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education with values
letter from the founder dr. tim cruse
We want our students to learn to think for themselves, to be real and to be free.
ince our inception, our goal has been to provide a distinctive, Christian education, challenging academics, character development and community involvement for our students and their families. Our ongoing pursuit of excellence compels us forward in continuing efforts to develop our staff and facilities, as well as strengthening our curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities. There has been much interest in our school. If you desire a distinctively well-rounded education to help prepare the heart of your child(ren) for his/her time to shine, we will gladly provide information by phone, email or an in-home visit. Please call us at 704-283-1480 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour of our facilities. Be sure to ask about our new gym.
We also offer classes, testing, field trips, chapel and extra-curricular activities to homeschool families. We are glad to help if you or someone you know would be interested. In this viewbook, you can learn how to be a part of what God is doing at Shining Light Baptist Academy!
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school information Mailing Address 2541 Old Charlotte Highway Monroe, NC 28110 P: 704.283.1480 F: 704.289.4945
SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
Shining Light students learn the right use of knowledge in the context of character with a heart for God and others. SCHOOL MOTTO
Be a Shining Light!
Shining Light Baptist Academy, a ministry of Shining Light Baptist Church, began in 2000 as a result of prayer on June 21, 1999 in the heart of Pastor Tim Cruse. Since that day, we have been committed to providing a quality, Christian education. Shining Light Baptist Academy opened in August 28, 2000 with a total enrollment of 68 students. Today, we serve over 180 students.
school purpose To educate and train the whole student: spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially.
school goal To instill in each student a desire to strive for excellence in all areas of life for the glory of God.
school philosophy To come along side the family and to help establish a biblical worldview by developing the mind of Christ in each student.
Malachi 2:15 “That he might seek a godly seed” SCHOOL COLORS
Royal Blue, Red and White SCHOOL MASCOT
| North Carolina Christian School Association | Department of Non-Public Instruction | American Association of Christian Schools candidate CEEB CODE
student-focused academics Discover your potential
Life Skills Training
Washington, Piano RecitalDC
leadership classes fine arts life skills college preparatory educational trips
MUSIC PROGRAMS Elementary Choir Secondary Choir Beginner Strings Intermediate Strings Band Orchestra High School Ensemble Beginner Piano Intermediate Piano Music Theory Recorder Class
80% 4 year and 2 year college
20% work, military service, technical instruction
ACT SCORES BY ACT.ORG 24.2 SLBA AVERAGE 21.1 NC AVERAGE 19.5 NATIONAL AVERAGE SLBA COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES Bob Jones University | Greenville, SC Crown College | Powell, TN Central Piedmont Community College | Charlotte, NC Charleston Southern University | Charleston, SC High Point University | High Point, NC Kings College | Charlotte, NC Pensacola Christian College | Pensacola, FL South Piedmont Community College | Monroe, NC
Stanly Community College | Albemarle, NC United States Army United States Marines United States Navy University of North Carolina at Charlotte | Charlotte, NC West Coast Baptist College | Lancaster, CA Wingate University | Wingate, NC
Bible English Mathematics Algebra I Pre-Calculus 2 Mathematics electives Science Physical Science Biology 1 Science elective History US History World History Government Economics World Geography Physical Education/Health Electives
4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 1 Credit 1 Credit 2 Credits 3 Credits 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 3.5 Credits 1 Credit 1 Credit 5 Credit 5 Credit 5 Credit 1 Credit 5.5 Credits
Total Credits Required
GRADING SCALE GRADE
Pastor Cruse presents a book about our nation’s history to North Carolina Senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, in Washington, D.C.
access to community leaders In our Leadership Lecture Series, guest speakers are invited every quarter to our chapel services to challenge and inspire our students. The speakers give insight to what a position of leadership and service involves to impact our community and beyond. We encourage our students to make a difference with their lives. Past speakers include: • Monroe Mayor • Union County Sheriff • State Attorney • Registered Nurse • NC Highway Patrol Captain • U.S. Marine • World War II Veteran • U.S. Army Medic • Union County Paramedic/SWAT officer [To schedule a speaking appointment, call 704.283.1480]
service and leadership Community and Global Involvement
2003 Alumni Rebekah Ratliff | Pharmacist
2011 Alumni Kassie Clark | Police Officer
2011 Alumni Jared Cruse | U.S. Army Medic
2009 Alumni Caleb Cruse | Ministry
championship athletics Winning at Life NCCSA Sportsmanship Award: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016
2009 State Champions
2010 State Champions
2011 State Champions
Boys and Girls Cross Country
MONROE ATHLETIC CLUB K5-5 grades
SHINING LIGHT BAPTIST ACADEMY 2541 Old Charlotte Highway Monroe, NC 28110 704.283.1480 theshininglightbaptistacademy.com APPLY TODAY!
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Private, Christian School in Monroe, NC