Faith Friends is an interactive mentoring program that pairs an upper high school student (grades 9-12) with a K4 or K5 student with the following goals and objectives:
- To provide opportunities for leadership and service through mentoring and/or tutoring
- To provide younger students with an older role model
- To provide service projects in accordance with our school purpose statement
- To foster a sense of community within the school
- Older students must have passing grades, good conduct, and three teacher recommendations.
- K4 and K5 students must receive written parental consent before being considered for the program.
Activities for Faith Friends include service, academics, spiritual growth, and social development.This program has provided a source of encouragement for the older and younger students as well as their families.Our faculty has been equally touched by the friendships shown by each pair of students.Photographs, notices of events, and special artwork are posted in the kindergarten hallway.
- SERVICE: helping stock shelves in a local food pantry
- ACADEMICS: Read Across America Week (older students read to and participate in various literature activities with their small partners); Dauphin Island Sea Lab (older students accompany and explain animals and ecosystems)
- SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT: Birthday Party for Jesus; chapel services
- SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: picnic lunches; movies; Field Day; Christmas gift exchange; birthday parties for younger students; free tickets to see older students’ sporting event
Jr. and Sr. Beta Clubs (National Honor Society)
The National Beta Club recognizes outstanding achievement, promotes character and social responsibility, encourages serve involvement to school and community, fosters leadership skills, grants scholarships, and provides setting for your student to develop interpersonal relationship skills. The Beta Club’s motto is “To lead, by Serving Others” which our club fulfills by collecting money for scholarships, Read Across America, collecting toys for Children’s Hospital, collecting items for homeless packs, inducting new members and other service projects around campus and community. In 2015 our school was designated a School of Distinction and received a banner that is displayed in the Lower Building.
Induction is held in the fall each year with 7-8 grades qualifying for Jr. Beta and grades 9-12 qualifying for Sr. Beta Club. Qualifications necessary for membership include achieving a minimum of a 90.0% without rounding, grade point average in these core academic subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, History and Bible. The student must have no nine week average or semester average grade below an eighty. The student must exhibit good character and earn faculty approval and have not discipline referrals. These standards must be maintained for continued membership.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) of Faith Christian School is a student-run organization in which the elected students strive to promote student involvement, unity, and school spirit within their school. They aim to form a more Christ-like and intellectual student body as well as endeavor to provide an open line of communication between the students, faculty, and administration.
Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide. Members learn to work together and develop servant-leaders skills as they serve their school and community. For more information, click here: http://www.buildersclub.org/Home.aspx.