Portrait of a Graduate

Portrait of a Graduate

Heart. Connect Socially. A JCS Graduate will...
  • possess a sensitivity to the needs, opinions and concerns of others while holding to Biblical and personal convictions.
  • demonstrate dress and behavior consistent with Biblical principles and appropriateness within the current cultural context.
  • relate to authority with understanding and respect.
  • respect the rights and property of others.
  • resolve conflict appropriately.
  • actively contribute to the well-being of others.
  • display positive character traits such as love, integrity, loyalty, kindness, patience, joy and self-control.
  • exercise appropriate etiquette and social skills, particularly within a cross-cultural, cross-gender and/or cross-generational context.
  • have a basic understanding of the influence current events have on the global scene and identify avenues for responding to such influences within the context of a Biblical worldview.
Mind. Inspired by Learning. A JCS Graduate will...
  • understand the primacy of the Word of God and have the ability to logically apply it to every area of life.
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate and articulate a Biblical worldview within and across the various academic disciplines.
  • have the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in writing and in speech.
  • develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques that enhance the ability to form logical conclusions and make informed decisions.
  • locate, manage and use informational and technological resources for data gathering, data processing/analysis and communication.
  • be aware of creative expression in the fine and applied arts, recognize their value and develop the skills for self-expression.
  • develop and apply necessary math skills for problem solving and the gathering, processing and analysis of data.
  • possess knowledge and understanding of local, national and global societies, past and present, and their role and responsibilities within these societies.
  • express an understanding of the scientific method and science concepts, generalizations and theories, and apply them to scientific investigations, current scientific topics and other worldviews.
  • possess the ability to communicate using a language other than English.
  • possess the knowledge and physical skills necessary to maintain personal health and to participate in recreational activities.
Soul. Encouraged Spiritually. A JCS Graduate will...
  • have read the Gospels and encountered the person of Christ as He is presented in the New Testament.
  • have a basic understanding of the Bible’s teaching about Jesus and His redeeming mission as well as the expression of that mission in and through the Church.
  • possess a basic working knowledge of the Bible.
  • recognize that according to Scripture man's purpose in life is to glorify God.
  • recognize that the practice of prayer and a Godly lifestyle are effective means of impacting the world for the glory of God.
  • articulate their spiritual convictions and the basis for them.
  • practice personal disciplines that contribute to spiritual growth.
  • develop relations with spiritual mentors.
  • voluntarily participate in Christian fellowship regularly.
  • actively participate in sacrificial ministry to others.
Strength. Defined by Leadership. A JCS Graduate will...
  • take initiative.
  • hold to their faith through every event small or large.
  • be a servant who leads, fully respecting those he leads.
  • stay persistent to complete the tasks he begins.
  • practice effective time management as demonstrated by diligent completion of responsibilities, balanced with time for extracurricular activities.
  • share a commitment with his friends and family.
  • have a long-term perspective in temporal matters and an eternal perspective in spiritual matters.