Strategic Initiative #1 - Enhancement of Our Academic and Spiritual Programs
Ensure that our students are prepared academically and spiritually for the future that God has designed them for.
Rationale: Southfield Christian School is, at its core, a Christ-Centered, college preparatory school. Parents choose to send their children to this school because they believe they are getting an excellent education inside of a biblical worldview with teachers who are concerned with the spiritual development of their children. It is of utmost importance that we continue to provide this education while also pushing towards greater heights (pursuing excellence).
Strategic Initiative #2 - Cultural Competency
Ensure that SCS fosters an educational community that acknowledges, understands, values and leverages the benefits of cultural diversity for the purpose of graduating students equipped to effectively live, lead and serve within a multicultural society.
Rationale: Recognizing that SCS is a diverse community, situated in a multicultural urban area, we affirm that the development of cultural competency is imperative to our success at all levels of the organization – Administration, Faculty & Staff, Students, and Family Community. Educators must consider the different cultures and values of their students and their respective families and explore how to meet the needs of each student by acknowledging, respecting and accommodating the culture and value systems from which they came. As believers in Christ, we can do no less. It is important that we do not merely reflect diversity, but embrace it by intentionally highlighting the cultures present within the school and global community, seeking opportunities to learn more about those cultures, and cherishing their valuable perspectives.
Strategic Initiative #3 - Financial Longevity
Ensure long term financial sustainability so that SCS can remain a leader in offering biblically integrated and academically rigorous educational experiences for future generations.
Rationale: There is no shortage of organizations and important causes in need of financial support. Daily, believers have to decide to whom and how much to give to those ministries that have impact for the kingdom. Without the proper financial backing even the worthiest of causes will fail. Christian education is no different. In order to continue providing young men and women with a strong academic foundation for college and a firm Christian perspective for life, SCS needs to develop more sustainable sources of funding. This funding, necessary to provide for day-to- day maintenance and renovations, financial aid and new programming ideas, is also critical as we intentionally plan for future growth and important building updates. By working toward the following goals, and through deep dependence on Jesus Christ, Southfield Christian can continue to uphold the two main priorities of the school: the pursuit of both high academic achievement and a strong relationship with Christ.
Strategic Initiative #4 - Facility Master Planning
Ensure that SCS continues to be a school that connects students to learning by adopting an ongoing schedule of updating, renovating and revitalizing existing facilities.
Rationale: SCS is not a building; it’s a community of teachers, learners, and leaders. SCS athletics is not a program; it’s a dynamic group of athletes and coaches that strive to develop the physical talents with which they’ve been blessed and represent Christ on every court or field they compete. Fine arts at SCS is not a band or art room; it is a collection of artists with a shared understanding that God can be glorified through melody and media. Therefore we want the facilities, tools, and resources we utilize at SCS to always reflect the level of excellence to which we aspire and not to become a weight that keeps us from soaring.