At Sumter Christian School, we believe that the purpose of education is spiritual, academic, moral, and consists of developing good citizenship. Through our daily academic schedule we see the teacher as the primary instructor and source of authority within the classroom and the student as the on-task learner of objective content and concepts. All of our courses are designed to encourage deep mental processing, student engagement with the class material, critical thinking, and spiritual growth. We offer College Preparatory, Honors, and Advanced Placement (Dual Enrollment) courses.
"I am much afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures, and engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which means are not unceasingly occupied with the Word of God must be corrupt."
TARGET LEARNING CENTER
“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.”
~ C.S. Lewis
Initially, students will be given the entrance testing that we give to all new students entering grades 1-12. After this testing, to be eligible for consideration in the TLC, a student’s score must be as follows: between 75-99 on the ability test, below 35th percentile on the math procedures section, or below the 35th percentile on the reading comprehension section. In addition to entrance testing, an eligible student may submit a previously documented Individual Education Plan (IEP) for consideration.
If the administration deems it necessary, further testing (e.g. Woodcock Johnson, etc.) may be needed to determine exact placement in the Target Learning Center for any of the academic areas.