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Teaching Morality in the Classroom

October 3rd, 2017 ●

While many schools hyper-focus on test scores and technology, values have commonly been pushed to the side, especially in public schooling. This leads many to consider Christian private school, as a faith-based education combines morals with an exceptional academic and extracurricular educational experience. TEACHING PRINCIPLES When God’s word is the focus in learning, morals are […]

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Good Study Habits Start Early

September 14th, 2017 ●

When we think of studying, many of us picture teenagers in front of a book, cramming for their next exam. The reality is that as assignments start coming home and exams start creeping into the school year, younger students need to develop essential study skills as well. The ability to retain information is different for […]

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Why Kids Need Time Outdoors

July 5th, 2017 ●

According to numerous surveys, children spending half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago, prompting the term “Nature Deficit Disorder” by some experts. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that sixty minutes of daily unstructured free play is essential to children’s physical and mental health; however, many kids would prefer to stay […]

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Managing Your Child’s Social Media

May 1st, 2017 ●

Parenting in the digital age is tricky. The moment you give your child a phone, they have access to social media. But, before you give your teen or tween access to these sites, slow down and consider how the world of social media actually works. These sites are full of distractions, temptations, and can be […]

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Ready for College? Why Private School is a Smart Choice.

March 13th, 2017 ●

Christian private schools, like Griffin Christian High School, offer many advantages for college-bound students. One of those key benefits is being academically and socially ready for the next four years and more. Beyond a strong curriculum and more individual attention for each student, graduates grasp how God has an integral presence in their everyday world. […]

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Why Class Size Matters

March 13th, 2017 ●

Some people will say, “A good teacher should be able to handle a large class, right?” And, while that may be somewhat true, why would we want a good teacher to just handle a class? Don’t we want our teachers to teach their class, nurture their class, and guide their class? Almost any teacher can […]

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Teacher Communication is Vital for Success

March 13th, 2017 ●

During the week, most of a child’s time is spent at school, and during home-hours, much of that time is spent working on homework and other projects. While many parents take the time to choose a quality school for their children, parent involvement doesn’t stop on the first day of school. By opening lines of […]

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Making School Safety a Priority

March 10th, 2017 ●

Just turning on the news can make it seem there is someone or something targeting our children every day. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2014, students ages 12–18 reported 850,000 victimizations (theft and violent crime) at school. And, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, an estimated 2.2 million children ages 14 and […]

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Going Beyond Academics: The Value of Christian Private School

March 10th, 2017 ●

People often ask why they should consider Christian private school. Maybe they have a good public school in their district. Maybe they are concerned about the academic requirements. Maybe they are worried about finances. What is comes down to is that the value of a Christian private school is just that, values. A Christian private […]

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