College Heights Christian School

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Our School
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MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of CHCS is to nurture, educate, and equip students to positively impact their world for Jesus Christ.
 
PHILOSOPHY
"True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come." Education, p. 13.
 
OBJECTIVES
The expectations of staff and student behavior at CHCS can be summed up as follows:
 
If it enhances Christianity, it’s OK.
If it increases learning, it’s OK.
If it protects property, it’s OK.
If it builds people, it’s OK.
 
As a school, we want to teach our students to become independent problem solvers following the principle found in Matthew 18:15-17. Therefore, whenever problems arise between student and student, between teacher and student, or between teacher and teacher, all people involved are asked to follow the Matthew Principle found in Matthew 18:15-17.

HISTORY
CHCS is an ECS through Grade 9 school located on the campus of Canadian University College (2 miles north of downtown Lacombe, Alberta). CHCS traces its roots back to 1909 when a group of Seventh-day Adventists began an elementary school on the university campus.
 
After having occupied various buildings, a two-room school was built in 1928 on the site where the College Heights Seventh-day Adventist church now stands. In 1947, a new two-room school was constructed just across the road. A gymnasium, music room, and industrial arts facility were added in 1982. A building/renovation project in 1991 - 1992 resulted in the replacement of two portables with four new classrooms as well as an enlarged school entrance complete with new offices, staff work room, and sick bay. The most recent renovation, during the summer of 1995, involved the replacement of the existing flat roof with a sloped roof.
 
ACCREDITATION
CHCS is a fully accredited educational facility, registered with the Government of Alberta as a "Category 1 Private School" authorized to offer the ECS, elementary, and junior high programs of study. CHCS is also recognized by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church Board of Education.

EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES
In 1985, we introduced Early Childhood Services to our school. The ECS adopts the school philosophy as stated above, emphasizing parent/guardian involvement and accentuating learning and responsible decision making.
 
 
LOCAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Local Advisory Council is an elected body composed of parents/guardians or other persons interested in Early Childhood Services. The responsibility of the Local Advisory Council is to advise the school board in regards to the wishes and concerns of parents/guardians and staff in any area relating to ECS.

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