What does it mean to be a “Christian School”? Sharp Academy is a God-breathed and Bible inspired organization with a mission to serve God to the best of our abilities and provide a Christian education and educational services to anyone who needs our help. We believe the Bible is God’s inspired and perfect Word of truth which serves as the foundation for how we serve the community, parents, students and teachers.
Our Christian beliefs and principles are the foundation for everything we do at Sharp Academy. Beginning with our required Bible courses for each grade level, weekly chapel services, and our Biblical worldview certified curriculum. Our staff believes in the presence and power of Jesus Christ in our daily lives as Christians.
Our Administration and Faculty follow and model biblically based values, morals and ethics with our students, parents, and community at all times. We integrate biblical knowledge, prayer, and Christian-centered activities within all academic subjects and school events. Our students are taught they are made perfect in the eyes of God, and they can be leaders in Christ, and blessed beyond the measure of the world’s standards.
WHAT WE BELIEVE *All Scriptures NIV; and listed at the end of handbook.
- We believe the Bible is the true Word of God, and is the reliable authority in all matters of faith and life. (John 20:31, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- We believe that there is only one true God, and He is the Holy Trinity: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is a God of order and purpose. (Ephesians 4:4-6)
- We believe that Jesus is the one and only Son of God and sent to earth for the salvation of humankind. (1 John 2:2, 1 John 4:14)
- We believe Jesus died on the cross and rose again three days later conquering death and conquering hell. (John 3:16, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Colossians 1:13-14, Ephesians 2:8-9)
- We believe personal salvation through grace and faith in Jesus Christ alone is the only path to eternal life. All people are conceived and born sinful and because of this sin they are subject to eternal death. Man is incapable of saving himself through good works. (Ecclesiastes 7:20, Ephesians 2:1, 1 John 1:8)
- We believe God created all things and that the Bible is the true Word of God. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. (Romans 1:20, Colossians 1:16, )
- We believe that Faith in Jesus Christ comes by the power of the Holy Spirit as He works through the means of grace; namely the forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and salvation that are offered to us. (Romans 10:17, Titus 3:5, Matthew 26:27-28)
- We believe that God has a divine plan for each student. Christians are called to live for Jesus, compelling us to integrate our faith in all aspects of life. In service to our Lord, our primary mission is making disciples of every nation by bearing witness to Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:15, Matthew 28:19, 1 Timothy 2:4)
- We believe this is a ministry of education and not just a job. Good works and holy Christian living are the fruit of faith in Christ, not the cause of faith or salvation. (Ephesians 2:8-10).
- We believe that God created each student uniquely with special gifts and talents, and He makes no mistakes, and within the ethnic, racial, cultural, and denominational diversity in our school we can embrace a Christ-like community. (Revelations 7:9-12, Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:11)
SHARP ACADEMY: WHO ARE WE?
SHARP ACADEMY IS LIKE FAMILY, we care for each individual, and see them with the value that the Lord God created in them! A Christ-centered family is dependent on Christ because all within are unfinished, but growing more like Christ every day. Our kids see us as not perfect Christians, but Christians growing like Christ. We believe trying, failing, and asking for forgiveness and grace is a reality-based lesson for our students.
CORNERSTONES OF CHRISTIAN CHARACTER:
The following cornerstones are the foundations that drive our school culture:
Love one another, as Christ loves us: We strive to emulate the love Jesus has for others in all situations, evidenced by unconditional care, compassion, joy, and sociability.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.John 13:34-35
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; love is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
We believe in the power of the truth of God’s Word; that by applying the WORD to your life and relying on honesty, you can make difficult choices to walk in truth at all timeAllowing you to live, unburdened, within God’s blessings.
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness. Ephesians 6:14
The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.Psalm 119:160
Which is developing relationships with others. Our commitment to others is marked by the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. By acting in grace, we build meaningful life-long relationships with one another.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
Our character shown in action will display respectful, clear, and consistent examples of how others can be successful living a Christian life.
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up
their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever
loses their life for me will save it. Luke 9:23-24
An attitude of continuous improvement and the pursuit of excellence that allows each individual to maximize opportunities that use God-given talents for the benefit of others.
Leadership with a heart of servitude puts others first, to support them as needed, to be their best in any given circumstance. The thoughtfulness of self-sacrifice empowers others to reach higher potentials.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7