“Teacher, which is the “greatest Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the cLaw?" ommandment in the Law?" Jesus Jreplied: esus replied: ""''Love the Lord your God with all your heart Land ove the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the wfirst ith all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: a'Love nd greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yyourself.'" our neighbor as yourself.'" Matthew 22:36 M39 atthew 22:36-39 &CreatorCommunity connecting students to 2021-2022 Annual Report
From the Administrator
I am excited to share that the 2021 2022 school year brought an incredible season of growth to Harbor Light Christian School. Arising from a time of hesitancy and uncertainty as the pandemic lingered, the Solid Rock Center expansion project pushed forward, and 54 new student faces could be seen in the hallways; at each turn, we were reminded that the Lord goes before us, is our protector, and forever remains a most faithful provider.
It has been truly exciting to see God at work, as our community came together to move forward in the building of our Solid Rock Center. We started the school year with a large steel frame outline of the structure and ended with a fully closed-in building, moving toward a hopeful completion in mid Fall. The culmination of this debt free building project, ahead of schedule, can be greatly attributed to the blessing of over $870,000 that was received last fiscal year alone.
As our campus expands and enrollment continues to grow, our efforts and intentionality in binding our body together, has redoubled. At HLCS we are preparing the next generation to be leaders for Christ. We have an exceptional Christ-centered learning environment where we strive for all of our students to feel connected with one another, the staff, and most importantly, feel connected to their creator. This year, we spent time intentionally building community through a 7 12th grade retreat, local missions days, an all school Thanksgiving Dinner, and a March reading day where all students Pre K 12th grade paused learning and took 15 minutes to connect while reading with an older or younger buddy.
On behalf of the school staff and HLCS Board of Education, we express sincere gratitude to our families, our financial supporters, and to the community for helping make HLCS a school where God’s kingdom is advanced through the transformative work of Christian education.
In His Service, Kelly Dutcher
B o b J o h n s o n , H L C S B o a r d P r e s i d e n t & K e l l y D u t c h e r , H L C S A d m i n i s t r a t o r
Next-Generation Leaders for Christ
Harbor Light Christian HSchool arbor Light Christian School was wfounded as founded in 1985 as a non-denominational iChristian n 1985 as a non-denominational Christian School in Harbor Springs, MI. In SFiscal chool in Harbor Springs, MI. In Fiscal Year 2021/2022, the school served Y181 ear 2021/2022, the school served 181 students and their families Pre K sthrough tudents and their families Pre-K through 12th grade, representing over 22 1area 2th grade, representing over 22 area churches. churches.
Scan the QR code to see a video about what it means to be a Harbor Light student!
Our loving faculty and staff are Ocommitted ur loving faculty and staff are committed to and invested in our students. tThey o and invested in our students. They teach with a biblical foundation and tpray each with a biblical foundation and pray with their classes, providing students wthe ith their classes, providing students the opportunity to grow in wisdom in a osafe, pportunity to grow in wisdom in a safe, Christ centered Cenvironment. hrist centered environment.
"I LOVE HARBOR LIGHT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL! THE KIDS, PARENTS, AND STAFF ARE AMAZING. I FEEL LIKE I AM WITH FAMILY. WHEN I WENT THROUGH TOUGH TIMES IN THE PAST TWO YEARS I HAD SO MANY PEOPLE PRAYING FOR ME AND ENCOURAGING ME, FROM PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL." - MS. SPENCER Other OIncome ther Income $90,924 $90,924 Solid SRock olid Rock Center Center $874,530 $874,530 Charitable Charitable Contributions Contributions $553,692 $553,692 Tuition and TFees uition and Fees $677,992 $677,992 Other Oexpenses ther expenses $68,750 $68,750 operating operating expenses expenses $838,567 $838,567 fundraising fand undraising and Marketing Marketing $178,999 $178,999 Solid Rock SCenter olid Rock Center $933,185 $933,185 Program PExpenses rogram Expenses $111,456 $111,456 Revenue and RSupport evenue and Support Expenditures Expenditures $2,197,138 $2,197,138 $2,130,957 $2,130,957 3
DEVELOPMENTS: Fall 2021: Fundraiser held, first tours given January 2022: Plumbing & electrical begun, cement poured, lockers & bleachers installed Summer 2022: Drywall, painting, plumbing, electrical, & HVAC completed, gym floors installed December 2021: Connection built & matching grant met Scan the QR code to see a timelapse of part of the construction process! 4
Average Number of Years Working in Education Number of HLCS Alumni on Staff Student/Teacher Ratio* HLCS is governed by a School Board comprised of 7 members from area churches: Bob Johnson, President Rebecca McCray, Vice President Chad Hanes, Secretary Jeff Jakeway Becky Ledingham Maria Lucier Missy Tarvudd 10 : 11 0 : 1 16 6 6 6 Kelly Dutcher, HLCS Administrator Erin Barnes, Guidance Counselor Shelda Blair, Athletic Director Gary Mindel, Harbor Light Community Chapel Senior Pastor STATISTICS: 5 *Full time students divided by full time equivalent instructional staff
"HLCS PUTS US IN A POSITIVE V WILL HELP US GROW IN MATURITY AND SPIRIT." -HLCS STUDENT ACADEMICS 25 of 49 HS students in Honor Roll 22 HS students enrolled in Dual Enrollment courses FAITH 23 Coffee Time gatherings with parents 101 chapel messages shared Weekly student-led morning prayer Weekly parent prayer See You at the Pole morning of prayer 6 HLCS stewards students toward the unique calling God has placed on each of their lives, integrating a biblical worldview into all subjects, whether the focus is college prep or career training. We desire for all students to know the Father, and do our utmost to equip them with wisdom and discernment grounded in the teachings of the Bible.
MS/HS Retreat Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Read With a Buddy The Music Man Science Fair Swordsman Olympics A testament to our generous community of givers like you MEMORABLE EVENTS hours spent setting up the gym for the final year 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR people served in various communities on Mission Days hours of recess EACH FIGURE REPRESENTS 2 STUDENTS Thanksgiving feast- 220 meals served! 7
HAVING OUR SON AT HARBOR LIGHT GIVES US PEACE OF MIND, KNOWING THAT HE IS RECEIVING A TRUTH- AND GOD-BASED, QUALITY EDUCATION (AND SO ARE HIS FRIENDS!), MAKING NAVIGATING THIS CRAZY WORLD THAT MUCH EASIER!" -HLCS PARENT
Boys Basketball District Champions Girls Basketball District Champions Softball Program restarted Soccer Program restarted
CTAC Youth Art Show awards 2 full-length drama productions Christmas and Spring concert HLCS students in DGSP concert 8 Swordsmen train their bodies, minds, hearts, and souls through athletic pursuits. They honor God through the practice of commitment, endurance, cooperation, accountability, perseverance, and respect. We love to see our
excel creatively in
music, visual art, and worship
creative expression enhances academic learning.
Owns their faith relationship with Jesus Is a servant leader, prepared and motivated for lifelong service Is academically equipped in all areas Lives out the gospel by loving their neighbor Has confidence in their identity in Christ A MODEL HLCS STUDENT: COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE ATMOSPHERE ATMOSPHERE SHARED SHARED SHARED EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE WITH WFAMILY ITH WFAMILY ITH FAMILY & & & FRIENDS FRIENDS FRIENDS PASSION PFOR ASSION PFOR ASSION FOR JESUS AND A JGODLY ESUS AND A JGODLY ESUS AND A GODLY FOUNDATION FOUNDATION FOUNDATION PARENTS DECIDE: WHAT IS PYOUR ARENTS DECIDE: WHAT IS PYOUR ARENTS DECIDE: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF FHLCS? AVORITE PART OF FHLCS? AVORITE PART OF HLCS? 9
The Class of 2022 saw 8 students
to college, and 2 directly to the work force. All of them are equipped to be leaders for Christ in this next generation!
Dawson BadgeroWork force
Noah Galer NCMC
Bobby Blome NCMC
Jack Johnson Salutatorian Cornerstone University
Claire LedinghamWheaton College
Fiona LedinghamWheaton College
Alaina Roush Valedictorian
"BOTH OF OUR DAUGHTERS GRADUATED FROM HLCS. IT WAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE OF OUR LIVES. HLCS SHOWED THEM WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO LOVE AND SERVE GOD'S PEOPLE. WE WILL NEVER REGRET SACRIFICING TO SEND OUR KIDS TO HLCS- WE WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN!"
Quintin Gahn Work force
Haleigh Geisler Spring Arbor University
Rosemary HoffmanSaint Mary's College
Michigan State University
"HLCS HAS HELPED ME GROW CLOSER TO GOD. IT IS FULL OF PEOPLE WHO ENCOURAGE ME TO JUST BE MYSELF AND TRY THE BEST I CAN." - HLCS STUDENT Outside of the state and federal
system, Harbor Light
is allowed the freedoms of a Bible-based curriculum and
intentional Christian focus. Operating with this freedom is made possible by a combination of tuition fees, continuous fundraising, and gifts from generous donors. HLCS is a 501(c)3 Non Profit organization, and all gifts are tax deductible. Scan the QR Code above to go to our online giving portal, or visit www.harborlightchristian.org/giving-hlcs Give a one-time or recurring gift with the envelope provided, using check, cash, or a credit card number. Grants $20,000 Beacon Fund $50,000 Scholarships & Continuing Education $60,000 Solid Rock Center $400,000 Give appreciated stock or through your IRA and receive a tax benefit Call the school office at 231-347-7859 Text hlcsgive to 833-245-7331 11