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HISTORY

Morning Star Christian School was established in 1982, and has since been serving the Central Oregon community by developing Godly leaders through a Christ-centered education. Morning Star offers an academically rigorous curriculum, along with differentiated instruction to be able to meet the needs of all students who enter our doors. Coupled with academics, students are taught to develop strong character through daily Bible instruction.

MISSION

“To partner with Christian families and their local churches to develop Godly leaders through a quality, Christ-centered education.”

Our mission at Morning Star Christian School is to be an extension of the Christian family and their local church, collaborating together to build a solid Christian foundation in children. It is our goal that the children that attend Morning Star will grow up to be strong Christian leaders in their communities. Faith in God, an understanding of and love for the Bible, and solid moral character are essential building blocks upon which a biblical worldview is established.

ACCREDITATION

Morning Star is accredited through AdvancEd and Association with Christian Schools International.

Here are the AdvancED Standards for Quality…

There is no one type of school. Nor is there just one approach to teaching and learning. Yet regardless of a school’s size, location, philosophy or education model, it benefits from intensive, ongoing diagnostic reviews of its work, carried out by knowledgeable, well-trained, independent reviewers.

That’s why the AdvancED Standards for Quality require each school to be reviewed in a way that is appropriate to its mission and purpose.

These Standards are research-based, comprehensive quality statements that describe conditions and factors that contribute to a quality educational experience and operational effectiveness.  Our research confirms our beliefs that every school requires:

  • stable governance, management, and leadership;
  • a coherent course of study;
  • a reliable system by which to assess students’ progress;
  • instructors who have a clear understanding of what they aim to teach, how, and why; and
  • access to the resources they need.

We recognize that these basic criteria can be met in any number of ways and that effective instruction looks very different school to school. No matter your method, style or philosophy, the AdvancED Standards for Quality provide direction for every institution.

Requirements for Christian Schools International…

Leading for Purpose

Christian Schools International member schools:

  • are centered on God’s Word as given to us in the Bible and through creation
  • are mission focused, integrating a clearly articulated biblical mission into practice and program
  • develop clear school-wide educational goals for their students, picturing for the community how they will partner with parents, churches, and the Christian community in nurturing disciples for Jesus Christ
  • understand that true learning and wisdom can only occur within a worldview that acknowledges that every square inch of creation belongs to God and we are called to partner with him in restoring his lordship
  • are governed well, directed by policies, and meet legal requirements
  • have written procedures for accountability to stakeholders and the community, practicing them with integrity
  • ensure that all staff are highly qualified and passionate about Christ and Christian school excellence

Teaching for Learning

Christian Schools International member schools:

  • serve the educational needs of every student they enroll, personalizing instruction to prepare each student for God’s unique call on his or her life
  • have a well-planned written curriculum designed to meet the needs of every enrolled student
  • articulate a biblical perspective that is woven into curriculum and instruction
  • align their curriculum with their Christ-centered mission and with well-researched external standards
  • engage students in active, creative, joyful learning
  • utilize multiple measures of assessment of learning to assure they are meeting their mission and the needs of their students

Learning in Community

Christian Schools International member schools:

  • are led by a gifted staff with a thorough knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • are intentional about the faith development of students
  • desire mutual accountability and collaboration among staff members, parents, and the community
  • integrate best educational practices, real-world technology, and honest assessment for improving instruction
  • employ and continually provide professional training for highly qualified, skilled, and gifted teachers
  • hold teachers and staff to skillful communication with students, parents, and community

Serving in Community

Christian Schools International member schools:

  • believe that parents hold the ultimate responsibility for the education of their children and the worldview in which children learn to see God and his call on their lives
  • establish a climate characterized by personal nurture, Christ-like care, and the love of Jesus
  • model Christian community in school climate, worship, and service
  • seek healthy God-honoring relationships among students, board, faculty, staff, parents, and community
  • seek ways to be lights for Christ in the broader community
  • provide safe environments and facilities that support Christian education and instruction

 

 

 


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