In Exodus 25:8, the Israelites were told that if they would build a Sanctuary for God, He would dwell among them. At the Academy students are taught that they are being built up to be the sanctuary for God to dwell in. Hence they know that they are special and important to God and worthy of achieving the best both spiritually and academically. Normally, a sanctuary is considered to be the holiest part of a Church, a place for worship and adoration of God while a schoolroom is the place where secular education is obtained. In the early history of God’s people, all instruction, spiritual and practical, was done in the sanctuary of God. Throughout church history, churches conducted schools in their sanctuaries. The sanctuary was a place for learning. In the Academy, students are encouraged to realize that the Church sanctuary and the schoolroom are equally important to God and just as He promised to dwell in the sanctuary that the Israelites would make, His presence will also be there if our schoolroom is converted into a sanctuary for God. Students therefore study, learn, worship and grow , both spiritually and academically, in the sanctuary, a place that is recognized as being full of the Presence of God.
Sanctuary Christian Academy Agnus Dei is geared to cover elementary, secondary, and high school education. This is a school with a missions emphasis and as such we combine spiritual training with the academic. To accomplish this goal we divide our approach into three areas:
Individual Personal Devotion
Devotions and prayer groups
Classes (Traditional as well as self-paced)
Formation of disciplined study habits
Practical Ministerial Involvement
Student care (pastoral counseling and moral support)
Weekly involvement in the Academy Church.
Missions and Evangelism Teams go to areas of the Valley of South Texas as well as rural missions in many parts of Mexico to work with children and adults
The goals for Sanctuary Christian Academy Agnus Dei include but are not limited to the following:
1. To develop in each student a distinctively Christian intellect.
2. To teach the basic Biblical doctrines and principles given in our school's Statement of Faith.
3. To function as a partner with the Christian home, aiding parents in their Biblical responsibility of training a child to know, love, and obey God.
4. To purposefully and effectively integrate subject matter and all learning experiences with Biblical principles.
5. To teach toward academic excellence in the basic curriculums of math, English, science and social studies.
6. To offer students the opportunity to develop and excel in other non-academic areas such as arts, music and theater.
The School Crest is made up of a cross, a crown, an open Bible, and the praying hands. The cross and the crown symbolize that before winning the crown there is a price to be paid. The open Bible and the praying hands symbolize the emphasis of Bible reading and prayer as part of the curriculum.
Sanctuary Christian Academy Agnus Dei is certified and internationally accredited by the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools, and is also dedicated to fulfilling all academic requirements of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Sanctuary Christian Academy Agnus Dei is also nationally accredited by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).
Sanctuary Christian Academy Agnus Dei is federally approved to enroll non-immigrant foreign students and as such offers the opportunity for cultural awareness and appreciation of students from both sides of the border.
The campus of Sanctuary Christian Academy Agnus Dei is located at 506-510 E. Van Week, Edinburg, Texas. There are dormitories and living areas for interned students, educational classrooms, computer lab, a library, chapel, and dining hall. Free laundry services are offered for interned students. We are located near a local community park and the city library.
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