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August/September 2009

Fellowship Christian School
Education with a Biblical Worldview
by Carly Felton

Gone are the days of strictly religious or strictly secular education. At Fellowship Christian School in Roswell, subjects such as English and math are taught with a biblical worldview.

A covenant school with 635 students, Fellowship Christian School comprises an elementary school grades K4 to 5 and a middle/high school (grades 6 to 12). The school admits academically eligible students who are children of committed believers in Jesus Christ, actively involved in evangelical churches. Parents are very involved in the school and in their childrens’ education, often serving as room mothers, grade-level coordinators, team moms, classroom volunteers and field trip chaperones, and are active members of the Parent Teacher Fellowship organization.

The school’s mission, says public relations director Nancy Wirth, is “to partner with Christian parents in the education of their children, in order to raise up generations of students who embrace biblical truth, strive for academic excellence, demonstrate discipline, and exhibit leadership and influence in their homes, churches and communities.”

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International and the Georgia Accrediting Commission, Fellowship Christian produces graduates who are successful in both the private and public arenas. This successful instruction is accomplished through a college preparatory curriculum with a wide range of honors and Advanced Placement courses combined with a biblical worldview and spiritual mentoring by the faculty.

“We are in a partnership with [students’] parents and their churches during the course of their academic career at FCS. We are all on the same page with the same goal,” Wirth says. “Our teachers not only teach the academics, but they also pour their lives into our students as mentors, coaches, class sponsors and supporters.”

Students participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, including chorus, performing arts, social clubs, honor societies, Bible studies and athletics. In fact, a new state-of-the-art athletic facility was recently completed which includes baseball and softball fields, four tennis courts, a track and a football and soccer stadium. The existing facility includes a weight room, gymnasium, library, labs for computer, science and art and an elementary playground. Future plans include a new elementary academic wing and 400-seat cafeteria.

This will be the first year for the After School Care program, which provides supervision for youths in Pre-first through sixth grades. A new Education Support Services program is being offered for students who have learning disabilities or learning weaknesses which may interfere with their academic success.

“We want to enable those with learning difficulties to receive a Christian education while providing remedial and academic assistance,” Wirth says. “The goal is to academically strengthen the student by teaching learning strategies and skills to take back to the classroom.”

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