a staff to imitate the servant hood that Christ modeled for us (Phil 2:1-16; Matt 22:37-40).

  • We purpose to teach distinctly Christian social values. We teach children to deal with themselves and others with Biblical principles.

  • We purpose to encourage every student to begin and/or continue to develop his relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ (Ps. 96; Matt 28:18-20).

  • We purpose to instill in our students the understanding that God has created us for His glory and to proclaim His glory and we must use the talents God has given us (Matt. 25).

  • We purpose to evaluate everything, including methods of motivation, philosophy and values, in order to aid students in the continuing process of "renewing their minds" (Rom. 12:2;Col 2:8).

  • We purpose to shepherd the students' hearts by emphasizing a regenerated heart and renewed mind as well as character, promoting Biblical knowledge as well as high academic standards, and encouraging student to pursue God's

 

Statement of Faith

Our Statement of Faith is based on fundamental Christian beliefs that we strongly support as the primary doctrine for teaching. ELA does not promote or endorse any particular denomination. It is our desire to maintain this position for the purpose of unity and fairness to each student. Other doctrinal issues upon which this ministry has no official stance will be secondary doctrine and will not be taught. In the event secondary doctrine is brought up, students will be referred back to the family and church for final authority. We desire to remain united in the salvation and love of Christ, avoiding any dissension that may be caused by denominational distinctives.

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (II Timothy 3:15; II Peter 1:21).

  2. We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).

  3. We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 726): His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).

  4. We believe that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God's grace and through faith alone we are saved (John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23; 5:8- 9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).

  5. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28,29).

  6. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26,28).

  7. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (Romans 8:13-14; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30: 5:18)

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