Articles of Interest
Christian Schools and Addressing Cultural Challenges
As modern American culture strays ever further from its Judeo-Christian foundations, Christian schools sometimes find themselves unexpectedly thrust into the midst of conflict. Often, conflict manifests as a political issue—and politics, while always a pretty ugly arena, seems uglier than ever over the last decade or two. Education choice, though a popular issue, can be a catalyst for politicians to target religious schools for criticism. Click here to read full article (PDF)
Victorian Values for the 21st Century
We all know that character matters. Developing good character is one of the educational pillars at Horizon Chris-tian School, along with academic excellence and Biblical worldview. The attached article published in The Globe and Mail articulates just how important discipline, conscientiousness and diligence really are in today's economy. The article contends that individuals who are self-regulated and have good work habits will rise above others who may have credentials or connections. But developing self-control isn't an easy thing in our culture. According to Daniel Akst in his book, "Temptation: Finding Self-Control in an Age of Excess, "modern life requires an unnatural degree of self-control," and "immerses us daily in a set of temptations far more evolved than we are." The article also presents some interesting thoughts about the difficulty of developing those character traits, specifically in boys. So if cultivating discipline, conscientiousness and diligence are that important, how should parents and schools go about teaching those traits? It's not easy, but well thought out expectations, firm boundaries, and loving consisten-cy are part of the answer. So is a Biblical worldview — "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:3. Click here to read the full article (PDF)
Oregon Prep Sports.Net High school sports reporting for Oregon.
Horizon Christian School's PSAT/NMSQT Website (PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT®/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test. This link provides access to the public page for Horizon Christian School.
International Exchange Program Links:
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) "...strives to enable and equip Christian educators and schools worldwide to effectively education children and young people with the mind of Christ". ACSI provides a wide variety of programs and services like, Accreditation, Student Assessment, Leadership Development, conventions and conferences, Financial Programs.
Counsel on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) is a private, not-for-profit organization that sets the standards on international exchange programs.
WallBuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built.
Alpha Omega Institute Dedicated to teaching the Biblical and scientific evidence of creation throughout the world.
Discovery Institute's mission is to make a positive vision of the future practical. The Institute discovers and promotes ideas in the common sense tradition of representative government, the free market and individual liberty.
Institute for Creation Research equips believers with evidences of the Bible's accuracy and authority through scientific research, educational programs, and media presentations, all conducted within a thoroughly biblical framework.
Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences.