OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Praise Academy is a private Christian school serving the Cobb, Paulding, and Douglas counties of metro Atlanta, Georgia. Our goal is to partner with Christian families to build a Christ centered educational system and to partner with Christian families by providing an environment where students can achieve academic excellence, a life long commitment to Christ, and a passion for success.
Our goal at Praise Academy is to inspire students to learn with excellence, live with character, and love like Christ. (Luke. 2:52; Matthew 28:19)
Partnering with Christian families to provide a Christ centered educational system where students can achieve academic excellence, a life long commitment to Christ, and a passion for success.
The philosophy of Praise Academy focuses on a partnership of the home and school for the purpose of training the next generation. To accomplish that task, Praise Academy focuses on Kingdom education. Kingdom education is defined as:
A life-long, Bible-based, Christ-centered process of leading a child to Christ (Christ-first)
Building a child up in Christ (self-worth)
Equipping a child to serve Christ (discipleship).
This spiritual development plan includes a rigorous and uncompromising academic program.
PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE
Our educational vision for our students is comparative to the painting of a portrait. We are intentional on what we feel God wants that outcome to be.. When our students graduate, we envision that each one will possess certain portrait qualities that God reveals in His Word. We hope and pray that our students graduate from Praise Academy with :
A Trained Mind
Academically prepared to follow God’s calling on his or her life
Exhibits a reverence and respect for God (Proverbs 9:10)
Possesses a biblical worldview (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Displays learning with purpose.
Possesses a mind open to critical thinking and ideation (Ephesians 2:10).
Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Has the ability to work independently or in a group.
Knows his/her areas of personal giftedness and interests
A Discipled Heart
Possesses a supreme and incomparable love for Christ (Luke 14:26-36, Matthew 10:32-37)
Seeks a lifestyle of sacrificial obedience to Christ (Matthew 11:29-30; Matthew 10:25, Luke 9:23, Galatians 2:20 )
Exhibits values shaped by the Gospel instead of the world.
Recognizes they are image bearers of Christ and seeks to see others through the eyes of God.
Embraces the authority of Scripture and develops an understanding of God’s Word as the blueprint for his/her daily life (Deuteronomy 30:15-16, John 8:31-32, Hebrews 5:11-14).
Engages in reflective practices and biblical conflict management.
Possesses a sensitivity of heart that allows them to grow from errors and seek reconciliation.
Able to share his or her faith broadly and boldly.
A Transformed Purpose and Perspective
A desire to follow the leadership of Christ (Luke 9:57-62, Colossians 3:23-24)
Motivated to have an impact on his or her world for Christ(Matthew 15:18-27).
Confidence that God has a plan for his or her life
A demonstration of the love and attitude of Christ through selflessness and servanthood (Philippians 2:2-3)
Understands that he or she is a steward of God and has been entrusted with different gifts and abilities (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Able to see and experience the goodness of the created world.
A recognition that everything they are and possess are from God (John 14:27-33).