Mission and Philosophy of Education
The primary objective and purpose of A Beka Academy is to provide a distinctively Christian distance-learning program for students in kindergarten, elementary, and high school. This innovative program of study trains students in the knowledge of God and the Christian way of life, and gives an excellent academic education.
Philosophy of Education
A Beka Academy’s philosophy of education is based upon the Word of God. The primary objective and purpose of the institution is to provide a distinctively Christian distance-learning program for students in kindergarten, elementary, and high school to train them in the knowledge of God and impart Christian character development and subject matter in harmony with Scripture.
Since the primary reason for the existence of A Beka Academy is a spiritual ministry, Bible instruction includes efforts to bring all students to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ so that the teaching of spiritual truths may have a firm foundation. This is followed by instruction in right thinking, good conduct, and clean living in the light of the principles of God’s Word, which is “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
The traditional approach to A Beka Academy’s academic program provides students with the best possible program of studies. We emphasize the mastery of the fundamental blocks of material necessary for satisfactory achievement and stress the acquisition of facts and concepts in the various areas of study, which leads to the development and exercise of the powers of critical thinking skills. This traditional system of education encourages competition and teaches the value of living under a free enterprise system of government.
Effective, proven methods of teaching are utilized with a constant search for improved quality and refinement. Realizing the difference in innate ability, we encourage and expect each student to do his or her best. We believe the traditional system of education educates the mind, builds character, and teaches the value of living in harmony with “whatsoever things are true, …honest, …just, …pure, [and]…lovely” Phil. 4:8.
Character training is an important element at A Beka Academy. We believe that the heart of character training is deciding to do right, which will eventually cultivate an inner self-discipline, and is essential to the emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of the student. Through Christian education, the student is brought to “unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” Eph. 4:13.
We believe this philosophy of education equips an A Beka Academy student to be an effective witness for Christ and prepares him or her academically to manifest the fruit of the Spirit in daily life.