Rose Hill Christian School is an educational ministry that partners with the home and church. It cultivates Christ-like character in students through a caring and nurturing staff by providing a quality education that is immersed in biblical values and academic excellence. (Colossians 2:2-3; Luke 2:52)
Rose Hill Christian School will provide a Christian environment that encourages each student to develop those graces and skills demonstrated in the life of Christ, to discover and exercise his own unique God-given abilities and gifts through expanding opportunities, and to achieve educational excellence in all disciplines with a strong emphasis on patriotism, respect, and character building. (Proverbs 22:6)
The educational philosophy of Rose Hill Christian School is rooted and based on a God-centered view of truth and man as presented in the Bible, which is the final authority on all matters according to John 1:1 and II Timothy 3:16. Since God created and sustains all things through His Son, Jesus Christ, the universe and all life are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him. This is pointedly true of man who was made in God’s image, different in kind from all other creation, with the unique capacity to know and respond to God personally and voluntarily. Because man is a sinner by nature and choice, however, he cannot, in this condition, know or honor God in his life. He can do this only by being born again through receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and thus be enabled to do God’s will, which is the ultimate purpose of his life.
As seen in Colossians 1:16-17, the entire process of education is seen as a means used by the Holy Spirit to bring the student into fellowship with God, to help the student become strong or mighty in the spirit, to assist the student in developing the mind of Christ, to train the student in Christ-likeness, to teach the student to respond like God and to help the student demonstrate Christ-like character qualities so that he/she can fulfill God’s total purpose for his/her life personally and vocationally. According to Colossians 2:2-3 and Luke 2:52, the student is taught the Bible so he/she may understand God as well as the student’s own true nature and function as God’s image. The student is developed and related to God as a whole person, that is: spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially. He/she is educated as an individual with his/her own unique abilities and personality who learns to live and work with others at home, in the church, and in a changing secular society. He/she interacts with and is taught by parent and teacher models who are themselves born again and have this perspective on life.
The authority for such an education comes both from God’s command that children be taught to love God and place Him first in their lives and from the fact that parents are responsible for the total education and training of their children. With regard to Proverbs 22:6 and at the parents’ request, the Christian school, along with the church, becomes a partner in giving this education. The Christian school is an extension of the local evangelical, fundamental church’s Christian education program, partnering with the parents in fulfilling their responsibility for educating the child. From this philosophy stem certain aims and objectives.
Statement of Faith:
Rose Hill Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church in full agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. The Baptist Faith and Message is a statement of generally held beliefs held by Southern Baptists.
What We Believe:
GOD is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the FATHER, the SON, and the HOLY SPIRIT. These three are co-equal and are one GOD. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)
About Jesus Christ
JESUS CHRIST is the SON of GOD (John 1:1-4, John 14:9 – 11, Colossians 1:15-17), born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18 – 25). He is equal with the FATHER (John 10:30). JESUS lived a sinless human life (II Corinthians 5:21) and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind by dying on a cross (I Peter 2:24). He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death (John 20:20-29). He ascended to heaven’s glory (Mark 16:19, Acts 1:9) and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords (Acts 1:11, I Thessalonians 4: 13-18, Matthew 26:24).
About the Holy Spirit
The HOLY SPIRIT is equal with the FATHER and the SON as GOD. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for JESUS CHRIST. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks
to live under His control daily. (Romans 9:13-14, I Corinthians 3:16, I Corinthians 6: 19, Ephesians 4:30)
People are made in the spiritual image of GOD to be like Him in character. Mankind is the supreme object of GOD’s creation. Although people have tremendous potential for good, they are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward GOD called “sin.” This attitude separates mankind from GOD. (Genesis 1:26-27, Jeremiah 17:9, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23)
Salvation is a gift from GOD to mankind. People can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in JESUS CHRIST as GOD’s offer of forgiveness can they be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives JESUS CHRIST into his or her life by faith. (Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:3-7, John 3:16- 17, Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 10:13, Titus 3:5-7)
About Eternal Life
Because GOD gives people eternal life through JESUS CHRIST, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of GOD, not by the self-effort of the Christian. (Romans 6:23, I John 5:11, John 3:36, John 10:28)
About the Bible
The Bible is GOD’s Word to all mankind. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the HOLY SPIRIT. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by GOD, it is truth without any mixture of error. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21)
People were created to exist forever. They will either exist eternally separated from GOD by sin or in union with GOD through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from GOD is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in heaven. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence. (John 5: 28-29, Matthew 25:46, John 3:16)
Statement of Core Values:
The Mission, Objectives, and Christian Philosophy of Education for Rose Hill Christian School all provide founding principles for the school. The following core values are derived from those principles and the beliefs of the Board and Administration.
- The Holy Bible, the inerrant Word of God, is the only standard from which we derive our values and policies.
- All employees, board members, support organization leaders, and regular volunteers must be born-again Christians who accept and support RHCS doctrinal and philosophy statements.
- All employees, board members, support organization leaders, and regular volunteers must seek to role model in attitude, speech, and actions a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ.
- Every student will be provided the opportunity to receive Jesus Christ as Savior, and will be continually encouraged to devote their lives to Him. ● We will attempt to instill Christian morals in each student and equip them to better serve their local church and community through life-long service. ● We will strive to use Biblically-based, Christ-centered curriculum in every class where it is available.
- We will teach the young-earth creation model outlined in Genesis chapters 1 through 11.
- We will maintain an academic program that promotes scholastic excellence.
- Through a consistent discipline program we strive to maintain a safe learning environment where the value and respect of the individual is upheld.
- We will maintain a financial and business approach that balances the budget and incorporates conservative principles.
Plan of Salvation: A-B-C (Accept-Believe-Confess)
∙ Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” ∙ Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord.”
∙ Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
∙ Romans 10: 9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
∙ Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
The mission of Rose Hill Christian School is to develop students with a heart for God who grows as Jesus did in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and men. To this end, students at every level are taught from a biblical worldview. A worldview is the framework from which each person views life. It represents their most fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world in which they live.
As students develop a biblical worldview they will accept that scripture is the final authority concerning God’s character, God’s creation, God’s truth, God’s love, and God’s design. This biblical worldview is developed through the knowledge of Bible truths, application of scripture and the leading of the Holy Spirit. The goal of RHCS is to lead students to commit to biblical principles and truth as the structure for all that is taught: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
RHCS is a fully accredited institution. RHCS has been certified by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). The school meets the standard requirements of both the Kentucky Non-Public School Commission (KNPSC) and Cognia which is a combination of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Graduates of Rose Hill Christian School are academically prepared for college or trade school. Since 1988 RHCS has been a member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KSHAA). Rose Hill athletes participate in the 64th District, 16th Region, and Class “A” levels of competition.
Rose Hill Christian School exists to provide a sound, academic education integrated with a Christian view of God and the world based upon the authoritative and inerrant Word of God. The Bible is specific in stating the principles which underlie Christian education and sets forth absolute truth by which Christians are to live. Rose Hill expects and requires that both students and parents will support the school in its distinct mission and in its Biblical beliefs. In relying on the teachings of Scripture, we believe that God has commanded that all intimate sexual activity be solely and exclusively within a marriage between one biological man and one biological woman. We believe there are only two genders, created by God, in His image; and that these two genders are determined at conception and easily identifiable at birth: male and female. We believe that the Bible prohibits any form of sexual immorality including, but not limited to, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. (Gen. 2:24; Gen. 19:5, 13; Gen. 26:8- 9; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1: 26-29; 1 Cor. 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4). A student may be refused admission, dismissed, or expelled, or asked not to return the following year if he/she is out of harmony with the Statement of Faith, the spirit, or the policies of the school whether on or off property as determined by the sole discretion of the administration. Readmission considerations following dismissal will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
The staff desires a harmonious relationship with parents/guardians. If parents/guardians have a question about a school policy or an event that involves their child, they are first to notify their child’s teacher. An effort will be made to resolve any differences and maintain excellent communication between parents and ministry staff.
Parental/guardian support is an essential part of the educational process. If, in the sole discretion of the administration, a parent/guardian has failed to support the Administrator, ministry staff, or the standards articulated in the ministry’s Statement of Faith, and moral principles stated throughout the handbook the administration reserves the right to deny the student continued enrollment in the school.
Expected Student Outcomes
The desire of Rose Hill Christian School is that our maturing students will leave RHCS meeting the following expectations:
- Students will understand and commit to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Students will know, understand, and apply God’s Word in daily life. (II Timothy 2:15)
- Students will possess apologetic skills to defend their faith. (John 1:3)
- Students will be discipled and nurtured in their walk with Christ. (Hebrews 6:1)
- Students will develop a Biblical worldview while having a basic understanding of opposing worldviews. (II Timothy 2:15)
- Students will personally respond to carry out the Great Commission locally and around the world in a culturally sensitive manner. (Matthew 28: 19-20)
- Students will have a sound, academic foundation and will be prepared for life after graduation.
- Students will meet college readiness standards in English, Reading, Science, and Mathematics. (II Timothy 2:15)
- Students will have a knowledge and understanding of people, events, and movements in history, including church history. (Job 15: 17-18)
- Students will appreciate literature and the arts and understand how they express and shape their beliefs and values. (Philippians 1: 9-11)
- Students will have a critical appreciation of languages and cultures of other peoples, dispelling prejudice, promoting inter-ethnic harmony, and encouraging biblical hospitality for all people. (Philippians 2: 3-4)
- Students will know how to utilize resources and technology to find, analyze, and evaluate information. (Proverbs 15:14)
- Students will become responsible stewards and life-long servant leaders in their communities.
- Students will be actively involved in a church community, serving God and others. (Colossians 1: 16-17)
- Student will understand, value, and engage in appropriate social (community) and civic (political) activities. (John 1:3)
- Students will have an appreciation for the natural environment and practice responsible stewardship of God’s creation. (Psalm 8: 6-8)
- Students will be good stewards of their finances, time, and all other resources. (Titus 1:7, I Peter 4:10)