Dr. Robert Littlejohn of Trinity Academy Raleigh, NC writes:
“You have no greater legacy to leave on this earth, and no more important
investment to make, than the legacy of and investment in your child’s future.
No other experience and no other time in life will:
- Form the brain more
- Develop the character more
- Shape the belief system and the spiritual life more than their K-12 education.
From the time your child begins all-day school, they will spend more waking hours at school and school-related activities than they will spend with you (parents) and at church activities – combined."
So the all-important question is “who do you want influencing your children?” And who do you want influencing them 8 to 10 hours a day, five days a week? There is evidence that children need the influence of several adults, besides their own parents, in order for lasting belief to develop and grow. And, depending on your child’s school, that lasting belief could be a belief in a godless universe, belief in a green and organic planet, belief in alternative lifestyles, Christian legalism, or
any of a dozen world religions, or perhaps some combination of these.”
Exodus chapter 6, God calls us to pass along our faith, values and intellect to the next generation. As we embark upon a new school year, ACA’s professional staff, who are committed to Christ and your children, will endeavor to partner with parents to train children to be challenged to think critically, taught to write and speak persuasively, and be prepared to impact their culture through the lens of a Christian worldview. May God bless the journey ahead for the 2016-17 school year!
Mrs. C. Hutchings MS Ed.
ACA Head of School